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The Professionals of Pollaro & Associates

John Pollaro, CPA

John has over 25 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant. After graduating from Cal Poly Pomona, he began his career with Arthur Andersen, where he specialized in technology, manufacturing, real estate, distribution and entertainment industries.  He has worked with privately owned companies and their owners to increase their operational efficiency, minimize their tax burdens and plan for succession and estate matters.

John specializes in tax, audit and accounting issues with a broad background in financial and management accounting.  His number one goal in serving his clients is to always give people more than they expect. In the community, John served as President and Treasurer of the Rotary Club of Del Amo in Torrance, CA.

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Meg Markaryan, CPA

Meg received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from California State University, Fullerton and has been with Pollaro & Associates since 2014. She is an accounting professional with over 20 years of experience in public accounting and private practice.

Meg’s practice areas include audit, review and tax and her current engagements include not for profit entities, wholesale distribution, construction, real estate, manufacturing and employee benefit plans.  She is also fluent in Japanese.

Cathy Lund, Accountant & Tax Professional

Cathy has been with Pollaro & Associates since the firm began in 2013.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from California State University, Fullerton and has worked in the accounting and taxation fields for more than 25 years.  Cathy specializes in the preparation of financial statements and tax preparation for individuals, Trusts, S-Corporations, Corporations and Partnerships.

Matthew Pollaro, Tax Preparer & Administrative Associate

Matt joined Pollaro & Associates in 2015 as an intern while attending California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.  In 2018, he earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Cal Poly Pomona and is currently pursuing a master’s degree at California State University, Fullerton, which he anticipates receiving in 2020.  Matt is experienced in individual tax preparation services, account reconciliations and small business accounting.

Mandy Edwards, Marketing/Webmaster

Mandy Edwards is the owner of ME Marketing Services, a social media marketing company that provides social media consulting, management and coaching to businesses. A graduate of the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, Mandy has 18+ years of sales & marketing experience.  Mandy is a writer for the Southern C. Locally, she is involved in the Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation, Ibis Foundation, The Boro Blue Mile Initiative, and Professional Women of Statesboro. Mandy was named to the Statesboro Herald’s Top 20 Under 40 for 2013 and was one of the University of Georgia’s Top 40 Alumni Under 40 in 2016.

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Alexander Ma, IT

Alexander Ma is the President of Sphearhead Group, Inc., an Information Technology company located in Los Angeles, California.  They provide professional IT consulting through a network of consultants, in-house and on-call.