HHM Certified Public Accountants, a full-service CPA and consulting firm with locations in Chattanooga and Memphis, has hired two senior accountants and three staff accountants.

HHM welcomes Joseph Bishop to its Management Advisory Services team. He will assist with all stages of mergers and acquisitions, including planning, implementation, and evaluation of potential tax consequences. He will also provide trust and estate services, valuation services, and individual tax planning and consulting. Joseph is a licensed attorney and completed a judicial clerkship in the Tax Court of New Jersey prior to joining the firm. After that, he spent three years at Big 4 accounting firms where he handled partnership taxation, the Research and Development Tax Credit, and mergers and acquisitions. He is a proud military veteran, graduated Cum Laude from the University of Maine, and obtained his JD from Rutgers Law School.

Returning to the firm is Andrew Mayfield, who previously worked at both our Chattanooga and Memphis locations. Andrew will assist business owners in year-end tax planning, succession planning, and general tax & accounting services. Prior to returning to the firm, Andrew served as controller and VP of Finance for a data and media company. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Blake Bryson joins the firm’s Management Advisory Services team as a staff accountant. He will provide valuation support, mergers and acquisitions due diligence, and management advisory consulting. Prior to joining HHM, Blake worked in public accounting performing audits on domestic and international hedge funds and private equity funds. He also spent time in private industry doing accounting, financial planning and analysis, and mergers and acquisitions consulting. Blake graduated with a Bachelor of Science in both accounting and business administration from Liberty University.

HHM welcomes Gabby Galluzzi to its Accounting and Assurance department. Before graduating from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Master of Accountancy, Gabby was an intern at HHM.

Rachael Yager also joins the Accounting and Assurance team. She will assist in the completion of audit field work, as well as prepare financial statements and tax returns. Prior to joining HHM, Rachael worked in public accounting as a staff auditor following a two-year internship with a local manufacturer. Rachael graduated with a Master of Accountancy and Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

“I am thrilled to start a new year by adding this group of talented professionals to our team,” said Donnie Hutcherson, Managing Partner of HHM CPAs. “We are humbled to retain and add talent during the ongoing pandemic.”