Los Angeles-based accounting firm Martini Iosue & Akpovi LLP today announced the opening of an office in Santa Clarita, located in the Valencia Executive Plaza at 27201 Tourney Road. “I am really excited to bring our firm’s talents, relationships and access to resources to the Santa Clarita Valley,” said Kevin Holmes, an assurance and consulting partner who specializes in audit, business advisory and internal control consulting, and who will head the office and lead its group of professionals. “We want to be an integral part of the growth of the Santa Clarita Valley’s business community and we will offer our firm’s full suite of services from the Valencia office.” Holmes, a Saugus resident, says that in the two decades he has lived in the Santa Clarita Valley, he’s seen tremendous business growth that has left the area with a disproportionately low number of accounting firms of the caliber of Martini Iosue & Akpovi. “Kevin and I have had the opportunity to work alongside one another over the years in his roles as the Chairman of the College of Canyons Foundation, the Chairman of the Foundation’s Audit Commi\ee and as a member of the Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee,” said Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook, Chancellor of the College of the Canyons. “I look forward to continuing to work with Kevin in the future.” Holmes says he hopes the new office also attracts new talent interested in participating in Martini Iosue & Akpovi’s expansion. Santa Clarita is the firm’s second office since its inception 25 years ago. Holmes, who began his career at Arthur Andersen, has volunteered with various organizations in the Santa Clarita Valley. He is on the Board of Directors and is a former Chairman of the College of the Canyons Foundation and is a former Board President of the Michael Hoefflin Foundation for Children’s Cancer.