Houston, Texas

Briggs & Veselka Co. announced the promotion of Sonny Brandtner and Lily Wang to shareholders in the consulting and audit departments, respectively.

Brandtner joined the firm in 2018 to provide internal audit, SOC, and SOX rationalization services for large middle market and small-cap public companies.  He is a veteran of both regional firms and was previously a partner at Deloitte, and held various senior level financial or internal audit positions for private and public companies.

“Sonny has cultivated an excellent reputation in the market in the area of risk services, and as we continue to build our consulting services, he will be a valued member of the team in the risk area and in consulting in particular,” said Managing Shareholder Sheila Enriquez.  “He has been successful in helping the firm move ‘up-market’ in the risk area, and we expect great things in the year to come and beyond,” she added.

Wang recently joined Briggs & Veselka from a national firm, and brings extensive experience in the power & utilities, manufacturing & distribution and retail industries. She has also been a member of the firm’s China group, which facilitates communication and provides inbound and outbound attest and due diligence services to companies with operations in China.

“As the firm continues to build on its core compliance services, Lily has been a demonstrated leader in the audit department,” added Enriquez. “Her technical skills, business acumen, and outstanding people skills will serve her well as a shareholder of our firm,” she added.

The firm experienced a 20% revenue growth in its last fiscal year, and now has more than 300 professionals serving primarily middle market clients in Houston, The Woodlands, Austin, San Antonio and El Campo. In 2019, the firm was listed on the top 100 CPA firm list from Accounting Today magazine, and has been on the Best Places to Work list for the past 11 years.