Certified Public Accountant Team

Partners

Casey Kinchen

Casey G. Kinchen, CPA

Audit Partner

Casey is a licensed certified public accountant with approximately ten years of public accounting experience. Casey began his career at Postlethwaite & Netterville in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he served as an audit manager.

Casey later joined an international accounting firm where he served as an SEC audit manager for numerous small-cap to mid-cap publicly traded companies. While at this firm, Casey worked with oil and gas, technology, manufacturing, and retail clients.

Casey joined Jamie McElravy on August 1, 2007, and formed McElravy, Kinchen & Associates, P.C. which was later reorganized as M&K CPAS, PLLC where he specializes in growing small-cap publicly traded companies and complex accounting issues such as reverse mergers, stock option valuations, shares issued for services, private debt and equity issuances, embedded derivatives, and the accounting for and identification of variable interest entities.

Casey is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University.

Matthew P. Manis

Matthew P. (Matt) Manis, CPA

Audit Partner

Matt is a licensed certified public accountant with approximately fifteen years of public accounting experience as well as approximately nine years of experience in senior executive roles in the private sector. Matt began his career at KPMG in Houston, Texas, where he served as a senior audit manager.

Matt later joined an international public company accounting firm where he served as an SEC audit manager for numerous small-cap to mid-cap publicly traded companies. While at this firm, Matt worked with oil and gas, mining, technology, real estate, manufacturing, and retail clients.

Matt joined McElravy, Kinchen & Associates, P.C. which was later reorganized as M&K CPAS, PLLC on October 2, 2007, where he specializes in growing small-cap publicly traded companies and complex accounting issues such as reverse mergers, stock option valuations, shares issued for services, private debt and equity issuances, embedded derivatives, and the accounting for and identification of variable interest entities.

Matt is a graduate of the University of Houston.

Jon Ridenour

Jon E. Ridenour, CPA

Audit Partner

Jon is a licensed certified public accountant with approximately ten years of experience in public accounting and in management roles in the private sector. Jon began his accounting career at an international accounting firm in Houston, Texas, where he served as a senior SEC auditor.

While there, Jon worked with numerous small-cap to mid-cap publicly traded companies in the oil and gas, technology, manufacturing, and biotech industries.

Jon joined McElravy, Kinchen & Associates, P.C. which was later reorganized as M&K CPAS, PLLC on October 2, 2007, where he specializes in growing small-cap publicly traded companies and complex accounting issues such as reverse mergers, stock option valuations, shares issued for services, private debt and equity issuances, embedded derivatives, and the accounting for and identification of variable interest entities.

Jon is a graduate of Texas A&M University and the University of Houston.

Ben Ortego

Ben Ortego, CPA, CIA

Audit Partner

Ben is a licensed certified public accountant with approximately ten years of experience in audit roles in both public accounting and the private sector. Ben began his career at Postlethwaite & Netterville in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Ben later joined a privately held construction company with annual revenues exceeding $1.5 billion and held a management position in its internal audit department.

Ben joined M&K CPAS, PLLC in June of 2009, where he specializes in growing small-cap publicly traded companies and complex accounting issues such as reverse mergers, stock option valuations, shares issued for services, private debt and equity issuances, embedded derivatives, and the accounting for and identification of variable interest entities.

Ben is a graduate of Louisiana State University.

 

Managers

Jon Watson

Jonathan (Jon) Watson, CPA

Audit Manager

Jon is a licensed certified public accountant with over five years of experience in public accounting. Jon began his career at a local accounting firm based out of Houston, Texas, where he served as a SEC staff auditor. While at this firm, Jon primarily worked on audits of publicly traded companies within the oil and gas producing and oil and gas service industries.

Jon joined M&K CPAS, PLLC in December of 2007, where he specializes in public sector clients and growing small-cap publicly traded companies and complex accounting issues such as reverse mergers, stock option valuations, shares issued for services, private debt and equity issuances, embedded derivatives, mining and oil and gas accounting, and the accounting for and identification of variable interest entities.

Jon is a graduate of Western State College of Colorado.

Cameron Terry

Cameron Terry, CPA

Audit Manager

Cameron is a licensed certified public accountant with approximately ten years of experience in public accounting and industry. Cameron began his career at KPMG and thereafter moved to PricewaterhouseCoopers; both based in Houston, Texas, where he served as staff and senior auditor. While at these firms, Cameron primarily worked on audits of publicly traded companies within the oil and gas producing and oil and gas manufacturing industries. Cameron later joined Lyondellbasell Industries as a senior internal auditor and gained valuable experience working in the oil and gas and chemicals manufacturing fields.

Cameron joined M&K CPAS, PLLC in January of 2012, where he specializes in public sector clients and growing small-cap publicly traded companies and complex accounting issues such as business combinations and valuations, impairment analysis, stock options and warrants valuations, embedded derivatives and their valuations, and private debt and equity issuances.

Cameron is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University.

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