Fort Worth, Texas-based Whitley Penn (FY17 net revenue of $97.6 million), an IPA 100 firm, has announced that Mark Duffy, Jeff Edwards, Brandi Fletcher, Ashley Kimery, Nick Wells and Kyle Willey have been admitted into the partnership, effective Jan. 1.
Duffy joined the Fort Worth office in 2006 as an intern and transitioned to a full-time position in the tax department in 2007. He has spent the past 12 years assisting clients in the energy, manufacturing and distribution, real estate, professional services, retail and health care industries.
Edwards joined the firm in 2013 as an audit senior manager in the Houston office. He primarily works with public and private clients in the oil and gas, manufacturing and distribution, service, not for profit and benefit plan industries. Also, he serves as a consultant for various technical accounting matters for the firm and conducts tax reviews for the employee benefit plan audit practice.
Fletcher joined the Whitley Penn tax department in 2006 and works with clients ranging from small to mid-size businesses, including entities held by private equity funds, large corporations and family offices. Her client base spans across multiple industries including manufacturing and distribution, transportation and health care.
Kimery joined Whitley Penn’s Austin, Texas, office in January 2017 when Wagner Eubank & Nichols and Midwikis & Granger merged into the firm. She primarily works with clients in professional services firms, lobbyists/political consultants, real estate partnerships, venture capital/private equity, and high-net-worth individuals.
Wells joined the Dallas audit department in 2011 after working for MetroPCS and KPMG. For the past seven years, he has focused on public and private clients primarily in the health care, financial services and industrial manufacturing industries.
Willey joined the firm in 2014 when JonesBaggett LLP merged into Whitley Penn. Since 2007, he has provided audit and consulting services to both public and non-public companies in a variety of industries with an emphasis on financial institutions and employee benefit plans. He has also worked with clients in the manufacturing, retail, professional services and broadcasting industries.