Naveen Khan

Naveen Khan

Naveen Khan is the Director of AI and Innovation for HORNE’s Intelligence and Automation practice . She is responsible for overseeing the strategy, implementation and optimization of key emerging technologies and leading AI-driven product development.

Warren Haas

Warren Haas

Warren Haas is an infrastructure engineer serving on HORNE’s data and technology team.

Tonya White

Tonya White

Tonya White is a senior manager on HORNE’s firm services team, where she leads the firm’s accounting department, payroll team, accounts payable and accounts receivable team.

Clay Kittrell

Clay Kittrell

Clay Kittrell is the director of people at HORNE where he focuses on developing and executing tailored recruitment strategies that align with company growth and inclusivity objectives.

Want to keep employees? Have “stay conversations”

Want to keep employees? Have “stay conversations”

Recently we helped a family-owned general contractor re-engage two key employees. One was a supervisor whose future was in question as a large job was winding down. The other was a back office team member who’d become demotivated. Both were valuable to the business. The owners wanted to know: How can we help them stay? 

Lora Warren

Lora Warren

Lora Warren serves as the director of proposal development at HORNE where she leads the proposal and capture team as they support internal stakeholders by responding to RFPs, securing new business opportunities and driving business development initiatives.

HORNE Earns C3PAO Designation

HORNE Earns C3PAO Designation

HORNE’s cyber team recently earned The Cyber AB Certified Third-Party Assessor Organization (C3PAO) designation which allows HORNE to perform specific cyber security assessments for Organizations Seeking Compliance (OSC) through contractual agreements.

Kathy Storm

Kathy Storm

Kathy Storm is a human resources senior manager who manages processes related to HORNE’s employee life cycle.

How companies combat software insecurities

How companies combat software insecurities

In most companies, developers are focused on meeting project deadlines, and that often leads to applications that are insecurely coded. Custom development can multiply vulnerabilities. Some 48 percent of developers think they leave vulnerabilities in their code, according to the State of Developer-Driven Security Survey 2022 from Secure Code Warrior.

Mir Mazhar

Mir Mazhar

Mir Mazhar is the director of Intelligence and Automation at HORNE. He is passionate about creating value and helping clients embrace new digital capabilities influencing strategic, technical and management initiatives.

Cybersecurity: Protecting your Growth

Cybersecurity: Protecting your Growth

Cybersecurity risks challenge your business development. You need to address the bad risks so you can take the good risks that let you grow and maneuver to stay ahead of your competition.  You also need expert insights into cyber risk and how you must defend your organization and protect your growth.

Jennifer Summers

Jennifer Summers

Jennifer Summers serves as assistant counsel for HORNE where she offers legal advice to senior leadership and administration regarding issues affecting the organization and its specific decisions.  

Brett Watkins

Brett Watkins

Brett Watkins is a senior manager at HORNE who specializes in developing and implementing innovative programs to improve employee health and productivity. He is passionate about educating, guiding and assisting employees achieve a healthier lifestyle.

Vipin Prasad

Vipin Prasad

Vipin Prasad is a senior manager in the business process solutions practice at HORNE where he serves as a technical business analyst/project manager. He specializes in business analysis, requirements analysis, current-state assessments, communication and helps liaise and coordinate future-state recommendations and solution delivery.

Brad Pierce

Brad Pierce

Brad serves as the Chief Information Security Officer for HORNE where he leads cyber security programs and initiatives for the firm. He manages offensive cyber security operations for HORNE and its clients, where he leads on collaborating with executive leadership teams to strengthen their security posture.

Bill Wadlington

Bill Wadlington

Bill Wadlington is a senior manager in government services at HORNE. He specializes in information technology management.

More Than

More Than

With 1,000+ team members, we serve clients in 48 states and 2 U.S. territories. We focus on construction, cybersecurity, economic recovery, financial institutions, franchise, healthcare, M&A and public & middle market companies.

Leslie Petro

Leslie Petro

Leslie Petro focuses on creating events and experiences that align with the firm’s strategic initiatives while promoting the HORNE brand. As the event manager for the firm, she oversees all internal event management, as well as providing full event planning services to external clients.

Jon Legner

Jon Legner

Jon is a data analytics senior manager at HORNE. He serves private and public companies by collaborating with them to use their data to solve problems and achieve their strategic objectives.

