Advisory Board

Eric Lewis

Eric Lewis received undergraduate degrees in Accountancy and Finance in 2000 from Arizona State University, and was a member of Beta Alpha Psi and the Accounting Students Association. Eric initially worked at Arthur Andersen after graduating and in 2002 joined Ernst & Young where he is now an Assurance Partner.

Eric works Firm’s Technology sector, serving clients in the semiconductor, software, Internet, services, waste and CleanTech industries. Eric served a three-year residency in Ernst & Young’s National Professional Practice Group where he consulted with engagement teams through the Southwest in connection with accounting, auditing and reporting issues, and is a member of Ernst & Young’s SEC Experts Network, helping engagement teams with SEC reporting concerns and complexities.

Paul Torres

Paul Torres is a Director in KPMG’s Advisory Services Practice with over 12 years professional experience. He has a strong background in SSAE 16/SOC reporting, IT general controls, project management, IT risk assessment, business continuity planning, compliance review, operational analysis, performance improvement, and organizational study.

He has substantial experience leading and coordinating advisory engagements for national/global clients ranging from large public to small private companies across several industries as diverse as banking, manufacturing, retail, technology and communications, computer manufacturing, higher education, and state and local government.

Adam Bowman

Adam received his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy in 2010 and Master of Accountancy in 2011 from Arizona State University, where he was a member of Beta Alpha Psi. Adam began working at Moss Adams in June 2011 and is currently a business assurance manager. He works in a wide range of industry groups including healthcare, manufacturing and distribution, and not-for-profit. Additionally, Adam has experience with SEC reporting and employee benefit plan audits.

Taylor Walton

Taylor received her Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting in 2011 and Master of Accountancy in 2012 from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Taylor was involved in many organizations on campus including being a teacher’s assistant during the Master’s program where she taught breakout sessions for the undergraduate accounting courses. During school Taylor participated in an internship with Deloitte which lead to a full time position. After graduation, Taylor began her career at Deloitte as an audit professional in the Phoenix office.

Taylor has been with Deloitte for four years and serves primary real estate clients, both public and private. She has experience with purchase accounting, SEC reporting and SEC filings. Taylor is also heavily involved with campus recruiting and enjoys spending time on campus meeting students. She is also a certified CPA in the state of Arizona.

Chuck McLane

Chuck is the Senior Managing Director for the Phoenix CBIZ financial services practice. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Arizona State University. Chuck is a member of ASU’s School of Accountancy Professional Advisory Board and the W.P. Carey School of Business Dean’s Council.

Chuck began his career with a “Big 4” public accounting firm in Arizona in 1987 and joined CBIZ in 2002. He has more than 30 years of experience serving small-to-mid size companies in Arizona. Chuck has been involved with joint venture accounting, partnership formation and accounting, bond/debt offerings, reimbursement projects, operational reviews, employee benefit analyses, forecasts and other financial and operational consulting projects. Over the years, he has focused on companies in the real estate, construction, consumer products, and manufacturing, distribution, healthcare and hospitality industries.

Steven Laybourne

Steven Laybourne is an Audit Senior Associate with Grant Thornton LLP. He graduated from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and minor in Mathematics in 2012, and graduated with a Master’s of Accountancy in 2014. Steven participated in various organizations on campus, including executive board and committee positions with the Beta Tau Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi.

Steven has held professional positions with a focus in private equity, forensics, valuation, and financial planning and forecasting. Through a summer internship program with Grant Thornton, Steven began his career as an audit professional in the Phoenix Office. Steven has been employed with Grant Thornton for two years. In his second year, he was a Senior Associate primarily serving PCAOB and AICPA real estate, financial services, and sports entertainment clientele. He has a primary focus in financial modeling and complex accounting estimates. Steven is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Arizona and is a member of the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants.