Our Team

Brien P. Batley, CPA

Founder, Managing Member

Brien P. Batley, CPA

Founder, Managing Member

Brien is the founder and managing member of Batley CPA, LLC.  He specializes in tax compliance, research, and representation for closely held businesses and their owners; structuring mergers and acquisitions; business valuation; CFO services including overall financial management, assistance with procuring financing, financial forecasts, projections, analysis, assistance to troubled businesses, and specialized costing projects.

Brien is a graduate of Marquette University with degrees in accounting and finance.  He has also completed the Masters of Science – Taxation program at UW-Milwaukee.  He is a member of the AICPA and WICPA.

Brien started his career at KPMG in the tax department.  He has held positions of CFO and controller of two publicly held companies and two large privately held companies gaining in depth experience in high-tech manufacturing, wholesale distribution, and the construction industries.

E-mail: [email protected]

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Chris Platten, CPA

Member and Manager, Appleton

Chris Platten, CPA

Member and Manager, Appleton

Chris is a member of the firm and manages the Appleton office.  He specializes in tax compliance, planning and research for individuals, small and mid-sized businesses, estates and trusts.

Chris is a graduate of Marquette University with degrees in accounting and finance.  He is a CPA and member of the WICPA and AICPA.

Chris has worked in public accounting for over fifteen years.  He owned his own firm for four years and also worked as a tax manager for two large regional CPA firms for over ten years. In addition to his public accounting experience Chris worked in the financial services sector in the trust department of a large regional bank.  He has worked for Batley CPA, LLC since October of 2013.

E-mail: [email protected]

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Sharon Rotter

Payroll Specialist - Green Bay

Sharon Rotter

Payroll Specialist - Green Bay

Sharon is the lead payroll specialist at Batley CPA, LLC.  She handles the set up and processing of both live and after-the-fact payrolls for Batley CPA clients.

Sharon joined Batley CPA in 2009.  Sharon came to us with sixteen years of valuable experience as an office manager, bookkeeper and payroll specialist for both large and small service and manufacturing businesses.

Sharon can be contacted in the Green Bay office at [email protected]

E-mail: [email protected]

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Aaron Wintheiser, CPA

Manager, Neenah

Aaron Wintheiser, CPA

Manager, Neenah

Aaron is manager of the Neenah office of Batley CPA, LLC. Aaron handles monthly accounting, payroll processing, and preparation of individual and business tax returns.

Aaron graduated Summa cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a degree in accounting. He began his professional career with Batley CPA in August 2010.

E-mail: [email protected]

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Melinda S. Ruby, CPA

Staff Accountant - Green Bay

Melinda S. Ruby, CPA

Staff Accountant - Green Bay

Melinda is a staff accountant with Batley CPA, LLC based in the Green Bay office.  Melinda works with individuals and small businesses in the areas of tax preparation and planning.  She provides annual and monthly accounting, bookkeeping services, and financial statement preparation.

Melinda is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  She is a CPA and member of the WICPA and AICPA.

Melinda has approximately 15 years of public accounting experience with various firms in Northeastern Wisconsin.  She has been with Batley CPA since December of 2011.

E-mail: [email protected]

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