WILMINGTON, Del., June 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Siegfried Group, LLP is proud to announce the addition of six new Team Leaders across the U.S., due to the Firm's continued success and growth. Siegfried Team Leaders serve as a leadership catalyst for a team of Professional Resources, helping them clarify their personal and professional goals and confirming that these objectives line up with the Firm's higher purpose and five promises. Team Leaders illuminate how the Siegfried experience and collaborative nature of the five promises intensifies their team members' bigger futures and success in life. Siegfried would like to congratulate Professional Resources Danielle Brown, James Kimball, Jack Lawler, Santosh Patel, Wes Payne and Alexa Williams on their continued success and wish them well in this new, additional and challenging role.
Danielle Brown, CPA, Associate Manager, Team Leader - Houston
Danielle joined The Siegfried Group in 2014, and is an Associate Manager in the Houston Market. She joined the Firm after spending almost two years with Deloitte in Austin, TX and almost two years with Baker Tilly in Detroit, MI, as an Audit Senior. She holds her Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Michigan State University. Danielle is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a Microsoft Office 2010 Excel Expert.
Danielle's positive attitude and tireless work ethic are what drive her to deliver the best results to her clients. She consistently remains forward-thinking, always looking for new ways to improve efficiencies and further the client's initiatives and goals. Danielle is well respected by her colleagues and clients and is at her best when she can deliver products that help the company and herself achieve their ultimate goals on time and on target.
"I have so much enthusiasm for my role as a Team Leader because I get the opportunity to help other Professional Resources navigate through their journey at Siegfried by growing both personally and professionally. I am looking forward to developing lasting relationships with everyone on my team and helping them achieve their goals."
In her spare time, Danielle enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
James Kimball, CPA, CGMA, Associate Director, Team Leader - Charlotte
James joined The Siegfried Group in 2015, and is an Associate Director in the Charlotte Market. He joined the Firm after spending four years with KPMG and six years in industry. James worked with Playboy Enterprises, Inc. and Morton's Restaurant Group in Chicago as well as Caesar's Entertainment, Wynn Resorts, Limited and Wyndham Vacation Ownership in Las Vegas. He holds his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and his Master of Accounting, both from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. James is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and is a Microsoft Office 2010 Excel Expert.
James brings an energizing presence to those around him, with his creativity, leadership and consistently upbeat attitude. He tackles the toughest client issues through building open and compelling relationships and strives to positively impact these unique situations using non-traditional methods.
"I am excited to bring my unique perspective to the already dynamic Charlotte Market and its local Leadership Team. I look forward to challenging my new Professional Resources and enabling them to be their best selves both at Siegfried and beyond. I hope to gain from them as much as I can offer myself. So far, I have enjoyed the wide variety of experiences from other members of Leadership, and look to continue collaborating with to achieve success."
In his spare time, James enjoys being a leader of his local Carolina Tar Heel alumni club, traveling to Major League Baseball stadiums, National Parks of the US and Jimmy Buffett concerts.
Jack Lawler, CPA, Associate Manager, Team Leader – Philly Metro
Jack joined The Siegfried Group in 2013, and is an Associate Manager in the Philadelphia Metro Market. He joined the Firm after spending three years with PwC in Philadelphia as a Senior Associate in the Asset Management group. He holds his Bachelors of Science in Accounting from The Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. Jack is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a Microsoft Office 2010 Excel Expert.
Jack is a dynamic professional who helps contribute efficiencies and high quality results to consistently add value to his clients. He utilizes his strong mental agility and analytic ability to diagnose problems and identify the best possible solutions. Jack possesses the confidence needed to set goals and formulate cohesive plans in order to achieve those goals and help his teams towards success.
"I am very excited for the opportunity to be a Team Leader and work with other Professional Resources as they progress along their journey. I look forward to developing lasting personal and professional relationships with my team that will help lead them to successful careers. As a Team Leader I hope to encourage my team to embrace Siegfried's unique culture and business model in order to fully take advantage of everything the Firm has to offer."
