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


Craig Blevins, CPA

Partner, Audit Practice Leader

Houston

Craig has a wide variety of audit experience with both public and private companies. He specializes in assisting clients with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting and filing requirements. He also helps private companies with their audit and financial reporting needs. Craig supports his clients through all phases of major transactions and capital formation, including...

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Joseph Blice, CPA

Partner

Dallas

Joe has served as an Audit Partner since 2007 and has been in the Dallas office of Hein & Associates since 2003. He provides a wide range of audit and accounting services for both public and privately held companies in the energy industry. Joe has significant experience with Securities and Exchange Commission disclosure and reporting...

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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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Jonathan Carris

Director, Houston State and Local Tax Practice Leader

Houston

Jon joined the Hein & Associates team in 2015 as the Houston State and Local Tax Practice leader. He provides state and local taxation services, including credits and incentives, compliance and consulting in income/franchise taxes, sales and use taxes, premium taxes, and controversy support. Jon assists clients in an array of industries, including manufacturing, oil...

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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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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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Pedro Gonzalez, CPA

Partner

Dallas

With over 16 years of accounting experience, Pedro specializes in Securities and Exchange (SEC) reporting services, accounting and complex GAAP services. His private equity and publicly traded clients have provided him with extensive experience working on mergers as both the seller and buyer and multiple initial and secondary public offerings, and the implementation of Section...

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Kenny Grace, CPA

Office Managing Partner

Houston

Kenny joined Hein in 1997 and led the audit practice in the Houston office for nearly 15 years. He currently is the Houston office managing partner and participates on the firm’s executive committee. Kenny has significant experience assisting private equity groups in the acquisition of portfolio companies; through due diligence assistance, purchase price allocations and...

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Charles Grube, Jr., CPA

Partner, Houston Energy Industry Leader

Houston

Charles specializes in audit and financial reporting, especially in serving privately held companies. He has extensive experience in capital formation for structuring and executing initial public offerings (IPOs) and secondary offerings. He provides financial and operational due diligence reviews and employee benefit plan audits, as well as assisting clients with revenue recognition, SFAS 123, asset...

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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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David Harlan, CPA

Partner

Dallas

David provides tax consulting and compliance services to public and private companies of all sizes. He has extensive experience with tax provision (ASC 740) for public companies, private companies, or companies in the IPO process. He has dealt with mergers and acquisitions addressing issues of stock vs. assets, carryover of tax attributes and limitation on...

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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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Megan McFarland, CPA

Office Managing Partner

Dallas

Megan serves as both an audit partner and office managing partner for the firm’s Dallas office. Megan specializes in the Energy Industry and Securities and Exchange (SEC) reporting services as well as a developed focus in real estate. With over 23 years of industry experience, Megan’s current and previous roles have given her the necessary...

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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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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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Tracy Pharis, CPA

Partner, Denver Audit Services Leader

Denver

Tracy Pharis provides a wide range of audit and accounting services to public and private companies. She offers her clients the benefits of significant experience in delivering due diligence and other services to support major transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, and private placements. She has expertise in handling complex reporting requirements for...

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Matthew Rolland, CPA

Partner

Denver

Matt has been in public accounting since 2005, providing audit and accounting services to both public and private companies, including Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting, public and private offerings, SOX 404 implementation and continued compliance, and complex accounting issues. Additionally, he spent two years in the Netherlands performing statutory audits under GAAP for various European...

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Duane Snyder, CPA

Partner

Dallas

Duane joined the Hein & Associates team in 1992. As a partner in the firm’s tax department, he specializes in tax compliance and strategic tax planning services for both domestic and international companies. Duane works with clients to identify, analyze, implement and document their various tax credit and other tax savings opportunities; and assists with...

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Billy Tilotta, CPA

Partner

Houston

Billy provides audit and consulting services to both public and private companies, specializing in due diligence services, consolidations, and private offerings, as well as mergers and acquisitions. He has extensive expertise in SEC services, including Section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX 404) and SFAS 123 (stock options). He focuses in the manufacturing and distribution, and energy...

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Keith Tunnell, CPA

Partner

Houston

Keith has nearly 30 years of professional experience providing audit and accounting services for both public and private companies. He specializes in Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting, mergers and acquisitions due diligence, and consulting on other complex accounting and reporting matters. Keith has assisted clients with a variety of significant transactions, including public and...

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Jake Vossen, CPA

Partner, National Director of Audit and Accounting

Denver

Jake Vossen provides a wide range of auditing, financial reporting and consulting services to both public and private companies. He specializes in Securities and Exchange reporting services. He has significant experience helping clients with due diligence and initial public offerings, private placements, and mergers and acquisitions. He has worked extensively with companies in the oil...

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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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Steve Williams, CPA

Partner, Houston Tax Practice Leader

Houston

Steve provides corporate and international tax services to private and public companies as well as individuals. He works with clients on cross-border expansion, tax planning, merger and acquisition due diligence, transfer pricing, tax compliance, and representation with tax authorities. Steve also oversees a division of the firm which provides outsourced accounting services. Steve is based...

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Mark Zilberman, CPA, CFE

Partner

Houston

Mark’s audit and accounting career began in 2000, and his experience includes the planning, coordination, and management of audits for mid-size public and private enterprises in the oil and gas upstream (exploration and production), oilfield service, construction, and manufacturing and distribution industries. He has also provided audit services to large public and private enterprises in...

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