Executive Team

Wayne R. Pinnell, CPA

Managing Partner

“Leadership means knowing your client inside and out. Our depth of industry knowledge and strong client relationships enables us to deliver strategies that make them more efficient and cost- effective, while deploying practical solutions for complex financial and transaction matters.”

With Haskell & White since: 1995

Wayne R. Pinnell assumed the role of managing partner at Haskell & White LLP in 2004, following eight years as a partner in the Firm’s Audit and Business Advisory Services Group. As managing partner, Wayne oversees the overall strategic direction and operations of the Firm, while continuing to serve clients in his role as an audit partner.

Before joining Haskell & White, Wayne spent more than 10 years at BDO Seidman, LLP, rising to the level of partner prior to his departure.

Wayne’s clients have included both publicly traded and privately held firms, ranging in size from small, family-owned businesses to corporations with revenues in excess of $300 million annually. He has assisted clients with initial public offerings and the periodic reporting requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission; private finance and merger/acquisition transactions; and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Wayne has also consulted with a number of companies on their general business operations including workflow, waste reduction, strategy, and growth/profit initiatives.

Industry & Areas of Specialty:
  • Distribution
  • Life Sciences
  • Manufacturing
  • Non-Profit
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Technology
  • Audits
  • Due Diligence
  • Growth and Profit Advisory
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • SEC Reporting
Industry and Professional Affiliations:
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Association for Corporate Growth (San Diego)
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)
  • Corporate Directors Forum (San Diego)
  • Forum for Corporate Directors (Orange County)
  • Leading Edge Alliance – Board of Directors
  • OCTANe
  • San Diego Venture Group
Community Involvement:
  • The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana – Board of Directors
  • California State University, Fullerton – Part time faculty member, former Officer of the Accounting Advisory Association
  • Center for Corporate Reporting & Governance – Board of Directors
  • Drug Use is Life Abuse – Board of Directors
  • Executive Council at CSUF
  • Laura’s House – Board of Directors
  • Orange County Sheriff’s Department – Professional Services Reserve
  • Orange County Sheriff’s Advisory Council – Board of Directors
Education:
  • Seton Hall University – B.S. in Business Administration
    Magna Cum Laude

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