The leaders of tomorrow aren’t born tomorrow. They are already among us, making moves today. They have the skills, passion and tools to ensure success in the future. They recognize good ideas and implement sound strategies. They are determined and persistent. They are this year’s 40 Under 40, and they aren’t waiting until tomorrow to lead.
This year’s 40 honorees come from all over the country and they enjoy various hobbies from wine tasting to hiking. However, they all share one common quality: they’re excited about the possibilities that lie ahead for the accounting profession, largely due to the impact of the cloud and social media. They know the road to creating a firm of the future starts in the present.
Armed with innovation, commitment and vision, the honorees are already making waves in the accounting profession – some have received this award before, while others have been named a CPA Practice Advisor Thought Leader and still more have received countless awards and honors during their career thus far. These 40 professionals are committed to increasing productivity and efficiencies for their customers and clients and providing excellent customer service, all while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. They are leveraging the latest and best technologies to consistently meet their clients’ needs.
“It’s extremely gratifying to realize that, over the last seven years, hundreds of our professions’ young leaders have been celebrated as members of the now famous CPA Practice Advisor “40 Under 40,” said former Executive Editor Greg LaFollette, CPA.CITP, Vice President of Product Strategy for CPA2Biz. “The announcement of the awards has become a much anticipated event in the public accounting world and those that have been named are clearly proud of their important designation.”
The ongoing efforts of this year’s 40 Under 40 honorees have been recognized by the vendors, consultants, thought leaders, peers and clients with which they do business daily. They are held in high regard by those directly affected by their contributions to the public accounting profession.
Congratulations to each and every one of you on receiving this prestigious honor!
You can read much more about each of this year's 40 Under 40 in the special ebook supplement.
Jim Boomer — 36
CIO/Shareholder, Boomer Consulting, Inc.
Kacee Johnson — 32
Executive Vice President, Cloud9 Real Time
San Diego, California
Anthony J. Nitti — 37
Aubrey Lynch — 37
Tax Principal, CS&L, CPAs
Jennifer Pierce Cook — 28
Owner/Partner “Creator of Awesomeness”
Hardee Accounting, PC
Senior Manager A&A of Accounting, Audit & Workflow, CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business
Shayna B. Chapman—37
CPA.CITP, CGMA, Hold Series 7 and 66
Managing Member, Chapman & Burris CPAs LLC
Sean Hanthorn — 33
MBA Director of Education Services, RootWorks LLC
Van Buren Township, Michigan
Joyce M. Washington – 39
Founder/CEO, Common Cents Consulting
Bryan Hoeft – 37
Web Marketing Director, Thomson Reuters
Byron K. Patrick — 35
CPA.CITP, CGMA, MCSE
Co-founder/CEO, Simplified Innovations Inc.
Samir Khosla — 39
Director, Product Management - Accountant Customer Segment,Intuit, Inc.
Mountain View, California
Roy Keely – 31
Vice President of Market Strategy, Xcentric
Cara R. Newhouse — 37
Senior Accountant, Lohman Accounting
Robert Baumann – 34
Chief Architect – ProSystem fx SaaS, CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business
Peter Miele – 36
Vice President of Sales, SurePrep, LLC
Chris Farmand — 33
Energy Farmer, Chris Farmand + Company
W. Michael Hsu — 28
Founder & CEO, DeepSky | Entrepreneurs’ Accounting Department
Christian James – 34
Merrill J. Taylor — 33
Tax Manager, Wisan, Smith, Racker & Prescott, LLP
Salt Lake City, Utah
Daniel T. Moore — 35
Owner, D.T. Moore & Company
Melanie Carol Geist — 36
Partner, Porter & Geist LP
San Antonio, Texas
Dan Nicholson — 31
Founder/CEO, Nth Degree CPAs, PLLC
Louie J. Calvin – 36
Product Manager – Accounting CS, Thomson Reuters – Tax & Accounting
Liz Alexander — 38
CPAOwner, Elizabeth Alexander CPA
Julio E. Garcia — 37
Managing Member, Alonso & Garcia, PLLC
Kim Hogan — 29
Director of West Coast Operations, XCM Solutions, LLC/ Xpitax, LLC
Dan Zitting — 30
Vice President of Product Management and Design, ACL Services Ltd.
New York, New York
Dustin Wheeler — 33
Tax/IT Manager, Wallace Neumann & Verville LLP
Las Vegas, Nevada
Jason Lawhorn — 37
President & CEO — Lawhorn CPA Group, Inc.
Thomas Fantin — 35
Manager, SS&G, Inc.
Kasey Bayne – 30
Accounting Ambassador, FreshBooks
Jennifer M. Lowe — 39
Director of Federal Tax Publishing, CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business
Joe Lauzen — 36
President, Lauzen Accounting
Jennifer Warawa – 36
Vice President of Partner Programs & Channel Sales, Sage North America
Joey Brannon — 39
Founder & President, Axiom CPA
Brian Fox — 39
Adam Kupperman – 37
Vice President & Head of ONESOURCE Firm Edition
Hoboken, New Jersey
Noel Abdur-Rahim — 29
Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
John Crosslin — 38
Principal, Crosslin & Associates, P.C.