Angela is the Chief Operations Officer (COO) for Hancock Askew. She manages the firm’s current business procedures to ensure the systems, people and processes work in tandem to maximize the functionality of the firm. She manages the firm’s operations and is also responsible for human resources, information technology, and firm administration. Angela also helps set up systems and operations to guide the firm to meet long-term strategic goals.
Prior to becoming COO, Angela served as Project Manager at Hancock Askew. She worked directly with the Managing Partner to help drive process improvements, and business intelligence and infrastructure projects which contributed to the Firm’s $15M net revenue growth since she joined the firm in 2021.
Angela has more than 24 years of experience leading operational transformation and alignment initiatives at large, successful, growth-oriented companies such as Gulfstream, Verisign, and USBank. Angela uses this combination of external and internal knowledge and experience to help Hancock Askew execute its mission, streamline operations, and efficiently manage future growth.
Angela is an alumna of the University of South Carolina. She is a PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) and has a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt. She is recognized as a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist and also has her CompTIA Security+ Lifetime Certification.
Anna is a Principal at Hancock Askew and has over 20 years of experience in public accounting. In her role, she works primarily with high net worth individuals, executives, and retirees in providing tax compliance and planning services. She also manages tax compliance and consulting for many large real estate tax partnerships and non-profit organizations. Her areas of expertise include high net worth individual taxation, fiduciary and estate planning and tax compliance, real estate taxation, nonprofit organization tax compliance, and charitable planning.
Anna joined the Hancock Askew team in 2011 after merging in from a local firm. She is a graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Science in Accounting. She holds memberships in both the Georgia and Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Aya is a Manager and joined the tax team at Hancock Askew in 2016. She serves a variety of clients including individuals, corporations, sole proprietors, partnerships, estates and trusts. She also provides international tax services for both individuals and businesses, utilizing her international background. She is passionate about providing outstanding client service.
She and her family moved to Savannah from Tokyo in 2013. Back in Japan, she worked in the banking industry for 5 years in Tokyo after graduating from Kyoto University, where she received her Bachelor of Economics and Business degree. She also studied at the University of Sydney in Australia.
Aya is a Certified Public Accountant in Georgia and Washington and is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants
Beth joined the firm’s Savannah office in May of 2016 with over 25 years of experience in Human Resources, organizational effectiveness, and training & development. After receiving her BA in English from Armstrong State University, Beth spent 17 years in Human Resources at Southern Company before joining Ken Chapman & Associates as a leadership and cultural development consultant. Most recently, Beth was the Director, HR and Organizational Effectiveness with The Landings Association.
Bill Becker is a Principal at Hancock Askew, working out of the firm’s Tampa office. He offers tax and business consulting to middle market companies. Bill specializes in tax planning and compliance for pass-through entities and high net worth individuals.
With more than 25 years of consulting and management experience, Bill guides his clients through all phases of business development and growth. He has extensive experience working with businesses in the real estate and professional services industries. Bill routinely represents clients in federal and state tax audits before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities.
In September 2022, Bill joined Hancock Askew. Previously, he was the Founder of Becker CPA, a Tampa-based tax advisory firm. Bill also was with Cherry Bekaert for nineteen years where he served as Partner.
Bill is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida and is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA). Additionally, he’s a member of the Urban Land Institute and the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association. He also has several published articles and is a frequent presenter at real estate and business conferences and meetings.
Brandon McCafferty, JD/MBA
Sales and Use Tax Services
Economic Development & Business Incentives Services
Brandon graduated cum laude from Georgia State College of Law in 1999 and received his MBA in the same year. Building on his experience with the Georgia Department of Revenue, Brandon was hired by Deloitte for the State and Local practice first in Atlanta and then in Tampa. He rose to the position of Manager before moving on to work with smaller specialty firms.
With 20 years of tax experience, Brandon has performed a wide variety of SALT functions in numerous state and local jurisdictions including sales and use tax audit defense, reverse sales tax audits, sales tax due diligence for mergers & acquisitions, certified audits, voluntary disclosures, revenue ruling requests, taxability analyses, tax position papers, nexus studies, and negotiated credits and incentives.
C.J. Evans, Jr., JD
Economic Development & Business Incentives Services
C.J. Evans is a Director with the State and Local Tax (SALT) team at Hancock Askew. With more than 25 years of SALT experience, he combines his accounting experience and legal expertise to ensure his clients minimize state and local tax and maximize business incentives offered by federal, state, and local jurisdictions.
C.J. specializes in providing economic development/site selection consulting services to companies opening new facilities or expanding existing operations. He secures business incentives for job creation and capital investment, including cash grants, property tax reductions, sales tax reductions, infrastructure grants, and utility rate reductions. Guiding companies through every step of the economic development/site selection process, C.J. provides site location financial analysis and serves as a liaison with state and local economic development and governmental representatives. As part of his turnkey business incentives services, he also manages the compliance process.
Additionally, C.J. works with other Hancock Askew SALT professionals to assist companies with federal and state tax credits, state income tax, sales and use tax, and real or personal property tax consulting.
C.J. joined Hancock Askew at the firm’s Tampa office in August 2022. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Savills, a leading global commercial real estate services company. He also has held leadership positions at Merit Advisors, Ryan, and Ernst & Young.
C.J. is a member of the International Professionals in Taxation. He also serves as Treasurer of the Alpha Eta House Corporation of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at the University of Florida.
Camille Pacht is a Director of Business Valuation at Hancock Askew. She joined the firm’s Atlanta office in 2023. With more than 25 years of financial services experience, Camille specializes in valuing business enterprises, legal entities, debt and equity securities, intangible assets and intellectual property for the purposes of tax planning and reporting, financial reporting (fair value accounting under ASC 820), merger and acquisition planning, strategic planning, tax reorganizations and restructurings.
Camille has led valuation assignments for clients across multiple industries including family-owned businesses, private equity backed companies, middle market businesses, law and accounting firms, and large publicly traded multinational companies, including Fortune 500 organizations.
Camille analyzes and values intangible assets and provides clients with advisory services related to transaction in accordance with ASC 805 (and IFRS 3) purchase price allocations; reporting units in connection with impairment testing pursuant to ASC 350 (and IAS 36) , and valuing equity securities issued as compensation pursuant to FASB ASC 718 / IRC 409A; legal entities for internal tax reorganizations, tax planning and reporting, equity securities for gift and estate tax and business planning purposes; complex preferred equity instruments; and general finance consulting.
Prior to joining Hancock Askew, Camille provided valuation and financial advisory services at Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, and Zyla Valuation Advisors LLC. She also served as Director of Business Management for ING’s Investment Management Division (now Voya). She began her career with The Bank of New York as Assistant Treasurer and served AT&T as a manager in project financing.
Carlos Benitez is a Tax Manager at Hancock Askew and joined the firm’s Miami office in June 2021. He is a Miami native with more than 9 years of experience providing tax planning, advisory and compliance services for high net worth individuals and families, sole proprietors, pass-through entities and corporations. He serves clients in a variety of industries including restaurants, personal service businesses, real estate investment companies and other local small businesses.
Carlos graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences and earned a Master of Accounting from Nova Southeastern University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida.
Carolyn is a Tax Manager at Hancock Askew and has been with the firm since 2012. She provides tax compliance and planning services for a variety of clients including individuals, trusts, estates, nonprofit organizations and businesses. Her specialties include high net worth individual taxation and planning, fiduciary and estate taxation and nonprofit organization tax compliance.
Carolyn graduated from Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, GA, where she received both her Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Accountancy degrees. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Georgia and is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants.