Congratulations to Shreedar Kothari, CPA; Karla Chavez Luna, CPA, MST; and Vaibhav Tandon, CPA, who were named Most Influential Minority CPAs by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

In its annual special section, “Minorities of Influence: CPAs,” the news magazine features a list of Southern California’s outstanding accountants, along with highlights about their practices and recent accomplishments.

An executive shareholder who joined Gumbiner in 1995, Shreedhar (Shree) Kothari focuses on helping growth-oriented companies get to the next level with proper audit and financial reporting requirements and tax structuring and planning. He works with middle market, entrepreneurial and closely-held private company clients from a variety of sectors such as manufacturing and distribution, apparel and textile, jewelry, construction, food and beverage and importing. Well-versed with the global business environment, Kothari gives back to the overall international accounting community as a liaison for the firm and multi-national recruits and staff.

Upon graduating from UCLA, Karla Chavez Luna joined the Gumbiner Savett tax department and became a shareholder in 2020. She has held the distinction as a CalCPA “Women to Watch nominee,” and was named one of the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Influential Women in Accounting. She specializes in tax planning, consulting and compliance for privately held companies (corporations, S corporations, and partnerships), trusts and estates, and high-net-worth families and their entities. Luna is heavily involved in Gumbiner Savett’s operational and culture-building activities.

Vaibhav Tandon, an audit and accounting senior manager, works closely with CFOs, business owners, and controllers to help them grow their businesses. He assists clients with complex audit issues and has specialties in benefit plan and not-for-profit audits. He is considered a trusted advisor dedicated to achieving financial and business success for the firm’s clients.