Leadership

Randal L. Gregory, CPA

Managing Partner

RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPERTISE

Randal has been in practice since 1991. The scope of his work includes attest and tax services for construction companies, hotels, home builders, not-for-profit businesses, service industries, and retail companies. He is also highly experienced in individual income tax and wealth management. As the partner in charge of establishing and maintaining the Firm’s marketing direction, he is highly active in the local community.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Accounting - Mississippi University for Women.

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Licensed CPA in Tennessee.

Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Represents the Firm as a Member of Associated Builders and Contractors Inc.

Active in the West Tennessee Home Builders’ Association.

 

 

Michael T. Odom, CPA

Partner

RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPERTISE

Michael has been in practice since 1986. He is responsible for oversight of technology implementation within the firm and manages the firm’s tax practice with extensive experience in multi-state taxation issues. His experience includes attest and tax services for construction, banking, retirement plans, and non-profit organizations. Michael has extensive experience in business valuation as well as knowledge of various accounting software packages and assists clients with implementation of accounting systems. He has worked with several clients addressing their wealth management needs. Additionally, he spent three years teaching accounting at Mississippi University for Women.

EDUCATION

Master of Professional Accountancy - Mississippi State University.

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Licensed CPA in Tennessee and Mississippi.

Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Member of the Institute of Management Accountants.

Member of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.

 

 

Gary D. Purdy, CPA

Partner

RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPERTISE

Gary has been in practice since 1987. He serves as the firm’s Director of Quality Control, ensuring the firm’s compliance with professional standards. He provides leadership in the assurance and client accounting services areas and is involved with the planning, managing, and reviewing of those engagements. He has a special focus in in the Not-for-Profit sector and Employee Benefit Plans. He also has experience in business and personal taxation and wealth management. In addition, he is an active Peer Reviewer and a member of the Peer Review Committee of the Tennessee Society of CPAs.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Business Administration - Acadia University.

Diploma of Accountancy - Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia.

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Licensed CPA in Tennessee and Arkansas.

Licensed Chartered Professional Accountant in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.

Member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Nova Scotia.

Licensed Investment Advisor Representative in Tennessee.

Licensed Insurance Producer (Life, Accident & Health) in Tennessee. 

PERSONAL

Gary grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada and moved to Memphis in 1997. He enjoys the outdoors, travel, biking, live music, and spending time with his family.

 

Douglas A. Garner, CPA

PARTNER

RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPERTISE

A lifelong Memphian, Doug has been in practice since 1978. As a trusted advisor, Doug provides strategic tax consulting and planning services to ensure all tax benefits are fully realized in each situation. He has extensive experience assisting clients with transfer of wealth, particularly in areas of an orderly and tax efficient succession of a family owned business. Doug also works with a variety of organizations on transaction structuring when the sale of a business or business component is necessary.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – University of Memphis.

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Licensed CPA in Tennessee.

Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Former Member of the Peer Review Committee of the Tennessee Society of CPAs.

PERSONAL

An avid Memphis Tigers fan, Doug closely follows their basketball and football programs. He also enjoys travelling with his family.

 

J. Donald Short, CPA

PARTNER

RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPERTISE

Donny has been practicing in Memphis since 1978. Donny provides tax planning and consulting services focusing in closely held businesses. Donny also provides a wide range of tax services including tax preparation and financial planning services that focus on the unique challenges of working in the medical industry. Whether you are establishing a new clinic or preparing to send your children to college, Donny can assist in developing your plan. 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – University of Memphis.

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Licensed CPA in Tennessee.

Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.

PERSONAL

Donny enjoys spending time with his family and watching the University of Memphis football and basketball teams.

 

Amanda Farmer, CPA

Manager

RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPERTISE

A native Memphian, Amanda has been in public practice since 2012. Amanda focuses her time in assurance and client accounting services. She has in depth experience and leadership in the firm’s private school practice. Additionally, she has experience in personal and business taxation. She is also involved in the firm’s recruiting and quality control areas. 

EDUCATION

Master of Science - Accounting – University of Memphis.

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – University of Memphis.

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Licensed CPA in Tennessee.

Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.

PERSONAL

Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and Memphis Tiger basketball.