Bellevue, WA – March 16th, 2021 – Hutchinson & Walter, a mid-sized CPA firm founded in 1977, promoted Nika Toce to Managing Partner and welcomed Brian Mackey as Chief Executive Officer. Marc Hutchinson, who served as Managing Partner, will remain with HW as Chairman.
The announcement comes as HW continues to invest in industry-leading software to improve security and enhance client service. “HW has grown tremendously during my 40 years at the firm.” said Hutchinson, “I know our clients will be in great hands with Brian and Nika.”
As managing partner, Toce leads the firm’s accounting staff, maintains client relationships and leads new business initiatives. “Marc leaves big shoes to fill, and I’m excited to have him remain as the company’s chairman,” said Toce, “HW has invested a lot to remain on the cutting edge of technology, and Brian is a valuable addition to the team as we leverage our resources to improve the client experience.”
Before joining HW, Mackey founded Harbas Capital to invest in and operate a small business. Previously, he was a partner at a financial services firm in Massachusetts. As chief executive officer, he leads the firm’s administrative staff, marketing initiatives and technology implementation. “HW has built a great team of professionals dedicated to competence, caring and value,” said Mackey, “I hope to maintain those qualities as well as deliver the first-class service our clients have come to expect.”