McKinnon joined the firm in 2015, with a primary focus of hands-on management of complex financial service audits. He has more than 10 years of experience in the areas of financial institutions, broker-dealers, and investment companies, as well as internal audit and FDICIA control work for financial institutions.
"Lincoln has demonstrated a keen ability to understand clients' unique needs and deliver the quality insights they come to expect from our leaders, especially in highly regulated industries like financial services" said Managing Partner and CEO Sheila Enriquez. "This makes him a perfect addition to our partner group, and we look forward to continued growth in this area in the future."
Upton joined Briggs & Veselka in 2011, specializing in the ERISA and employee benefit plan practice areas. He has more than 12 years of experience providing audit services to clients in a variety of industries, including hospitality and manufacturing.
"Calvin brings both passion and experience to his career, helping clients make the best possible decisions regarding employee benefits and retirement strategies," added Enriquez. "We are thrilled to welcome him to the partner group and expect more great things from him moving forward."
The firm has been among Accounting Today magazine's top 100 CPA firms since 2019 and has been on Houston Business Journal's Best Places to Work list for the past 12 years. More recently, Briggs & Veselka was ranked among America's Best Tax and Accounting Firms 2021 by Forbes magazine.