Fort Worth, TX (July 15, 2020) – Whitley Penn announced today that Mike Herman has joined the
firm as Chief Operating Officer.
Herman has 30 years of operational management, strategic and financial leadership experience
with a diverse background in accounting, finance, treasury, compliance, information technology
security, risk management, human resources and commercial transactions (M&A). Prior to joining
Whitley Penn, Herman served as Finance Director for TOTAL’s TEP Barnett USA subsidiary and
in Chief Financial Officer roles for Newark E&P Operating and First American Payment Systems.
He also previously served as Chief Compliance Officer for JP Morgan’s Commerce Solutions
Division and has held key roles with Jacobs Engineering Group, AMR/American Airlines and
“We are excited to have Mike join the leadership of the firm as our Chief Operating Officer. His
wealth of experience with operational management will be a great asset to the firm and our future growth,” stated Larry Autrey, Managing Partner for Whitley Penn.
Herman earned both his BBA and MBA from Texas Christian University. He is a Certified Public
Accountant and has served as an Adjunct Professor in the College of Business Administration at
the University of Texas at Arlington. He is a member of the American Institute of Certificated
Public Accountants (AICPA), Financial Executives International (FEI) and the Council of
Petroleum Accountants Societies (COPAS).