Mike Wages Named Partner at Cannon Wright Blount
We are proud to announce that Mike Wages has been named as a third partner of Cannon Wright Blount.
Mike is a native of the Memphis area, has been a Cannon Wright Blount colleague for more than 10 years and has steadily worked his way up to secure a top leadership position within the firm. He began his career at Cannon Wright Blount as a senior associate within the tax department, and he was eventually promoted to manager, then senior tax director. Mike works with partnerships, individuals, corporations, S corporations, estates, and trusts, providing tax and consulting services.
In his new role as partner, Mike will continue to work heavily in the management of the tax department but will also extend his duties within the firm to include business development, enhancing employee and client communication, and promoting internal learning and growth.
Many of you knew our late partner and friend, Richard Blount. Richard's tax knowledge and client commitment was second to none. You will be happy to know that Richard served as Mike's direct mentor. We know he will carry on the culture of excellence Richard worked to build.
Mike's partnership represents CWB's commitment to the next generation of leadership. We are confident that both our clients and our firm will benefit from Mike's energy and fresh ideas as we prepare for the challenges and opportunities ahead.
Mike, a self-described “teacher at heart,” hopes to help streamline CWB’s offerings and build on our existing reputation for client service. He is a graduate of Houston High School and Christian Brothers University. After working for KPMG for three years and as a finance manager in the private industry for a year and a half, Mike joined Cannon Wright Blount in December 2003. He lives in Collierville with his wife, Amy, and his daughters, Evelyn and Ainsley. He is an active member of Bellevue Baptist Church and enjoys leading annual mission trips to Honduras and coaching his daughters’ soccer teams.
We are excited to begin this next step into Cannon Wright Blount’s future with Mike helping to guide the way, and we look forward to the continued leadership he brings to the firm.
If you have any questions about this development within our company, please contact us at 901-685-7500.