CPA Practice Advisor

CPA Practice Advisor Announces 2011 “40 Under 40” Honorees

Top Young Accounting & Technology Professionals Recognized

OKLAHOMA CITY – Aug. 26, 2011 – CPA Practice Advisor has announced the recipients of its annual 40 Under 40 Awards, a program designed to identify and honor young leaders who are helping to positively shape the accounting and tax profession. CPA Practice Advisor is the only publication and online resource dedicated to providing tax and accounting professionals with the technology and workflow information and guidance they need to be more profitable and productive in their practice.

Through its digital and print editions, website, blog, webcasts and podcasts, CPA Practice Advisor provides independent technology reviews, implementation strategies, and advice for small and mid-sized professional tax and accounting practices. The complete list of this year’s 40 Under 40 honorees is available below.

“These 40 professionals are among the most dedicated to developing and applying innovative and creative approaches to solving practice needs,” said Executive Editor M. Darren Root, CPA.CITP. “As such, they are the leaders of the evolution of the professional practice, and it is our privilege to honor them as the 2011 40 Under 40.”

A special digital edition with exclusive insight from these top 40 individuals is available at

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2011 CPA Practice Advisor “40 Under 40” Honorees:


Noel Abdur-Rahim, CPA – PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Robert Baumann – CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business

Kasey Bayne – FreshBooks

Jim Boomer, CPA.CITP – Boomer Consulting, Inc.

Gregg M. Cole, CPA.CITP – Borusiewich and Cole, PC

Jennifer Dills, CPA – Drake Enterprises, Ltd.

Thomas Fantin, CPA.CITP – SS&G

Chris Farmand, CPA.CITP – Chris Farmand + Company

Scott Fleszar – Thomson Reuters

Brian Fox, CPA.CITP –

Julio E. Garcia, CPA – Alonso & Garcia, PLLC

Melanie Geist, CPA – Porter & Geist, LP

Kerri Gibson, CPA – CCH Small Firm Services

Kara Haas, CPA.CITP, CFE – Kara R. Haas, CPA, PA

Joe Harpaz – Thomson Reuters

Kimberly Hogan – Fujitsu

W. Michael Hsu, CPA.CITP – DeepSky

Catherine Iconis, CPA – Iconis Group, LLC

Christian James – Xcentric, LLC

Samir Khosla – Intuit, Inc.

Adam Kupperman – Thomson Reuters

Jason Lawhorn, CPA.CITP – Lawhorn & Associates, CPAs

Anna Lopez Brosche, CPA – Ennis, Pellumn & Associates, CPAs

Aubrey J. Lynch, CPA – CS&L CPAs

Teresa Mackintosh, CPA.CITP – Thomson Reuters

Dominique Molina, CPA – American Institute of Certified Tax Coaches

Daniel Nicholson, CPA – Nth Degree CPAs, PLLC

Robin Penney, CPA – CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business

John Parsley, CPA, CVA – Smith, Parsley & McWhorter, PA

Byron Patrick, CPA.CITP, MCSE – Simplified Innovations, Inc.

Jon Petit, EA – CSI Accounting Services

Kurt Rickhoff – Rickhoff & Associates, Ltd.

Jarvis Soeda – CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business

Adrian G. Simmons, CPA – The firm of David G. Simmons, CPA

Marc T. Staut, MCSA, MCTS – Reznick Group

Jennifer Warawa – Sage

Dan Wernikoff – Intuit, Inc.

Dustin Wheeler – Wallace Neumann & Verville, LLP

David Wyle, CPA.CITP – SurePrep

Dan Zitting, CPA.CITP, CISA –, LLC; Linford & Company, LLP