Bob Mesher has a long and distinguished career in the accounting profession. He started his career in 1960 with the local accounting firm RH Hatfield Company. In 1962 he started his own CPA firm, and at the same time became an accounting instructor at Portland State University. In 1965 he merged his small firm into the firm of Blauer & Geffen, and was appointed partner when the firm became Blauer, Geffen & Mesher. Bob practiced with that firm until its merger with the national firm Laventhol & Horwath in 1970, and remained a shareholder when the single-office firm of Geffen Mesher was formed in 1990. He is now semi-retired and Of Counsel.

Always one to roll up his sleeves and get to work, Bob’s hallmark has been providing superior service defined by responsiveness and professionalism. His specializations include strategic business planning, tax planning and compliance, succession planning, and estate planning.

Professional Organizations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants


University of Oregon Accounting Circle, Advisor to Accounting Department
University of Oregon, College of Business, Advisory Council Member
Albertina Kerr Centers for Children, Past President
Temple Beth Israel, Past President
Multnomah Athletic Club, Past Finance, and Budget Committee Member
Boys & Girls Aid Society, Past Finance, and Budget Committee Member
Robison Home for Aged, Past Finance and Budget Committee Member
Emanuel Hospital Foundation, Past Finance and Budget Committee Member


Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, University of Oregon, 1958
Certified Public Accountant, Oregon, 1961


Construction and real estate development

Hospitality - Food & Beverage, Hotels

Retailing & Distribution

Industry Expertise

Construction Real Estate