Francois Hechinger

Tax Partner


BDO San Francisco Office



Executive Summary

Francois is the lead partner for BDO’s Bay Area high net worth individuals tax practice and also specializes in venture capital and private equity tax. He has more than 20 years of public accounting experience, eight of which have been focused exclusively on serving venture capital and high net worth clients. He has provided consulting guidance to clients on such areas as the tax implications of acquisitions, day-to-day operations, entity structuring and overall tax planning for high net worth individuals.
Francois joined BDO after several years with a large national accounting firm. He is a regular commentator on individual tax issues for both local and national media, including CNNfn, MarketWatch and The San Francisco Examiner.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
California Society of Certified Public Accountants
French American Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco, Board Member


B.S., Accounting and Finance, University of California, Berkeley