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Holly Sparkman, CPA | CVA

Holly Sparkman
Main Number (512) 327-9811
Direct Number (512) 600-3212

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Holly Sparkman, CPA CVA, Partner specializes in providing tax advisory and business valuation services as well as business advisory services which include financial, legal affairs and administrative management for a variety of industries. Ms. Sparkman serves as an advisor to Boards of Directors for several national and international organizations and has supported several clients through strategic growth, debt/equity financings, and successful exits with gross enterprise values ranging from $10M to over $100M. Prior to founding Sparkman Consulting Group in 2009 which was merged with Rorie Sparkman & Engel  in 2011, Ms. Sparkman served as CFO for CellzDirect Inc., a life science company, for more than five years, overseeing its growth from a venture capital backed start-up through the sale of the company to publicly held LIFE Technologies in 2008 for $57M. She also served as CFO of CEDRA Corporation (Worldwide Clinical Trials), a contract research organization to the pharmaceutical industry, from 1999 through its sale in a private equity transaction in 2007. Prior to her service at CEDRA, Ms. Sparkman was the CFO of Public Strategies, Inc., an international public affairs consulting firm. Her experience also includes public accounting experience in tax with KPMG.  She has served as Director for nonprofits including the Hispanic Scholarship Consortium and the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas and as a reviewer for the Texas Emerging Technology Fund. Ms. Sparkman is a certified public accountant, a certified valuation analyst, and holds a bachelors degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University and a masters degree in taxation from William Howard Taft University.