Richard A. Newman, CPA, ABV
Richard joined HCH+T in 2013 after 17 years of public accounting outside of the Lubbock area. During that time, he has been providing income tax, business valuation and consulting services to a wide array of high net worth individuals and businesses. He has gained extensive experience in the areas of the real estate, professional services, manufacturing, construction, and retail/wholesale industries.
Richard earned a BBA in accounting from Texas Tech University in 1996. He is a licensed CPA in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. In addition to being a CPA, he is an Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) credential holder, which is exclusive to CPAs with specific education, training and experience in business valuation, forensic and litigation services.
As an ABV, Richard has performed more than 200 business valuation and litigation support engagements. Those engagements have included a heavy emphasis in estate/gift tax, divorce, buy-sell transactions, stock options, forensics, expert witness testimony, and consultation.
Upon graduation from Texas Tech, Richard began working for a regional CPA firm in New Mexico. After almost three years Richard and his family relocated to Colorado Springs, where he later became a partner in a large local CPA firm. In 2009 Richard started his own income tax, business valuation and consulting practice.
After some time away from Texas, Richard and his family - wife Michelle, son Thomas, and daughter Sidnee - decided it was time to be closer to home. Richard and Michelle are both graduates of Dimmitt High School.