CPAs Garrett Shinn, Christine Yekel and Christy Cardillo to support firm’s regional growth
Bradenton, FL (October 6, 2014) – Shinn & Company, CPA Firm is pleased to announce that Garrett Shinn, Christine Yekel and Christy Cardillo have been named partners, effective September 2014.
Garrett Shinn, CPA
Garrett Shinn joined Shinn & Company in 2006 as staff accountant and became tax principal in 2010. Mr. Shinn specializes in closely held businesses, agribusiness, healthcare, real estate and multi-generational businesses.
A second-generation native of Bradenton, Florida, he graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Mr. Shinn is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida. He is also a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr. Shinn is active in various community and professional organizations. He is on the Board of Advisors for the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund, on the Board of Directors for We Care Manatee, and is Co-Chair of the Florida Finance Alliance. Mr. Shinn is a member of the Manatee County Chamber of Commerce, the Sarasota County Chamber of Commerce, the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and Leadership Manatee’s Class of 2013.
Christine Yekel, CPA
Christine Yekel joined Shinn & Company in 2005 and is a Shareholder. She has more than 35 years of experience in accounting and leadership positions and specializes in agribusiness, real estate and corporate franchisee accounting. Ms. Yekel’s past experience includes corporate accounting work with large franchisee groups.
She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Yekel earned her Bachelor’s in Accounting from Auburn University.
Ms. Yekel is active in many community organizations and serves as Second Vice President for the Board of Trustees of the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida. She is a member of Working Women of Manasota, Leadership Manatee’s Class of 2011, an elder at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church and Past Chair of Manatee Chamber’s Small Business Committee.
Christy Cardillo, CPA
Christy Cardillo has been with Shinn & Company since 2007. Her areas of expertise include manufacturing & distribution, medical, tax planning and real estate development. She is also well versed in private business planes and yachts. Ms. Cardillo’s past experience includes corporate work in human resources and administration with large manufacturing employers.
She is certified as a Public Accountant in Florida and in Texas. Ms. Cardillo is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Cardillo earned her Bachelor’s from the University of Florida with honors, and her Masters of Accounting from University of Texas at Arlington, also with honors.
She holds several community leadership positions serving as a member of the Board of Directors for the Manatee County Chamber Foundation, Membership Chair for the Bradenton Kiwanis, member of the Board of Governors for Leadership Manatee, a Past Executive Council member for the Junior League of Manatee County and a member of Leadership Manatee’s Class of 2012. In 2011, she was named to Gulf Coast Business Review’s “40 Under 40.” She is a native of Ocala, Florida.
“Our new partners bring a wealth of talent to our firm,” said Founding Partner Byron Shinn. “Their diverse expertise is an invaluable asset as we continue to grow our practice.”
About Shinn & Company
Shinn & Company is one of the most successful accounting firms in the greater Tampa Bay area with offices in Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida. For more than 20 years, Shinn & Company has enjoyed a reputation for providing the depth of expertise of major firms coupled with the personalized service of a boutique practice. The ability to manage the most complex matters and serve as their clients’ strategic business consultant is the cornerstone of Shinn & Company’s practice.
Shinn & Company offers comprehensive accounting, tax, audit and business consulting services to a wide range of clients ranging from real estate, auto dealerships and professional entities to large agribusinesses, manufacturers and developers. The firm also serves charitable organizations and family foundations and has been handling government work for more than a decade. Additional information about Shinn & Company is available at www.shinnandcompany.com.