(Abbott Stringham & Lynch)
Bio: Deepa is the in-charge Principal of the ASL Assurance Group at Abbott, Stringham and Lynch (ASL) and serves privately held clients in the technology, international and construction industries. Deepa also heads the employee benefit plan practice and the Construction Group at ASL.
Deepa Bhat is a board member of CalCPA's Silicon Valley San Jose Chapter as well as co-chair of the ERISA Committee. She is well versed in employee benefit plan audits. Deepa was awarded the CalCPA Women to Watch: Emerging Leader Award in 2016. Deepa has a Master of Commerce in Accounting and a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Tax from the University of Mumbai, India. She holds a Master of Arts in Economics from Rutgers University, and is a Certified Construction Industry Technician (CIT) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
(Silicon Valley Accountancy)
Bio: George Pinto, CPA, CGMA, has been in the accounting profession since 1985. He began his career with the international accounting firm, Deloitte, Haskins & Sells. A resident of Silicon Valley since 1980, he co-founded Silicon Valley Accountancy Corporation and manages the accounting and auditing side of the firm, primarily conducting ERISA audits. Mr. Pinto has taught the 401(k) audit class to CPAs through the AICPA and the CalCPA Education Foundation. He is co-chair of the ERISA committee for the Silicon Valley Chapter of CalCPA.
(All Valley Administrators, LLC)
Bio: Tom Tsaris is the sole owner of All Valley Administrators, LLC in Fresno, California – a third party administrator of Pension and Welfare Benefit Plans with over 800 employer Clients. Tom is a member of the National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA); is an Accredited Pension Administrator (APA) from NIPA; is licensed with the State of California, Department of Insurance as a ‘third party administrator’ of employee benefit plans; and regularly speaks at Seminars and Employer Presentations on compliance matters pertaining to Pension and Welfare Benefit Plan topics. Tom is a native of Fresno and a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles with a degree in Psychology.