Business Digest: HHM Certified Public Accountants hires 5

Business Digest: HHM Certified Public Accountants hires 5

September 10th, 2017 by Staff Report in Business Around the Region

HHM Certified Public Accountants hires 5

Chattanooga's largest locally owned CPA firm, HHM Certified Public Accountants, has added five new employees. Two dealership specialists, Paula Mashburn and Shanda Taylor; tax director, Barbara Borczak; tax manager, Stephenie Greene; and staff accountant, Marissa Cruz have expanded the firm's Chattanooga team.

Mashburn and Taylor bring nearly four decades of experience to HHM's dealership services group. They will play a vital role expanding and servicing HHM's portfolio of dealership clients.

Borczak, as tax director at HHM, will help clients manage all tax aspects of transactions to achieve beneficial results and maximize tax savings opportunities.

Greene brings more than a decade of accounting experience to her new role as tax manager at HHM. She will guide various small-to-middle market companies and partnerships through any tax issues.

Cruz, after serving as a tax intern in 2017, has transitioned to a full-time position working directly with the accounting and assurance department.

Henderson Hutcherson & McCullough, PLLC is a full-service CPA and consulting firm with locations in Chattanooga and Memphis.

Goldman-Sachs picks Jerman for program

John Jerman, founder and president of Office Furniture Warehouse, has been selected to participate in the Goldman-Sachs' "10,000 Small Businesses" program.

The public-private partnership, co-chaired by Warren Buffet, Michael R. Bloomberg, Lloyd Blankfein and Dr. Michael Porter, seeks to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing access to education, capital and business support services.

Jerman is among 136 men and women from 36 states (plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico) whose businesses generate a combined $345 million in revenue. Selection into the program was based on the review of Office Furniture Warehouse's company history and performance. The company was runner-up for 2011 Chamber of Commerce Small Business Company of the Year and won the award in 2014. Furthermore, the company has grown significantly in recent years, and both leadership and employees are involved in supporting worthwhile causes with regard to environmental sustainability, cancer treatment and community programs.

COS promotes senior leaders

COS (Chattanooga Office Supply), the region's oldest independent business products, interiors company, has promoted several key executives to the company's leadership team.

-Jim Ireland, co-owner of the company, has been named executive vice president. A UT Knoxville graduate and member of the COS staff for 35 years, Ireland is responsible for project management, facilities, contract furnishings, installations and logistics. He is a member of the Building Owners and Managers Association.

-Jamey Dye has been named chief operating officer. With 12 years of experience with the company, Dye is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company, sales, customer service, purchasing and information technology. A graduate of UT Knoxville, Dye is also a Leadership Chattanooga graduate and is a certified professional ergonomist and an advanced office ergonomics assessment specialist.

-Janet Dahlke, a 36-year veteran of the business, has been named senior vice president. She is responsible for strategic initiatives, in-house publishing, major account support, training and website development. Dahlke is a member of the National Purchasing Managers Association and DDMS Dealer Forum.

-With 19 years of experience with COS, Roger Dick has been named chief financial officer. Dick is a UT Chattanooga graduate. He is responsible for accounting, human resources, insurance, financials and banking relations. He is a member of the Financial Executives International and Society of Human Resource Managers.

-Hal Warren has been named sales manager. A UT Chattanooga graduate, Warren is responsible for sales activities, new products, new categories, CRM and major account acquisition. He is a member of the International Sanitary Supply Association and National Paper Trade Association.

"COS is in good hands for many years to come, and we're excited to see what the future holds," COS president Skip Ireland said.

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