ABOUT US

pARTNERS

Lisa Powers

CPA, MS., Law of Taxation
Lisa Powers, CPA, M.S., Law of Taxation is President of The
Powers Group, in San Francisco, CA. She leads and owns Powers Accountancy Corporation, a tax advisory firm for high net worth clients and their affiliates. She also leads Powers Equity, Inc. a commercial real estate developer /advisor, focusing on “tax-wise” real estate investing.

Ms. Powers has a highly entrepreneurial background, having
formed and sold four distinctly different businesses after implementation and achievement of concept. Due to the high cost of taxation to principal and re-investment for a seller of business property, her firm advises how to minimize taxation of “trade or business” success and, to move forward to the
next phase. Tax basis is a specialty of the firm in both business taxation and estate and trust formation; also, tax result optimization.

Lisa graduated from Golden Gate University’s Masters of Tax
Law Program in 1987 after receiving a special admittance due to passing the CPA Exam before completing her undergraduate degree. With a high accord to taxpayer
advocacy and equity, she has a proven track record of success in tax controversy resolution and litigation, at IRS Appeals and higher levels.

Email: lisa@powersequity.com
Phone: (415) 397-1115
Fax: (415) 397-9418

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Walter P. Gebauer

MBA (International)
Walt brings a background in semi-conductor operations, technology start-up project management and financial analysis; earned and learned in a world-wide environment. He brings top financial analysis leadership skills to most any objective.

Experienced in US, EU and Asian
markets, he brings a seasoned organizational attitude to
our team. He has led teams in project management for technology, construction, and production processes.
Walt serves as “Chief of Staff” of our company.

Walt graduated from Stanford University in 1969, and received his MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in 1973.

Email: walt@powersequity.com
Phone: (415) 397-1115
Fax: (415) 397-9418

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Staff

Masako H.

CPA, MBA, Certificate in Taxation
Education

Advanced Professional
Certificate in Taxation, New York 
University, MBA in Accounting, 
Golden Gate University

What Sets Masako Apart

Masako is a CPA and was an International Tax Manager at a Big 4 public accounting firm. She also worked at a foreign bank as VP-Tax, in charge of federal, state, local and foreign tax audits. Her mission is to prepare complete and accurate tax returns that are least susceptible to tax audits. For the last several years, Masako has been a Controller at midsized manufacturing/distribution corporations, and contributed to improve accounting process, enhance internal control, customize ERP systems and manage tax planning/compliance in house. She started her tax/accounting career in Manhattan and 15 years later returned to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she obtained an MBA in Accounting.

While residing in Japan, Masako was a cellist in amateur symphony orchestras, and went on tours to play for children and disadvantaged people in remote islands. She enjoys traveling to new places; the nature, culture and food at which can be experienced.

Email: masako@powersequity.com
Phone: (415) 397-1115
Fax: (415) 397-9418

Anthony Conrad

Financial Analyst
Education

Bachelor of Arts in Economics, 
ColoradoCollege (2006) 
Master of Business Administration in 
Sustainable Enterprise,
Dominican University(2013)

What Sets Anthony Apart

Anthony works with client and technical data at Powers Equity and Accountancy. He conducts research, prepares reports, and manages client matters, records and correspondence. His concern for others and genuine interest to continuously further his knowledge in tax, finance and investment real estate enable him to well serve our clients, and assist our team. 

Anthony is scheduled to become an Enrolled Agent in 2019. When not at work, Anthony enjoys fly-fishing, surfing, sailing and traveling to Pacific isles.

Email: anthony@powersequity.com
Phone: (415) 397-1115
Fax: (415) 397-9418