St. Helena, CA, November 01, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Brotemarkle Davis & Co., LLP (BDCo), an accounting and advisory firm specializing in the wine and hospitality industries, today announced the promotion of three team members to partner. All three CPA’s, Sam Martin, Chris Meineke, and Patricia Walker, have unique areas of focus and bring specialized skills to the Napa Valley CPA firm.
This step is one of the final pieces of a 13-year transition plan that was put in motion by former managing partner, Dave Brotemarkle, who retired from the firm this year. At the time, Dave had the foresight to support his future successor, Craig Underhill, in building the kind of firm that offers a broad range of services to wineries. As these services have expanded, the firm has grown, providing opportunities to not only these partners but other team members as well.
“We couldn’t be prouder of these three talented professionals who have served our customers in an exemplary way,” said Craig Underhill, the firm’s CEO. “In addition to being CPAs, they have each made the investment in gaining specialized expertise: Chris Meineke holds an ABV (Accredited in Business Valuation), Sam Martin is a CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner), and Patricia Walker has an MST (Masters in Tax). Their expertise will keep the firm on its path of long term success and increased customer value.”
This has been quite a year of change for the firm which has not only added three new partners, but is also expanding its office, adding new employees and saying goodbye to its treasured founder, Dave Brotemarkle.