BUILT FOR THE UNEXPECTED. AND THE EXPECTED. SAN LEANDRO OFFICE

You’ve got goals to reach, a business to grow, and the inevitable challenges along the way. We get it. That’s why we’re here. Over the last 30 years, our approach has been unwaveringly simple: to offer a partnership that invests in your future. At Bay Landing Tax & Consulting, we offer the full-spectrum of tax & accounting services, representation, and support you and your business need. We like numbers – but more importantly we love putting them to work for you.

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Bernardo Murillo

Director

Bernardo Murillo attended Santa Clara University where he received a Bacherlor’s in Accounting. His 16 years of corporate and individual tax consulting experience has spanned across Big 4 firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), to owning his tax practice, Left Coast Tax Services, which he owned the past 6 years before merging into Bay Landing Tax. Bernardo enjoys the relationships he’s developed over the years with his clients on a personal level, which has allowed him to be seen as a trusted advisor to them in these sometimes murky seas. In his free time, his passion is to play roller hockey, which his family frowns upon due to its many risks, and softball. Bernardo is also a die-hard sports fan and enjoys catching a live game when the opportunity arises.

Patrick Sangiacomo

Principal

Pat is proud to be a second-generation San Franciscan. He graduated from Santa Clara University in 1980 with a degree in accounting and took his first public accounting job in Eugene, Oregon with a very large local firm. Returning to Bay area in 1982, he married and settled in Pleasanton and raised three children. Pat became a certified public accountant in 1983. He began working with a local San Leandro CPA firm where he became partner in 1989. In 1993, he formed a new firm, Chinn/Sangiacomo. When his partner retired in 2012 the firm became Sangiacomo Group, AC. He specializes in tax and accounting services with small to mid-sized businesses, primarily in construction. manufacturing and professional services and commercial insurance brokers. Pat enjoys spending time with his adult children and new granddaughter. He enjoys fishing and believes there is nothing better than catching and releasing a fish larger than himself. Panama and Alaska are his favorite locations to visit.

Eileen Gardiner

Principal

Eileen Gardiner has been preparing income tax returns since February of 1979 after completing a tax course at H & R Block and working for them during her first tax season. Over the many years since that beginning she has acquired her Enrolled Agent’s License, her Certified Public Accountant’s License, and a Masters in Taxation from Golden Gate University. Most of her working career has been spent at Hampton & Churchward Accountancy Corporation. Together with Joe Churchward and a wonderful staff they have grown that firm and developed a strong client base. She looks forward to this merger with Bay Landing Tax & Consulting. She will still contribute by assisting with client and staff needs and sharing her years of experience and knowledge.

Joseph Churchward

Principal

Joe graduated from Cal-State University East Bay with a BS degree in Kinesiology. He attended St. Mary’s University and obtained a teaching credential. He eventually returned to Cal-State East Bay to obtain a minor in accounting and his CPA license. During this time, he became a principal with Hampton & Churchward in 1990. Joe has been preparing personal, corporation, fiduciary and estate returns since 1982. He places a strong emphasis on client relations and looks forward to using his experience to contribute to the Bay Landing team.

Suman Sharma

Tax Manager

Suman has been in public accounting since 2012. Her emphasis has been on creating value and delivering quality results to clients on tax strategies and Multi-State Tax Preparations for high net worth Individuals & Families, Corporations and Partnership. She holds bachelor’s degree with major in “Accounting” and “Chartered Accountancy” degree from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. She enjoys travelling, singing, volunteering with some NGOs and last but not the least spending time with her cute little Chihuahua “Auggie”.

She truly believes in the quote by Milton Berle " If Opportunity doesn’t Knock, Build a Door"

Neha Pabla

Tax Manager

Neha is a CPA with over 5 years of tax and accounting experience in the public sector. She graduated from California State University, East Bay with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance. She is currently working towards obtaining her Masters in Taxation from Golden Gate University, San Francisco. Her areas of expertise include passthrough entities and Individuals. She values client relationships and enjoys learning about their financial backgrounds as well as discussing current and future financial goals. When she is not in the office, she enjoys traveling, renovating, working on DIY projects, and spending time with family.

Cindy Silvia

Senior Tax Advisor

Cindy has been an Enrolled Agent since 1995. She graduated from California State University East Bay with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She has worked the last 15 years for Sangiacomo Group as an accountant. In her off time, she spends time at her husbands family property up north. She enjoys gardening, snow and water skiing and doing varies activities with her kids and husband.

Marilyn Meneses

Senior Tax Advisor

Marilyn Meneses graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Lyceum of the Philippines University in Manila. Since 1987, Marilyn has served the East Bay community with Hampton & Churchward, a family owned accounting firm. She has experience doing bookkeeping for small businesses, as well as corporation and partnership tax returns. She is also a local resident of Alameda, raising her family here and establishing firm roots on the island. In her spare time Marilyn enjoys being with family the most, watching movies, and bowling.

Dominic Sangiacomo

Senior Tax Advisor

Dominic "grew-up" in his father's boutique CPA firm where he developed a love and appreciation for small businesses. He attended Boise State University in Idaho where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration in both Accounting and Finance. Since graduation, Dominic has over 5 years of experience working in the industry and enjoys assisting clients in all types of businesses. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, the outdoors, golfing, and spending time with his dogs.

Andrew Pearlstein

Senior Tax Advisor

Andrew Pearlstein attended Boise State University in Boise Idaho where he received his Bachelors in Accounting and Finance and a Master’s in Accounting. Andrew has 3 years of tax and attestation experience with the Sangiacomo Group in San Leandro California. Andrew enjoys working closely with clients to help grow their business’. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf and hiking with his dog, Linus.

Kevin Williams

Tax Advisor

Kevin Williams attended San Jose State University and received degrees in business and accounting. Kevin has 10 years of tax and business consulting experience, which includes 6 years as the finance manager with a defense engineering firm. Before that, he was an account manager in the small business division of Comerica bank for 10 years. Kevin also studied at the Conservatory of Music in San Francisco and is an accomplished musician who enjoys teaching whenever possible.

Alona Marshall

Senior Office Manager

Alona is an accounting professional with 4 years of experience processing Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, billing, payroll, and account reconciliations. She also has five years of experience with office administration and the last year as an office manager. Her range of software includes QuickBooks, Pay Focus Pro, Benefit Mall, GEMS accounting, Fresh Books, Lacerte and Microsoft Office. Alona has worked in the Real Estate and food service franchise industries. Alona has an Associate’s degree in Computer Education from Southern Leyte State University Philippines.

Frank Connell

Sr Tax Advisor

Angela Smith

Independent Contractor