MWA Joins CLA

Michael White

MWA CPA + Business Advisors, with offices in Plano and Fort Worth, Texas, joined Minneapolis-based CliftonLarsonAllen (FY17 net revenue of $866 million) on Nov. 1.

“As problem solvers and business builders, everything we do is designed to strengthen the people and organizations we serve,” says Mike White, MP of MWA. “Joining CLA means we can take this promise to another level. The synergies between MWA and CLA in the health care space, along with our shared focus on the small business owner and entrepreneur, allow us to expand the opportunities we can create for our clients, our people and our community.”

MWA is a team of CPAs, business advisors and accountants that focuses on client service and the delivery of enhanced accounting and advisory services to the community in Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond.

“Culturally and strategically, this is a fantastic fit and a lot of fun,” says Jerry McMillon, managing principal of CLA’s Dallas office. “Our clients count on us to know them, uncover opportunities and bring new ideas that can move them forward faster.”

Allan D. Koltin, CEO of the Koltin Consulting Group, and advisor to both firms says, “CLA is performing nationally at a level that is off the charts compared to their peers. The team’s leadership, innovation and endless passion for delivering a great client experience truly distinguish them in the markets they serve. CLA’s ability to develop talent and future leaders is as good as you will see in the industry today.”

Koltin continues, “MWA is the kind of firm that many regional and national firms wanted on their team, but CLA’s strategy, culture and service offerings made for the perfect alignment. Mike White is a one-of-a-kind leader – he is young, entrepreneurial and has an amazing skill that allows him to relate to people and clients and make a difference in their lives.

More than 40 former MWA team members will continue to serve clients locally and nationally from Plano and Fort Worth, expanding CLA’s Texas team to more than 200 professionals.