Melanie Barnes

Melanie Barnes, CPA, is a partner at Sikich with over 17 years of public accounting and industry experience. Melanie understands her clients’ business goals and works with them in a pragmatic approach to provide technical accounting expertise, ensure compliance requirements are met and help position them for success. Prior to joining Sikich, she worked at …

Jason Boberg

Jason Boberg, CPA, CFE, is a partner with in-depth experience conducting and managing litigation support services, expert witness testimony, forensic accounting, fraud/investigation services, financial consulting, and performance audits for commercial clients and federal and state government entities. He joined Sikich through the 2022 acquisition of Cotton & Company, a sophisticated leading organization in the local, …

Catherine Nocera

Catherine Nocera, CPA, CISA, is a partner with significant experience directing large, complex and long-term engagements, including financial statement audits, financial management consulting engagements and systems-related engagements. Cathy often serves as the quality control partner on audits. She has extensive expertise assisting clients with implementing and complying with the Office of Management and Budget, Treasury, …

Harrison Lee

Harrison Lee, CISSP, CISA, CISM, PMP, is a partner with extensive experience managing Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) audits and reviews, financial statement audits, performance audits and IT consulting engagements for federal entities. He joined Sikich through the 2022 acquisition of Cotton & Company, a sophisticated leading organization in the local, state and federal …

Megan Mesko

Having participated in numerous performance audits, financial statement audits, consulting service engagements and litigation support activities for federal and non-federal agencies, Megan Mesko, CPA, CFE, is a partner with diverse, in-depth experience. Megan has conducted audits of, and on behalf of, a number of federal and not-for-profit organizations. She has worked closely in performing audits …

Gary Barton

Gary Barton, CISSP, CISA, PMP, is a partner who brings nearly 17 years of experience in diversified Information Technology (IT) audit and consulting solutions. Gary joined Sikich through the 2022 acquisition of Cotton & Company, a sophisticated leading organization in the local, state and federal government space. His experience includes directing and participating in audits …

Loren Schwartz

Loren Schwartz, CPA, CISSP, CISA, is a partner with more than 25 years of diversified information system audit, financial and operational audit, privacy, and risk management consulting experience. He directs many of our organization’s major information technology reviews and audits. Loren joined Sikich through the 2022 acquisition of Cotton & Company, a sophisticated leading organization …

Matt Gorman

Matt Gorman, CPA, is a partner with over a decade of federal auditing, accounting and financial management experience. This experience has provided him valuable insight into the financial management operations of a diverse array of federal agencies. Throughout his career, Matt has led financial statement audits of civilian Cabinet-level, Department of Defense and legislative-branch agencies. …

Melinda DeCorte

With 24 years of auditing and government financial management experience, Melinda DeCorte, CPA, CGFM, CFE, PMP, is a skilled partner who directs and serves in a quality assurance capacity for financial statement audits conducted in accordance with government auditing standards. Melinda also has extensive consulting experience with multiple governmental agencies, primarily focusing on internal controls …

Liz Lang

Liz Lang, CPA, CGFM, is a partner with more than 14 years of experience conducting financial statement and performance audits at organizations ranging in size and complexity. She joined Sikich through the 2022 acquisition of Cotton & Company, a sophisticated leading organization in the state and federal government space. Liz is customer and communication-focused with …

Jesse Carpenter

Jesse Carpenter, CPA, is a partner located in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. He has 15 years’ experience providing audit and advisory services. He currently oversees and directs audits in both the public and private sectors, including global clients with billions of dollars in annual activity operating in complex regulatory environments. He provides executive-level leadership …

Erin Meredith

Erin Meredith, CPA, CFE, CGFM, is a partner with extensive experience conducting performance, compliance and financial statement audits, attestation engagements, and compliance reviews of grant and contract funding awarded to higher education institutions, hospitals and not-for-profit organizations. Her experience includes participating in and managing engagements that test to verify compliance with Office of Management and …

Steven Koons

Steven Koons, CPA, PMP, offers extensive experience providing a mix of assurance and consulting services to civilian and defense agencies across the federal government. At Sikich, he is the federal government services lead and the D.C. metro region market lead. His experience includes leading financial statement audits, advising clients on technical budgetary and appropriations matters, …

Martha Trotter

Martha Trotter, CPA, specializes in supporting the needs of Sikich’s governmental clients in all areas of governmental accounting, auditing, financial reporting, budget development, revenue and expenditure forecasting, and cash and debt management. Since beginning her career with Sikich in 2011, Martha has participated in hundreds of audits of municipalities and other governmental entities. In addition …

Lara Stanton

Lara Stanton, CPA, is a partner in audit and assurance services with nearly 30 years of experience. Lara is a valued resource to her clients, having extensive expertise in employee benefit plans and SOC examinations. Her experience includes serving as a partner on audits, performing quality control inspections of employee benefit plan audit files, preparing …

Matthew Denton

Matthew Denton, CPA, MBA, is a partner at Sikich and has been with the firm since 2013. He is one of the youngest associates to be elected partner. Matthew delivers assurance and advisory services to a variety of middle-market businesses, with a passion for serving privately-held companies. With a history of building long-standing relationships, he …

James Pursley

With over 19 years of public accounting experience, James (Jim) Pursley, CPA, is a knowledgeable and dedicated audit, assurance and tax partner. Jim works with healthcare clients, small and medium sized businesses as well as in individual tax services and employee benefit plans. His niche includes mid-market business solutions, but he also has experience with …

Michael Williams

Mike Williams, CPA, is a partner with over 30 years of experience providing accounting, audit, tax and consulting services to for-profit businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Mike offers a unique understanding of his clients’ challenges in order to support businesses in achieving their goals. While he serves clients in a number of industries, Mike’s expertise is …

Angela Dorn

Angela Dorn, CPA, is an audit and assurance partner with over 25 years of experience in public accounting. Angela specializes in supporting the needs of government and not-for-profit entities. Her clients value her extensive background working with these industries as well as her attention to detail and ability to simplify complex accounting matters. Affiliations  American …