Our Partners

Kevin G. Breard, Managing Partner

Excellence is an achievable standard when one makes a serious personal commitment to its attainment. That’s what company founder and managing partner Kevin G. Breard believed when he opened the doors to his Certified Public Accounting office in 1989, and it’s what he still believes today.

This commitment to excellence, along with Breard’s entrepreneurial spirit, permeate every aspect of the firm’s culture, and serve as the foundation for the teamwork and dedication it takes to provide the best possible service to every client.

Kevin has over 35 years of accounting experience, including 33 years of public accountancy and several years as a CFO of a small subsidiary of a NYSE-listed company. The founding of Breard and Associates was the result of his dream to provide a broad range of services to a diverse clientele. His certification as a CPA in various states, as well as his CFE, CFS, FINOP and DABFA licenses, has enabled him to make the dream a reality.

Breard holds a BS in Accounting, with a business emphasis, from CSU Northridge. He studied Corporate Governance at Tulane University Law School.

Professional Licenses

– Certified Public Accountant, Arizona
– Certified Public Accountant, California
– Certified Public Accountant, Connecticut
– Certified Public Accountant, Florida
– Certified Public Accountant, Idaho
– Certified Public Accountant, Illinois
– Certified Public Accountant, Maryland
– Certified Public Accountant, Massachusetts
– Certified Public Accountant, Nevada
– Certified Public Accountant, New Jersey
– Certified Public Accountant, New York
– Certified Public Accountant, Oregon
– Certified Public Accountant, Puerto Rico
– Certified Public Accountant, Tennessee
– Certified Public Accountant, Texas
– Certified Public Accountant, Washington
– Certified Public Accountant, Wisconsin
– Certified Fraud Examiner
– Certified Fraud Specialist
– Financial and Operations Principal (Series 27/63)
– Diplomat of American Board of Forensic Accountant

Professional Associations

– California Society of Certified Public Accountants
– American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
– National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts

– Chartered Global Management Accountant
– Member on the Board of Directors of the CSUN Alumni Association

– Member on the Board of Directors Matadors Community Credit Union

Andy Prentiss, Tax Partner

Firm partner Andy Prentiss, with 17 years of prior experience managing tax affairs in private industry, has proven to be an extremely valuable resource for Breard staff and clients since he came on board in 2003.

Prentiss, a CPA, has a combined 35 years of experience in domestic and international taxation, as well as in public and private accounting, and has traveled extensively on six continents as the Manager, and later as the Director, of Taxation for a large international consulting engineering firm headquartered in Los Angeles. He was extensively involved in transforming that firm from a privately held partnership to a publicly held corporation listed on the NYSE.

Earlier, Andy held both audit and tax related positions at a ‘Big Eight’ accounting firm. He graduated from California State University Northridge and spent four years in the US Navy.

Professional / Civic Affiliations
– Certified Public Accountant, California
– California Notary Public
– Treasurer, Love on 4-Paws Inc., a California Public Benefit Corporation

Vicente Alvarez, Audit Partner

All great firms retain their exceptional talent! This holds true at BAI with Vince Alvarez. Vince has been with the company since 1994 and has seen BAI grow from its humble beginnings as a two person operation to its current status of national success.

Prior to his full-time employment with BAI, Vince provided the firm part-time IT services during his college days at CSU San Bernardino. Following his move to the San Fernando Valley, Vince followed in the footsteps of many BAI staff members by earning his BS in Accounting from CSU Northridge and earning his CPA licensure shortly thereafter. Vince finally fulfilled a long term goal of becoming a BAI Partner in 2015 after 20 years of loyal service. His passion for the Financial Services industry, commitment to client service, and incomparable personality have come to embody the essence of the firm.

Outside of his many professional undertakings, Vince is an avid rugby aficionado, weekend motorcycle rider, technology enthusiast, loving husband, and devoted father.

Professional / Civic Affiliations
– Certified Public Accountant, California
– Certified Information Technology Professional
– Chartered Global Management Accountant
– Certified Fraud Examiner
– Treasurer, Rising Eagles Youth Rugby Club