Timothy D. Pettit, Certified Public Accountant, specializes in corporate formations, structures, business tax planning for privately held companies and high net worth individuals. His responsibilities at RPG include:

Tim is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, and has experience with a wide range of industries—manufacturing and distribution, professional and medical services, real estate, sports and entertainment.

As a former professional baseball player, Tim knows what it takes to be the best of the best and brings that work ethic to the office every day. His background includes a Master’s Degree in Taxation and becoming the youngest person promoted to partner in BDO Seidman’s history. Prior to launching RPG, Mr. Pettit contributed six years of service to BDO where he served as a national instructor in the firm's continuing professional education program and on multiple national industry groups including Distributors, Bankruptcies, Insolvencies and Workouts and Strategic Committee on Image and Culture. Tim is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, the Association of Professional Ball Players of America, Treasurer of the Tuna Club of Avalon and sits on various boards and advisory committees..

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Jacques Welche, partner
Jacques Welche, Certified Public Accountant, heads Raimondo Pettit Group’s Orange County office and is our multilingual, international expert in accounting and auditing services. He is licensed in both the United States and Belgium (Inactive). His responsibilities at RPG include:

Jacques is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, is a member of the Audit Committee for the California Society of CPAs, and volunteers his time on the board of directors for multiple not-for-profit organizations. He has extensive experience in merger and acquisitions, and has provided services to a variety of industries, including manufacturing and distribution, telecommunications and hospitality.

Jacques’ career began with a degree in Engineering in Commerce and Administration from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium, which led to a position with Coopers & Lybrand’s Brussels office in 1979, followed by a move to their Los Angeles and Newport Beach offices (where he served as Group Leader rendering services to international clients). In 1993 he made the move to RPG. Since then, Jacques has successfully worked with companies of every size—from start-ups to multi-billion dollar international groups. Additionally, Jacques has broad SEC experience (IPO and recurring reporting) and is proficient in understanding European business and accounting practices. He also assists his clients with acquisition due diligence procedures and performs peer reviews of other CPA firms.

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J. Ted Vidmar, partner
J. Ted Vidmar, Certified Public Accountant, specializes in accounting and auditing services, strategic financial planning and litigation consulting . His responsibilities at RPG include:

Ted is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants His industry experience includes manufacturing and distribution, international financing, marketing and distribution, real estate and construction contracting.

Ted graduated Magna Cum Laude from The Colorado College and began his accounting career at BDO Seidman where, for six years he provided accounting, audit and financial consulting services to domestic and international manufacturing, distribution, construction, real estate and retail companies. This was followed by a two-year engagement at the California Federal Bank where he implemented the FDIC Improvement Act before joining RPG in 1994. Ted provides our clients with a diversified financial perspective and technical understanding of generally accepted accounting principles.

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Sharon Day, partner
Sharon Day, Certified Public Accountant, specializes in accounting and audit services, and assisting clients with various technical accounting issues. Her responsibilities and areas of expertise at RPG include:

Ms. Day graduated from California State University Fullerton, and worked for Eurostar Inc. and Bank of America prior to joining RPG in 1998. Since joining the firm, Sharon has proven herself invaluable in managing both client accounts and internal initiatives. With a rapidly changing economic climate and fluid accounting and tax regulations, it is imperative that RPG remains abreast of every shift in the financial industry. In addition to managing complex accounting and auditing engagements and advising clients on a wide range of technical issues, Sharon has continued to contribute to the firm’s technology committee, ensuring that RPG has all the tools and information it needs to keep the firm and its clients up-to-date on the latest in the industry.

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Erin FukutoErin Fukuto, Partner

Erin Fukuto, Certified Public Accountant, heads the firm’s estate, gift, and trust services with offices in Irvine and Torrance. She specializes in income tax and estate planning with an emphasis on minimizing taxes, increasing corporate profits and individual net worth, and helping not-for-profit organizations maintain their tax exempt status. Her responsibilities at RPG include:

Erin has over 20 years of experience in public accounting providing tax compliance services and consulting for high net worth individuals, closely held businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Erin graduated from USC with a B.S. in Accounting and completed her Masters’ Degree at Golden Gate University. Along with being a board member on the Orange County Estate Planning Council, she is the former Chairman of Orange County/Long Beach Estate Planning Interest Group, Member of the CalCPA State Estate Planning Committee, and member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Additionally, Erin is a founding member and officer of the Orange County Chapter of Advisors in Philanthropy and a member of the Professional Advisory Council for Children’s Hospital of Orange County.

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