David Fenton – CEO & Partner
David A. Fenton is an experienced provider of tax planning, compliance and business consulting services. His focus is on the unique needs of clients in the real estate , health care, and entertainment industries.
In 2003 , David Fenton founded the CPA firm: Fenton & Ross . Previously, David worked with Good Swartz Brown & Berns as a senior manager in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Prior to joining that firm, Mr. Fenton spent several years as a manager at Ernst & Young, meeting the tax needs of business clients. Over the years, David has advised hundreds of businesses on various tax and operational issues and has prepared thousands of tax returns for businesses and their owners.
David earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business from UCLA in 1991 . As a certified public accountant, Mr. Fenton is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
David is married to wife Jodi and has two young children . Outside of his family life, David is active in the community and currently serves on the board of directors for the Jewish Big Brothers of Los Angeles . He is also the Treasurer for the nonprofit group – Parents Education League of Los Angeles.
Michael Brown – Senior Manager
Michael is a Certified Enrolled Agent with 40 years of tax experience working with individuals, as well as all types of businesses from small professional service organizations to large corporations. He also has extensive experience in all types of tax entities including partnerships, trusts, estate and gift returns and nonprofit entities.
Michael began his career working with the IRS after graduation from Rutgers University and has been in the public accounting field since 1982. He has been a senior tax manager for almost 20 years and is very proficient in advising clients on all matters of tax controversy including IRS and FTB audits.
Michael is a member of the National and California Association of Enrolled Agents as well as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and other professional organizations.
David Tseng – Senior Manager
David Tseng is a Certified Public Accountant with over 15 years of experience in taxation. David has assisted individuals, as well as small and large businesses with tax and accounting related matters. Prior to joining Fenton & Ross in early 2015, he worked with a national public accounting firm in Los Angeles. David is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics, with concentration in Accounting. David and his family live in Torrance, CA where they are active in their kids’ school and scouting .
As a Certified Public Accountant. Edmund Yen specializes in financial accounting. tax planning and preparation services for corporations, partnerships. individuals and trusts. With over sixteen years of experience, Edmund has leveraged a diverse skill set on behalf of clients in various industries. The majority of his focus has been to guide individuals and businesses through the landscape of tax services and financial reporting.
Prior to joining Fenton and Ross, Edmund worked with the firm Good Swartz Brown and Berns in the attestation and tax department for almost four years before starting his own tax practice. Edmund has been part of the Fenton & Ross team since 2003 and became a partner in 2012.
Edmund holds a Bachelors degree in Business Economics from University of California, Santa Barbara and is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Michael Sturtevant – Senior Manager
Michael Sturtevant has 30 years of experience in public accounting . A special ist in corporate taxation and tax research , he also provides tax plann ing services to his clients . Prior to joining the firm in 2010 , Michael spent seven years as a tax manager at Ernst & Young , and ten years as principal at Good Swartz Brown and Berns, specializing in corporate and partnership taxation a variety of industries.
Michael is a Certified Public Accountant and earned his Bachelors Degree in Mathematics and Economics from California Polytechn ic University, Pomona .
Yoni Solomon – Senior Accountant
Yoni has 7 years of accounting experience and more than five years of taxation experience. He joined the Fenton & Ross tax team in 2014 and has been working to assist small-to-medium business and individuals with their tax and accounting needs. Yoni has experience in business and individual taxation, tax planning and accounting services. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance from California State University, Northridge and a MBA with a concentration in Finance from Pepperdine University.
Chris Ramos – Senior Accountant
Chris Ramos provides tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services to business and individual clients, and has been with Fenton & Ross since 2011. Chris earned his Bachelors Degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Jason Wong – Staff Accountant
Jason Wong joined Fenton & Ross in June 2014, previously working in banking and the entertainment industry. He provides tax preparation and bookkeeping functions for our clients.
Jason graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in political science and National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan, with a master’s degree in Asia-Pacific Studies. He also spent two years serving in the U.S. Peace Corps in Malawi.
Julia Levin – Director of Account Services
Julia joined Fenton and Ross Accountancy Corporation in August 2014. Today she has over 13 years of accounting experience. She is a graduate of California State University Northridge with a Bachelor of the Arts Degree in RTVF/Multimedia Production and is certified as a QuickBooks Pro and Xero advisor.
Prior to joining our firm, Julia started working as a bookkeeper and an executive assistant; gained her knowledge in the accounting field by working for the office of Tim Afrasiabi, CPA. She then joined PackageX, Inc as a Project and Accounting Support Specialist. Julia provides experience in both desktop and cloud based platforms.
When she is not working, Julia enjoys reading Psychology and Nutrition books, skiing, working out, practicing Martial Arts, going to live shows, spending time at the beach and having dinner with friends.
Jessica Javaheri – Director of Operations
Jessica Javaheri joined Fenton & Ross in 2012. She maintains our office services by organizing office operations and procedures and is responsible for all project management for our clientele. Jessica graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with her bachelor’s degree in Sociology.
Chelsea Russo – Client Communications Manager
Chelsea joined Fenton & Ross in early 2013. While working at the firm, she earned her Bachelors’ degree in Business Administration & Management at California State University Northridge in the Spring of 2016. She is now in charge of client communications.
Carlee Renteria – CEO Executive Assistant
Carlee Renteria has been working at Fenton & Ross since 2014 as David Fenton’s assistant. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies at California State University, Long Beach in the Spring of 2017.
Florence Lee – Bookkeeper
Florence Lee joined the Fenton & Ross team in July 2017 as a bookkeeper. She received her B.A. from the University of California, Irvine in International Studies and is currently finishing her education requirements for the CPA exam.
Allison Stevens – Bookkeeper
Allison Stevens joined Fenton & Ross in January 2018 as a bookkeeper. She graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical (A&T) State University where she received her Bachelor’s in Accounting and Master’s in Business Administration concentration Accounting. She is currently pursuing her CPA license.
Edwin Soto – Executive Assistant
Edwin has been working at Fenton & Ross as an Executive Assistant since 2015. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from New Mexico State University and an Masters of Fine Arts the University of Southern California, both degrees with an emphasis on film and television production. During his studies Edwin gained experience as an Executive Assistant at BBC Worldwide and USC as Student Assistant to the faculty.