Yusuf Balogun

CPA/PFS, MST, Partner

Yusuf Balogun

Yusuf is one of sixteen siblings to whom their parents promised a college education, with the condition that they study outside their native Nigeria. This commitment became a financial planning challenge when, one by one, fourteen of the children took up their parents’ offer and went to college. As the youngest of the family, Yusuf is particularly grateful that his parent’s careful planning provided for everyone.

Committed to making the most of the opportunities open to him, Yusuf enrolled at UCSB in 1985, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. He pursued further education, earning an Accounting Certificate from UCSB Extension and a Masters in Taxation from Golden Gate University.

Yusuf joined Walpole & Co., LLP in 2000 and became a partner in 2008. He has served on the Board of Directors for the California Society of CPAs (Channel Counties Chapter) and New Directions for People with Disabilities, Inc.

Yusuf and his wife, Toyosi, have two daughters. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, playing soccer, and the theater.

Because the life Yusuf appreciates was made possible by his parents’ careful financial planning, he understands the importance of helping his clients lay the groundwork for their own financial goals. Adding the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) credential to his CPA qualifications demonstrates his commitment to this service.

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