Maeda Palius
November 6, 2016

We recently announced the elevation of Jason Janzen to Partner.

Janzen has been a CPA at Palius + O’Kelley since 2014, and his specialties include mergers and acquisitions, real estate consultation on joint ownership of property, owner/officer compensation including stock options, corporate and LLC reorganizations, accounting for foreign tax matters and navigating tax audits. Janzen has over two decades of experience and has guided businesses at all stages of their development; including structuring new entities, maximizing returns during the “mid-life” of a business, and helping owners prepare for the ultimate sale or restructuring of their business.

Jason has served on local community boards including The Mental Wellness Center and Friendship Manor.  He is a Past President for the local chapter of the California Society of CPAs and currently serves on the Statewide Finance Committee. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Principa Consulting Network.

Jason graduated from Emporia State University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He earned his CPA certificate in the summer of 1995.

According to O’Kelley, “finding a candidate to become partner can be hard, but the choice to offer that position to Jason was easy. He not only has the highest level of skills and experience, but he also really embraces our corporate culture of providing exceptional service.”

Also joining Palius + O’Kelley, as Executive Assistant, is Shelley Hutcheson. Hutcheson comes to the firm from the Deckers tax department. Prior to that, she had 10 years of experience with other local CPA firms. Shelley will be instrumental in facilitating client communications and implementing processes and procedures to elevate the firm’s business model and meet the ever-changing needs of POK’s clients, while at the same time supporting the rapid growth of the firm. In her free time she is very involved with volunteer work for Royal Family Kids, Inc., an organization assisting children in the foster care system.

We are excited that Jason and Shelley have joined the firm, as they will play a critical role in our ongoing mission to help our clients increase their profitability and overall net worth.


Michael and Maeda


Jason Janzen – Partner

[email protected]

Shelley Hutcheson – Executive Assistant

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5290 Overpass Road #220

Santa Barbara, CA 93111

Ph: 805-683-7585

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