Our Team

Tim R. Shapiro, CPA
Member

Tim Shapiro is the founding member of SFW Partners, LLC. Tim has approximately 50 years of experience working with individuals and closely held businesses. His areas of expertise include taxation, mergers and acquisitions, and estate planning.

Tim graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1963 where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Following graduation, Tim worked with an international accounting firm for three years.

In 1987, Tim was featured in Money Magazine as one of the Best Tax Practitioners in the nation.

Tim is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.

tshapiro@SFWPartnersLLC.com

(314) 569-3333



Richard M. Flom, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA
Member

Richard Flom has over 50 years of experience serving businesses and nonprofit organizations. His areas of expertise include accounting and auditing, litigation support, business valuations, mergers and acquisitions, management consulting, and business planning.

He is President of Valuation Consultants, Inc., a company providing valuation services to closely held businesses. He has earned the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) and Charter Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designations. He has also received a Certificate of Achievement in Business Valuation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Richard graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He spent 27 years with an international accounting and consulting firm, including 12 years as the managing partner of its St. Louis office. In 1990, he left the international firm and founded a local accounting firm. In 1995, he joined the firm that is now SFW Partners, LLC.

Richard is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. In addition, he served on the Missouri State Board of Accountancy for five years, including two terms as President.

He is actively involved in numerous civic, charitable and political activities.

rflom@SFWPartnersLLC.com

(314) 569-3333



Lance G. Weiss, CPA, CVA
Member

Lance Weiss directs the Tax Services Department at SFW Partners, LLC. He has over 20 years of experience in taxation and public accounting. He has appeared as an expert witness in numerous civil and criminal cases. His client base is exclusively closely held entities and he is recognized for his creative solutions to complex income and estate tax problems.

Lance graduated from St. Louis University. He started his career with a large international accounting firm, where he concentrated on the taxation of closely-held corporations and their shareholders and also worked in the London office focusing on expatriate taxation.

He is also a continuing education instructor for Surgent McCoy, helping keep other CPAs current on the tax law. He received the discussion leader of the year award from the South Carolina Association of CPAs.

Lance is a member of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, and a board member of AGN, a worldwide association of accounting firms

lgweiss@SFWPartnersLLC.com

†(314) 569-3333



John L. Forir, CPA
Member

John Forir directs the Accounting & Auditing Department at SFW Partners, LLC. He has over 25 years of experience in audit, review and compilation engagements, as well as corporate and individual taxation. His areas of specialty include construction, distribution, professional services, manufacturing, wholesaling, employee benefit plans, restaurants, retail and leasing/finance. Additionally, John has extensive experience in the areas of merger and acquisition, litigation support, business valuation, and bankruptcy.

John serves on the Accounting & Auditing Standards Committee and the Construction Industry Task Force of AGN, a worldwide association of accounting firms. Through this association, John has consulted nationwide on issues regarding generally accepted accounting principles, as well as financial statement presentation issues.

John graduated with honors from Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University) in 1988 where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.

jforir@SFWPartnersLLC.com

(314) 569-3333



Richard F. Waigand, CPA
Member

Rich Waigand has over 20 years of experience providing audit, review and compilation engagements to closely-held businesses. Since joining the Firm in 2005, Rich has gained significant experience in taxation of closely-held businesses and pass through entities. His areas of specialty include manufacturing, construction, real estate, not-for-profit organizations, and employee benefit plans. Prior to joining the Firm, Rich served the clients of Humes & Barrington, P.C. for 11 years, including two years as an audit partner. In addition, Rich served for two years as a bank examiner for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

As a member of the firmís Assurance Services Committee, Rich assists with the design and monitoring of the firmís accounting and auditing quality control program. This committee is also responsible for analyzing new accounting and auditing pronouncements and the development and implementation of these standards into the Firmís practice.

