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About Us

About Our Firm

Markham, Mitchell & Stroud, PLLC. is committed to your success. We make it our business to know your business well enough to improve your tax position, capital position, business structure and benefits packages, acquisition potential, and much more. We earn our fees by adding value to your company and to your asset base. We have learned a great deal since we began in this business, and we are ready to apply this knowledge to enhance your's and your company's growth and success. Together we can conquer all of the intricacies of doing business in today's fast-paced economy. We are looking forward to working with you.

Our History

The history of Markham, Mitchell & Stroud, PLLC. is built upon a tradition of service, technical expertise, and innovative thinking to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world. The experience and academic credentials of our partners and staff provide our clients with the expertise of larger firms, while our commitment to superior customer service offers a personal, one-on-one approach.

Our Team

Horace Best, CPA
Certificate #6796

hbest@mbmcpas.com

Horace is one of the founding partners of the firm Massengill & Best, CPAs and has over 37 years of experience in the accounting profession. Horace received a B.S. in Business Administration from UNC at Chapel Hill in 1970.

Rex Markham, CPA, Partner
Cerificate #10827

rmarkham@mbmcpas.com

Rex has been with the firm from the beginning and became a partner in 1982. Rex received a B.A. in Economics from N.C. State University in 1976. Rex has over 37 years of experience in the accounting profession

Steve Mitchell, CPA, Partner
Certificate # 20640

smitchell@mbmcpas.com

Steve joined the firm in 1987 and became a partner in 1995. Steve received a B.A. in Accounting and Business Management from N.C. State University in 1985. Steve has over 26 years of experience in the accounting profession.

Ralph Stroud, CPA, CVA, Partner
Certificate # 21093

rstroud@mbmcpas.com

Ralph joined the firm in 1994 and became a partner in 1999. Ralph graduated from N.C. State University in 1989 with a B.A. in Accounting and Business Management. Ralph has over 24 years of experience and is a certified valuation analyst.

T. Chris West, CPA, MBA Partner
Certificate # 36111

cwest@mbmcpas.com

Chris is a graduate of East Carolina University with a Masters of Business Administration and of Mount Olive College with a B.S. in Business Management.