Larry Autrey
Managing Partner

Larry Autrey, CPA, ABV and Managing Partner of Whitley Penn, has more than 30 years of tax, advisory and business valuation experience focused on public and private clients. His areas of practice include mergers and acquisitions, manufacturing, distribution, profit enhancement, professional services, business valuations and estate planning.

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)

Board and Community Service

  • Cook Children’s Hospital – Former Chairman
  • Texas Land Conservancy – Board Member
  • Community Enrichment Center – Former Board Member
  • Community Foundation of North Texas – Former Board Member
  • ACH Child & Family Services Foundation – Former Chairman of the Board
  • ACH Child & Family Services – Former Vice Chairman of the Board
  • BBVA Compass – Former National Advisory Board Member
  • Tarrant County United Way – Alexis de Tocqueville Society – Former Chairman
  • Fort Worth Chapter Young Presidents Organization – Former Chairman
  • The Bridge Youth Shelter – Former Chairman
  • Child Study Center of Fort Worth – Former Board Member & Assistant Treasurer


  • BBA in Accounting – Texas Tech University
  • BBA in Finance – Texas Tech University
  • MBA in Data Analytics – Abilene Christian University

Professional Experience

  • Whitley Penn (1995-Present)
    • Managing Partner (2000-Present)
    • Tax and Consulting Partner (1997-Present)
    • Senior Manager, Marketing and Client Development (1995-1997
  • Ernst & Whinney/Ernst & Young (1984-1994)
    • Tax Consulting and Compliance Department (1984-1993)
    • Senior Manager in Charge – National Entrepreneurial Services Practice for North America (1992-1994)


  • Authored and presented “Benchmarking for Profit” and “Benchmarking in Recessionary Times”
  • Authored and presented “Growing a Professional Service Firm from $3 to $30 Million! What I Learned”
  • Valuation of Businesses and Professional Practices – AICPA
  • Tax Strategies for High Income Individuals
  • An Engagement Approach to Research, Evaluating and Understanding the Company – AICPA
  • Business Valuation Methods – AICPA
  • National Business Valuation Training – AICPA