Michael Bodwell

Audit Partner

Michael Bodwell
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B.B.A. in Accounting, Texas Tech University, magna cum laude, 1995

M.S. in Accounting, Texas Tech University, 1995

Michael is the Audit Partner-in-Charge of the Private Equity Alternative Investment Funds and Real Estate & Construction and Industry Groups. He has more than 20 years of public accounting experience focused on public and private clients primarily in the following industries: investment funds, real estate, technology, oil and gas, service, manufacturing and retail/distribution, restaurants, and healthcare. He also has two years of experience as a corporate controller of a publicly-held technology company listed on the NASDAQ, including the company’s IPO and follow-on stock offering raising more than $200 million, and multiple acquisitions. Michael is a CPA and Texas Licensed Real Estate Broker. He was formerly on the JDRF Dallas Chapter Executive Board as Treasurer and won the Texas Tech University School of Accounting Distinguished Alumni Award in 2017. He also received the Forty under Forty award by the Dallas Business Journal in 2011.

  • Whitley Penn, Dallas Office, (2003-Present)
    • Partner (2005-Present)
    • Partner-in-charge of Campus Recruiting
    • Partner-in-charge of Public Company Audit Practice
    • Partner-in-charge of the Dallas audit group
    • Partner-in-charge of Private Equity/Alternative Investment Funds and Real Estate/Construction Industry Groups
  • 3EProfessionals (2002)
    • Outsourced CFO / Controller for start-up companies
  • Microtune, Inc. (2000 – 2002)
    • Controller
  • Ernst & Young, Dallas Office, (1994-2000)
    • Manager, Assurance and Advisory Business Services
  • Texas Tech University
    • Campus Recruiting Coordinator,
Professional Certifications
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Texas Licensed Real Estate Broker
Professional Organizations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA)
  • North Texas Angel Network (NTAN)
Board and Community Service
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk to Cure Diabetes (JDRF) – Dallas Chapter Board Member and Treasurer (Former)
    • 18-year team captain/participant
  • Texas Tech University, Rawls College of Business – Advisory Council Member
  • Texas Tech University Alumni Association


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