Terry Traylor

Terry Traylor

Terry Traylor serves HORNE as the director of finance. Using his background in assurance, business valuation and tax compliance, he manages the day-to-day financial operations for HORNE. Terry joined HORNE in 1996 and has more than 30 years of experience including audit, tax and consulting engagements. His experience spans a wide range of industries including manufacturing, merchandising, health care and financial institutions.

Lisa Taylor

Lisa Taylor

Lisa Taylor serves as a director of project services at HORNE.  She is a member of HORNE’s operations team where she serves the firm and its focus areas as a project manager, collaborator and advisor for strategic project implementations.

Mary Clay Morgan

Mary Clay Morgan

Mary Clay Morgan serves as General Counsel at HORNE where she provides advice to firm leadership and administration on a wide range of legal and compliance issues. Mary Clay joined HORNE in 2021 with over 15 years of experience. Prior to joining HORNE, she was a partner at a national law firm where her practice was concentrated in employment discrimination, products liability, financial services, and commercial litigation matters, at the trial and appellate levels.

John Michaud

John Michaud

John Michaud is the director of business process solutions for HORNE. He leads the business process solutions team to apply process improvement, project management and analytic methodologies to bring out operational excellence to HORNE’s internal and external projects. His efforts enhance organizational effectiveness and provide the basis for management decisions.

Ken McDonald

Ken McDonald

Ken McDonald currently serves HORNE as the director of audit quality. His responsibilities include audit support, pre-issuance report reviews, assurance training, internal inspections, regulatory compliance, risk management and quality control. His industry experience includes manufacturing, transportation, consumer products, construction, not-for-profit and healthcare.

Chris Madison

Chris Madison

Chris Madison is a director in firm services at HORNE where he works with private and public sector clients to provide analysis, design and implementation of best practice solutions for compliance and project effectiveness. He has developed multiple best practice resources for HORNE’s clients and has extensive experience in advising executives and government officials on highly technical program and compliance issues.

Tracy Cunningham

Tracy Cunningham

Tracy Cunningham serves as a director of project services at HORNE where she serves the firm and its industries as a project manager or in a collaborative role on strategic business objectives, initiatives and culture change. Tracy is a member of HORNE’s operations team and HUB team.

Tara Chrisco

Tara Chrisco

Tara Chrisco is the director of people & organization development at HORNE. She is responsible for team member talent and potential over the entire worker life cycle – including talent acquisition, onboarding, learning, coaching and organization development. She also works with organizations that want to accelerate the growth of their workforce and business results.

Roxanne Anderson

Roxanne Anderson

Roxanne Anderson is a service transformation team senior manager at HORNE where she serves as a business analyst and project manager. She is responsible for establishing and coordinating project deliverables, communicating project status with internal and external stakeholders and creating custom project workflows.

Risk Management

Risk management involves every facet of your organization, regardless of your industry. We help transform risk into opportunity to give you peace of mind.

Rusty Butcher

Rusty Butcher

For middle market and public companies, opportunities often come with a host of complexities. HORNE’s Rusty Butcher is here to help anticipate market factors and internal challenges so you are well informed and ready to take control of your future.

Client Advisory Services

The amount of time it takes to oversee routine accounting and financial operation functions is increasing. Let HORNE provide your managed accounting services.

Data & Technology

Data & Technology

Competitive advantage goes to the business that leverages data, automates its workplace & has a solid infrastructure. Transform your data & technology today.

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

Reduce exposure to cybersecurity threats. Stay ahead of the ever-changing regulatory requirements and strengthen your cybersecurity posture.

Audit & Compliance

Audit & Compliance

HORNE’s audit and compliance services provide a strategy to institute controls and manage risk and compliance to keep you prepared for opportunity.

SBA 7(a) Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Assistance

SBA 7(a) Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Assistance

Many companies and individuals have applied for funds from the Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(a) Relief Loans Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Our previous communication addresses the recent suspension of the PPP due to inadequate funding. For our clients that did not receive funds or approval prior to the suspension, we will continue to work on completing applications and submitting to lenders in anticipation of additional funds being made available under the PPP. 

Beware: Phishing Emails Target COVID-19 Small Business Loans

Beware: Phishing Emails Target COVID-19 Small Business Loans

It has come to our attention that a new email phishing or “spoofing” scheme is being sent to businesses seeking financial assistance due to COVID-19. The emails are an attempt to scam business owners that have applied, or are considering applying, for Paycheck Protection Program loans backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration. These emails may look legitimate and appear to come from your bank.