Mark Elwood, CPA
Office: (801) 783-2952
Mark has enjoyed a 30 year career in accounting, tax, finance and management and has imparted his knowledge and experience to a broad range of the firm’s clients across many industries. He was Educated at the University of Utah, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and is a licensed certified public accountant in the state of Utah. He is a member of both the American Institute and the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants.
Mark has enjoyed a diverse accounting career, spending 20 years in public accounting serving the interests of his clients in the service areas of accounting, audit, business consulting and taxation. He currently leads the tax and small business consulting department at SGA and manages the firm with his 4 partners. He was employed for 10 years as the chief financial officer for Auto-Soft Corp., formerly, one of Utah’s premier software development companies, which experience provided a robust complement to his public accounting training. SGA clients benefit from the depth and breadth of Mark’s financial management experience in both private and public accounting venues.
Prior to joining SGA, Mark was a managing partner of Price Elwood, a local accounting firm in Salt Lake City, where he had oversight responsibility for the various aspects of the firm’s operations. Current industry specialization areas include community interest organizations, distributorships, franchisee and franchisor organizations, professional and other service entities, real estate, restaurant and retail organizations.
Kirk M. Gibb, CPA
Office: (801) 783-2955
Kirk has over nine years of experience in public accounting, performing all facets of financial statement audits, reviews and compilations. His background includes working with a diverse range of publicly traded companies in preparing SEC filings and correspondence, registration statements and reverse mergers. He also has experience in performing contract CFO duties and has worked in various capacities with clients in industries such as retail and consumer business, oil and gas, mining, utilities, technology, and manufacturing. He is also fluent in Spanish and has worked with many international clients throughout Europe and North and South America. In addition, he has experience researching and auditing complex accounting issues such as convertible debt instruments with imbedded derivatives, software revenue recognition, stock based compensation, mergers and acquisitions, and intangible assets.
Previous to his time at SG&A, Kirk worked in the Seattle, Washington audit practice of Deloitte & Touche, LLP where he worked with clients such as Nordstrom, Microsoft, Starbucks, Washington Mutual, and the Seattle Mariners, among others. He also has spent time as an audit manager at a regional accounting firm, and a partner in a financial reporting consultancy firm. Kirk graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Master’s degrees in professional accountancy from Brigham Young University.
Tyler M. Neves, CPA
Office: (801) 783-2970
Tyler has over twelve years of experience in public accounting. His background includes working with and auditing private companies, small and medium sized publicly traded companies, and foreign companies registered with the SEC in industries such as oil and gas, mining, food and beverage, retail, manufacturing, technology and construction. He has experience in various aspects of auditing, financial reporting and accounting including multiple entity accounting, complex financial instruments, mergers and acquisitions, registration statements and foreign transactions. In addition, he has developed expertise in auditing internal controls, employee benefit plans (including 401(k)’s, medical benefit plans and pension plans), construction contractors and broker/dealers in the insurance and securities industries. He also has experience in researching and auditing complex accounting issues such as pension assets and liabilities, software revenue recognition, stock based compensation, convertible debt instruments, acquisitions (reverse mergers) and intangible assets (including goodwill impairment issues).
Previous to his time at SG&A, Tyler worked for the former Hansen, Barnett & Maxwell, PC (currently Eide Bailly LLP), a regional accounting firm in Salt Lake City, Utah in which he performed financial statement audits for public and non-public companies, employee benefit plan audits and internal control audits. Tyler also worked at the Air Force Audit Agency from 2003 to 2005, performing various financial and compliance audits for various air force directorates at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Tyler graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 2003 and Brigham Young University with a Master of Accountancy in 2005.
Chad J. Sadler, CPA
Office: (801) 783-2771
Chad has over nine years of experience in public accounting. His background includes working with and auditing small and medium sized publicly-traded companies, private companies, and foreign companies that require GAAP financials to register with the SEC in industries such as consumer business, retail, manufacturing, software and technology. He has experience in various aspects of accounting and auditing including mergers and business/asset acquisitions and reverse mergers/recapitalization, registration statements, annual audits, quarterly reviews, and SEC comment letters. He also has experience in researching and auditing complex accounting issues such as software revenue recognition , stock based compensation, convertible debt instruments (embedded derivatives and beneficial conversion features), acquisitions (reverse mergers), and intangible assets (goodwill and impairment issues).
Previous to his time at SG&A, Chad worked for Iomega (a division of EMC). While at Iomega his responsibilities included researching, interpreting and applying software revenue recognition standards for the company. He also handled all intercompany transactions with EMC which included corresponding with over 30 countries around the world. Chad also worked for Hansen, Barnett & Maxwell, a regional accounting firm in Salt Lake City, Utah in which he preformed financial statement audits for public and non-public companies. Chad graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Weber State University with a Master of Accountancy. Chad is a current member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Utah Associates of Certified Public Accountants.
Mark W. Sperry, CPA
Office: (801) 783-2967
Mark has over 16 years of SEC Reporting experience, including 8 years in public practice as an auditor. He also spent seven years working as chief accounting officer/controller of a publicly held manufacturing company. Mark is experienced in all types of audits and has extensive experience with public companies, those that are considering becoming public, and SEC reporting. He has experience in various aspects of accounting including complex accounting issues such as reverse mergers, stock based compensation, shares issued for services, private debt and equity issuances, embedded derivatives and the accounting for and identification of variable interest entities. Additionally, Mark has experience servicing both public and privately held clients in a variety of industries including manufacturing, medical services, software, mining, and not-for-profit. He also has extensive experience with audits of employee benefit plan audits.
Previous to joining SG&A, Mark spent 7 years as a partner in a PCAOB registered audit firm. He also spent time as a director in a financial reporting consulting firm. Mark earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, with a minor in Japanese, from the University of Utah and an MBA with an emphasis in Accounting from Westminster College, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mark is a current member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants.