Chris Fameree, Managing PartnerCPA
Chris Fameree is the founding partner of Assure with 10+ years of combined public accounting and industry experience. He has led and participated in numerous engagements including SSAE 16 engagements, due diligence engagements, financial statement audits and other advisory projects.
Prior to founding Assure, Chris was a Senior Manager in the Transaction Advisory Services Group and Audit Group of a large regional CPA firm. During this time, Chris participated in numerous business combinations and due diligence assignments. These transactions ranged from $10 million to over $100 million in value. Chris also worked at a national CPA firm, where he served lead roles on engagements from international Fortune 500 companies to closely held private manufacturers.
Chris received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin. He is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in North Carolina and Wisconsin.
William Holman, Audit and Accounting PartnerCPA, HITRUST CCSFP
William Holman leads the service industry audit practice of Assure with 10+ years of combined public accounting and industry experience.
Prior to joining Assure, he worked for a Florida-based SSAE 16 provider where he was involved in all aspects of the engagements and was able to institutionalize a process for completing engagements efficiently while also exceeding client expectations. Previously, William also spent four years in the Transaction Advisory Services Group and Audit Group of a large regional CPA firm.
He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in North Carolina and a Certified Information Technology Professional.
Juan Vargas, Senior IT Security AuditorCISM, CISA, HITRUST CCSFP, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Juan Vargas came to work at Assure Professional from a Florida-based SSAE 16 (SAS 70) provider. During this time, Vargas was a lead IT security auditor conducting SSAE 16 audits. To date, he has conducted well over 200 audits. Mr. Vargas started at the Boston University College of Engineering with studies concentrated in Computer Sciences, Mr. Vargas holds a Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA) certification, a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and, a ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Auditor Certification issued by the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB) in addition to IT related vendor platform certifications.
Juan brings an extensive background in systems and networking knowledge to Assure. He has successfully started several IT services companies and has provided external support services to companies such as Hewlett Packard and Micron Technology. As a computer systems professional, Mr. Vargas is versed in technologies widely used at the majority of our clients today. Mr. Vargas is experienced in providing all aspects of the technology acquisition cycle and conducting risk and implementation analysis. His strong background on implementation of IT security and IT related controls enables our clients to improve their control environment.
Doug Hayes, Tax and Accounting PartnerCPA
Doug Hayes leads the tax practice of Assure with 22 years of public accounting experience. He has managed the tax engagements for both public and large private corporations, passthrough entities, investors, and entrepreneurs. He has also worked extensively with private equity and other investment groups structuring deals, providing tax optimization strategies and performing tax due diligence analysis.
Prior to joining Assure, he spent 17 years in the Transaction Advisory Services Group and Tax Group of two large regional CPA firms where he also served as an income tax technical resource.
Doug received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Accountancy degrees from Clemson University. He is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in North Carolina and South Carolina.
Matt Hansen, Audit Senior ManagerCISA, HITRUST CCSFP, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Matt Hansen has over 10+ years of combined public accounting and industry IT experience. His expertise covers a wide field of IT Assurance and Internal Audit execution of technical controls based work including, but not limited to SSAE16/18, Agreed Upon Procedures, IT Governance, Business Resiliency, Sarbanes Oxley 404, Server Virtualization Hardening, Mobile Device Security, and IPO readiness assessments.
Prior to joining Assure, Matt was an IT Audit Manager within the Risk Consulting practice at KPMG, LLP. Based in the Houston office he led multiple engagements across various industries including banking & finance, technology hosting, oil & gas, power distribution, retail & commercial sales, and aviation.
Matt received his Master of Business Administration in Management from the University of Houston – Victoria and Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Houston – Downtown. Matt currently holds the Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA) certification issued by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), HITRUST CCSFP, and ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Auditor Certification issued by the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB).