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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Deanna Duell, CPA, CGMA

Managing Consultant

Denver

Deanna has more than eighteen years of oil and gas industry experience and currently serves as a Managing Consultant on the Business Advisory Services team at Hein & Associates. Her focus is in managing operational accounting non-attest engagements for exploration and production (E&P) companies. Her responsibilities include managing JV Audit engagements for non-operators having an interest...

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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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Todd Gress

Director, Denver Oil and Gas Industry Leader

Denver

Todd Gress assists both public and closely held companies with domestic and international tax compliance. He consults with clients on a wide variety of issues, including tax structuring for entity purchases and sales, and due diligence reviews for mergers, acquisitions, and private placement offerings. He also assists his clients with the formation and use of...

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Patrick Hanley, CPA

Partner

Denver

Patrick has expertise in a wide array of federal and multi-state tax compliance and consulting matters, which is particularly beneficial in his work with consolidated C corporations, partnerships, and other pass-through entities. He assists clients with the complexities of partnership formation and structuring, including review of operating agreements, allocations of partnership items, partnership elections, and...

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Paul Hocevar, CPA

Director

Denver

Paul joined Hein & Associates as a tax director in 2016. With over 43 years of experience, he specializes in serving the oil and gas, mining and real estate industries. In addition to meeting comprehensive tax needs, Paul is an exit strategist and fundraising expert for companies looking to enhance business value or minimize tax...

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John LaPorta, CPA

Director, Business Development

Denver

John leads and coordinates the development and execution of the firm’s strategic growth plans in Denver. Combining his 20-plus years of public accounting and business development background, John collaborates with Hein professionals across all departmental and functional disciplines to develop and nurture relationships with existing and potential clients as well as the external professional community...

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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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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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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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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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