Holtzman Partners Expands Its Leadership Team

AUSTIN – November 17, 2020 – Holtzman Partners, a leading certified public accounting firm, has expanded its leadership team with the promotion of Patrick Carvey, Audit Partner; Jillian Bergman, Audit & Advisory Director; and Shirley Ma, Tax Director, effective January 1, 2021.

“We are thrilled to welcome Patrick, Jillian, and Shirley to our leadership team,” said Chris Perkins, Managing Partner at Holtzman Partners. “Each of these team members has added tremendous value to our firm and our ability to serve our growing client roster, and I am confident they will continue to do so in their new leadership roles.”

In their new roles, Patrick, Jillian, and Shirley will focus on strengthening Holtzman’s position as a leader in the Audit and Tax market.

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Patrick Carvey – Audit Partner

Carvey has over 10 years of public accounting experience and began his career at KPMG Dallas. He specializes in financial statement audits, employee benefit plan audits, merger & acquisition due diligence, and SOX compliance projects. He has experience in a variety of industries, including technology and healthcare. Before joining Holtzman, he worked as an auditor at BKD in Waco and as a retirement plan consultant for a third-party administrator of employee benefit plans. Carvey is a CPA in the state of Texas and earned a bachelor’s and master’s in accounting from Baylor University.

In his new role, Carvey will focus on strengthening Holtzman’s position in the employee benefit plan (EBP) audit market. In addition to leading the EBP practice, he will also use his experience serving companies in the technology and healthcare industries to lead financial statement audit engagements.

“Holtzman has a continued focus on empowerment to support the growth of our clients and team,” said Carvey. “I’m excited to step into this new role and to continue the heritage of a firm committed to our values, people, and mission.”

Learn more about Patrick Carvey.

Jillian Bergman

Jillian Bergman – Director, Audit & Advisory

Bergman has over 14 years of public accounting experience and began her career at Deloitte in Houston. She specializes in M&A due diligence projects and works on financial statement audits, software revenue recognition and purchase accounting consulting, and business SOX consulting. Bergman is a CPA in the state of Texas and earned her master’s in accountancy from Baylor University.

In her new role, Bergman will focus on leading and growing Holtzman’s M&A Due Diligence Advisory practice. She will also lead financial statement audit and SOX consulting engagements, focusing on the technology industry.

“For the past 12 years, Holtzman has offered me the opportunity to learn and grow under some of the best leaders in public accounting,” said Bergman. “I’m elated to be a part of this leadership team as we continue to develop our people and support our clients as they grow.”

Learn more about Jillian Bergman.

Shirley Ma

Shirley Ma – Director, Tax

Shirley Ma has over 14 years of corporate tax experience, including 7 years with a national leading CPA firm and 5 years with a large multinational corporate tax department. Shirley specializes in income tax provision, federal and state tax compliance, and tax planning. She has extensive experience in a variety of industries including software, technology, consumer products, manufacturing, medical devices, and semiconductors. Before becoming a CPA, Ma earned a B.S. in Finance from Peking University, China, and an M.A. in Accounting from Washington State University. She is a licensed CPA in the states of California and Texas.

In her new role, Ma will focus on leading and growing Holtzman’s Accounting for Income Taxes (ASC 740) practice. She will also help lead large corporate tax engagements as well as international compliance across multiple industries.

“I’m so grateful to Holtzman for recognizing the contributions of its employees,” said Ma. “I’ve witnessed the rapid growth of the firm and am proud to be part of the Holtzman family. Looking forward, I’m so excited to continue growing the Tax practice with our team and providing our clients with exceptional service.”

Learn more about Shirley Ma.

“We are excited that we can make these strategic appointments to our leadership team and continue to grow our service offerings even amidst the challenges of this year,” said Perkins. “Now more than ever, our clients are facing complex business challenges and we want to ensure they are well equipped to navigate their business forward.”

Since 2004, Holtzman has served as a trusted advisor to over 500 clients in Austin and across the U.S. ranging from pre-revenue startups to large public enterprises operating in a variety of industries. The firm has grown to over 100 experienced, service-focused professionals, including 10 partners, and built a strong culture. Holtzman’s full-service delivery approach for tax, audit, and advisory services combined with its deep industry expertise helps companies meet and exceed their growth goals.


Holtzman is a leading certified public accounting firm that helps growing companies realize their full value through a full suite of services, including Tax, Audit & Assurance, SOC Compliance, SOX Readiness and Compliance, Advisory, and more. The firm’s audit partners and senior managers are Certified Public Accountants in the state of Texas. Over 70% of its other client-facing team members are also CPAs or CISAs. The firm considers its employees its number one asset and makes sure they are equipped to grow with its clients by investing in the best tools, training, and resources available. To learn more about Holtzman Partners and how it can help serve your organization, please visit www.holtzmanpartners.com 


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