Team

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Christie Besse

Christie Besse joined Besse, Carmona, and Partin, PC in 2009 and became the President of the firm January 2019. Since 2015, she has managed the day to day operations. This includes coordinating the staff, reviewing client work, and guiding firm expansion. In addition, she also handles BCP’s new client implementations and software conversions. Christie came from a background in Industry and provides the invaluable experience in handling Outsourced Accounting. Her prior experience includes 3 years at Sam Yager Incorporated, 1 year at a global healthcare company and 2 years at Halliburton working in Sales and Use Tax. Christie graduated from Texas A&M University in 2004 and earned her CPA license in 2008.

Paul Carmona

Paul joined Besse, Carmona, and Partin, PC in April 2013 and rose to Vice President in January 2019. His primary roll is managing the Tax Services as well as overseeing the Financial Reporting. Prior to BCP, he was an audit manager for 12 years at a Houston CPA firm geared towards Construction. Due to his history in Public Accounting, Paul contributes his proficiency in Audit and Tax as invaluable components of BCP’s success. Paul earned his CPA license in 2002 after obtaining his Bachelor from The University of Texas, and his Masters from the University of Utah.

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Jeff Partin

Jeff Partin, CPA and licensed Real Estate Broker in Texas , began his accounting career in 1993 as a bookkeeper for Lamar Construction, Inc. and later graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Business Administration – Accountancy.  Jeff obtained his CPA license in 2004 and Real Estate Broker’s license in 2008. He currently serves as Besse, Carmona, and Partin's Consultant for company management, tax assistance, and client advice.

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Ericka Campos

Ericka Campos joined Besse, Carmona, and Partin, PC in January of 2014 where she currently oversees the bookkeeping department.  She has sixteen years of accounting and management experience, including financial reporting, auditing, full cycle bookkeeping and team building.  Prior to this she spent eight years at Global Services as the Accounting Manager for multiple divisions and two years with Schlumberger as a job cost accountant.  She graduated in accounting from Texas School of Business in 2002.

Stephanie Spinella

Stephanie is BCP's manager who contributes 14 years of accounting experience. She specializes in system efficiency improvements and brings a variety of technology expertise to the team. Stephanie graduated from the University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Supply Chain Management and Accounting. She lives in Houston, enjoying the time here with two kids and one grandchild.

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Vincent Tran

Vincent Tran joined Besse, Carmona, and Partin, PC in May of 2010 and is currently a Senior Accountant with the firm. Vincent supervises the BCP Financial Statement Preparation Team, prepares tax returns, reconciles cost segregations, and on boards new clients. Vincent is a practicing CPA and graduated from the University of Houston in 2007 with a BBA in Finance and a BS in Economics.

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Lauren Beurlot

Lauren interned at Besse, Carmona, and Partin, PC during the summer of 2016 and returned as a full-time employee in June 2017. She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Accounting from Centenary College of Louisiana in 2015, and then earned her Master’s degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University in 2017. Lauren received her CPA license in May 2018. She currently works as a Senior Accountant, handling the preparation of client financial statements, bookkeeping, and other projects as they arise.

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David Burg

David Burg joined Besse, Carmona, and Partin, PC in 2018 and currently is in charge of full cycle bookkeeping, and preparation of financials and tax returns. David graduated from Texas A&M University in 2017 and is currently working on earning his CPA certificate.

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Leslie Caillet

Leslie Caillet joined Besse, Carmona, and Partin, PC in February of 2016. Prior to that, she worked for over nine years managing the Houston office of a New Jersey based financial administrative firm where she gained experience in accounting, financial analysis and operations management. She graduated from the University of Houston-Downtown with a BBA in finance and is currently furthering her education in accounting.  Leslie's primary role as a Senior Accountant at BCP is supervising and preparing client financials.

Margaret Castanon

Margaret Castanon joined Besse, Carmona, and Partin, PC as a Staff Accountant after graduating from Texas A&M University – Kingsville in 2019 with a B.B.A. in Accounting. Margaret currently works on bookkeeping, preparing financial statements, and tax returns.

Terri Cloud

Terri Cloud joined the Besse, Carmona, and Partin, PC team in October of 2018.  She brings nearly 30 years of experience from various industries, including 8 years of accounting and analytics in the natural gas field, and 18 years as the Accounting Manager for a commercial refrigeration company.  Currently, Terri's main responsibilities are bookkeeping for several clients and tackling other various projects as needed.

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Elizabeth Davis

Elizabeth Davis joined Besse, Carmona, and Partin, PC in August of 2011.  Elizabeth's current responsibilities include General Accounting, Bookkeeping and Banking Management. Before joining the BCP's team, Elizabeth was the HR Accounting Manager at Brand Allen Architects, Inc. for ten years with offices in Houston and San Francisco.  Elizabeth is a 1986 graduate of Brazoswood High School and attended Texas A&M and University Of Houston prior to starting a family.

Rebekah Land

Rebekah interned at Besse, Carmona, and Partin, PC during the summer of 2017 and returned as a hybrid client relationist accountant in August 2018.  She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University in 2018 and is working on obtaining her CPA certification. She handles bookkeeping, financial preparation, new implementations, recruiting and client relations.

Sharon Paredes

Sharon joined Besse, Carmona, and Partin, PC as a staff accountant in the summer of 2019. She graduated Texas A&M University with her bachelor’s degree in Accounting. As a Staff Accountant she handles a variety of tasks which includes bookkeeping, company clean ups, and financial statement preparation.

Gloria Paredes

Gloria joined Besse, Carmona, and Partin, PC in the summer of 2019 as a Staff Accountant after graduating with her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University. She handles bookkeeping, company clean ups, recruiting, preparation of financial statements, and tax returns. Gloria is also working on obtaining her CPA certification.

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Kyle Ramirez

Kyle Ramirez joined Besse, Carmona, and Partin, PC as a Staff Accountant after graduating from Texas A&M University in 2016 with a degree in Accounting. Kyle’s primary role with the company is preparing financial statements and handling bookkeeping duties for various clients.

Jody Swindell

Jody joined Besse, Carmona, and Partin, PC in January 2019. Jody contributes her 6 years of Receptionist and Administrative experience. Prior to coming to BCP, Jody was the Office Manager for an Oil Company here in Houston. Jody also worked in the Mortgage-Lending industry for roughly 20 years gaining knowledge in many departments. Jody is a native Houstonian, went to Sharpstown High School and attended College at S.F.A., Nacogdoches. In addition, Jody is the mother of 2 young men and grandmother to 3 adorable grandchildren.