GOSNELL MENARD ROBINSON & INFANTE CPAs, PA - Certified Public Accountants
PO Box 1726, 180 Alabama Street, Spartanburg, SC 29304 - (864) 573-9211
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GOSNELL MENARD ROBINSON INFANTE CPAS, PA Certified Public Accountants

  • 180 Alabama St
  • Spartanburg, SC 29304
  • Phone: (864) 573-9211
  • Fax: (864) 573-7386
  • Direct Line: (864) 573-6740
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Michael L. Menard, CPA

Managing Partner
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A certified public accountant since 1981, Mr. Menard began his career with Gamble, Humphries, Givens & Moody CPA’s while attending the College of Charleston. Mr. Menard, a native of Charleston, S.C., his wife Vickie, and their daughter Michelle moved to the Spartanburg area in 1986. He has been with the firm since 1994.

Mr. Menard graduated with honors from the College of Charleston in 1980, with a degree in Business Administration. He received a Masters of Professional Accountancy from Clemson University in 1992, where he was recognized as the outstanding Accounting Graduate Student.

Mr. Menard successfully completed leadership Spartanburg.  He is currently the treasurer for Mobile Meals. He served on the Board of The Arts Partnership, as the Treasurer, has served as the Treasurer and the Chairman of the Boys & Girls Club of the Upstate, and served two terms on the Board of the Country Club of Spartanburg, where he was the Tennis Committee Chairman and completed two one year terms as the Treasurer of the East Spartanburg Rotary Club and three one year terms as the Treasureer of the Raintree Home Owners Association.  He is a member of the American Institure of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), South Carolina Association of Public Accountants, and was the Treasurer and President of the Spartanburg Estate Planning Council.

Barney G. Gosnell, CPA

  • Phone: (864) 573-9211
  • Direct Dial: (864) 573-6740 ext. 102

Mr. Gosnell began his career with Ernst & Young, serving clients in both the public and private sectors. Throughout his seven-year tenure, he rose to the rank of senior manager at the Spartanburg office of the firm. In 1986, Mr. Gosnell acquired the firm of Waters & Waters (now known as Gosnell Menard Robinson Infante) in Spartanburg, S. C., a firm established in 1951. 

In addition to his accounting, tax and advisory services, Mr. Gosnell  participates significantly in various other businesses as an owner including retail automotive, automotive accessories leasing & retail, consumer goods leasing & retail, consumer lending, commercial lending & credit lines, residential and commercial real estate development, commercial real estate construction, manufacturing & assembly operations, veterinary services, and various internet based, digital platform businesses. 

Mr. Gosnell, a native of Spartanburg, holds a BA degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. He resides in Spartanburg with his wife, Elaine and has five children. He is currently a member of The Board of Trustees of Spartanburg Day School, a member (and Past President) of the Spartanburg Downtown Rotary Club, a member of the Spartanburg Estate Planning Council, past President and member of the Board of Directors of The University of South Carolina Upstate Foundation, past Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors of Mobile Meals of Spartanburg County, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, and the Tax Division of the AICPA. 

Mr. Gosnell is an active tennis player and occasional golfer at the Country Club of Spartanburg.

John W. (Bill) Robinson, Jr., CPA

Vice President
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  • Direct: (864) 573-6740 ext. 101
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Mr. Robinson, a native of Union, South Carolina, holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Wofford College. He resides in Spartanburg with his wife and son. He also has daughter, son-in-law, and four grandchildren. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Mr. Robinson became partner with the firm in 2002.

Mr. Robinson completed Leadership Spartanburg in 2006. He is currently the treasurer for Chapman Cultural Center, treasurer of Fifty Upstate, Inc., treasurer of Mental Fitness, Inc., and board member of SCACPA Educational Trust Fund.  He was the former President of North River Hills Homeowners Association, former board member of Salvation Army Advisory Board, former treasurer of Boiling Springs Youth Athletic Association, former board member of Partner for Active Living and former treasurer of Upstate Family Resource Center, and former board member of SCACPA Educational Fund. Prior to joining the firm, he served as grants administrator for Spartanburg County and worked as a management accountant in private industry. He obtained his certified public accountant designation in December 1999. 

Teresa A. Infante, CPA

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A certified public accountant since 2000, Mrs. Infante began her career in the private sector. Throughout her nine-year tenure, she rose to the ranks of supervisor, office manager, and controller.

Mrs. Infante, a native of Spartanburg, holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. She resides in Spartanburg with her husband, Michael and daughter Ava. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Scott S. Choi, CPA

Mr. Choi, a native of South Korea, holds a master's degree in Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University. He resides in Greenville with his wife, Mihee, and two children. Prior to joining the firm, he had six years of experience as a controller for a private company in Canada. In addition, he had two years experience as a senior financial analyst in an investment bank in Korea.

He obtained his certified public accountant designation in August 2007.

Lindsay Dawkins, CPA

A certified public accountant since 2010, Ms. Dawkins began her career with Ernst & Young in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2008. After two years of experience she relocated to Spartanburg, South Carolina and joined Dixon Hughes Goodman where she worked for six years and served as Tax Manager. Ms. Dawkins joined our firm in 2016.

Ms. Dawkins, a native of Spartanburg, holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina Upstate. She obtained a Master’s degree in Accountancy with a focus in Taxation from the University of South Carolina. She is a member of the Spartanburg Downtown Rotary Club, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Jennifer L. Hightower, CPA

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Mrs. Hightower is a licensed CPA, originally from the mountains of North Carolina. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Accounting with a concentration in Taxation from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. She moved to Spartanburg 14 years ago to take a position at Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, where she most recently served as a Tax Manager specializing in the Construction Industry. After 8 years in public accounting she took a position with Converse College as an Assistant Professor of Accounting. She served in that position for 3 years before deciding she wanted to come back to public accounting and transitioned to GMRI.

Mrs. Hightower successfully completed leadership Spartanburg. She is a member of South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Jessica Mata, CPA

Ms. Mata, a native of Spartanburg, holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Wofford College. She obtained a Master’s degree in Accountancy from Clemson University. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

She obtained her public accountant designation in August 2016.

Tiffany Catafygiotu, CPA

Ms. Catafygiotu, a native of Greer, SC, is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (2005) and a Master’s degree in Accountancy with focus in Taxation (2006). She was a member of the USC Women’s golf team from 2001-2005 (Go Gamecocks!).  Tiffany began her career with Ernst & Young in Greenville, SC in 2006. She left EY to work for a smaller firm, Jeter Lloyd Benjamson & Booth CPAs, in Greer from 2009-2022.  Ms. Catafygiotu joined our firm in December 2022.

 

She obtained her certified public accountant designation in June 2010, and she is a member of the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Amy Graham

Office Manager
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Dawn Johnson

Receptionist
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