Michael is the firm's managing partner. Prior to founding BVWD, he served as the partner in charge of audit for the Dallas Office of a Top 50 national accounting firm, where he spent 18 years. Previously, Michael was the corporate controller for a NASDAQ listed company for two years and spent six years at the start of his career in audit at a Big 4 accounting firm. His 28 years of experience in audit and accounting leadership roles include the areas of audit, financial planning and analysis, oversight of accounting policies and processes, M&A due diligence, SEC reporting, and internal control compliance. Michael has substantial experience working with public and private companies across a variety of industries.
Michael graduated from Texas Tech University with a BBA and MS in Accounting. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife and three children.
Mark is the firm's partner in charge of tax. Prior to founding BVWD, he served as a tax partner in the Dallas office of a Top 50 national accounting firm where he spent ten years of his career. Previously, Mark worked for Big 4 and Top 20 national accounting firms for 13 years. Mark’s career has been focused on providing federal, state, and international tax consulting and compliance services for public and private companies in various industries. With a strong background in a variety of industries and disciplines, including complex tax provision (ASC-740) matters, Mark also has significant experience in structuring transactions and the related complexities that accompany those transactions.
Mark received his Juris Doctor from University of Minnesota Law School and his BBA in accounting from the University of Memphis. He lives in Richardson, Texas with his wife and three children.
Ryan is the partner in charge of the Transaction Advisory Services practice of BVWD. Ryan has substantial expertise in the planning, performance and management of buy-side and sell-side quality of earnings and financial due diligence engagements, where he works closely with private equity investors and strategic corporate buyers across a wide span of industries. He has completed diligence on more than 150 M&A transactions ranging from $5 million to $1 billion in enterprise value. He also has significant experience serving the investment banking community across a wide range of industries and geographies. Ryan started his career in audit at a Big 4 accounting firm.
Ryan graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Accounting and Master’s in Finance. He also received his MBA in Energy Finance, Strategy and Entrepreneurship from Southern Methodist University. Ryan lives in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife and three children.
Derek is a partner in the consulting practice of BVWD. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as an executive at a Top 20 national health system, leading the financial operations for its health plans and population health group. Derek has significant experience in operational finance, technical accounting, FP&A, treasury management, and ERP implementations and integration. He is actively involved in several professional organizations, is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Derek graduated from Texas Tech University with a BBA and MS in Accounting. He lives in Richardson, Texas with his wife and two children.
Hannah is a director in the consulting practice of BVWD. Prior to joining BVWD, she spent four years in the healthcare and automotive services industries in accounting and financial roles. Hannah started her career in public accounting focused on audits of healthcare, financial services, not-for-profits and manufacturing entities.
Hannah graduated from Texas Tech University with a BBA and MS in Accounting. She lives in Prosper, Texas with her husband and two children.
John is a director in the firm’s tax practice. Prior to joining BVWD, he served as a tax partner at a local North Texas accounting firm. John has over 20 years’ experience, mostly with Top 50 national accounting firms. He also has worked in the private sector in healthcare, overseeing the organization’s financial reporting for income taxes (ASC-740). John has focused most of his career in federal and state income tax compliance for large corporations and partnerships, as well as complex tax provision matters.
John graduated from Sonoma State University with a BS in Business Administration (Accounting). He resides in Frisco, Texas with his wife and two teenage boys.
Maison is the firm's partner in charge of consulting. Prior to founding BVWD, he founded HMBL Consulting, and served as Chief Financial Officer of two middle-market companies. Maison has significant experience in operational and technical accounting, FP&A, treasury management and process automation. He started his career in public accounting and spent eight years with a Big 4 accounting firm and a Top 50 national accounting firm focused on audits of public and private companies.
Maison graduated from the University of Oklahoma with BS degrees in Finance and Accounting. He lives in East Dallas with his wife and two daughters.
Sarah is a director in the firm's audit practice. Prior to joining BVWD, she worked at a Big 4 accounting firm for ten years. Sarah has spent most of her audit career serving asset management clients as well as operating companies, and she has extensive experience with private equity funds, mutual funds, registered investment companies, and venture capital funds. Sarah also worked two years in London, England assisting British and European clients with US GAAP, UK GAAP, and IFRS audits.
Sarah graduated from Texas Tech University with a BBA and MS in Accounting. She resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband and two young boys.
Nick is the firm's partner in charge of audit. Prior to founding BVWD, he served as an audit partner in the Dallas office of a Top 50 national accounting firm where he spent ten years of his career. Previously, Nick worked two years in the internal audit department of a large public company, and spent three years at the start of his career in audit with a Big 4 accounting firm. He has spent a majority of his career focused on audit and consulting services for public and private companies in various industries.
Nick graduated from Texas Tech University with a BBA and MS in Accounting. He resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife and four boys.
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