Meet Our Team
Frank A. Schwartzel, CPA
Frank Schwartzel is an Executive Management Professional with over 30+ years experience in both executive and financial management. His past positions include President and Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of multimillion dollar businesses, as well as a practicing Certified Public Accountant, most recently for himself and in the past, with a regional accounting firm.
Frank has proven success in growing dynamic companies through effective leadership and motivation of its management teams. He has in-depth experience in developing teams and systems, negotiating, problem solving and decision making. Frank’s leadership and ingenuity has allowed him to take several small, family owned companies and transform them into large, dynamic, growth-oriented, multi-facility companies. He developed departments and systems during these growth periods and eventually led the executive management teams. Frank has developed finance, administrative and information technology departments, implemented new software and computer systems and balanced production capacity with sales growth. To this experience, he adds his ten plus years of practicing as a Certified Public Accountant.
Frank received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Ball State University, and quickly obtained his Certified Public Accountant certification shortly thereafter. He is a former board member of the National Hardwood Lumbers Association, Institute of Management Accountants (Club President), Union City Rotary Club (Club President) and Scott’s Boys Club. He currently is a board member of The Richmond Elks Club (Treasurer) and member of the Indiana CPA Society.
Kimberly J. Schwartzel, Administrative Assistant
Kimberly has been with the firm from its inception in 2007. Her responsibilities include preparation of final tax products for delivery, assembling corporate year-end financial statements, scheduling clients’ initial and delivery appointments, and general office management duties. Kimberly's past positions include Executive/Staff Secretary at an accounting firm and Paralegal Secretary for various law firms. Since 1994 she has taught mathematics as an adjunct instructor at Indiana University East in Richmond. She attended Indiana University, Bloomington and Indiana University East, Richmond, and has her Bachelor of Science in Secondary Mathematics Education.
Theresa A. Thackrey, Staff Accountant
Theresa joined Schwartzel & Company in May 2015. She attended Indiana University East and has over 35 years of administrative experience in civil service, healthcare and private industry. In addition, she has 9 years experience as a real estate broker. Her responsibilities include bookkeeping, payroll, preparation and assembly of year end financial statements for corporations and preparation of final tax products for delivery.