Rich has significant experience assisting clients with developing business plans for use with bank and non-traditional financing. Rich has assisted numerous clients with merger and acquisition activities from both the acquiring and selling side of the transaction. In addition, Rich frequently assists clients with gaining an advanced understanding of an organization's cost structure.

Rich graduated with honors from Missouri State University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy.

Rich is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has spoken at a number of professional seminars on accounting and auditing topics.

Rich currently serves on the Saint Louis Economic Development Partnershipís SBA 504 Loan Committee (www.stlpartnership.com). Richís past community activities include serving on numerous nonprofit board including Project IDEAís executive committee, Action for Autism (AFA) (www.afastl.org) Howard Park Center (www.howardparkcenter.org) Des Peres Rotary Club (www.desperesrotary.org), and CYC youth soccer coach.

rwaigand@SFWPartnersLLC.com

†(314) 569-3333



Lisa A. Klempert, CPA
Member

Lisa Klempert has over 19 years of experience in the field of public accounting. Her areas of expertise include accounting and auditing, as well as tax compliance and planning. She has extensive experience in the taxation of small and mid-sized businesses, non-profit organizations, individuals and trusts. Her clients operate in diverse fields and include contractors, medical practices, retailers, manufacturers and charitable organizations.

As part of the firmís Tax Services Department, Lisa stays current on tax rules and regulations and helps implement changes in the firmís tax practice. She also assists with communicating new tax opportunities and challenges to the firmís clients.

Lisa graduated with honors from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She currently serves on the Universityís accounting advisory board.

Lisa is a member of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants where she served on the societyís Taxation Committee for over 5 years. In addition, she is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Lisa is actively involved in several nonprofit organizations, including serving as treasurer for CHADS Coalition for Mental Health.

lklempert@SFWPartnersLLC.com

(314) 569-3333



John R. Schnurbusch, CPA
Member

John R. Schnurbusch, CPA is a member of SFW Partners, LLC. With more than 23 years of public accounting experience, his client base is made up exclusively closely held entities and he prides himself on providing excellent service, responsiveness, and the ability to provide practical and effective business solutions. Prior to joining SFW Partners, LLC, John was the managing partner of his own CPA practice, Schnurbusch & Associates, LLC, which was founded in September 1999.

John graduated from the University of Missouri - Columbia in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. His professional and civic activities include memberships in the American Institute and Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, advisory board member of the West County branch of Eagle Bank & Trust, and treasurer for charitable & not-for-profit organizations in the St. Louis area.

John's emphasis is on providing clients with high-level tax and business management advice, as well as, estate planning. He has experience in a variety of industries including manufacturing, law firms, construction, medical practices, not-for-profit organizations, service businesses, wholesale and retail distribution, financial institutions, real estate development companies, and music entertainment.

John has given many speaking engagements for local financial organizations, and has appeared on the FOX 2 News Morning Show, The Big 550 KTRS giving tax planning advice, KSDK Channel 5 on the Jeff Duncan Show commenting on tax law changes, & was featured on KMOV-TV 4 reviewing tax software & advocating the value of having your tax returns prepared by a CPA firm.

jschnurbusch@SFWPartnersLLC.com

(314) 569-3333



Alicia A. Bingel, CPA
Senior Manager

Alicia Bingel focuses on providing accounting, audit, and tax services to closely-held businesses. During her more than 15 years of service, she has also provided business consulting and valuation services to the Firmís clients. Her areas of specialty include construction, manufacturing, restaurants, employee benefit plans, and professional services.

As a member of the firmís Assurance Services Committee, Alicia assists with the design and monitoring of the firmís accounting and auditing quality control program. This committee is also responsible for analyzing new accounting and auditing pronouncements and the development and implementation of these standards into the Firmís practice.

Alicia graduated with honors from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Masters in Accountancy. She went on to obtain her CPA, earning the Gold Medal Award for the highest score in the state of Missouri on the exam.