In his spare time Jack enjoys attending Philly and Florida State Seminole sporting events as well as traveling and hanging out with friends and family. He also volunteers his time to coach a 3rd and 4th grade youth lacrosse team during the spring.
Santosh Patel, CPA, Associate Manager, Team Leader – New York Metro
Santosh joined The Siegfried Group in 2013, and is an Associate Manager in the New York Metro Market. He joined the Firm after spending almost four years with Deloitte in Boston as an Audit Senior. He holds his Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Bentley University in Massachusetts. Santosh is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a Microsoft Office 2010 Excel Expert.
Santosh is a versatile professional who always tackles challenges and looks to add value to his clients by taking a detailed-oriented approach. He is very dedicated to helping those around him and works collaboratively in cross-functional teams.
"I am looking forward to being a Team Leader as I find this role to be rewarding. It promotes the opportunity to not only connect, but also strengthen my leadership and mentoring skills. I am excited about expanding my network and becoming more knowledgeable on the Firm's initiatives through interacting with members of the Firm's Leadership Team. I hope to enable myself and my team to develop both personally and professionally."
In his spare time, Santosh enjoys playing tennis and basketball and spending time with his family and friends.
Wes Payne, CPA, MSA, Senior Associate, Team Leader – Charlotte
Wes joined The Siegfried Group in 2015, and is a Senior Associate in the Charlotte Market. He joined the Firm after spending four years with Grant Thornton as an Audit Senior. He holds his Bachelors of Science in Finance and Masters of Science in Accountancy from Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Wes is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, and is a Microsoft Office 2010 Excel Expert.
Wes works diligently in order to provide his clients with solutions to their challenging objectives. His flexibility and commitment allow him to integrate quickly into any team and deliver results-oriented work products. Wes continually brings a positive attitude, friendly demeanor and strong work ethic.
"Getting to work with such a strong group of professionals from varying backgrounds is an exciting opportunity. With such a diverse group of people, it's gratifying to share in their unique journey and help them achieve their personal and professional goals. It is so rewarding to help and assist others in achieving their success, which will make this such a fulfilling role for me."
In his spare time, Wes enjoys fishing, hiking, backpacking and spending as much time in the mountains as possible.
Alexa Williams, Manager, Team Leader – DC Metro
Alexa joined the Firm in October of 2014, and is a Manager in the DC Metro Market. She joined The Siegfried Group after approximately two and a half years at Mars, Incorporated and started her career at EY in Pittsburgh where she spent nearly four years. Alexa obtained her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Penn State University and is a Microsoft Office 2010 Excel Expert.
Alexa's analytical skills and attention to detail enable her to deliver the care needed in order to continually exceed expectations. She has proven to apply a composed approach and strong communication skills to her work which in turn gives her the ability to thrive in even the most unexpected situations and to help her teams to achieve their goals.
"I am extremely honored to have the opportunity to take on the Team Leader Role. I appreciate all of the guidance, support and mentoring that I have received throughout my career and I look forward to being able to provide the same to other Professional Resources. One of the many things that I love about Siegfried is the amount of opportunity that we have to interact with so many other Professional Resources and Leadership across the Firm, and now that that is the main part of my new role. I am ready for the challenge that this role brings to me with increased responsibilities and a chance for further professional development."
Alexa was recently married and in her spare time she likes to spend time with her family and friends. She enjoys running (although she wants to start doing this more regularly) and loves finding and trying new restaurants.
About The Siegfried Group, LLP
Established in 1988, The Siegfried Group is a leading, national CPA firm that helps financial executives to enhance both their Leadership and their Lives. The Firm drives Effective Leadership through Leadership Advisory Services and ensures Successful Execution through Talent Delivery Services. Siegfried's Professionals' powerful intangibles shine through as they work synergistically with America's best financial leaders, helping them with their most important work and better ensuring that our clients are "Doing the Right Things, Right."
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