WALNUT CREEK - EAST BAY REGIONAL ADVISORY BOARD

EAST BAY MEMBERS COMPANY/POSITION
Biff Barnard

Founding Parnter
Barnard/Montague Capital Advisors

George Brayer

President
Brayer Electric

Carl Campos
Loving & Campos Architects
Managing Partner
Hubert Lenczowski
Principal
Lenczowski Law Offices
Brooks Pedder
DTZ Commercial Real Estate
Senior Managing Partner
Cheryl O'Connor
Principal, O'Connor Consulting
Executive Director, Northern California HomeAid
Steven Oliver
President
Oliver & Company
Hugh Tama
Partner in Charge of Northern California
Marcum LLP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biff Barnard             

Founding Partner
Barnard/Montague Capital Advisors                          

Barnard/Montague is a boutique investment bank founded in 2009 by Bailey "Biff" Barnard and Jeanne Montague, two of the most respected and experienced middle-market focused investment bankers in Northern California. Biff Barnard has 30 years of experience investing in, lending to, and advising small and middle-market companies. He also has in-depth marketing and management experience, having founded, run, and served in senior executive positions for two companies. From 2004 through 2009, Mr. Barnard was a partner of Wood Warren & Co., a middle-market focused advisory firm and, from 2000 through 2004, was Managing Director of Caltius Capital Management, a private equity and subordinated debt fund, where he managed the San Francisco office and was responsible for nationwide marketing and transaction origination prior to joining Wood Warren. From 1996 through 1999, he was Senior Vice President of Allied Capital Corporation, where he headed marketing and business development activities in the Western U.S. From 1980 to 1996, Mr. Barnard served as Chairman, CEO, and President of First Capital Corporation, a company he founded and that became one of the most active small business lending institutions in the nation. Mr. Barnard was also one of the founding operating partners of the Rusty Scupper restaurant chain in the early 1970s. He served on the Advisory Council of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank from 1993 through 1999, as its Vice Chairman in 1996 and as its Chairman from 1997 through 1999. He is Past-President of the San Francisco Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), has served on the Board of Directors of ACG-Global, and has received meritorious service awards from both. He serves on the board of advisors of TS Restaurants, a highly successful chain with locations in Hawaii and California, and is a member of the President's Council of the United Religions Initiative. Mr. Barnard received a B.A. from Stanford University.

 

 

 

George Brayer             

President
Brayer Electric                            

Brayer Electric has been recognized as one of the top-performing electrical contractors in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 85 years.  For three generations, they have been committed to developing the long-lasting relationships with clients.  Their constant drive to perform, to excel, and to serve that has led them to partner with some of the most renowned general contractors in California. Mr. Brayer graduated from Gonzaga

Carl Campos

Carl Campos

Chief Executive Officer
Loving Campos Associates

Since joining the firm in 1977, Mr. Campos has played a prominent role in understanding and working through critical community and environmental concerns. His broad range of experience enables him to supervise the planning and design of commercial and retail projects, residential, and institutional buildings, resorts and conference centers, as well as public facilities.

Mr. Campos earned a Bachelor of Architecture from California Polytechnic State University and studied at the School of Architecture at the University of Florence, Italy.

Hubert Lenczowski

Principal
Lenczowski Law Offices

Hubert Lenczowski is a business transaction attorney with 33 years experience in business sales, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and estate planning and trust administration. Lenczowski Law serves as general counsel to corporations, business owners, real estate owners, and investors offering personal legal services to assist in forming businesses; acquiring real estate; mergers and acquisitions; developing exit strategies; and business and real estate succession planning, including estate planning and trust administration. Hubert Lenczowski received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, a masters degree in banking and finance from Columbia University and his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Hubert Lenczowski is Adjunct Professor at Golden Gate University School of Law teaching Tax Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions in the LLM Masters Tax Program, and he practices law in Walnut Creek, California.

 

Brooks Pedder

Brooks Pedder

Managing Partner
Colliers International

Since joining Colliers International in 1997, Mr. Pedder has consistently been a market leader in leasing and sales of industrial and office property in Solano County. He began his real estate career in 1985 with Norris, Beggs & Simpson specializing in the leasing and sales of industrial and office property along Interstates 680 and 80 in Solano County and Highways 242 and 4 corridors in Contra Costa County. He joined the Galbreath Company's East Bay/North Bay Region in 1994 and consistently ranked in the top three in California for total production before joining Colliers International.

Mr. Pedder earned his BS Degree in Political Science from University of California, Berkeley.

 

Cheryl O'Connor

Principal, O'Connor Consulting
Executive Director, Northern California HomeAid

After 30 years of experience working with home builders in the Real Estate Development business, Cheryl O'Connor established O'Connor Consulting, with a focus on management and marketing strategies for the new world. She is an experienced professional with a passion for innovation and creativity with a future oriented vision. She is well connected with a strong network of associates in the real estate industry as well as government, regulatory agencies and public officials. Ms. O’Connor also serves as Executive Director of HomeAid Northern California, a non-profit organization founded in 1999 as the charitable arm of the Home Builders Association of Northern California. HomeAid has built shelters for the transitionally homeless in nearly every county in the San Francisco Bay Area in collaboration with the homebuilding industry and its vendors, partners and suppliers. In addition to providing a safe, comfortable home, the shelters typically offer counseling and job training as core components of their programs.

Steven Oliver

President
Oliver & Company

Steve Oliver is president of the award-winning construction and development firm, Oliver & Company based in Richmond, which has built over a thousand buildings in the Bay Area, including such arts institutions as California College of the Arts in Oakland, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa.

Steve is the former chairman of the board of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His contributions to SFMOMA have been numerous, perhaps most notably as chair of phase III of the New Museum Campaign in 1992, a role in which he was responsible for raising the final $5 million—a goal which he exceeded when he finished the campaign at $95 million. He has participated on the boards of numerous arts organizations, including California College of the Arts; the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; the Stuart Collection at the University of California, San Diego; and as national cochair for PAC-American Arts Alliance. He also chairs the Community Foundation of Sonoma County’s Arts Council Taskforce. An avid art collector, Steve and his wife, Nancy, developed the Oliver Ranch in Northern California’s Alexander Valley, a working sheep ranch that is also one of the country’s most ambitious private collections of site-specific art. Today it houses 17 commissioned works by local and national artists. In addition to his diverse arts activities, Oliver has been instrumental in the health care field, serving as chair of Alta Bates Health System, vice chair of the California Healthcare System, and sitting on the board of Sutter Health System, among other civic stewardship roles. Oliver earned a BS from the University of California, Berkeley, and an honorary doctorate from California College of the Arts in 1998.

Hugh Tama

Partner-In-Charge of Northern California Region
Marcum LLP

Mr. Tama joined the Marcum in 1995 when the regional accounting practice where he served as Managing Partner merged with Marcum. He began his career at a “Big 8” national accounting firm. He is the Partner-In-Charge of the Northern California region and a member of the Firm’s National Retail/Consumer Products Industry Group. He provides audit services, financial reporting, and strategic business consulting for closely-held and emerging businesses. His services to the clients include succession planning, executive incentive plans, exit strategies, ESOP's financing, non-qualified compensation plans, and mergers and acquisitions consulting. Mr. Tama also has extensive experience working with clients on a range of merger and acquisitions projects. Mr. Tama has a uniquely refined and comprehensive expertise in automotive dealer advertising groups and international business consulting. In addtion, he has served as a board member and advisor to both private and public companies.