Saltmarsh

Saltmarsh, Cleaveland and Gund is one of the largest full-service accounting and advisory firms in the Southeast, offering deep expertise and specialized consulting for many industries and high net worth individuals with investment management affiliate, Saltmarsh Financial Advisors, LLC.

Our team has been recognized as one of the Top 200 Firms in the U.S. by INSIDE Public Accounting, a Regional Leader by Accounting Today and named one of Forbes‘ Top Recommended U.S. Tax and Accounting Firms.




Lee Bell, CPA

Lee serves as the president of Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund and is responsible for promoting the strategic plan of the firm. He also serves clients in certain highly regulated industries, including financial institutions and healthcare.

Lee graduated from Harding University and began his public accounting career in 1991 with an international firm, joining Saltmarsh in 2001. His experience includes consulting and compliance matters, private equity matters, mergers and acquisitions, business valuation and litigation support.

He is active in his community and serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Goodwill Industries – Suncoast Inc., a member of the Audit Committee for United Way of Tampa Bay and is an Advisory Council Member for the University of South Florida School of Accountancy.

 

Lee Bell, CPA
President

Marcum LLP

 

 

With over 300 partners and employees, we operate out of four offices and offer an array of business and financial advisory services to individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations. We serve clients in industries that include real estate and construction, financial services, manufacturing and distribution, professional services, retail, health care and life sciences. Current practice areas include accounting and auditing, tax, business and HR consulting, employee benefits, exit planning, financial services, information service technology, international tax, investment management, marketing, sales and local tax, staffing, small business, transaction advisory services, and valuation and litigation advisory services.




Patty Hamilton

Patty Hamilton works in the Accounting and Auditing group in Tampa, Florida. She works primarily with closely held businesses and has extensive experience with industries that include manufacturing, distribution, construction and real estate development, financial institutions, insurance brokerages, professional employer organizations and nonprofit organizations. In the Tampa office, she is responsible for the oversight of the accounting and auditing staff group. Patty actively participates in recruiting and mentoring of staff at all levels.

Patty is also in the process of creating a firm charitable foundation to provide a centralized vehicle to capture the various charitable work and donations already taking place at Marcum LLP, and plans to grow the foundation into a meaningful organization that provides value to the firm and the communities where we live and work.

Patty Hamilton
Partner

Warren Averett

The Warren Averett Tampa office has been providing superior service for over 40 years to the Tampa community. Warren Averett provides clients with experience and technical resources of a national firm, yet local roots and traditions provide a superior level of personal attention and service. Warren Averett has 15 office locations and ranks among the top 35 firms in the U.S. Their services span beyond audit and tax to include wealth management, staffing and recruiting, technology and risk solutions, finance team support and a variety of advisory services such as transaction advisory, M&A, risk and compliance, estate planning and much more. With more than 800 employees, they offer experience in a variety of industries including manufacturing, government contracting, nonprofit and public sector, financial services, healthcare, construction, real estate, retail, life sciences and technology. To learn more about the firm visit www.warrenaverett.com.




Michelle Sanchez, CPA

Michelle Sanchez is a Member of the Firm and has been practicing in the public accounting profession in the Tampa Bay area since 1994. She is a leader of our Nonprofit Industry Service Team, as well as a member of our Manufacturing and Distribution Industry Service Team. Michelle is an active member of both the professional and philanthropic communities in Tampa. She is a Board Member of Network of Executive Women, was recognized as a Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Business Woman of the Year Finalist in 2012, member of Leadership St. Petersburg in 2012 and nominated for FICPA Women to Watch Awards, Experienced Leader Finalist in 2013. Michelle resides in St. Petersburg, Florida with her husband of more than 20 years, and their two children.

Michelle Sanchez, CPA
CPA, Audit Member