Our People

Hein maintains four offices in Denver, Houston, Dallas, and Orange County. We work as a team to bring together the resources you need, wherever you are located in the U.S., or around the world. Search below to find Hein Partners, Principals, or Directors by name, service area, office, or industry specialization.

People


James Brendel, CPA, CFE

Managing Partner

Denver

Jim has over 35 years of public accounting experience providing audit and accounting services for both public and private companies. He is the Firm’s Managing Partner and has previously had roles as Denver Office Managing Partner, National Director of Audit and Accounting, and Director of Audit Quality. He specializes in Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting and provides public companies with compliance and consulting services for SOX 404 compliance, and other complex accounting issues. In addition, Jim provides litigation support services, including expert witness testimony....

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Michelle Carr, CPA

Partner

Denver

Michelle began her career in public accounting with Hein & Associates in 1999. Since that time she has primarily worked with technology and software firms, manufacturing and distribution companies, and clients in the mining sector. Michelle serves both privately held companies and publicly traded corporations, overseeing a variety of assurance engagements and consulting projects. Her...

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Kevin Dunham, CPA

Partner

Houston

Kevin joined Hein & Associates as a partner in the tax department in 2015. With over 15 years of accounting experience his expertise is in federal domestic tax advisory services, with a focus on flow-through entity and corporate taxation. Additionally, Kevin has extensive experience related to the tax implications of M&A transactions. His industry experience...

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Alison Dunnebecke, CPA

Partner, National Technology Industry Leader

Denver

Alison has over 32 years of professional experience providing client with a wide range of compliance and tax planning services. She works closely with her clients during periods of significant change in their businesses, providing support for entity planning, transaction structuring, buy/sell agreements, trust and estate taxation, succession planning and other important strategic issues. Alison...

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Jennifer Elder, CPA

Partner

Dallas

Jennifer Elder provides audit and consulting services for both public and private companies. She specializes in Securities and Exchange (SEC) reporting and in assisting companies with issues related to derivative instruments and Sarbanes-Oxley section 404 (SOX 404) internal controls and reporting. She also regularly assists companies with technical accounting research. In addition, she serves as...

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Mira Finé, CPA

Partner, National Director of Tax Operations

Denver

Mira has over 30 years of professional experience providing tax planning and compliance services to both individuals and business organizations. Mira assists clients with significant transactions, corporate reorganizations, and specializes in partnerships, estates and trusts, and succession planning. Mira’s expertise extends to highly specialized areas such as revenue recognition, capital formation, and mergers and acquisitions....

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Jim Harden, ASA

Principal

Houston

Jim serves as the firm’s Business Valuation Services Leader and is a Principal at Hein.  With more than thirty years of experience in the energy industry, he provides valuation, economic consulting and litigation support services to public and private companies, investment firms and law firms. His expertise includes business valuation, oil and gas reserve valuation,...

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Mark Hurst, CISA

Managing Director

Dallas

Mark has been part of the Hein & Associates team since 2008. With nearly 30 years of experience in consulting on finance, technology, and organizational management, he specializes in assisting companies with implementation of internal controls. Always putting his clients’ interests first, Mark ascribes his success to his dedication to serving clients and his persistence...

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Sean Kelly, CPA

Partner, Orange County Tax Practice Leader

Orange County

Sean Kelly provides tax planning and compliance services to closely held businesses, public companies and high net-worth individuals. He has extensive experience with capital structure, capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, and compensation issues. He assists his clients with entity planning and selection; business, estate, and succession planning; and charitable giving. He also has expertise in...

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Guy Knuf, CPA

Partner

Orange County

Guy joined the Hein & Associates team in 2016. As a partner, he is responsible for the transaction advisory services department in Southern California. He has over 25 years of experience advising entrepreneurs, private-equity and strategic investors, lenders, and other capital providers on merger and acquisition, divestiture, and ESOP transactions ranging from $10 million to...

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Michael McCarthy, CPA

Manager

Orange County

Mike is a manager in the Hein & Associates audit and tax departments. He has extensive experience in audit, tax, litigation support, due diligence, distressed companies, internal controls and fraud examination.  He serves clients in numerous industries, including technology, manufacturing, distribution, services, construction and real estate. Mike has also testified as an expert witness in...

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Lori Mettille, CPA

Partner

Dallas

Lori joined Hein & Associates in 2006. She specializes in business taxation, including both corporations and partnerships. Specifically, she focuses in areas unique to private equity investments, including maintenance of I.R.C. Section 704(b) capital accounts, targeted capital computations, and I.R.C. Section 704(c) considerations. Lori has an additional focus in ASC 740 accounting for income taxes....

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John Monahan, CPA

Partner

Denver

John joined Hein & Associates as a partner in 2016. With over 25 years of experience, he specializes in providing advice to corporate taxpayers. In particular, John advises companies on tax compliance and income tax reporting matters which include tax filing positions, complex transactions, ASC-740 reporting requirements and Sarbanes-Oxley §404 requirements. He has served clients...

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William Mueldener, CMI

Principal and Denver Office Managing Partner, National Director of State and Local Tax

Denver

Bill brings over two decades of experience to his work with national and international companies. He specializes in state income/franchise tax, sales/use tax, excise taxes, and incentives. In addition to working with companies on their tax compliance, he assists clients with mergers and acquisitions, state tax planning, credit studies, incentive negotiation and state audit controversy...

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Stu Myhill, CPA

Partner

Denver

Stu joined Hein & Associates in 2016. As a partner, Stu brings with him over twenty years of tax, accounting and operational finance management experience. He specializes in domestic and international tax compliance, tax planning for mergers & acquisitions, inbound & outbound tax structuring, ASC740 accounting for income taxes, IP migration and supply chain planning,...

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Michael Parker

Principal, National Technology and Management Consulting Leader

Denver

Michael joined Hein & Associates in 2017 as a principal and national leader of the firm’s Technology and Management Consulting Practice. With over 25 years of diverse experience across energy, technology, manufacturing, communications, healthcare and service industries in the ERP, HCM and Enterprise Software markets, Michael brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our...

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Greg Pfahl, CPA

Partner

Denver

Greg provides a wide range of audit and accounting services for both public and privately held companies. He assists clients with financial reporting and complex transactions such as initial public offerings (IPOs), private offerings, and mergers and acquisitions; and he has extensive expertise in debt and equity financings, share-based compensation, income tax accounting, purchase price...

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Jimmie Williams

Principal - Transaction Services

Houston

Jimmie joined Hein & Associates transaction advisory services department in 2015. With over 27 years of experience, he specializes in assisting companies, private equity groups and lenders with all aspects of transaction services. In particular, Jimmie assists clients with financial and operational due diligence; outsourced corporate development and M&A support; dispute resolution services; lender services;...

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William Yeates, CPA

Partner Emeritus

Denver

Bill Yeates is a Partner Emeritus in our Denver office. He has significant experience and expertise in Securities and Exchange (SEC) financial reporting. His industry focus is in extractive, alternative energy, real estate, and information and communications. For several years, Bill was a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board Advisory Council (FASAC) where he...

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