OUR TEAM

It’s the people that make the difference in any working relationship. We have assembled a team of professionals with the right mix of industry background, technical expertise, and interpersonal skills.

MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

L. Gail Markham, CPA/ABV/CFF, CFE, CFP®, Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator

Litigation Support, Forensic Accounting, and Mediation Services Partner

Gail graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland College of Business and Management and is the founding partner of Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A.,

Gail has extensive experience in litigation support, mediation services, and forensic accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner, is Accredited in Business Valuation, is Certified in Financial Forensics from the American Institute of CPAs, is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, and is a Registered Investment Advisor. Gail has been recognized as an outstanding community leader on several occasions.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA)
  • Institute of Certified Financial Planners (CFP)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Association of Family Law Professionals (AFLP)
  • Association of Family Court and Community Professionals (AFCC)
  • Southwest Florida Community Foundation, Board Member
  • Founder of the Lee County PACE Center for Girls, Former Chair of the Board
  • Lee County Industrial Development Authority Advisory Board, Former Chair of the Board
  • Leadership Lee County – Charter Class and Charter Steering Committee
  • Leadership Southwest Florida – Charter Class
  • The Chamber of Southwest Florida, Former Chair of the Board
  • Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce, Former Chair of the Board

Awards and Recognition:

  • Recipient of the 2017 Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA) Women to Watch Experienced Leader Award
  • Honored by the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame of Lee County as the 2013 Laureate
  • Recipient of the 2013 SWFL Makers Award by WGCU
  • Named the 2011 Woman of the Year by Gulfshore Life Magazine
  • Named the 2010 Philanthropist of the Year by Gulfshore Life Magazine
  • Honored by Florida Department of State in recognition of outstanding service to the SWFL Community
  • Recipient of the 2008 Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce APEX Award
  • Recipient of the Athena Award, 2000
  • Firm recipient of the 2011 – 2017 “Best Places to Work” by Florida Trend Magazine
  • Firm recipient of “Best of Business, Best Accounting Firm” by Gulfshore Business in 2013, 2016, and 2017
  • Firm recipient of the 2010 Top 500 Businesses by Gulf Coast Business Review
  • Firm recipient of the 2010 Business Ethics Award, Uncommon Friends Foundation
  • Firm recipient of the 2009 Small Business of the Year, Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce
  • Firm recipient of the 2008 Collier County, Best Places to Work from the Economic Development Council
  • Firm recipient of the 2000 Innovation Award by Practical Accountant Magazine
  • Firm recipient of the 1999 State of Florida Blue Chip Award

Joni Norton, CPA, PFS, CFP®

Consulting Partner

Joni Norton graduated cum laude from the University of South Florida College of Business Administration and entered public practice in 1981.

Joni is a Certified Public Accountant, Personal Financial Specialist, and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner. Joni utilizes her expertise and financial planning knowledge to provide innovative, creative solutions for individuals, businesses, estates, and trusts. She is instrumental in helping  businesses make informed-management decisions. She also specializes in tax services for both businesses and individual clients with an emphasis on strategies that minimize tax liabilities. Joni’s industry experience includes medical, construction, retail, professional, service, and manufacturing.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA)
    • Federal Taxation Committee
    • Federal Taxation Conference Committee
    • Board of Governors
  • Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
  • Institute of Certified Financial Planners
  • Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce
  • Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce
  • Southwest Florida Tax Council
  • Leadership Lee County
  • Women’s Networking of Cape Coral, Past Steering Committee Member
  • United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee Counties
  • Past President, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Southwest Florida Chapter
  • Past Vice Present, Treasurer, Zonta Club

Awards and Recognition:

  • Published in CPA Today “Taxation of Foreign Investment of Real Property”
  • Firm recipient of the 2011 – 2017 “Best Places to Work” by Florida Trend Magazine
  • Firm recipient of “Best of Business, Best Accounting Firm” by Gulfshore Business in 2013, 2016, and 2017
  • Firm recipient of the 2017 Top 500 Businesses by Business Observer
  • Firm recipient of the 2010 Top 500 Businesses by Gulf Coast Business Review
  • Firm recipient of the 2010 Business Ethics Award, Uncommon Friends Foundation
  • Firm recipient of the 2009 Small Business of the Year, Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce
  • Firm recipient of the 2008 Collier County, Best Places to Work Award from the Economic Development Council
  • Firm recipient of the 2000 Innovation Award by the Practical Accountant Magazine
  • Firm recipient of the 1999 State of Florida Blue Chip Award

Karen Mosteller, CPA, CHBC

Strategic Medical Healthcare and Dental Consultant

Karen Mosteller is a graduate of the University of South Florida, Fort Myers, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Healthcare Business Consultant. Karen has worked in public accounting since 1986 and was named a partner with Markham Norton Mosteller Wright in 2000.

