Mark Topel

Tax Partner

Mark Topel
Office
Fort Worth
Direct Dial
817.259.9130
Services
817.259.9131
817.259.9130
Mark.Topel@whitleypenn.com
Education

B.B.A. in Accounting, Walsh College, Troy Michigan, 1978

Mark Topel is one of the founders of Whitley Penn. His areas of practice include customer service, financial planning, family-owned and managed businesses, asset protection, profit enhancement and retirement planning.

Experience

Whitley Penn, Fort Worth, (1983-Present)

  • Co-Founded 1983
  • Managing Partner (1990-2000)
    • During his time period as Managing Partner, the firm had an annual growth rate of 16% with only 11% growth in personnel
  • Areas of Practice Include:
    • Customer Service
    • Financial Planning
    • Family-Owned and Managed Businesses
    • Asset Protection
    • Profit Enhancement
    • Retirement Planning

Rylander, Clay & Opitz (1981-1983)

  • General Services Department
  • Tax Department

Follmer Rudzewicz – Detroit, Michigan (May 1978- November 1981)

  • Tax Department
  • Audit, Tax and Financial Consulting Services
Professional Certifications
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • Series 7 & 66 Licenses – Registered Representative (NASD)
  • Group 1 License – Texas Department of Insurance
Professional Organizations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA)
  • Fort Worth Chapter, TSCPA
Board and Community Service
  • Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Arlington – President
  • Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Arlington – Former Chairman of the Board
  • Leadership Arlington – Graduate
  • Camp Thurman of Pantego – Treasurer
  • Professional Networking Connection (PNC) – Treasurer
  • Grace Lutheran Church of Arlington – Vice-President of Finance
  • Metroplex Lions Club – Former President

 

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