Vista Q&A with Ruby Padilla

What do you enjoy most about Vista?

Everyone at Vista is extremely welcoming and hoping for the team to succeed! There is a shared goal in wanting to help clients reach their financial goals by providing the best service we can.

What do you love to do outside of work?

I currently spend most of my time outside of work chasing after my two young daughters, so lots of puzzles and trips to Great America. I also enjoy reading, walking, and wine tasting trips!

What's the most influential book you've read and why?

The Time Traveler's Wife is a story about a man that could time travel and would try to manipulate events to help the future. He realized in the end to just enjoy the present for what it is and stop trying to relive the past. 

Ruby's tax career began at a large regional tax firm in the Bay Area where she worked for over 14 years specializing in high net worth individual taxes.

Ruby has extensive experience with serial entrepreneurs, early technology company employees, executives, and general partners.  She has spent much of her time working with clients and their financial advisors and estate attorney's on stock option planning, estate planning, other tax planning opportunities and all related compliance filings.

Ruby holds a Bachelor's of Science in Management Science (with honors) and Psychology (emphasis in Clinical Psychology) from University of California, at San Diego. Ruby was the President of the CalCPA Peninsula Chapter in 2020-2021 year and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.