Robert has practiced as a CPA for over 20 years. He began his career as an auditor with the national accounting firm Ernst & Young. He later worked as an auditor with a large local CPA firm and finally as an auditor, tax preparer and business valuation consultant with a CPA sole proprietor. Robert purchased the sole proprietor’s practice in 1996 and merged it with the firm Daigrepont & Brian. For a period of years Robert was also the proprietor of a computer consulting firm and a licensed financial advisor before deciding to concentrate solely on public accounting. Robert serves clients principally in the areas of financial statement audits and small business consulting. Restaurants, manufacturers and not-for-profit organizations make up a significant portion of Robert’s client base.
Robert is Vice President of BREC Foundation, Treasurer of St. Joseph’s Academy, Treasurer of Raising Canes Chicken Fingers, former Treasurer and Past President of the Baton Rouge Child Advocacy Center, a Past President of the East Baton Rouge Lions Club, former Treasurer of The Greater Baton Rouge Federation of Churches and Synagogues, and former Co-Chairperson of the St. George Church Capital Campaign. He is a graduate of the Leadership Greater Baton Rouge class of 1998, East Baton Rouge Lions Club 1998 Lion of the Year, and recipient of the Baton Rouge Business Report’s Top 40 Under 40 award in 2000. He has also been recognized as a Tiger Leader in the LSU 100 fastest growing Tiger businesses for his work with Raising Canes.
John M. Goodwin
About John M. Goodwin
John has been with the firm since 2008, and oversees firm management and client accounting services. His experience includes working with not-for-profit organizations, closely-held businesses and governmental clients with a particular focus in financial statement audits of charter schools and related organizations.
Laura L. Wicker
Director of Tax/Shareholder
About Laura L. Wicker
Laura Wicker, CPA has practiced as a CPA for over 20 years, first working with the firm in 2005 and returning to the firm in 2013 after performing as a controller in the construction industry for several years. Laura serves clients in the areas of taxation, accounting services and has experience in compilations, reviews and audits. Her industry specializations are construction contractors, restaurants, 401(k) plans and not-for-profits. Laura has her accounting degree from LSU-Shreveport.
Director of Audit/Shareholder
About James Fairchild
Jim began his career as a staff accountant with the firm in 2005 and has practiced as a CPA for over 10 years. Jim serves clients principally in the areas of financial statement audits and taxation. His industry specializations are not-for-profit organizations, construction contractors, and 401(k) plans.
Jim is a current board and finance committee member of Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless. He is a graduate of the Leadership Greater Baton Rouge class of 2013.
Michael B. Loveless
About Michael B. Loveless
Michael has practiced as a CPA for over 20 years and has been in Baton Rouge since 1994. He serves clients principally in the areas of financial statement audits and taxation. His industry specializations are not-for-profit organizations, nursing homes and financial services.
Michael is a former board member and Treasurer of The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and also for the Louisiana Resource Center for Educators. He is a graduate of the Leadership Greater Baton Rouge class of 2012.
Jo Ellen Kearny
About Jo Ellen Kearny
Jo Ellen has practiced as a CPA for over 30 years. She began her accounting career with Postlethwaite & Netterville CPA’s and later established her own public accounting practice. She merged her practice with Daigrepont & Brian in 2001. She serves clients principally in the areas of tax preparation and planning and as a financial advisor.
Jo Ellen has served the community as President and Treasurer of Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center, Treasurer and Board member of the City Club of Baton Rouge, Board member of Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council, President and Treasurer of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, Chair of the Board of Directors of St. Joseph’s Academy and of the SJA Foundation. She is a graduate of the Leadership Greater Baton Rouge class of 1991. In 2012, she was selected by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report as one of the 2012 Influential Women in Business.
About Robert Daigrepont
Bob has practiced as a CPA for nearly 40 years. Bob began his career with a large local public accounting firm in New Orleans and later returned to work with a local CPA in Baton Rouge. He left public accounting and spent several years working as an officer with the FBI. He worked for a short time as an accountant with Ethel Corporation before returning to public practice in 1975. Bob serves clients principally in the areas of tax preparation, bookkeeping, and accounting services. Finance companies and retail businesses make up a significant portion of Bob’s client base.
Bob is a Past President of East Baton Rouge Lions Club and previously served as the Treasurer for Volunteers of America. He currently serves on the finance committee for St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and the Property Advisory Committee for Volunteers of America.
About Claudia Brian
Claudia has practiced as a CPA for over 20 years. Claudia began her accounting career with a large local construction company. She obtained her CPA license in 1980 and began to work in public practice. Claudia serves clients principally in the areas of tax preparation and financial statement audits. The construction industry makes up a significant portion of Claudia’s client base. Claudia is the past Treasurer of Louisiana Tennis Association and past Treasurer of Hilltop Arboretum.