About Us

WHY US?

O’Baker & Lepird has been providing professional accounting and tax preparation services in Orlando to individual and business clients since 1988. Although we have grown over the years, we still maintain a client-oriented staff which is experienced in all areas of public accounting. Throughout our history, we have had one overriding purpose – to provide each and every client with personal service and quality work. We strive to meet each client’s specific needs in planning for the future and achieving their goals in an ever-changing financial environment.
Whether you are in need of traditional accounting services such as personal or business tax preparation and planning, business bookkeeping, or additional services such as investment advisory or business development consultation, we are confident that O’Baker & Lepird can meet your requirements.
We encourage you to contact us. Consultations are generally included in any subsequent fees. We look forward to meeting with you and assisting you with any tax, accounting or business service needs you may have.
Our roster of corporate clients includes: small to mid-sized retail businesses of all types; medical and legal practices; restaurants and nightclubs; auto dealers and auto repair shops; construction, home repair, contractors and landscape companies; mailbox and shipping facilities; filmmakers, music producers and entertainers; real estate developers; engineer and design firms. The diversity of our corporate client base is indicative of the flexibility of our staff.

OUR VALUES

Our mission at O’Baker & Lepird has been to provide superior client service on a consistent basis to all our clients and to treat our employees as our most valuable assets. At our Orlando accounting offices, we strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, employees and community by holding our firm to a standard of integrity and achievement that exceeds the usual and aspires towards excellence.
Every staff member at O’Baker & Lepird prides themselves in professionalism, responsiveness, and quality; and works to deliver the highest level of service and competence that our clients deserve, while at the same time conveying a sense of friendliness derived from dealing with a smaller firm such as ours. We resolve to approach each relationship by staying true to our founding values of service, loyalty, honesty and integrity.

OUR TEAM

At O’Baker & Lepird, we have assembled a great Orlando accounting team to help you with your financial needs. From tax preparation and bookkeeping, to accounting for restaurants, O’Baker & Lepird has the knowledge and experience needed.

GENE O’BAKER

Gene is a graduate of Park College in Missouri with a degree in Business Administration and Economics. After 22 years of active military duty with the Air Force as a fighter pilot, Gene retired as a Lieutenant Colonel and opened O’Baker & Lepird in 1988. In addition to providing accounting, tax and consulting services for over 350 small businesses and 500 individuals and families, Gene is certified as an Enrolled Agent by the IRS and holds Series 7 and Series 63 investment ratings in order to provide investment management, financial and estate planning for our clients.
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SHELLEY LEPIRD

Shelley is a co-founder of O’Baker & Lepird. Shelley has over 30 years of experience in the accounting industry. Her focus is on service provided to our small and medium sized businesses, with a focus on consulting, financial preparation and entity structure. Shelley’s high degree of integrity and confidentiality have ensured a trusted relationship with our clients.

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BRETT O’BAKER

Brett is a co-owner of O’Baker & Lepird. He joined the firm in 2011. He earned his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida in 2012 and his Masters of Science in Taxation in 2016. Brett has over 10 years of hospitality & management experience, which is invaluable to our numerous hospitality clientele. Brett’s organizational skills and youthful approach has brought a perspective necessary to compete in this new electronic age.

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CHRISTINA ROBINSON

Christina joined our firm in June 2015 to provide administrative support. Christina’s previous experience working as an assistant in the health industry where she developed a trusted relationship with her patients. She has been an invaluable addition to our team, as she acts as support for the accounting department. She is the first point of contact with all clients and is responsible for making sure that everything is running in a smooth and efficient manner and that the client’s needs are met.

PATTY PIZARROZ

Patty joined O’Baker & Lepird in 2002. She has over 30 years of experience in the accounting profession in Illinois and Florida. In her position as a staff accountant, Patty’s expertise encompasses client payrolls, preparation of federal & state sales & payroll tax returns, compilation of financial statements and bank reconciliations. Patty maintains a long term relationship with many of our clients.

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PEDRO ROMAN

Pedro joined O’Baker & Lepird in 2013 as a tax preparer.  He earned his CPA in May 2014 specializing in taxation. Pedro’s prior experience as a business owner and attorney brings a level of expertise that ensures efficiency and compliance with accounting regulations. He has strong analytical skills which is a benefit to our clients, as tax planning should be provided throughout the year, not just at tax time. Pedro is constantly updating his knowledge in the accounting industry, which translates into his ability to provide the most current solution and efficient financial reporting.