Silicon Valley CPA Firm Adds Valuation Team and Services to Position the Firm for Growth in 2015

San Jose, Calif. – September 30, 2014 – Managing Principal Ray Scheaffer of Abbott, Stringham & Lynch (ASL), a Silicon Valley accounting and consulting firm, announced that Jeff Faust with his colleagues Irina Plevako and Chris Bitter formerly with the accounting firm Berger Lewis, have joined ASL. “Jeff, Irina and Chris enhance our firm’s practice by now offering valuation services to our clients. We welcome them as part of an overall plan to position the firm for growth.” The addition of Faust, Plevako and Bitter brings the firm’s total personnel to 76.

According to Scheaffer, Jeff Faust, ASL Director of Valuation Services, focuses his Valuation practice on Privately-held businesses, including Start-ups, and Technology companies, Employee Stock Ownership Plans (feasibility and installation), Management Transition Programs and Estate & Gift Valuations. Irina Plevako is the new ASL Valuation Services Manager and Chris Bitter is the new ASL Valuation Analyst. “Jeff’s 20 years of experience in valuations will be valuable for our clients,” said Scheaffer, “this expansion demonstrates our continuing commitment to contributing to the financial well-being of our clients and to serving them at a high technical and business advisory level.”

About Abbott, Stringham & Lynch (ASL)

Abbott, Stringham & Lynch (ASL), founded in 1977, is one of the leading local CPA firms in the Silicon Valley. ASL provides emerging and mid-market private companies and their executives with accounting and audit, tax, estate and wealth planning, and consulting services. ASL’s clients include construction, technology, non-profit and real estate businesses among others. ASL is a member of PKF North America and PKF International, a network of independent CPA firms.