Jamie is devoted to creating an environment that fosters mutual respect and generates positive results for staff and clients alike. With 40 years of public accounting experience, Jamie is one of the firm’s go-to leaders for financial statement audits, employee benefit plan audits and due diligence. He serves clients in a number of industries including healthcare, nonprofit, service and technology.
The first 30 years of Jamie’s career was spent at EY, which included 18 years as a partner in the Austin office. In 2004, a year after retiring from EY, he helped establish Holtzman Partners with John Moellenberg and Mike Panozzo. Prior to becoming a CPA in the state of Texas in 1976, Jamie earned a B.B.A. in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the AICPA.
Not only is Jamie known for his humor and compassion around the office, he is also known for his tireless efforts to support the community. He is past chairman and member of the president’s cabinet for the Paramount Theatre for the Performing Arts; past board treasurer for Austin Groups for the Elderly; past board member and current member of the Finance, Investment and Audit committee at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas; a sustaining member of the University of Texas at Austin, Department of Accounting; a member of Knights of the Symphony; and a member of University of Texas Silver Spurs Alumni Organization.
What’s your favorite thing to do in Austin?
Walk on the hike and bike trail with my wife, Mickey. It is a beautiful spot and saves us counseling fees!
What would be impossible for you to give up?
My faith and opportunities to spend time with family.
Someone said you used to be in a band. Really?
In high school in the 60s, I was in a garage band called Starvation Army Band. We were invited to play on the nationally broadcasted Mike Douglas Show in December 1967. We were 15 years old, and for the most part our voices had not yet changed. We were not particularly good, but Nellie Connally (Governor John Connally’s wife) was a guest and invited us to join her along with the Aggie Cadet Choir (all-male university back then). Mark Connally was a member of our band. I remember ABC space reporter Jules Bergman was a guest on the show and was lamenting the fact that the Soviet Union was winning the “race to the moon”. Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 crew pulled it out for the U.S. in July 1969.