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Geffen Mesher Names Three New Shareholders

February 3, 2023

Geffen Mesher recently announced that Emily Bradford, Bryce Baker, and Caleb Pilling had each been promoted to shareholder at the firm.

The CEO of Geffen Mesher Michael Rompa noted: “Emily Bradford, Bryce Baker, and Caleb Pilling have successfully advised our clients for years. They exemplify stewardship, mentorship, and leadership, and we are honored to welcome them into our shareholder group.”

Emily Bradford joined the firm in 2008 she has focused her career on assurance work, concentrating in the manufacturing, distribution, and technology industries. In addition, she specializes in forensic accounting including assessing design and effectiveness of internal controls and performing forensic investigations.

“I am very honored and excited to join the shareholder group. I am fortunate to work with amazing people that work hard to help our clients and to grow our firm. What I love about Geffen Mesher is our connection to the Portland and surrounding community with our focus on mid-size and family-owned businesses, many of which have been with our firm for years. “

Bryce Baker joined the firm in 2011 and he has focused on tax compliance and consulting in the construction and manufacturing industries.  His specialties include long-term contract accounting for construction clients, tax accounting method changes, M&A transactions, and state and local tax compliance.

“I am very excited for this next chapter of my career.  Geffen Mesher has been a great place to learn and grow within the public accounting landscape, and I feel very honored that I am getting the opportunity to join the ownership group and continue my work in the leadership of this firm moving forward.  I cherish my role as a strategic advisor to all of my clients and enjoy helping them navigate the complexities of the tax code.”

Caleb Pilling Joined the firm in 2007 and has built an expertise in advising companies through all aspects of mergers and acquisitions. He helped found the firm’s transaction advisory practice in 2016, which he now leads.  This practice advises clients in buying and selling middle-market businesses domestically and internationally. His transaction advisory services practice focuses on industrial, distribution, business services and technology companies.

“Becoming a shareholder at Geffen Mesher has been a dream since the founding of the firm’s transaction advisory services group. I am excited to continue to grow this practice and the firm over the long term and am honored that the shareholder group has confidence in me to lead this strategic initiative.”

With the additions of Bradford, Baker, and Pilling; Geffen Mesher now has a total 22 Shareholders firmwide. The firm, in its 90th year of business, was recently named to Inside Public Accounting’s top 200 Firms in the country and the Portland Business Journal’s top ten lists of Oregon’s Most Admired Companies and Corporate Philanthropists.

For more than 90 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 reporting, and business consulting, 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 and emerging technologies.