Bob is the managing partner of the firm.  He has been at Brush Bernard since 1997.  He earned his CPA while an auditor at Hood & Strong, a regional accounting firm based in San Francisco.  Prior to joining Brush Bernard, Bob spent nine years in private industry, most of that time being spent in the commercial loan servicing department of Wells Fargo Bank.  Before becoming an accountant, Bob worked as a professional musician, a real estate agent, a computer programmer and in retail sales.  This varied background allows him to bring a unique perspective to your particular business situation.  Bob is a generalist with a strong mix of education and practical experience, public accounting and private industry experience.  This all translates into an ability to see the big picture and provide clarity to the most complex situations.

Bob is the founder and President of Acacia Exchange Services, Inc. (www.Acacia1031.com).  Acacia Exchange Services, Inc. is a premier Northern California resource for §1031 intermediary services and exchange transaction consulting.



Certified Public Accountant
Certified Management Accountant
Chartered Global Management Accountant


MS Taxation
Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA

BS Business Administration – Accounting
Computer Science Minor
California State University, Hayward, CA

Professional Affiliations:

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
California Society of Certified Public Accountants
Institute of Management Accountants
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
Federation of Exchange Accommodators