We are excited to announce that Kyle Parks will serve as Maxwell Locke & Ritter’s Leading Partner effective January 1, 2019. Kyle will be ML&R’s third Leading Partner in our 27 year history, succeeding Steven Knebel and Earl Maxwell. Steven Knebel will continue his advisory and consulting practice and serve as a mentor to our people.
“Kyle is a strong entrepreneurial leader who will steer us through the next iteration of ML&R’s growth. He will maintain our focus on the strengths that have brought us success – selecting and retaining talent, working with clients who share our core values, protecting ML&R’s culture, and giving back to the regional community that has been so good to us,” said Knebel.
Kyle joined Maxwell Locke & Ritter in 2004 after ten years with Ernst & Young. He specializes in corporate tax planning, merger and acquisition structuring, and IRS compliance and reporting requirements. Kyle is a leader on ML&R’s business development and recruiting teams and serves a wide array of clients who are representative of the area’s economy.
Parks commented, “While they are big shoes to fill, I am tremendously honored to serve in the Leading Partner role for ML&R and I look forward to carrying on its great tradition. We will continue to focus on hiring great people and providing quality service to our clients in a highly responsive manner. Likewise, we will continue to encourage our people to engage in and give back to the Central Texas community. These qualities have built ML&R into what it is today and will continue to keep us successful as we move into the future.”
Kyle received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin and his Master of Science in Accounting from Texas Tech University. He currently serves on the Boards of West Austin Youth Association and Ronald McDonald House of Central Texas. He is a member of The University of Texas Accounting Department’s Advisory Council, The UT Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee, Opportunity Austin’s Solicitation Committee, and Real Estate Council of Austin.
Please join us in congratulating Steven and Kyle on this exciting transition.