Congratulations to our Recently Promoted Team Members
Holtzman Partners is pleased to announce the following team member promotions, effective October 1, 2016:
- Dustin (Bruette) Warren was promoted from audit senior to audit manager
- Eric Eisen was promoted from audit senior to audit manager
- Veronica Midkiff was promoted from internal controls senior to internal controls manager
- Chris Steele was promoted from IT audit senior to IT audit manager
- Kaela Thomas was promoted from audit senior to audit manager
Dustin began his audit career in 2010 in BKD’s San Antonio office and joined Holtzman Partners in 2013, focusing his practice on financial statement audits and employee benefit plan audits. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin’s integrated Master in Professional Accounting program, Dustin is also a member of the Texas Society of CPAs and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Eric started his audit career in 2011 in Deloitte’s Atlanta office. He enjoys serving clients of all sizes in internal control implementation and consulting and internal audit outsourcing. Holtzman Partners has a refined methodology to help companies obtain SOX compliance after an IPO, and Eric assists high-growth companies in identifying risks and related controls that will enable them to reach their goals. Eric serves clients in a variety of fashions, including financial statement audits, technical accounting advisory, SOX implementation and consulting, and mergers and acquisitions due diligence.
Veronica began her career in Austin in 2006 in the accounting department of a publicly traded financial services company. As a result of her ability to collaborate with others, she quickly became a liaison between multiple departments and, building on this strength, Veronica later transitioned to an internal audit role. Her desire to serve clients and diversify her experience brought Veronica to Holtzman Partners in 2012. Initially working with clients on financial statement audits and employee benefit plan engagements, she now specializes in the firm’s Internal Controls practice.
Chris began his career in 2011 as an internal auditor with Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati, OH and joined Holtzman Partners’ IT audit team in 2013, where he’s known for his advisory role in helping companies understand and meet various compliance requirements for SOX and SOC. With a focus on SOX compliance and SOC reporting, Chris’ technical knowledge includes a variety of IT software, hardware and networking systems, with specialized knowledge in Windows, Unix/Linux and IBM i-Series/AS400 systems. He also holds the CPA and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certifications and is a member of ISACA.
Prior to joining Holtzman Partners, Kaela started her career with an Austin firm performing statutory audits, financial audits and benefit plan audits. She earned her B.S. in accounting and her M.S. in accounting from Texas A&M University. Kaela has been a CPA since 2013 and is a member of the AICPA.