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With approximately 300 offices across the U.S. and Canada, Padgett is one of North America's largest tax and accounting firms dedicated to meeting the needs of small businesses. Since our founding in 1965, we have operated with a simple mission: empowering business owners in every industry to do more of what they do best.

Padgett Leadership

Our leaders have a deep wealth of knowledge in the industry and are ready to share their insights in print or at your next event.

Jeff Phillips is the Chief Executive Officer of Padgett. Since earning his economics degree from Baylor University and his MBA from Southern Methodist University, he has established himself as a leader in the accounting industry. He has been included on Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People list five times and serves on multiple professional and community boards. He is also the co-founder and former CEO of Accountingfly, a company working to match accountants with modern, innovative firms across the country.

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Roger Harris is the president of Padgett and has been serving in this role since 1992. Prior to becoming president of the company, Roger served as President and Chairman of the Board for 10 years in one of the largest Padgett franchises in the system, giving him years of valuable expertise in the franchise industry. He has used his expertise as an industry expert in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Morning Business Report, Bloomberg Business News and Accounting Today. Roger has also offered testimony before Congress, putting his decades of experience to work as an advocate for small business legislation.

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Amanda Aguillard is the Chief Operating Officer for Padgett's home office, as well as the owner of Padgett New Orleans. She has known she wanted to become a CPA from age 16, and now holds a Master's Degree in Taxation from the University of Denver. Prior to joining the Padgett team, Amanda ran Aguillard Accounting LLC and is the founder of Accounting Salon, a thinktank of cloud accounting experts, and its virtual offshoot, SALONv. She has been named one of the Top 50 Women in Accounting in 2018 and 2019 and regularly speaks at state CPA societies and industry technology conferences.

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Amanda Aguillard Speaker Sheet


We encourage you to get to know the entire Padgett family, from our team at the home office to our successful franchise owners and our clients, who can tell you about the Padgett experience in their own words.

Padgett in the News

If you're looking for a way to connect with our team and get the latest news on Padgett, you've come to the right place!

Here you can access news releases, background information, and current news about your trusted network of accountants, tax professionals, and business advisors. Stay up to date on what's going on at Padgett, how we're continually innovating, and what changes affect your tax preparation, accounting, and business needs.


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