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lackline Partners is a boutique collection of tax and financial practices throughout California. Each practice is carefully selected so that it can meet the highest standard for providing tax and financial services to it’s clients. We offer tax services, including tax preparation of federal and state tax returns, tax planning and consulting, business advisory, financial planning, bookkeeping and payroll services.

Blackline Partners provides a solid back-office support, such as staffing, continuing education, marketing, human resources, technology, risk management and administrative services so that each office can focus on providing quality client services and client retention.

Blackline Partners brings a variety of business, tax and financial specialty services together with technology integration in our Management Platform Solution.

Blackline Partners Team

Leadership Team

HunMi Pak
Chief Executive Officer
& Managing Partner
HunMi has an extensive background in founding and leading companies from technology startups to publicly traded companies with over $1B in market cap.  Prior to Blackline, HunMi has been the CEO of 3 separate companies which experienced exponential growth eventually leading to strategic or private equity acquisitions and an IPO. HunMi began his career in the services and consulting industry as VP, Strategy and GM of Technology Services for the largest privately-held ($1.6B) staffing, services and consulting firm in the US; successfully executing on 17 acquisitions during his tenure.  He has also worked at various venture capital firms in Silicon Valley and is currently Managing Director of True North Capital, a Private Equity firm focused on investments in Tech-enabled Services, Software, and Healthcare Technology companies.

Margaret Bistrovich
Chief Operating Officer
Margaret serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Blackline Partners, LLC overseeing the daily operations, working with employees, partners and customers to deliver a boutique client experience leveraging our comprehensive team of tax & accounting professionals. In her role, Ms. Bistrovich is responsible for operational and strategic priorities critical to the firm’s success; including corporate development, strategic planning & execution, client delivery, human resources, finance, employee education, onboarding and communications. Prior to joining Blackline Partners, LLC, Margaret served a 17-year tenure as the head of operations for GAFFEY Healthcare, a national healthcare software and service organization. During this engagement, she led the teams responsible for oversight of all client-facing activities, support, process improvement, training, onboarding and company-wide operations.

Evan Boardman
CPA, VP, Corporate Finance
Evan serves as the VP of Corporate Finance and Financial Controller at Blackline Partners, LLC overseeing all accounting and financial functions for Blackline’s business units. Evan has extensive experience in public and private accounting, working at international, national and small regional firms. Most recently, Evan served as CFO of a $100M manufacturing firm and previously held senior accounting and auditing positions at Deloitte and Touché and CBIZ. Evan works with the leadership team and is accountable for the financial accounting operations of the company to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls, and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles and financial reporting standards.

Rob Hagerty
General Manager
Practice Development
Having significant involvement in Blackline’s acquisitions, Rob is focused on practice development and execution of each Blackline Partners office across California.  As a natural extension, Rob oversees compliance and continuing education for each office and Blackline’s tax and accounting professionals.  Prior to Blackline Partners, Rob worked in Commercial Real Estate Finance, Banking and Acquisitions.  He has been involved in close to $1 billion in transactions during his career.  Rob was a Principal in two real estate finance companies and was active in operations, training and compliance.

DONALD SIEGEL
CPA, JD, CORPORATE OPERATIONS & TAX DIRECTOR
Don serves as the Corporate Operations & Tax Director at Blackline Partners, LLC overseeing the accounting and business practices for our firms while driving companywide growth initiatives.  Don’s background encompasses extensive understanding of public accounting and business development delivering Best Practice solutions through his inherent entrepreneurial approach to business operations. Mr. Siegel joined Blackline Partners in 2016 as a Regional Tax Director.  Prior to Blackline Partners, Don dedicated his career to managing tax and accounting firms in CA, MD, FL and Washington D.C. In addition to his CPA licenses in CA and MD, Mr. Siegel holds an MBA and J.D. law degree.

Tim Salveson
Chief Information Officer
Tim serves as the CIO at Blackline Partners, LLC. Tim has extensive experience providing leadership, planning oversight and management for all areas of IT strategy, development and implementation through the minefield of ever-advancing technology. Tim founded TRS Consulting IT Services in 2004. TRS is a managed service IT firm specializing in helping businesses confidently address technology-related decisions and ensure their IT organizations are agile and effective, directing them through the noise of technology trends to create enduring results. Tim was a Managing Partner at Global Logic Advisors, LLC, where he specialized in identifying solutions to improve the value of your business as well as providing strategic guidance for efficient implementation and long-term management success.

Lydia Gomez
Manager
Client Support and Delivery
Lydia has deep experience with onboarding each of the Blackline tax and accounting offices, currently overseeing office and IT support functions for the company. Lydia has over 10 years of experience within Payroll & Human Resources for companies such as Deloitte  & Aramark.  Also, over 5 years of experience in handling a wide range of administrative and executive support-related tasks as an entrepreneur.  She has been with Blackline Partners since inception in 2012.  Lydia dedicates her free time to her children and loves to read and travel.

