Norman Blieden holds a CPA certificate from the State of California and is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He was born in South Africa and immigrated to the USA in 1979.
He was a Chartered Accountant in South Africa and graduated from the University of The Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, with majors in accounting and taxation. South African public accounting experience was with Arthur Young and Arthur Anderson.
Norman also owned and operated a successful hotel and restaurant business for three years in South Africa. In 1979 he worked as an accounting manager for Oasis Petroleum Corporation in Culver City, California and the annual sales of this entity were in excess of one billion dollars. He went into private practice in 1989 and offers a broad range of services to retail businesses, service industry, manufacturers and tax clients. His present clients range from individuals and small corporations to those businesses that make about $250 million per year in sales. Norman is passionate about golf, tennis and hiking. He has a particular interest in antique automobiles.