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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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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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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Justin Laswell, CPA

Partner

Dallas

Justin joined Hein in 2001 and currently serves as an audit partner in the Dallas office. He provides a wide range of audit and accounting services for both public and privately held companies; and he frequently assists private equity groups and family owned businesses with audit and accounting issues. He has significant experience with Securities...

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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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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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Larry Schultz, CPA

Office Managing Partner

Orange County

Larry has more than 20 years experience delivering high quality assurance and advisory services for both public and private companies. He works with clients to improve their internal controls to comply with Section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX 404); and assists public companies with SEC reporting requirements, including financial statement disclosures and registration statements. In addition,...

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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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Jordan Whitten, CPA

Partner

Dallas

Jordan joined Hein & Associates in 2005 as a staff auditor and has been promoted through the ranks of the firm, most recently becoming a partner in early 2017. He specializes in audit engagements for companies in the energy sector with an emphasis on companies with exploration and production (E&P) activities. Jordan has worked with...

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Kenneth Wilks, CPA, CVA

Partner

Dallas

Kenny Wilks provides both public and private companies with a wide range of accounting and consulting services that include U.S. GAAP implementation, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting, and derivative and oil and gas accounting. Since achieving Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) designation, Kenny has maintained a strong focus on the ever-increasing impacts of fair value...

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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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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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