SAN FRANCISCO, - Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc. (BPM), one of the largest California-based accounting and consulting firms, is pleased to announce that Dr. Scott Packard has joined the firm as senior director in the consulting group. Packard brings substantial experience in providing market assessment, forecasting, diligence, and growth strategy consulting services. In addition to his client leadership responsibilities. Packard will be responsible for leveraging and expanding the firm's relationships and capabilities with the nation's top venture capital and private equity firms and will manage the firm's newly opened Cambridge, MA office.

Prior to joining BPM, Packard worked extensively in the life sciences and healthcare industries analyzing markets for operating companies and investors. This work involved understanding industry landscapes, market sizes, forecasts, drivers of growth, decision-making paradigms, growth opportunities, and disruptive technologies. Previously, he held the roles of Director at The Advisory Board Company, a healthcare focused global research, technology, and consulting firm and Chief Operating Officer at MedPanel, a life sciences focused market insights firm.

In particular, his work often informs valuation models for a host of purposes including mergers and acquisitions, licensing negotiations, financing efforts and strategic growth opportunity prioritization with companies ranging from large public to venture-backed technology companies to private equity-held roll-ups often in the life sciences and healthcare delivery verticals.

Additionally, he has been actively involved in the emerging industry of digital health, mentoring and advising startups and participating in the MIT Hacking Medicine initiative - a collaborative of clinicians, engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurs disrupting healthcare.

 "BPM's Consulting Group will benefit from Scott's impressive background, depth and breadth of industry expertise in healthcare, and proven track record of helping companies and investors to understand the ways in which a company can optimize value," said Curtis Burr, CEO and co-founder of BPM. "Our broad platform of tax, accounting and consulting services will enhance Scott's ability to provide value accretive intelligence and services to our clients and investor relationships, especially in transactional situations."

"BPM's focus on relentlessly delivering value to clients using data, experience, and best practices attracted me to the firm," said Packard. "They commit to building and maintaining long-lasting and deep relationships with operating companies and investors. Now market assessment and growth strategy consulting become additional ways we serve our clients that are highly complementary to forecasting and valuation services."

BPM's Consulting Group is active in the life sciences and Scott's leadership position will bring greater depth of talent as the firm continues its expansion efforts within life sciences, healthcare, and evidence-based growth strategy consulting.

Scott holds a PhD from the MIT-Harvard Division of Health Sciences and Technology, a joint program between MIT and Harvard Medical School following a Bachelor of Arts in Physics with a minor in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University.

ABOUT BURR PILGER MAYER, INC. (BPM)

Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc. is one of the largest California-based accounting and consulting firm, serving the Bay Area's emerging and mid-cap businesses, as well as high net worth individuals since 1986. BPM has extensive experience in a broad range of industries including technology, life science, manufacturing, food and wine, automotive, nonprofits, real estate and construction. The firm's highly respected Consulting Group is recognized as a leading innovator in addressing business-oriented challenges, and the international tax practice is one on the largest on the West Coast. BPM has been named one of the Best Accounting Firms to Work for by Accounting Today and continues to build value for clients across the globe. For more information, please visit http://www.bpmcpa.com/ .