Two Partners from Prominent CPA firm for Entertainers & Celebrities Named to Variety’s “Business Managers Elite 2019”

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Two partners from accounting firm MGO named to Variety’s “Business Managers Elite 2019.” This is the second major publication to recognize MGO’s Brandy Davis and John Blakemen this year. Both also earned a spot on Hollywood Reporter’s “25 Top Financial Managers of 2019” list.

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The annual listing recognizes influential business managers with A-list clientele who “preserve their clients’ wealth while preparing them for the realities of a disruptive era.”

MGO LLP, one of the fastest growing CPA & Advisory Services firms in the nation, is proud to announce that Brandy Davis and John Blakeman have been named as two of Variety’s “Business Managers Elite of 2019.” The annual listing recognizes influential business managers with A-list clientele who “preserve their clients’ wealth while preparing them for the realities of a disruptive era.”

The recognition follows another honor that Davis and Blakeman earned this year with places on the “25 Top Financial Managers of 2019” by The Hollywood Reporter.

Brandy Davis has over two decades of experience managing the financial and business needs of high-net-worth individuals in entertainment. Davis leads MGO’s Entertainment, Sports, and Media practice and has been identified as a top Business Manager for several years by both The Hollywood Reporter and Daily Variety. Davis was recognized by Variety for guidance provided to her influential client list, which includes TV writer-producer Peter Lenkov (“Hawaii Five-0”), film producer Roberto Orci (“Star Trek”) and director F. Gary Gray (“Straight Outta Compton,” “The Fate of the Furious”). In addition to helping clients achieve their personal financial goals, Davis is also an advocate of financial literacy and guides clients in making informed investment decisions and managing their day-to-day financial affairs. She is also an expert in tax planning, estate planning, budgeting, and risk management and consulting for high-net-worth individuals.

John Blakeman received accolades from Variety for his diligence and creativity helping his client roster of “A-list actors, writers and directors” evolve with the changing entertainment industry and helping them seek out additional revenue streams. Blakeman has been a Partner in the MGO Business Management practice since 2010 and has years of experience handling business management services for entertainers, writers, directors, producers and other highly compensated individuals. He also works to optimize the tax position of loan-out companies, their principals, corporations and partnerships. Blakeman is an expert on various aspects of insurance for the entertainment industry and related individuals. This is the second consecutive year he has been recognized on Variety’s Top Business Manager List.

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Persons interested in learning more about MGO’s industry-leading Business Management practice for entertainers, celebrities, and athletes should visit There they can find an overview of accounting and financial services offered to the entertainment industry. Persons who would like to explore available accounting and financial service offerings are encouraged to reach out for a confidential consultation with a firm accountant.

About MGO

With over 70 years of experience serving dynamic clients around the world, MGO LLP is one of the fastest growing professional services firms in the country. We combine deep industry expertise with proven accounting and advisory solutions to deliver tangible results. Our clients range from global aerospace and technology leaders to innovative start-ups and not-for profit organizations – from the largest government entities in the country, to the biggest names in entertainment.

MGO is ranked as one of the top CPA firms in the nation by Accounting Today and Inside Public Accounting. The firm was awarded the ‘Best of Accounting’ designation in Client Satisfaction by the independent research firm, Inavero.

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