HCVT Announces Retirement of COO Patty O’Connell; Tax Partner Sarah Tewner Named Successor

Los Angeles-based IPA 100 firm Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt (HCVT) (FY22 net revenue of $232.9 million) announces the retirement of its COO and partner, Patty O’Connell. O’Connell will retire at the end of 2024, with tax partner Sarah Tewner named as her successor effective Jan. 1, 2025.

“We appreciate Patty’s many years of service and will miss her strategic foresight and effective management style,” said Vicken Haleblian, HCVT’s CEO and MP. “Her successor, Sarah Tewner, brings with her years of experience leading and collaborating with partners and functional leaders across the firm – critical skills that she will rely on as we continue to open office locations in new geographies, strengthen our commitment to developing talent, and serving our clients with the technical skill and expertise they have come to expect from HCVT.”

Haleblian added, “Sarah’s track record of leading our tax innovation and knowledge-sharing efforts, mentoring and developing talent and her strategic vision make her an ideal candidate to build on Patty’s legacy and lead us into the future.”


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