rylander, clay & opitz, llp partners

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At Rylander, Clay & Opitz, LLP ("RCO"), our goal from the very beginning has been to deliver valuable services to our clients while adhering to the highest standards of quality and integrity. Our professionals have the technical expertise and experience to serve a diverse group of businesses, organizations and individuals across a broad range of industries. We believe in leading by example, and our partners remain integrally involved in creating the trusted relationships on which our clients rely.

The RCO Difference

RCO is focused on middle-market organizations and the issues they face. We strive to understand our clients, their businesses and their goals, and then offer customized services to help them achieve lasting success. Our partners and managers are actively involved with our clients as business advisors, offering valuable insights and perspectives.

In addition, through our affiliation with the RSM US Alliance, we have established a unique position in the marketplace that enables us to offer our clients access to the resources of a national accounting and consulting firm, combined with the personalized attention of a local relationship. It is this combination of service and resources that sets RCO apart from its competitors.

Our Leadership

Leslie S. Crites

Senior Manager, Tax Department

Michael D. Dunlap

Senior Manager, Tax Department

Karen A. Garcia

Manager, Audit Department

Kelly R. Hein, Jr.

Partner In-Charge, Tax Department

Jeff W. Horner

Senior Manager, Audit Department

Rizwan A. Malik

Manager, Audit Department

Donna L. Mayes

Partner In-Charge, Audit Department

D. Jan Metcalf

Partner, Tax Department

Sabrina A. Najera

Senior Manager, Tax Department

Dennis R. Opitz

Of Counsel

Robert E. Opitz

Managing Partner, Tax Department

Alison H. Williams

Senior Manager, Tax Department

History

RCO was formed in 1974 when the founding partners left positions with a national accounting firm to purchase a small accounting practice. The firm grew rapidly, becoming one of the largest local public accounting firms in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Today, RCO has a staff of approximately fifty people, serving a diverse group of clients with business operations in Texas and throughout the United States.

As a natural outgrowth of that commitment, and our desire to expand the resources available to our clients, RCO accepted an invitation to join the RSM US Alliance in 1995.

RSM US Alliance

Rylander, Clay & Opitz, LLP is proud to have been chosen to be a member of RSM US Alliance, a premier affiliation of independent accounting and consulting firms in the United States, with more than 75 members in over 38 states, the Cayman Islands and Puerto Rico. This affiliation gives us access to a full range of national and international capabilities. As a member of RSM US Alliance, Rylander, Clay & Opitz, LLP has access to the resources and services RSM provides its own clients. We accepted an invitation to become a member of RSM US Alliance because it is a natural fit with our commitment to our clients and our determination to stay at the forefront of developments affecting accounting and consulting firms today.

RSM US Alliance provides its members with access to resources of RSM US LLP (formerly known as McGladrey LLP), the leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, with more than 8,000 people in 80 offices nationwide. RSM US LLP is a licensed CPA firm and the U.S. member of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms with more than 37,500 people in over 110 countries. RSM US Alliance member firms are separate and independent businesses and legal entities that are responsible for their own acts and omissions, and each are separate and independent from RSM US LLP. Visit rsmus.com/aboutus for more information regarding RSM US LLP and RSM International.

RSM US Alliance is a premier affiliation of independent accounting and consulting firms. RSM US Alliance provides its members with access to resources of RSM US LLP (formerly known as McGladrey LLP). RSM US Alliance member firms are separate and independent businesses and legal entities that are responsible for their own acts and omissions, and each are separate and independent from RSM US LLP. RSM US LLP is the U.S. member firm of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax, and consulting firms. Visit rsmus.com/aboutus for more information regarding RSM US LLP and RSM International. McGladrey®, the RSM US Alliance logo and the RSM US Alliance signatures are proprietary to RSM US LLP, while RSM™ is used under license by RSM US LLP.

We believe in leading by example, and our partners remain integrally involved in creating the trusted relationships on which our clients rely.

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