BPM Admits Five New Partners for 2016

San Francisco-based Burr Pilger Mayer (FY14 net revenue of $74.3 million) has admitted three senior managers and two directors into the firm’s partnership: Michelle Ausburn, Mark Leverette, Yung Ling, Edward Webb and Dan Winter. The new partners span the firm’s Bay Area offices and practices across assurance, tax and consulting.

Ausburn is a member of the firm’s assurance practice with a focus on GAAP-compliant financial accounting and reporting for companies, both public and private, in the winery and vineyard, natural and organic food, craft beverage and agriculture industries. She has 15 years of experience and is a past recipient of the North Bay Business Journal’s “Forty under 40” and “Women in Business” awards.

Leverette is a member of the firm’s assurance practice group with a focus on the real estate and technology industries. He has 13 years of expertise advising entrepreneurial companies, real estate developers, REITs and software retailers on matters related to revenue recognition accounting and accounting on complex equity transactions.

Ling is a member of the firm’s corporate tax practice group with a focus on the technology and life sciences industries. He has over 15 years of experience serving clients on international and corporate tax issues including global tax compliance, complex tax provision calculation and FIN 48 issues. He has also assisted numerous clients with their S-1 filings. His passion for the public accounting profession and his excellence at providing client service in the area of corporate tax services has led to the successful expansion of BPM’s Tax Practice for pre-IPO and public companies, US subsidiaries of foreign public companies and multinational corporations.

Webb leads the firm’s consulting practice group and has over 25 years of consulting experience, including leading teams of turnaround specialists, bankruptcy and reorganization professionals and corporate finance executives. Edward has also managed talent acquisition teams and provided leadership advisory consulting to business owners and directors. He is on the faculty at San Jose State University.

Winter is a member of the firm’s assurance practice and vice chair of its technology industry group. He has more than 10 years of experience serving a variety of technology clients across sectors including software, Internet media and SaaS, telecommunications, intellectual property, semiconductor and life science. Dan has extensive experience with public and private offerings, revenue recognition and SEC reporting and compliance.

Curtis Burr, CEO and founder of BPM, says, “Each of these individuals has demonstrated excellence in the areas of technical expertise, firm leadership, financial performance, staff development, teamwork, personal effectiveness, client relationship management, business development and community leadership.”

Ausburn, Leverette, Ling, Webb and Winter will become partners effective Jan. 1.