Gretchen Leifeste

Gretchen Leifeste


Areas of Expertise

Audit & Assurance, SOX Readiness & Compliance, Advisory

Gretchen joined Holtzman Partners’ audit and advisory group in 2007 and enjoys working with companies in a variety of industries, especially those that are in the startup phase. She is great at collaborating with these companies to ensure their financial statements present an accurate picture of their financial position for the benefit of stakeholders, as well as potential investors and acquirers. Gretchen leads the firm’s women’s initiative and enjoys connecting with other professional women. Growing up, Gretchen loved playing and watching baseball and volleyball. Although she doesn’t get to play much anymore, she and her husband stay active thanks to their two boys.

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QA With Gretchen

You are happiest when…
I am either watching my two boys play baseball or watching the Astros or Aggie sports with my family.

Where did you grow up and why aren’t you there now?
I am a native Austinite and spent my whole childhood in Austin! I went to college at Texas A&M and then moved straight back to Austin to start my career. I can’t imagine living anywhere else.

What’s your favorite family tradition?
Every year at Easter we have an adult Easter egg hunt. It gets pretty competitive and the winner brags about it all year long!