Larry Cabaldon founded BPG in 2008 after more than 25 years experience in the Executive Performance Improvement field, dealing with human resources, management assessment and executive search. His background includes positions as Executive V.P. and Director for DHR International (among the top five global executive recruiting firms), Director of Executive Search for Pricewaterhouse Coopers (among the top four international CPA firms), and as Director of Human Resources in the banking industry (including a 400-employee bank holding company with seven non-bank subsidiaries). Larry’s spectrum of business acumen covers banking, oil, real estate, aerospace, health care, insurance, software, asset-based lending, auto finance, leasing and trust companies, with clientele including Bank of America, Security Pacific, Wells Fargo, Arco, Union Oil, Paramount Studios, and many closely-held and family-owned businesses. He lectures regularly to the California Bankers Association on organizational strategic direction and leadership, as well as meeting fiduciary responsibilities while protecting against personal liability, “Assessing Fiduciary Performance,” “Board Role in Mergers & Acquisitions,” “Board Succession Planning,” “Creating a Proud Legacy of Leadership and Value” “Surviving the Credit Crunch” and similar areas. He also serves as Director of the Forum for Corporate Directors, former President of USC Commerce Associates (an 1,800 member alumni support organization), Advisor to the Dean’s Board for Concordia University School of Business, as Chairman of Options for Youth (serving 3000 high school dropouts), and for many other charitable organizations. Larry’s BS degree was awarded from California State University Northridge, where he also excelled at varsity basketball.
Director Strategic Consulting Group
Dennis Duitch joined BPG in 2009 with extensive boardroom expertise in strategic and operations management, finance, accounting and general business matters for companies including manufacturing, distribution, retail, marketing, real estate, legal & medical practice, entertainment, and not-for-profit organizations. Dennis has been a top-level CPA, Business Manager and Consultant to closely-held businesses, families & high-wealth entrepreneurs, celebrities & heirs for over thirty years. With credentials including an MBA degree in Finance from Northwestern University and certificates of specialty in Mediation and Business Appraisal, he provides pragmatic counsel in strategic direction and planning, business structure, forecasts, operating plans and budgets, control systems/procedures & infrastructure, succession & exit strategy, deal negotiations, mergers, acquisitions, dissolution and tax planning. Dennis is also a Certified Estate Advisor, licensed insurance advisor, and Mediator for matters including partner/shareholder disputes and business & marital dissolution. He has lectured extensively in management and financial areas for the California CPA Foundation, business and professional groups, several colleges and universities, has authored technical articles in taxation and management, served in executive officer and Board roles for many companies & non-profit organizations, and as Vice-Chairman for Accountants Global Network. Dennis began his career with the international firm Grant Thornton before founding Duitch & Franklin LLP, which evolved to become one of Southern California’s largest independent CPA practices, with divisions including Business Management, Forensic, Technology and Human Resource consulting, acquired by a public company in 1998. He subsequently served as President for Smart Inventions, Inc. a consumer products company with infomercial, retail, and fulfillment operations, until forming Duitch Consulting Group in 2003.