Who we are

Ardan, meaning high inspiration and creative passion, is the founder’s vision on redefining what it means to be an advisor in today’s environment.

At Ardan, we encompass these values in our full-service tax firm that offers comprehensive tax consulting and compliance services for venture capital, private equity, and other alternative fund types.  Our services cover the full fund vertical, from the portfolio company to the individual founders and managers, across a variety of industries.

Collectively, Ardan’s co-founders have over 30 years of experience in the private fund space, primarily with a Big 4 firm.  In addition, to our Big 4 experience, we have experience working for the IRS and within a M&A tax transaction services group. 

Meet the Founders

Arash Alikhah

Arash is a Co-founding Managing Partner of Ardan CPAs LLP. For over fifteen years, Arash has been the trusted advisor for many wealthy multi-generational families, family offices, and individuals.

Prior to Co-founding Ardan, Arash was a Senior Manager at Deloitte Tax in the Investment Management practice in San Francisco. Arash’s focus was in private wealth, primarily on high-net worth individuals and founders in the private equity, venture capital, and alternative investment fund space, as well as their related businesses on all tax matters. Prior to Deloitte Tax, Arash worked at the Internal Revenue Service and has significant experience managing and resolving federal and state examinations for his clients.

Arash is a San Francisco Bay Area native and grew up in Berkeley, California.

Dan Brown

Dan Brown is a Co-founding Managing Partner of Ardan CPAs LLP. For nearly fifteen years, Dan has been a trusted advisor for many investment and operating partnerships, and private corporations.

Prior to Co-founding Ardan, Dan was a Senior Manager at Deloitte Tax in Business Tax Services (“BTS”) in San Francisco. Dan’s primary focus is in investment management and financial services tax matters. In addition to his experience in the BTS group, Dan worked in Deloitte’s Mergers and Acquisitions tax practice for several years advising some of the largest private equity and institutional clients of Deloitte.

Dan is a San Francisco Bay Area native and grew up in Alameda, California.

Tax Services

From individual to complex business tax consulting and compliance

Fund Tax Director Outsourcing

Tax Controversy Consultation and Representation

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