About Our Firm
For years, Wade & Company, LLP has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Wade & Company, LLP's expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as financial statements and financial planning.
Wade & Company, LLP is one of the leading firms in and throughout the Houston area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic are the reasons that our client base continues to grow.
John P. Wade
John P. Wade is the Managing Partner of Wade & Company, LLP. Prior to forming Wade & Company, LLP, John worked in the tax department for Arthur Andersen in Houston, Texas for eleven years. He left Arthur Andersen, LLP and joined Equus Corporation International where he was Vice President in charge of tax planning and assisted in the mergers and acquisitions program of that company. Mr. Wade left Equus Corporation International in 1984 to form Wade & Company, LLP. John has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas Christian University and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the Texas Society of CPA’s, a member of the American Institute of Certified Accountants, and a member of the State Bar of Texas. In addition to Wade & Company, LLP, John is on the Board of Directors of Quality Electric Steel Castings, Inc. and is the Trustee of the company’s various retirement plans. He is also a Board member of Summit-Douglass, Incorporated, a previous Board member of TexCom, Inc., a public company, is an Advisory Director of Post Oak Bank, N.A. and a current Board Member of Celltex Therapeutics Corporation. John has been involved in the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo for many years in various capacities. In the 1980’s and 1990’s, John raised and showed registered Brangus Cattle. One of his heifers won Reserve Grand Champion at the International Brangus Breeders Show at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. John is a Member of the Budget Committee and past Chairman of the Legal Advisory Committee of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. He has also served as Chairman of the Quarter Horse Committee and a member of the Endowment Committee, Audit Committee and the Awards Committee of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. In addition, John is the immediate past President of the State of Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation and remains an active Trustee of the Foundation. John is a past Senior Warden at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Sealy, Texas.
Kelli M. Byrd
Kelli M. Byrd became a partner at Wade & Company, LLP in 2008, and has been at Wade & Company, LLP since January of 2003. Kelli has fifteen years of experience in the tax field. Prior to joining the firm, Kelli worked for Arthur Andersen, and then briefly for Deloitte & Touche. Kelli has an extensive knowledge in all fields of public accounting, including significant experience and expertise in working with high net worth clients and their estates, as well as comprehensive technical expertise in income tax, gift and estate tax planning, and corporate and partnership tax issues. Kelli graduated from Baylor University in August of 2001, and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Master of Taxation degree. She received her CPA certificate in May of 2004. Kelli is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Texas Society of CPA’s. Kelli is a member of the Quarter Horse Committee for the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. She volunteers for the Bay Area Museum Guild and the Assistance League of the Bay Area. She is a past chairman of the Lunar Rendezvous Festival and is now an active member of the Lunar Rendezvous Festival Advisory Board and the Treasurer of the Festival.
In February of 1984, Ann was circulating her resume for a new secretarial position at the same time John was moving into his new space and starting Wade & Company, LLP. Their paths crossed, and after an interview on February 12, 1984, Ann became the first employee of Wade & Company, LLP. Over the past thirty-two years, Ann has assisted in any, and all, administrative, secretarial, and bookkeeping positions needed to help Wade & Company, LLP become the unique and thriving firm it is today. Ann attended Texas Tech University and taught school for several years before moving back to Houston and entering the secretarial/administrative field. Ann has been active for a number of years with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and has served on the Quarter Horse Committee.
Jennifer became a partner at Wade & Company, LLP in July 2016. She has been in public accounting for seventeen years, since 2000. Prior to joining the firm, in 2010, she worked for a large international public accounting firm where she gained broad tax experience in various industries. Her professional expertise is on middle market businesses and high net worth individuals. Jennifer's responsibilities include not only preparing and supervising staff on tax compliance engagements, but also technical research, including income tax, corporate tax, taxation of trusts and estates, and state and local tax, such as Sales & Use tax and Texas Margin Tax. She has assisted companies in a variety of industries, both public and private. Jennifer attended McNeese State University and the University of Houston, receiving her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Houston in 2000.
Karen G. Meiselbach
In her father’s small engineering firm in the late 1970’s, Karen Meiselbach was asked to learn the bookkeeping functions of the company and to take over that position. These were the days before affordable computer systems and accounting software such as QuickBooks, so Karen learned the double-entry accounting system using hand-written ledgers. She formalized her hands-on experience by obtaining a Bachelor of Administration degree from Stephen F. Austin State University with a double major in Accounting and English in 1984. After working for small companies for several years, Karen joined a CPA firm in Clear Lake as a paraprofessional and acquired skills in preparing individual, corporate, and partnership tax returns. With a homegrown fondness for privately owned businesses and an understanding of their challenges, Karen established her own bookkeeping consulting practice to help small to mid-size privately owned firms create and operate accounting systems that provide management/ownership with meaningful data about operations, as well as the reporting needed for tax compliance. Her work has included training staff, setting up accounting systems, performing analysis, handling payroll and sales tax compliance, and working with the owner’s legal and tax professionals as needed. This work continues now at Wade & Company, LLP. Karen has gained extensive tax knowledge by working with high net worth individuals, corporate tax matters, trust and estates. Karen is available to help new and existing clients resolve their bookkeeping challenges. In addition, she assists with the preparation of income tax returns, compilations, and other special projects.
Hong Miao, CPA has twelve years of experience in tax and accounting and has been at Wade & Company, LLP since December of 2007. Prior to joining the firm, Hong worked for Sotiriades & Associates from 2005 through 2007. Her experience in tax services consist of the preparation of individual, corporation, partnership, and trust tax returns, as well as state tax returns and quarterly and annually payroll tax reports. Hong graduated from the University of Windsor in Canada in 2004 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting. She is a member of the Texas Society of CPA’s and the Houston CPA Society.
Tammy Kascsak, CPA, joined Wade & Company, LLP in January 2015 and has nine years of experience in both tax and corporate accounting. Prior to joining the firm, she worked in both public accounting and industry. She gained tax experience from working in the tax department of a large international accounting firm and in the tax department of a multinational natural resources company. She gained her general accounting knowledge from working for a local private company. Tammy graduated from Texas A&M University with her Bachelor's in Accounting and her Masters in Finance.
Morgan N. Metcalf
Morgan Metcalf joined Wade & Company, LLP in 2007. Prior to joining the firm, Morgan worked from 2004 through 2007 for a college in Austin, Texas assisting with loan applications and enrollment of students. Morgan is the executive administrative assistant for John P. Wade, Kelli M. Byrd and Jennifer M. Pomeroy. Morgan helps with the firm’s day-to-day activities, provides a wide range of support services for the partners and the staff on a daily basis, assists in numerous special projects, and provides project tracking reports for the firm. Morgan also handles various client requests. Morgan attended the University of Texas in Austin with a major in Economics.
- Wade & Company, LLP
- 5005 Riverway Drive
- Suite 250
- Houston, TX 77056
- Telephone: (713) 622-3900
- Fax: (713) 622-9483
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org