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Meet the team

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Teamwork. Culture. Respect.

At Eckhoff and Company, we have a team of talented and committed individuals who are professional, passionate and caring. Our culture supports teamwork, collaboration, flexibility, and creative problem solving. Teamwork starts with respect for our colleagues, clients, and ourselves. We’re dedicated to training and development for all our professionals.

Talent Spotlight

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Andrey Urakov


At EAC I am part of a team of culturally diverse, talented, and committed professionals. Everyone on the team has something to offer to help our clients.

Work/life balance takes top priority, so work schedules are flexible, and our FuN Committee continually amazes us with activities, games, food and drink.

We are all encouraged to be involved in networking, community events, and business development. The technical and soft skills training we receive benefits each of us, the firm, and the clients. It‘s a win-win.

Meet the Team

Michele Hassid, CPA, CGMA
Managing Partner

Michele ensures we continuously strive to bring innovative solutions to our clients, serve as our clients’ most trusted advisors, and develop our staff and future leaders.

Eric Briese, CPA, CGMA

Eric’s extensive experience in both management and public accounting gives him a unique perspective of business operations. He is an enthusiastic team leader.

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Bruce Frankel, MBA, CFP®, CEPA®
Managing Partner at EWM

Bruce is as passionate about coaching successful self-employed business men and women on how to avoid making mistakes with their personal and business finances as he is about coaching little league baseball!

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Ron Moss, CPA, JD
Director of Tax

Ron embraces a spirited attitude that we all support, with an unconditional enthusiasm to solve any tax issue that might cause our clients sleepless nights. 

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Des Powers, CPA
Director of Audit & Accounting

Steadfast and committed, Des’ work is unmatched as our Audit Services Director. His many years of accounting experience brings an unparalleled knowledge to the firm.

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Zvi (Hank) Kalinski, CPA
Director of Tax

As Tax Director in our San Francisco office, Zvi’s accounting experience brings confidence and unrivaled expertise to the team.

Larry Cunha, CPA, CGMA
Retired Partner

Larry is the consummate teacher and mentor. His knowledge of tax and accounting spans the full spectrum, yet he continues to take on new challenges for both the firm and our clients.

Tom Knopf, CPA
Retired Partner

Tom supports the firm with his time honored principles of hard work and quality of service. His clients appreciate his straight forward and honest approach.

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Andrey Urakov, CPA, EA, CVA
Tax Manager

Andrey is forthright and determined in his approach to solving client’s tax challenges. His laugh-at-life sense of humor is unmatched.

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Greg Shverdin, CPA
Tax Manager

Greg brings his broad tax expertise and friendly manner to the team to address the specific goals and needs of each client.

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Tapanee Poon, CPA
Tax Manager

Tapanee tackles her work with a natural confidence. Her strong sense of commitment and personal integrity serves our clients well.

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Vince Lo, CPA
Audit and Accounting Manager

Vince comes in everyday with a smile and a “can do” attitude that resonates throughout the firm. His solid work ethic, good judgement and technical skills make him a valued team member.

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Margaret Iske
Administrative Coordinator

Margaret is the fundamental support to the structure of our firm. Her loyalty and diligent work ethic ensure the smooth operation of the firm’s many processes.

Carolyn Melin
HR Administrator/Financial Assistant

As our firm cheerleader, Carolyn aligns herself with firm operations. She keeps our internal lines of communication open with her positive and supportive attitude.

Catherine Layton
Marketing Manager

Catherine has a warmth and assuredness that puts everyone around her at ease.

Juli Forde
Supervising Accounting Specialist

Juli is dedicated to the work she performs. She readily shares her extensive knowledge in accounting services and technology with patience and effectiveness.

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Gina Phan
Staff Accountant II

Gina straddles two areas, accounting services & tax, with precision and discipline. Her poised manner and helpful mindset is a benefit to the team.

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Robert (RJ) Ramirez
Staff Accountant II

A refreshing addition to the firm, RJ brings excellent people skills and a great team attitude. He is willing to take on any job with optimism and enthusiasm. His self-assurance and confident image shows through in his daily interactions.

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Jason La Tourelle
Staff Accountant I

Jason is good natured and a dependable addition to EAC. He looks beyond the obvious with a good analytical mindset and attention to detail. His bookkeeping background with wineries is of great value to our firm and clients.

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Shari Jensen
Accounting Specialist

Shari’s years of experience in bookkeeping, positive attitude and thoughtfulness create an environment for easy collaboration and team work on any project.

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Lauren Magaline
Accounting Specialist

Laurens energy, friendly demeanor and eagerness to learn is a bright addition to our administrative staff. Her love of numbers works well with the financial aspect of her job.

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Hope Anderson
Client Service Specialist

As the first person you see when you walk through our doors, Hope incorporates a warm smile, professional attitude and an overall understanding of what our clients need.

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Marifi Bumatay
Administrative Assistant

A key player on the administrative team, Marifi brings a dependability and a strong attention to detail in her work to assure that the department runs efficiently.

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Diane Rooney
Administrative Assistant

As an administrative assistant in our San Francisco office, Diane meets all challenges readily and with a smile. Her work ethic and dependability does not go unnoticed.

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We’re always looking for great talent to join the EAC team!

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