Terese Link
Manager
Accounting and Finance
Terese’s experience in accounting began in 2003 when she went to work for a local grocery store doing the bookkeeping. In 2010 she became a Registered Tax Preparer after taking courses at Truckee Meadows Community College. She began working for H&R block in 2011 and has since been working in the field maintaining the books and preparing Business and  Individual tax returns for several different clients. Terese has been with Blackline Partners since inception in 2012. Her role lies mainly in accounting and tax preparation for the business. Currently, Terese works with the operational and finance team to provide financial metrics towards achieving the company’s business goals.

Tax & Finance Team
Natalie Blackmore
Administration
James Caswell
CPA, Business and Individual Tax Advisory
Blanca Fernandez
Administration
Annette Finerty
EA, Business and Individual Tax Advisory, Multi-State (SALT) & Gift Tax
Cynthia Glassman
EA, Business and Individual Tax Advisory, Small Business Advisory
Susan Gollnick (Walsh)
CPA, Business and Individual Tax Advisory
Wayne Hardesty
EA, Business and Individual Tax Advisory
Cindy Hughes
CPA, Business and Tax Advisory
Perry Johnson
EA, Business and Individual Tax Advisory
Sarah Kersten
Business and Individual Tax Preparation
Dulce Lackemann
CPA, Business and Individual Tax Advisory, Medical Practices
Liz Larson
EA, Business and Individual Tax Advisory
Priscilla Lerma
EA, Business and Individual Tax Advisory, Estates & Trusts, Real Estate Advisory
Pat Malloy
CPA, Business & HOA’s
Ann Mills
EA, Individual Tax Advisory, Estates & Trusts
Brandy Patterson
Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping Services, Administration
Rachel Gercken
Administration
Don Siegel
CPA, Business and Individual Tax Advisory, non-profit, multi-state, Restaurants, CFO servcies
Diana Silbermann
CPA, Business and Individual Tax Advisory, Medical Practices
Michelle Smaby
Tax Preparation, Administration
Dan Smith
EA, Tax Advisory
Lynn Smith
EA, Construction Industry
Randi Stern
EA, Business and Individual Tax Advisory, Estates & Trusts, Ministries
David Strauss
Business and Individual Tax Advisory
Darlene Valdez
CPA, Business and Individual Tax Advisory, Medical Practices, Estates
Larry Willis
CPA, CFO outsourcing, valuation and sales
Yongli Yang
Business and Individual Tax Advisory
Georgia Rogers
EA, Business, Individual, LLC Partnerships & Real Estate Tax Advisory
Craig Sands
CPA, Business, Individual, Trusts, Estates, Agriculture, Gift Tax, Dental Practices, Estate Tax & LLC Partnerships
Donna Rich
Business, Individual, Agriculture & LLC Partnerships
Bruce Rich
CPA, Business, Individual, Trusts, Non-Profits / Exempt Organizations & HOA’s
Business Services Team
Leticia Anderson
Payroll, Bookkeeping Services
Mary Avilla
Bookkeeping, Payroll Services
Debra Felter
Payroll, Bookkeeping Services, Administration
Janine Forrest
Payroll, Bookkeeping Services, Administration
Julie Garvey
Bookkeeping, Payroll Services
Ginger Kennedy
Bookkeeping, Payroll Services
Ruth Martin
Bookkeeping, Payroll Services
Joyce Miller
Bookkeeping, Payroll Services
Tiffany Muir
Bookkeeping Services
Brandy Patterson
Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping Services, Administration
Gabe Smith
Bookkeeping Services
Lynn Smith
EA, Construction Industry
Summer Smith
Bookkeeping, Payroll Services, Construction Industry
Mary Thompson
Bookkeeping, Payroll Services
Roy Whitmore
Payroll, Bookkeeping Services
Kelly Wilson
Bookkeeping, Payroll Services
Jennifer Winters
Payroll Services
Craig Sands
Bookkeeping & Payroll Services
Melissa Cordova
Bookkeeping & Payroll Services, Quickbooks
Donna Rich
Bookkeeping & Payroll Services
Business Advisory & Consulting Team
James Caswell
CPA, Business and Individual Tax Advisory
Pat Malloy
CPA, Business & HOA’s
Don Siegel
CPA, Business and Individual Tax Advisory, non-profit, multi-state, Restaurants, CFO servcies
Diana Silbermann
CPA, Business and Individual Tax Advisory, Medical Practices
Dan Smith
EA, Tax Advisory
Darlene Valdez
CPA, Business and Individual Tax Advisory, Medical Practices, Estates
Larry Willis
CPA, CFO outsourcing, valuation and sales
Georgia Rogers
EA, Business, Individual, LLC Partnerships & Real Estate Tax Advisory
Craig Sands
CPA, Business & Tax Advisory, QB ProAdvisor, IRS Audits, Sales Use & Tax Compliance
Donna Rich
Sales Use
Bruce Rich
CPA, Business & Tax Advisory, IRS Audits & Tax Compliance