Quarterly Newsletter
Issue 2 | Summer 2016
Welcome to the Inside Swenson newsletter.  Our goal in producing this quarterly newsletter is to keep our employees, clients, and network informed and involved with key developments at our Firm. We hope you enjoy this periodic publication. 
Breaking News
Inaugural Swenson Children's Foundation Event a Success 

The Swenson Children's Foundation was officially launched in May and last week the Foundation held their kick start event.  Sarah Austin, Executive Director of the Foundation, with the assistance of Karen Keith from the San Diego Rescue Mission made the dream of flying a reality for ten children from the San Diego Rescue Mission. iFLY is an indoor skydiving experience located in San Diego, California.  The Foundation is thankful to iFLY for their stellar customer service and their generous donation of pizza for all participants. 

Upcoming Foundation Events:
August 18, 2016 - "Kids and Crafting Night" in conjunction with the Alpha Project
September 5, 2016 - Fundraising ride at RUSH Spin Studio
October 1, 2016 - Fundraising dinner at the University Club atop Symphony Towers

Former Chairman of the NTC Base Closure Committee
Visits NTC at Liberty

From Left to Right:
Radm. Fran Holian, USN (ret.), Tony Principi,
Lisa Johnson, and Alan Ziter
On June 9, 2016, Alan Ziter, Executive Director of NTC at Liberty Station (NTC) and NTC Board of Directors, welcomed to NTC Liberty Station - San Diego's flagship of civic, arts, and culture district, Tony Principi, Former Chairman of the Base Closure Committee and F ormer Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Mr. Principi was in San Diego for an Imprimis Pharmaceutical's Board meeting in which he and Steve Austin, Managing Partner at Swenson, serve as board members.  Mr. Austin and Chris Kiefer, CFO at NTC, arranged a tour for Mr. Principi to learn about the amazing redevelopment of
NTC. Swenson has enjoyed working with Mr. Kiefer and NTC, a Swenson client, for over 10 years.

Mr. Principi was ecstatic about the tour and in seeing the reformation of the former military base into a vibrate showplace and example for the rest of the world. He talked about his tour of NTC for several days to follow.  A "win-win" for all! 
Client Spotlight
Chuck Barrantes, General Finance Corporation

Chuck with his grandson, Tyler. Go Blue! 
Charles (Chuck) E. Barrantes has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of General Finance Corporation since September 2006. He has forty years of business, accounting, and CFO experience.  He started in 1977, working for more than a decade with Arthur Andersen & Co. He's held financial executive positions for companies such as Superior Industries International, Whittaker Corporation, Thompson PBE, Earl Scheib, and Royce Medical Company.  Chuck is a graduate of Loyola University of Los Angeles (now Loyola Marymount University) and, among his varied outside interests, he enjoys playing golf and spending quality time with his four adult children and four grandchildren.

Swenson is honored to work with General Finance Corporation including Chuck, Eric Weber, Sean Brady and the rest of their accounting team.  Swenson provides global tax compliance, SEC tax reporting, merger and acquisition due diligence, and complex tax provision services to the Company.

Swenson Silhouette
Carla Sanchez

Many of you know Carla, Firm Administrator at Swenson, but many might not know that she's a mother of two, wife, active volunteer at her children's school, volunteer preschool teacher at her church, tennis player, standup paddle-boarder, avid camper, beach goer and lover of everything vintage.

Earlier this year Carla celebrated her ten year anniversary at Swenson.  She's known as Steve's right-hand (wo)man and is the manpower behind the many events Swenson hosts.  Her creative talents in the area of marketing have helped set the Firm apart from competitors.

9th Annual Hot Topics Seminar
September 27, 2016 
Brexit, BEPS, Balance Sheets and Blue Oceans

McMillan Companies Event Center
NTC at Liberty Station


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