Jeff Lawlis

Audit Partner

Jeff Lawlis
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B.B.A. in Accounting, Texas Tech University, 1989

Jeff Lawlis has more than 20 years of audit public accounting experience focused on public and private clients. Additionally, he has two years of experience with a publicly-held technology company as a treasurer, and is a former partner at Grant Thornton and former senior manager at Ernst & Young.


Whitley Penn, Dallas Office, (2008-Present)

  • Partner

Primary industries include:

  • Public companies
  • Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Manufacturing/Distribution
  • Restaurants/Franchise Operations
  • Energy
  • Employee Benefit Plans

Grant Thornton LLP, Dallas Office, (2003-2008)

  • Partner (2005-2008)
  • Assurance and Advisory Services
  • Led the Dallas office technology industry practice

Primary emphasis in:

  • Public companies
  • Technology
  • Software
  • Restaurants/franchise operations
  • Service
  • Manufacturing Distribution

Triton Network Systems, Inc. (2000-2001)

  • Treasurer
  • Participated in execution of the Company’s IPO, raising approximately $100 million
  • Participated in due diligence related to acquisitions
  • Directed all treasury functions, financial reporting, budgeting and special projects

Ernst & Young LLP, Dallas Office, (1989-1999 and 2001-2003)

  • Senior Manager
  • Assurance and Advisory Services
  • Assistant to the Regional Technical Partner

Primary emphasis in:

  • Public companies
  • Restaurants/Franchise Operations
  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Retail
Professional Certifications
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Professional Organizations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA)
  • Dallas Chapter, TSCPA
Board and Community Service
  • Dallas Zoological Society Board of Directors
  • Past member of the Dallas White Rock Marathon Board of Directors
  • Habitat for Humanity participation
  • Texas Tech University Dallas Alumni Association


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