Barry J. Siegel
Senior Managing Director
Barry Siegel is a Senior Managing Director of Provident Financial Management. In that capacity, Barry co-manages the firm and has the responsibility of managing the financial and business affairs for a long list of clients, many of which he has represented for more than 25 years. His client list includes musicians, bands, actors, writers, talent managers and many other entertainment industry individuals including many high net worth business executives. Barry has represented clients in many significant financial transactions, allowing the clients to monetize the values that were stored up in certain assets and provide them with long term security.
Barry graduated from Cal State Long Beach and Woodbury University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and began his business management career with Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman in Los Angeles and became a partner with that firm before leaving in 1982 to become one of the founding partners of the Siegel & Feldstein business management firm, later known as Provident Financial Management. During these next thirty years, the firm he co-founded, and with his leadership, became one of the most prominent business management firms in the country.
Barry is on the Advisory Board of Park Lane (investment bank) providing advisory services to sports based teams and businesses. He sits on the Board of Governors of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and he is also on the Board of Directors of CORE Media Group. He is on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, an organization distributing one million pounds of food per week to those in need.
Barry is a Certified Public Accountant, married with four children and resides in Marina Del Rey, California.
Senior Managing Director
Bill Vuylsteke is a Senior Managing Director of Provident Financial Management. In that capacity, Bill co-manages the firm, and in addition to those responsibilities manages the financial and business affairs for a long list of entertainment clients. His representation of these clients over many years includes some of the most successful musicians, bands, film and television talent; and high net worth executives and families.
Bill is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. He began his career with the Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman business management firm and left there to become a partner at Siegel, Feldstein, Duffin & Vuylsteke, a business management firm with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Bill has been an integral part of the growth and success of the firm resulting in his current leadership role. With over 25 years of business management experience, Bill has developed an expertise in all areas of the business, with a strong emphasis in touring. He has represented some of the largest domestic and international touring acts in the industry.
Bill is a Certified Public Accountant and is active in many community projects and charities. He is a voting member of the Television Academy and is on the board of directors of AARC (Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies). He is very active in fundraising for such charities as Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research Program (co-chair of the board), Heal the Bay, Nordoff Robbins Center for Music Therapy, and others. When not working, he enjoys traveling, skiing, scuba diving and tennis with the family.
As a Managing Director at Provident Financial Management, Barbara provides business and financial services to a variety of clients in the music and entertainment industries requiring her knowledge in virtually all aspects of the music, television, film, live events and branding industries. In addition, Barbara provides back office financial work for high net worth individuals. Barbara joined Provident with a great interest in expanding her career into the entertainment industry. She is an outstanding resource into all of the technical aspects of the firm’s operations and oversees the implementation of new management processes for servicing our expanding client roster.
Before joining the firm in 1991, Barbara spent several years developing her accounting skills at Kellogg & Andelson, then for Allegiance Records as Assistant Director of Business Affairs and Royalty Administrator, giving her the opportunity to combine accounting skills with her interest in the entertainment industry.
Barbara initiated the Provident Financial Management annual charity golf tournament and has provided fund-raising efforts in support of The Bogart Foundation and The Lange Foundation. She is also an active participant in the professional advisory network for the Motion Picture Television Fund.
Shelley began her career with Provident in 1995 as a bookkeeper. Prior to joining Provident Shelley held a position in the commercial banking industry, however, her home is here and she has performed at a very high level since her initial interview in January 1995, when the Provident Human Resources department made the decision to hire Shelley.
She has advanced through the positions of Bookkeeper, Sr. Bookkeeper and Account Manager before her promotion to Manager in 2007. At that time it was clear that Shelley had goals, and making Provident a career decision rather than a job decision was made. Shelley continued her upward climb working primarily as a member of the Bill V. team and in January 2017 was promoted to Managing Director. Shelley works on some of the most demanding and exciting clients of our firm, with a heavy focus in touring.
She has been an outstanding trainer and has been instrumental in the development for some of our younger staff, and continues to support the firm both inside and out. In the recent years after her promotion to Director, she expanded her business contacts and has been successful in bringing in new clients to the firm.
In addition to her career here at Provident, Shelley has also spent time volunteering for several animal welfare societies, including the Pasadena Humane Society and Best Friends Animal Society Los Angeles. She has also spent time volunteering for conventions such as Kirk Von Hammett’s 2014 / 2015 Fear FestEvil shows, RuPaul’s 2016 DragCon, 2016 San Diego Comic Con and was project liaison for the 2017 and 2019 exhibitions “It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection” at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Ontario.
