Our Team

Daniel F. Piombo, CPA

Dan graduated from Sonoma State University in 1995 with a Bachelors of Arts in management with an emphasis in accounting. He began his career in public accounting with Pisenti & Brinker, LLP while attending Golden Gate University where he achieved his Master of Science in Taxation.

In 1998, Dan moved to San Diego where he worked for a local firm for a short time before joining the national firm of RSM McGladrey. While working at RSM McGladrey, he had a variety of tax, audit and consulting assignments in various industries.

In 2002, Dan moved back to the San Francisco Bay Area to join Benson, Benson & Company.

As of January 1, 2007, Dan became a partner at the firm, at which time the firm’s name was changed to Benson, Piombo & Company. 

Contact Dan at dan@bensonpiombo.com or (415) 924-2292 ext. 113 

Gregory L. Benson, CPA

Greg graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in May of 2005, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting.  After working as an auditor for a national insurance company for a year, Greg began his career in public accounting in 2006 with the Marin based accounting firm Friedlander, Cherwon, Capper LLP prior to transitioning to other local accounting firms in San Francisco.  He has been with Benson, Piombo & Company since January of 2012 and became a partner at the beginning of 2016.

During Greg’s time as a CPA, he has gained experience in real estate, small-to-mid sized closely held businesses, hedge funds, stock options and multi-state issues in income taxation for individual, partnerships, corporations and fiduciaries.  He also does consulting, year-end planning and accounting with clients.

Contact Greg at greg@bensonpiombo.com or or (415) 924-2292 ext. 102

Bernard E. Benson, CPA

Bernie, of counsel, graduated from the University of San Francisco. He began his career in public accounting in December 1974 as a staff accountant for the firm of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co. (now KPMG). While he worked for Peat, Marwick, Bernie had a variety of audit assignments for banks, savings and loans, property and casualty insurance companies and broker/dealers in the securities industry.

He joined Rich, Benson & Company in September 1976 and worked there until he formed his own accounting firm in June 1978. While practicing as a sole proprietor, Bernie developed a clientele which he merged with that of Benson, Benson & Company, CPA's, in May, 1981. Bernie has been continuously engaged in the practice of public accounting since December, 1974.

Contact Bernie at bernie@bensonpiombo.com or (415) 924-2292 ext. 103 

Taryn Peterson, Office Manager and Staff Accountant

Taryn Peterson graduated from John A. Logan College, located in Southern Illinois, in 2000 with an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts. She is currently attending Golden Gate University to earn her Bachelor’s of Science in Business with concentration in accounting. After moving to California in 2000 Taryn spent her first four years working in the banking industry as a Savings Operations Coordinator. She then moved on to become an Office Manager, which gave her valuable experience in bookkeeping and human resources. On January 18, 2008, Taryn joined Benson, Piombo & Company as an Administrative Assistant and in due course became the Office Manager.

Taryn performs the firm’s entire  accounting function, including administration of all accounts payable and accounts receivable, researching and performing specialized client projects, and assists with individual and business tax return preparation.

When Taryn is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and three daughters. She is also passionate about the arts, and enjoys sewing, painting, and making jewelry.  She was sponsored for several years by Benson, Piombo & Company to spend two days making artwork on the street at the Italian Street Painting Festival. 
Contact Taryn at taryn@bensonpiombo.com or (415) 924-2292 ext. 110

Mindy Mason, EA

Contact Mindy at mindy@bensonpiombo.com or (415) 924-2292 ext. 104

Anjelica Gazzano, CPA

Contact Anjelica at agazzano@bensonpiombo.com or (415) 924-2292 ext. 105

Anjelica graduated from California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo (CalPoly SLO) in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and emphasis in law. Following graduation, she interned at Marin County Mediation and was quickly hired as a full-time employee, receiving her mediation certificate while assisting with the Victim Offender Restorative Justice juvenile program. Anjelica continued her interest in criminal justice and attended Golden Gate University law school for two years before following her career path to accounting.

In 2008, Anjelica joined Nelson, Vogelheim and Phillips, LLP (NVP), a boutique accounting firm in San Francisco, working closely with Thomas M. Phillips, CPA. In 2010 she attended Santa Clara University and received an advanced accounting proficiency certificate. She worked as a staff accountant as well as a manager at NVP while sitting for the CPA exam. She obtained her CPA license in 2014 and was promoted to tax manager. During her time at NVP, Anjelica worked closely with the firm’s business clients and ultra-high net worth individuals. In 2018 Anjelica joined WMB2, LLP, a Marin based mid-sized accounting firm in Larkspur, CA.

In late 2020, Anjelica joined Benson, Piombo & Company, LLP, working closely with small to medium sized businesses, providing accounting and consulting services to fit the needs of growing businesses. She also works with high-net-worth individuals, specifically small business owners and individuals with equity compensation. Anjelica has a personalized approach to tax and accounting services and enjoys working closely with her clients as a trusted advisor.

Anjelica is an active member of the California Society of CPA's and is currently Co-chair of the CalCPA Marin Discussion Group. She started the Marin Midsummer Mixer in 2015, which began as a networking event for CPAs, bankers, and attorneys, which grew to more than 200 local professionals. In addition, she is a Quickbooks ProAdvisor and a Notary.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her husband Max, biking in Marin County, and hiking with her two dogs.

Kathy Lim, CPA

Contact Kathy at kathy@bensonpiombo.com or (415) 924-2292

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