SAN DIEGO, Calif. – January 17, 2013 – Haskell & White LLP, one of Southern California’s largest independently owned accounting, auditing and tax consulting firms, has hired industry veteran Helen C. Hutchison Adams, CPA, as its San Diego area managing partner. Adams will oversee the expansion of the firm’s San Diego practice, coordinating the direction of San Diego client services utilizing her leadership experience in the accounting and auditing profession.
“The addition of Helen Adams infuses our team with more than three decades of experience serving the industries that are at the pulse of the San Diego economy, specifically in the area of science and technology.” said Haskell & White’s managing partner Wayne Pinnell. “Her broad skill set and industry expertise will continue the significant growth of Haskell & White as we expand our presence in Southern California.”
Haskell & White opened its San Diego office in 2008 and currently serves a diverse client base with audit, tax and SOX consulting services. The office will leverage Adams’ financial services and advisory experience serving companies in the technology, life science, clean-tech, alternative energy and real estate industries.
Prior to joining Haskell & White, Adams served as an audit partner with Deloitte, where she was involved with IPOs and secondary offerings, M&A transactions and litigation consulting services. She also worked with a range of public and private clients to establish accounting and financial controls and advise on corporate strategy.
An active member of the San Diego community, Adams is the audit committee chair and member of the compensation committee for San Diego based public company LRAD Corporation. She has also served as chairman of the board of Athena San Diego, an organization supporting the advancement of women in the fields of science and technology, as chairman of Deloitte’s San Diego FAST 50 Program, and has worked with other local organizations such as Make A Wish, The Senior Community Centers, Chairmen’s Roundtable, Software San Diego, LEAD and the YWCA of San Diego. She is currently a member of the California State University San Marcos Foundation Board, the Membership Committee of Corporate Directors’ Forum and is an executive board member of Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest.
“I am proud to take on these new responsibilities with the Haskell & White organization,” said Adams. “With its outstanding commitment to client service, enviable growth record and reputation as an excellent place to work, I believe the firm is well positioned to expand its middle-market practice in the San Diego region.”
About Haskell & White LLP
Haskell & White LLP is one of the largest independently owned accounting, auditing and tax consulting firms in Southern California, servicing public and private middle-market companies. With locations in Irvine and San Diego, Haskell & White combines the expansive services, knowledge, experience and reach of national and international accounting firms with the personal attention, responsiveness and value of a local organization. Haskell & White works with companies in a broad range of industries including real estate, manufacturing, distribution, life science, technology, and retail. The firm provides solid expertise and services to its clients in the tax and audit disciplines, including advising SEC registrants and consulting on mergers and acquisitions. Further information on Haskell & White can be found on the firm’s website, www.www.hwcpa.com.