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Lauren Garabedian Ruff, CPA

COO & Business Advisor

The Opportunist 

Lauren is a hands-on leader and active philanthropist in the Central Valley. With her years of experience, she advises clients to establish a legacy in the community and leads clients through the complexities of running their business. 

Expect honesty, dependability, and compassion in each interaction with Lauren. She looks forward to connecting with clients on a deeper level when it comes to their business and personal life goals.


Lauren Garabedian Ruff joined the firm in 2012 after a successful career in retail management for the Williams Sonoma Corporation. Much of the reason Lauren decided to make the career move into the accounting industry was to continue the legacy built by her father, Dale, for making a difference in the community and servicing our clients at the highest level. Lauren worked closely with Sonja Fabbian to build and grow Payroll by The Garabedian Group and is passionate about our firm making an impact in the payroll space. The most rewarding part of her career is interacting with our clients and making their lives better by doing what we do best, so they can focus on what they do best and what matters most to them.

Community Involvement 

Lauren does not rest.   She is a member of the La Feliz Guild of Valley Children's Hospital that hosts an annual fundraiser on the day of the Kentucky Derby to raise funds to contribute to the endowments currently being funded by the 15 other guilds of the hospital. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Marjaree Mason Center that is Fresno County's only dedicated provider of domestic violence shelter and support services, including education for victims and youth.  Additionally, Lauren serves on the Board of Directors for Inspiration Transportation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides non-emergency medical transportation for the residents of southwest Fresno using electric vehicles. In 2020, Lauren was nominated in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's annual fundraising event for the Woman of the Year for the Central Valley chapter of LLS. 


Business Advisory

Family Business Support

Succession Planning



Accounting System Design

Tax Credits & Incentives

Financial Planning

Wealth Management


Payroll Tax Compliance


Multi-generational Family Business


Food processing

Manufacturing and Distribution

Professional Service Firms  

Fun Fact

Lauren lived in Israel one summer during college to participate in an archaeological dig at an ancient Roman bath site. 

"Accounting requires diligence, patience, a desire to gain knowledge and most importantly empathy to work with your clients." ~Lauren Garabedian-Ruff



Improving the quality of life of our clients, team, and community.

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