CPA and Managing Partner Kenneth P. Martin, CPA joined Stancil in 1989 following five years in the banking industry and helps lead the firm’s tax planning and tax compliance practice areas. Ken emphasizes the importance of applying strategic thought to our clients’ issues, enabling them to make wise planning decisions, both from a tax perspective and from an overall management perspective. Ken is diligent in his efforts to stay up-to-date on the latest tax developments and strategies so that our firm can assist clients in making strategic decisions that minimize taxes over both the short and long term. Ken is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. Ken is also a member of the Taxation Committee with the NCACPA’s. Ken is active in Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, having served in various capacities, including deacon chairman and youth Sunday school teacher. Ken has always been active in the community serving in various capacities ranging from Board member and treasurer to youth sports coach. Currently, he serves on the Board of Governors at North Raleigh Christian Academy. He is married to Anita and has three daughters, Anna, Emily and Molly.
CPA, Senior Audit Partner, and Chief Operating Officer Nicholas Lombardi, Jr., CPA joined the Stancil team in 1994 after working in the banking industry for over ten years. Nick serves clients in the firm’s accounting and auditing, taxation, and small business consulting practice areas. He works extensively with both for-profit and not-for-profit entities including foundations, associations, medical and dental practices, construction contractors, and other closely-held family businesses. Nick is the Chairman of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountant’s Accounting and Attestation Committee. Nick is also a former member and past Chairman of the NCACPA’s Not-For-Profit Committee. In addition, Nick is a frequent speaker for SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) and a contributing author for the NCACPA’s magazine Interim Report and the North Carolina Center for Nonprofit’s quarterly newsletter Common Ground. Nick is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. He and his wife Kate, and their daughter Jessica, are members of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
Attorney, CPA and Tax Partner Scott Hensley, JD, CPA joined Stancil in 2004 and focuses primarily in the Firm’s tax compliance and tax planning service areas. In particular, Scott concentrates his efforts in the planning and preparation of Corporation, S-Corporation and Partnership income tax returns and their effects on the owners. Prior to joining Stancil, Scott worked in the tax department for PricewaterhouseCoopers for five years where he served a number of middle market businesses in Eastern North Carolina. He also spent three years as the tax manager for Stock Building Supply, a national retailer of building supplies. Drawing upon his private sector experience, Scott thinks of his clients as business partners as he provides business advice as well as tax advice. Scott is an active participant of Boards in the community as well. He is a current member of the Triangle Red Cross Board and the Friends of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. He also participated as a consultant to businesses through the Business Accelerator for Sustainable Entrepreneurship Program with the University of North Carolina School of Business. Scott is a graduate of North Carolina State University and The John Marshall Law School. Scott is a licensed attorney in the State of North Carolina and a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. He currently resides in North Raleigh with his wife, Sheila, and their three children, sons Sterling and Stone, and daughter Sierra.
CPA and Tax Partner Charles E. Garrison joined Stancil in 2008. His practice focuses on start-ups to middle-market businesses and their owners. Charles provides tax planning and compliance, M&A plus business advisory services. He is regularly engaged to provide M&A assistance from investment considerations and modeling, transaction architecture, due diligence, closing and post-closing integration both regionally and nationally. Before joining the Stancil team, Charles served as Chief Financial Officer for the Whistler Investment Group, a middle-market real estate developer, and Corporate Secretary and Tax Officer for General Parts, Inc., a multi-billion dollar distributor of the CARQUEST auto parts brand. With each role, Charles was a valuable member of the senior leadership team, recognized for his skill at identifying and exploiting new opportunities, mitigating risk and achieving high reward goals. A proud graduate of North Carolina State University and The Ohio State’s Fisher College of Executive Education, Charles and his wife Christie live in Raleigh with their four cats. His daughter, Isabella, is a student at the University of Alabama.
CPA, CGMA and Audit Partner Diane Helms joined the Stancil team in 2006. Diane has over twenty years of experience performing audits for both public and private entities. Primarily her focus is on serving for-profits, not-for-profits, which include yellow book audits, and employee benefit plan audits. Diane is currently serving on the planning committee for the NCACPA Employee Benefit Plans’ annual conference and is a recent Past-President of the Triangle Benefits Forum. Diane is a graduate of Florida State University and earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Accounting. Licensed to practice in Florida and in North Carolina, she is a member of both the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants as well as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
CPA and Partner of Business Resource Group David Piscorik joined the Stancil team in 2003 and is currently the Partner of the Business Resource Group. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as a financial analyst at IBM and at Parente Beard, a mid-atlantic regional public accounting firm. In addition to serving clients in the areas of outsourced business consulting and cash flow management accounting services, David has concentrated his efforts in serving startup companies, closely-held businesses and not-for-profit organizations. David serves on the Board of Directors for the Association Executives of North Carolina (AENC) and is a contributing author for the AENC’s magazine Success by Association. David is also actively involved in the community having served on the Board of Directors at his local home owners association as well as having served as the Finance Chair at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. David is a graduate of the University of Scranton and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants of which he is a contributing author of their magazine Journal of Accountancy and a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. David and his wife, Jennifer, have three children.