Holtzman Partners, a certified public accounting firm based in downtown Austin has expanded its leadership team, promoting senior managers Mark Knight and Joey LoSurdo to partners in its IT risk and compliance and internal controls practices effective July 1, 2019.
Knight began his accounting career at Deloitte in Austin and later joined Holtzman Partners in 2010 where he specializes in System and Organization Controls (SOC) reports and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance, as well as provides IT consulting on other compliance laws such as HIPAA and FFIEC cybersecurity for companies in Central Texas and beyond.
“I’m thrilled to take this next step,” says Knight. “And I look forward to continuing to help our firm fulfill its mission of empowering each other to provide exceptional service through the mentorship of our great people and the strengthening of our client relationships.”
LoSurdo also began his accounting career at Deloitte where he worked in enterprise risk services in Houston. He joined Holtzman Partners in 2007 focusing on the firm’s internal controls and advisory services. LoSurdo left the firm to pursue a career as a pastor at his church, Hill Country Bible Church of Austin, but later rejoined Holtzman Partners in 2016 as a senior manager.
“Holtzman Partners is an industry leader in one of the fastest-growing and consistently highest-ranked cities to live in the U.S.,” says LoSurdo. “It is exciting to work at a firm that is growing to meet the needs of clients in such a rapidly expanding market.”
Holtzman Partners has grown to over 80 professionals, including 10 partners, since its inception in 2004 and the firm continues to hire experienced, service-focused personnel to handle the tax, audit and advisory needs of its expanding client roster. Recently, in May of this year, Holtzman Partners celebrated its 15th anniversary.
“We are so excited to welcome both Mark and Joey to our partner group. Their skillsets and culture fit will fuel our growth while maintaining our firm’s unique identity,” commented Chris Perkins, managing partner at Holtzman Partners. “We’re excited to celebrate 15 years in Austin with plans to continue to grow in Texas for decades to come!”