Our History

Jim Perisho
Jim Perisho

Jim Perisho (1944-2004) founded his first CPA firm in the late 1970s during the early days of Silicon Valley. With a high-energy and creative approach to serving the business, financial reporting and income tax needs of his valued closely-held client companies and their management and stockholders, Jim embodied the role of the CPA as a trusted business adviser. As a result of Jim’s strong commitment to his clients, the firm quickly grew to the largest independent CPA practice in the South Bay Area, which ultimately led to a merger with a former Big-Eight firm.

Jim and Donna Tombor, tax partner, were serving their privately-held client companies and related individuals at the same by-then Big-Four accounting firm when, in 1991, they founded our firm to more effectively serve the needs of these companies in a smaller firm environment. Their new firm was established on the basic tenet of providing superior client service with a high level of expertise attained from a broad range of experience serving clients in an international firm environment.

The Firm’s significant growth and expansion throughout the 1990s was fueled by the boom-times of Silicon Valley and the success that follows from providing sophisticated, valuable and timely management support to our clients.

In 1993, Jim Brown, with a long career in commercial lending management at large banks, founded our formal business consulting and valuation practice. Our practice has continued to expand into the next decade with the promotion of Jim Tombor to Partner in 2008.

We look forward to many more years of growth and the satisfaction we receive from serving the business, income tax and valuation consulting needs of our privately-held clients, as trusted members of their team of advisers.