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​Geffen Mesher Adds 15 to Professional Staff

Posted on: March 18, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:Linda Green, Marketing Director503.445.3352

PORTLAND, OR. – March 18, 2014 - Geffen Mesher, one of Portland's largest locally owned accounting and business consulting firms, is pleased to announce the addition of the following 15 professionals to our staff:

Tax Manager

  • Robert Crow, CPA, graduated with a B.A. in Business Management with a concentration in accounting from Southern Oregon University and is currently pursuing his Masters in Taxation from Golden Gate University. Prior to moving to Portland, he started his accounting career in Medford, Oregon, and has worked extensively with professional services clients.

Tax Seniors

  • Kate McKinsey, CPA has recently rejoined Geffen Mesher. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Accounting from Cal State Northridge in Southern California.
  • Troy Banker, CPA received his B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting from Western Oregon University, and his post-baccalaureate in Accounting from Portland State.
  • Katie Ashford, CPA received her B.S. in Psychology with a Forensic Minor from University of California, Riverside, and received her Accounting degree from Linfield College.

Experienced Staff

  • Nick Balaity, CPA has joined Geffen Mesher as Experienced Audit Staff. He graduated from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo with a degree in Business Administration – Accounting.
  • Bryce Brandaw has joined Geffen Mesher as Experienced Tax Staff. Bryce is a graduate of Oregon State with dual degrees in Accounting and Finance.
  • Erica Greer has joined Geffen Mesher as Experienced Tax Staff after relocating from Santa Barbara California. She graduated from Oregon State University with a B.S. in Business Administration. She also has an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona.
  • Hanane Salhi has joined Geffen Mesher as Experienced Tax Staff. Hanane graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.S. in Accounting and a Minor in Economics.
  • Joanne Wei, CPA has joined Geffen Mesher as Experienced Audit Staff. She is a member of the firm’s Asia Pacific practice, and is very familiar with China’s business environment. She also worked at a Big 4 firm in Taiwan before coming to the US, and is well-versed in Taiwan and US GAAP issues.

Staff

  • Mark Ferguson has joined Geffen Mesher as Accounting Staff, after interning for the firm in the summer of 2012. He received his B.A. in Accounting from the University of Portland.
  • Dominic Ferrari has joined Geffen Mesher as Accounting Staff, after interning for the firm in the summer of 2012. He graduated with his B.A. in Accounting from the University of Portland.
  • Marie Hall has joined Geffen Mesher as Accounting Staff, after interning for the firm in the summer of 2012. She received her B.S. and Masters of Accounting at the University of Oregon.
  • Bret Meloling has joined Geffen Mesher as Accounting Staff, after interning for the firm in the summer of 2013. He graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from Oregon State University.
  • Sarah Porter has joined Geffen Mesher as Accounting Staff, after interning for the firm in the summer of 2012. She received her B.A. in Accounting from University of Portland.
  • John York has joined Geffen Mesher as Accounting Staff, after interning for the firm in the summer of 2012. He earned his B.S. from the University of Oregon and M.S of Financial Analysis from Portland State University.

About Geffen Mesher

Geffen Mesher, a Portland-based accounting firm, focuses on providing ongoing financial strategy, accounting and CPA services for individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations. We serve many industries, and create solutions that help our diverse clientele plan and build their financial pictures wisely.

For more than 80 years, our focus has taken us beyond the numbers and into the lives, plans and strategic goals of our clients. In providing professional tax, financial and business consulting, and reporting, we have successfully guided our clients through booms and busts, recessions and recoveries, with an approach and model built around the commitment of our people, decades of experience, and expertise across a wide range of industries.

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