Pamula Johnson Solar
Pamula began her career at Provident in 1994. She worked her way through most every position at the firm and was promoted to Managing Director in January 2017. The knowledge gained from each step along the way gives her full perspective of the business management industry as she guides and assists her clients in their business and personal lives. She shares her knowledge and experience with her clients and staff and has become one of the firm’s best in mentoring and developing her staff.
Born and raised in Southern California, Pamula has always been drawn to the entertainment industry. Although never in front of the camera, she feels a camaraderie with those many that aspire to become actors. Pamula’s grandfather was an American film and television supporting actor. He worked with many notable actors including James Stewart, Doris Day and Ronald Reagan. Since Provident supports the entertainment industry this is the perfect niche for Pamula. Pamula attended Cal State LA, but feels her success in our industry was achieved through the great mentors that inspired her and those that continue to inspire her.
While supporting the firm’s clients 24/7 – Provident also supports a work-life balance atmosphere. Pamula is a perfect example of someone who can manage both. She has adopted a gorgeous son through the Los Angeles County Foster-Adoption program. This program takes a lot of time/energy but the rewards are magnificent. Pamula is happy to share her story and likes to encourage other adults to take a chance on children that need to be fostered/adopted.
Bo Gardner is a Managing Director at Provident Financial Management and started her career in 1985 at the Siegel, Feldstein, Duffin & Vuylsteke business management firm that was co-founded by her current partner Barry Siegel. Bo has continuously worked at the firm since, and has been involved in all aspects of the firm’s business management practice. Her commitment to client service, firm values and expertise in many areas of the business drive client satisfaction.
During her years with Provident, Bo has represented a wide cross-section of entertainment clients and developed a well-regarded expertise in the music touring industry.
Her interest in touring bands and musicians has steered her to focus in this niche area. Bo has handled countless domestic and international tours for many high-profile and world-wide acclaimed acts. Each new tour or client presents a unique challenge that Bo is always eager to address and effectively formulate the appropriate strategy.
She is known for her accommodating style and her ability to effectively liaise with associated managers, attorneys, agents and advisors to best serve her clients.
Bo is originally from Oklahoma and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma. She then earned an MBA at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona.
Bo currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. She and her husband live in Los Angeles and are both huge sports fans and love to travel.
Randy Sugarman is a Managing Director in the business management firm of Provident Financial Management, LLC. He is a CPA and licensed in California since 1982 and is also a member of the California Society of CPAs.
Prior to joining the firm in November 2022, Randy was a partner in the business management firm of Schur & Sugarman and co-managed the firm since its inception in 1991
Randy graduated from the University of Southern California in 1980. He began his professional career as a staff accountant with the accounting firm of Segel & Goldman (1980-1990). In 1988 he became a partner and continued to practice accounting with the firm until 1991 when he formed a Business Management practice with Michael Schur- Schur & Sugarman, CPA.
Mr. Sugarman has several areas of specialization and expertise, including:
- Business Management services for entertainers and other highly compensated individuals in the entertainment field.
- Family Office services for high net-worth individuals and their families.
- Taxation of entertainment-related enterprises, their principles, and trusts to preserve and enhance wealth.
Randy lives in Whitefish, MT, and also in Marina del Rey, CA. He enjoys playing tennis, boating, riding motorcycles, and spending time with his wife and family.
|Michael Schur is a Managing Director in the business management firm of Provident Financial Management, LLC. He is a CPA and licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in California (1969). He is also a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.Prior to joining the firm in November 2022, Michael was a partner in the Business Management firm of Schur & Sugarman and co-managed the firm since its inception in 1991
Mr. Schur graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1966. He began his professional career as a staff accountant with the accounting firm of Neiman, Sanger, Miller & Beress (1969-1973). In 1974 he became a partner and continued to practice accounting with the firm until 1975 when he opened his own practice. (1975-1991). In 1991 he formed a Business Management practice with Randy Sugarman.
Mr. Schur has several areas of specialization and expertise, including:
Mr. Schur lives in Santa Monica with his wife Laurie and enjoys traveling, yoga, their dog Cassie and photography.