Karen has been recognized for providing strategic business solutions for medical and dental practices. Her passion is helping healthcare organizations and physicians navigate the fast-paced changes in the healthcare industry. Karen and her experienced team take physicians and practices through various stages of consulting, from strategic planning to implementation of marketing, financial, and operational plans. She also assists physicians with hospital integration, restructures, mergers, and acquisitions. Karen understands how a successful practice operates in all phases, from start-up to growth, which enables her to assist clients with practical advice. Karen is a problem-solver and has the ability to understand the needs of physicians and their administrators.

Karen is an experienced presenter. She was selected by both the MGMA national conference and the AICPA national healthcare conference to present on the risks of employee fraud in medical practices. Additionally, she is a frequent speaker for local physician and administrator groups such as HMA, MGMA, and the medical and dental societies. She covers topics from practice mergers and acquisitions to operational efficiencies and mitigating the risks of fraud.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA)
  • Health Management Association (HMA)
  • Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
  • Florida Medical Group Management Association
  • National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants (NSCHBC), Board Member, Statistics Committee Chair
  • Southwest Florida Small Business Development Center, Advisory Board Member

Awards and Recognition:

  • Recipient of 2014 Leonard Schwartz Go-Getter Award by the National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants
  • Recipient of 2013 Experienced Leadership Award by the Florida Institute of CPAs
  • Named 2009 “Accounting for Success, Speaker of the Year” by the Florida Institute of CPAs
  • Named 2007 “Outstanding High School Outreach Committee Chairperson” from the Florida Institute of CPAs
  • Recipient of 2005 “40 Under 40” Award by Gulfshore Business Magazine
  • Named 2003 Regional Volunteer of the Year by the Florida Small Business Development Center
  • Firm recipient of 2011 -2017 “Best Places to Work” by Florida Trend Magazine
  • Firm recipient of “Best of Business, Best Accounting Firm” by Gulfshore Business in 2013, 2016 and 2017
  • Firm recipient of the 2017 Top 500 Businesses by Business Observer
  • Firm recipient of the 2010 Top 500 Businesses by Gulf Coast Business Review
  • Firm recipient of 2010 Business Ethics Award, Uncommon Friends Foundation
  • Firm recipient of 2009 Small Business of the Year, Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce
  • Firm recipient of the 2008 Collier County, Best Places to Work Award from the Economic Development Council
  • Firm recipient of the 2000 Innovation Award by Practical Accountant Magazine
  • Firm recipient of the 1999 State of Florida Blue Chip Award

Randy Wright, CPA

Tax Partner

Randy is a graduate of the University of South Florida, Tampa, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with Accounting as a major. Randy joined the firm in 1986 as a staff accountant and in May 2000, he was named a partner with Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A.

Randy’s industry expertise includes medical practices, professional associations, estates, trusts, fiduciary, construction, wholesale, retail, and manufacturing.

Areas of Focus:

  • Individual Taxes
  • Tax Planning
  • Corporate, S Corp Taxes
  • Partnership / LLC Taxes
  • Estate Taxes and Planning
  • Trusts
  • Sales Taxes
  • Florida Tangible
  • Compiled and Reviewed Financial Statements
  • Training and Leading the Tax Team

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA)
  • Lee County Estate Planning Council
  • Florida Gulf Coast University Accounting Curriculum Advisory Council
  • United Way Allocations Team Member
  • Leadership Lee County, Class of 2000

Awards and Recognition:

  • Firm recipient of 2011 – 2017 “Best Places to Work” by Florida Trend Magazine
  • Firm recipient of “Best of Business, Best Accounting Firm” by Gulfshore Business in 2013, 2016, and 2017
  • Firm recipient of the 2017 Top 500 Businesses by Business Observer
  • Firm recipient of the 2010 Top 500 Businesses by Gulf Coast Business Review
  • Firm recipient of the 2010 Business Ethics Award, Uncommon Friends Foundation
  • Firm recipient of the 2009 Small Business of the Year, Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce
  • Firm recipient of the 2008 Collier County, Best Places to Work Award from the Economic Development Council
  • Firm recipient of the 2000 Innovation Award by the Practical Accountant Magazine
  • Firm recipient of the 1999 State of Florida Blue Chip Award
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