John Bessolo spent the first several years of his career with the Los Angeles office of Price Waterhouse where he became a CPA. From 1985-1993 he worked for Ernst & Young where he was a member of the Entrepreneurial Services Group and a co-director of the Personal Financial Counseling Specialty Group for the Los Angeles area offices. Prior to founding Bessolo Haworth & Vogel LLP, he spent 15 years as a partner at a Los Angeles firm of approximately 120 people. His clients draw on his more than 30 years of experience in financial planning, estate planning and taxation, income taxation and wealth management services. In August 2007, he was recognized by The San Fernando Valley Business Journal as one of the TOP 25 CPA’s in the San Fernando Valley. A sought after resource in personal financial planning, Mr. Bessolo has given numerous presentations and has written articles dealing with estate planning concepts and issues affecting owners of privately held businesses. Mr. Bessolo received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California and his Master’s degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He holds the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designation from the AICPA and is a Registered Investment Advisor Representative. Mr. Bessolo is also a licensed life insurance agent.