BPM and Croce & Company Combine

Jim Wallace

San Francisco-based BPM LLP (FY17 net revenue of $89.6 million) has combined with Croce & Company of Stockton, Calif.

The combination expands BPM’s geographic footprint while adding a strong agriculture and consumer manufacturing practice, the firm announced.

“We’re excited to combine with Croce and solidify the BPM brand in key markets,” says BPM CEO Jim Wallace. “We continue to look for business combination partners who are like-minded and committed to their clients and people – this partnership embodies that philosophy.”

Founded in 1987, Croce provides accounting and advisory services across various industries. All 22 Croce employees will stay at their current location and operate under BPM. Larry Solari joins BPM as OMP in Stockton. Duane Bulthuis and Jennifer Marchini join BPM as partner and director, respectively. Founding partner, Rudy Croce, joins BPM as Of Counsel.

“By joining BPM, we have the opportunity to diversify our capabilities and offer deeper resources for our people and clients,” Solari says.

BPM expanded into Southern California last year by combining with Kramer & Olsen Accountancy Corporation of Santa Ana, Calif.