Alicia is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants. Beginning late 2014, she will join the team of continuing education instructors at Surgent McCoy CPE, LLC, a national continuing education provider.

abingel@SFWPartnersLLC.com

(314) 569-3333



Stacy Horner, CPA
Senior Manager

Stacy Horner focusses on providing accounting and auditing services to closely-held businesses. She specializes in the areas of construction, non-profit organizations, including A-133 audits, and retirement plans. Stacy has 17 years of experience in the accounting field working in private industry as a controller for a Fortune 500 company and working with SFW Partners, LLC for over 10 years. Her blend of private and public accounting experience brings a unique perspective to her clients.

As a member of the firmís Assurance Services Committee, Stacy assists with the design and monitoring of the firmís accounting and auditing quality control program. This committee is also responsible for analyzing new accounting and auditing pronouncements and the development and implementation of these standards into the Firmís practice.

Stacy graduated with honors from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville with a Masterís of Science in Accountancy.

Stacy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants. Stacy is also a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners and the Community Service Public Relations Council.

shorner@SFWPartnersLLC.com

(314) 569-3333



Scott R Gabel, CPA
Manager

Scott Gabel joined the firm in 2006 and has developed over 8 years of experience in audit, review and compilation engagements, as well as corporate and individual taxation.

Scottís areas of expertise include providing tax, accounting and auditing services to individuals and privately held businesses. He has worked extensively in the areas of construction, distribution, manufacturing and employee benefit plans.

Scott graduated from Missouri State University in 2005 with a Masters in Accountancy.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.

sgabel@SFWPartnersLLC.com

(314) 569-3333



Becky L. Malloy, CPA
Manager

Becky joined the firm in 2003 and has over 10 years of experience in audit, review, and compilation engagements, as well as corporate and individual taxation.

Becky graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy in 2001 and from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2003 with a Master of Business Administration degree.

Becky is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.

bmalloy@SFWPartnersLLC.com

(314) 569-3333



Ruth H. Spalding, CPA
Supervisor

Ruth Spalding has 15 years of experience in public accounting. Her areas of responsibilities include accounting and tax services for closely-held businesses and individuals. Her prior work experience includes financial statement and credit analysis in large corporate environments.

Ruth graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor in Business Administration - Finance. She received her CPA certificate in 1998 after completion of accounting coursework at Maryville University.

Ruth is a member of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.

rspalding@SFWPartnersLLC.com

(314) 569-3333



Paul A. Behrns, CPA
Supervisor

Paul Behrns joined the firm in 2008 and has over 6 years of experience in audit, review and compilation engagements, as well as corporate and individual taxation.

Paulís areas of expertise include providing tax, accounting, and auditing services to individuals and privately held businesses.

Paul graduated from the University of MissouriĖColumbia in 2007 with a Masters in Accountancy.

Paul is a member of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

pbehrns@SFWPartnersllc.com

314-569-3333



Wil A. Lampkin, CPA
Senior Accountant

Wil Lampkin joined the firm in 2011 and has over 3 years of experience in audit, review and compilation engagements, as well as corporate and individual taxation.

Wilís areas of expertise include providing tax, accounting, and auditing services to individuals and privately held businesses. He also has extensive experience with multi-state general contractors and construction clients.

Wil graduated from the Westminster College in 2011 with Bachelor degrees in Accountancy and Finance. He also served as a captain of the Westminster College football team his junior and senior year.

Wil is a member of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon national fraternity.

wlampkin@SFWPartnersllc.com

314-569-3333



Ashley M. Bishop, CPA
Senior Accountant

Ashley Bishop joined the firm in 2013 and has over 3 years of experience in public accounting.

Ashleyís areas of expertise include providing tax, accounting, and auditing services to individuals, privately held businesses, and nonprofit organizations.

Ashley graduated with honors from Missouri State University in 2011 with a Masters in Accountancy.

Ashley is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.

abishop@SFWPartnersllc.com

314-569-3333



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