Whitley Penn Admits New Partners

John Agren

John Agren

Fort Worth, Texas-based Whitley Penn (FY13 net revenue of $58.7 million) announced that Josh Agren, Mark DeSimone, Nathen McEown and Brian Starr will be admitted to partners with the firm effective Jan. 1.

“We are proud of these four professionals and the leadership that they provide within our firm and the community. They are dedicated to client service and have worked very hard to achieve this goal,” says Larry Autrey, MP.

Mark DeSimone

Mark DeSimone

Agren joined the firm in 2008 as an audit senior in the Fort Worth office after spending four years with a regional public accounting firm in Boston, Mass. His experience focuses on health care, manufacturing, distribution, oil and gas servicing and employee benefit plans.

DeSimone joined the firm in 2011 as a senior tax manager in the Dallas office. With more than 16 years of public accounting experience, DeSimone provides federal, state and international tax consulting and compliance services to companies in a wide range of industries including: software, service, retail, distribution, real estate, manufacturing, oil and gas and technology.

Nathen McEown

Nathen McEown

McEown has more than 10 years of public accounting experience providing a full range of audit and consulting services to both public and private companies. His consulting experience includes services related to SEC financial reporting, assisting public companies with complex transactions, public offerings, acquisitions and SOX 404 internal control implementation. His experience focuses primarily in the following industries: energy, health care, manufacturing, distribution and investment funds.

Brian Starr

Brian Starr

Starr has more than 12 years of audit experience with public and private companies. He is a trusted business advisor and consultant for clients in industries such as manufacturing and distribution, oilfield services, software development and sales, real estate, broker/dealers and private equity investment companies. Starr has an in-depth knowledge and familiarity with SEC reporting related to both accelerated and non-accelerated filers. He is responsible for all aspects of the assurance process including planning, internal control evaluation, risk assessment, fieldwork and report issuance and engagement closure.