Georgia and Florida (May 19, 2022) – Hancock Askew & Co., LLP, a full-service audit, tax, accounting and advisory firm is proud to announce the promotion of Samuel Evans to Partner and Kate Haslam, Claire McCarthy, Rachel Connor, Lauren Kolstedt, and Adam Weaver to Principals at the firm.
As the firm continues to experience exponential growth, the promotion of experienced senior leaders strengthens the firm’s future and helps us to continue to provide outstanding service and executive involvement in every interaction with our clients.
About Samuel Evans, CPA
Now an Assurance Partner in our Savannah office, Samuel has over 14 years of experience in accounting, 11 years in public, and 3 years in industry. His areas of expertise include financial statement audits, reviews, compilations, internal audit, technical accounting consultations, and interim Controller/CFO duties. He has served both publicly traded and privately held companies. His strongest professional skill is building professional personal relationships with his clients to fully understand their needs. He works closely with training and development initiatives of the firm and provides excellent mentorship to team members. Learn more about Samuel Evans.
Kate is now an Audit Principal in the Savannah office. She has been with the firm since 2012. Kate provides audit and assurance services for a variety of industries. Her areas of expertise include financial statement audits for public, private and nonprofit organizations, and technical accounting consultations. Learn more about Kate.
About Claire McCarthy, CPA
Now a Tax Principal in the Savannah office, Claire joined the firm in January of 2019. She provides compliance and consulting services for partnerships, corporations, s-corporations, and pass-through owners. Claire specializes in flow-through entity taxation and the real estate industry. Specifically, she has served real estate clients such as private and publicly traded real estate investment trusts, partnerships and corporations, all with multi-state activity. Lean more about Claire.
About Rachel Connor, CPA
Rachel is now an Audit & Advisory Principal in the Tampa office. She has been with the firm since June 2019 and has vast experience in asset & wealth management, including mutual funds, hedge funds, real estate funds, and private equity funds and has experience with multiple fund administrators. Rachel also specializes in financial due diligence for mergers & acquisitions transactions. Learn more about Rachel.
About Lauren Kolstedt, CPA
Now a Tax Principal in the Tampa Office, Lauren joined the firm in December 2020. Lauren has specialized experience in tax compliance and consulting in the partnership and private equity sector. She has consulted on a wide variety of mergers & acquisitions, specifically concentrating on tiered partnership structures. Her industry experience focuses on the real estate industry including development, leasing, multi-family residential and commercial. Learn more about Lauren.
About Adam Weaver, CPA, CIA, CISA
Adam is Audit Principal in the Atlanta Office and has over 12 years of experience in public accounting including 4 years at a national accounting firm. In addition, Adam has 3 years of industry experience. He manages the firm’s Risk Assurance & Advisory practice where he specializes in financial statement audits, reviews, compilations, internal audits, SPAC assistance and serves as a technical accounting expert to clients in various industries. Learn more about Adam.
About Hancock Askew & Co.
Hancock Askew is a professional services firm tracing its origins back to 1910. The firm provides services that include tax, audit, accounting, internal audit, IT risk assurance and advisory, SOC examinations, transaction advisory, business valuations and other critical business consulting services. With offices in Savannah, Atlanta, and Augusta, Georgia as well as Miami, Tampa and Jacksonville, Florida; our staff of over 250 professionals provides support to an array of clients ranging from emerging businesses to large corporations, nonprofit organizations to publicly traded companies and individuals. Hancock Askew is an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA. For more information about Hancock Askew, visit www.hancockaskew.com.