Ken Garrett is a Senior Director in the firm’s tax services practice, which provides income and estate tax services for individuals, families and their related entities, as well as private businesses. Ken’s career includes more than 38 years of experience in Phoenix as a tax consultant. Prior to joining MRA Associates in 2012, he was the Tax Practice Leader of Grant Thornton’s Phoenix and Albuquerque offices. In addition to individual tax planning, he has worked with companies in a variety of industries including software development, manufacturing, retail, real estate, and professional sports.
Previously, he was a partner in the international public accounting firms Arthur Andersen and Deloitte, with a focus on providing tax planning, compliance and audit defense for entrepreneurs and their closely held businesses. Ken’s career with these accounting firms included significant experience with mergers and acquisitions. As a result, he brings to MRA Associates deep skills in tax planning and finance that are unique to the acquiring or dispensing of private businesses. Ken adds value through proper tax planning and structuring as our clients go through monetization events with their private investments.
Ken earned a Bachelor of Accountancy from New Mexico State University and is a Certified Public Accountant in Arizona and New Mexico. He is the past chair of the New Mexico State University Business Advisory Council, and is a member of the Arizona Society of CPA’s and the Arizona chapter of the Association of Corporate Growth. He resides in Phoenix with his wife, Liz.