Meet the Team of PruVise, Inc.

Our team, located in Newport Beach, California, is here to help you in all areas of accounting, taxes, consulting, and business services. We are here to help you every step of the way.

CFO, Financial Advisor, IAR

Tristan DeMers

Tristan brings 13 years of accounting, investment advisory, business consulting experience to clients he serves and is the cheif financial advisor at PruVise.

Tristan specializes in working with companies to source state and federal tax credits and consulting on capital and financing needs. Connect with Tristan on LinkedIn today!


Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting from University of Phoenix

Series 65 & Series 3 Holder

Community Involvement

Tristan serves on the Santiago Community College Foundation board of directors as a board member and treasurer


Wine Tasting



Working Out

Reading (Non-Fiction)



Audris Nguyen, CPA

Audris was graduated with Master at Accountancy in the U.S.A. She has active CPA A type license in the State of California. She has many years working in public accounting in top 50 nationwide CPAs to provide audit, accounting, and tax services for SEC and private entities.

Her client’s industries are including technology, real estate investment, investment trading, construction, franchising, non-profit, and governmental. Audris expertise and knowledge are bringing more value to clients.

Audris is also a part-time Accounting Professor at Golden West Community College, one of the biggest community colleges in Orange County.

Her philosophy is to provide clients the best service with care and trust.

CIO and Investment Adviser

Carl J Fernandez, CFA

Carl serves as CIO and Investment Adviser representive at PruVise,Inc. For over twenty-five years, Carl has been a financial industry professional focused within the Capital Markets. Starting his career in 1995 in downtown Chicago, and now based in Southern California, Carl has been involved in various disciplines within the financial markets including derivatives trading, securities brokerage, merger arbitrage analysis and trading, investment banking, consulting & advisory, as well as early-stage & lower middle-market private equity impact investing. This diverse range of capabilities and core competencies has proven a distinct benefit in virtually all interactions. He is a strong advocate for, and believer in, the power of "profit with purpose" and that "social performance drives financial performance".

Carl graduated with a BBA in Finance & Risk Management from the University of Texas @ Austin in 1995. He is a member of the CFA Institute, and the CFA Society of Los Angeles

Vice President of Tax

Ben Cohn

As PruVise’s Vice President of Tax, Ben Cohn is responsible for onboarding tax clients, client relations, technology, and final tax filing approval.

He brings 10 years of bookkeeping, accounting, and operations experience.


Bachelor of Arts in Business with an emphasis in Sustainability & a Certificate in International Business from Arizona State University

CTEC Registered Tax Preparer (CRTP)




Working Out


Accountant/Tax Preparer

Ebonee Payne

PruVise, Inc. is a registered investment advisory firm in the state of California