"I came up with the concept for The Upper Deck Company in the summer of 1987, created and founded the
company over the next 6 months and was delivering product in the following year. During that time it was
important to me to acquire a support team to include a Banker, an Attorney and a CPA that I would be able
to trust implicitly and explicitly. I asked my friends and associates for the names of 3 people in each
of these categories and I interviewed all nine of them. For a CPA I chose Joseph Weisz. Criteria I used
were personality, command and knowledge of subject, integrity and toughness, including handshake style.
I had been audited in the past and figured I would be audited in the future. I had to have an individual
that I could trust fully in his or her capabilities in dealing with the intricacies of the financial world,
having command of the latest and most up to date information, and the ability to not be intimidated by the
myriads of bombardments of inefficient, non-compliant and uneducated attempts to disrupt my work at hand.
I sold The Upper Deck Company in 1998 and have had several other successful businesses from Fine Lithography
in Lithocraft, Anaheim CA to Book Publishing, The Donovan Publishing Company in Newport Beach, CA, and Custom
Homebuilding, Pacific Coast Homebuilders along the Pacific Coast in California.
Joseph Weisz not only has the ability to put the government "authorities" at bay but, also has and does
fulfill my criteria mentioned above, which enables me to continue my work with that ease of mind so desired
when operating a successful organization."