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Our Team

Our Team

Lynn Pasqualetti ATA, ATP, CTP, EA

President and Managing Partner (404) 836-1120 ext.116

Lynn began HLM in 1986 when she found working for a local CPA firm was not enough to challenge her. Not your typical accountant, Lynn thinks outside the box and is truly an entreprenuer.

Lynn is an Enrolled Agent, Enrolled to Practice before the Internal Revenue Service, a Certified Tax Professional, Accredited Tax Advisor, Accredited Tax Preparer (designations from the Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation : ACAT). She has a BS in Accounting and has been the Managing Partner of HLM since 1986.Her area of expertise is taxation, consulting and business development.

Since 1992 Lynn has also been a national Tax Seminar Speaker, teaching other tax professionals the new tax laws for with HLM/Income Tax School, Inc. (ITSI). HLM also offers seminars locally to business owners.

Lynn is proud to have been a founding director of a local community bank from 1996-2011 serving as the Chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee for the first nine years, then as a member of the committee, Chair of the Technology Committee, member of the Executive Committee and various other positions over the fifteen years ofher involvement. Serving the Decatur community in this capacity was an incredible experience and one that will be forever cherished.

Lynn loves to travel, read, golf and walk/jog half marathons. She spends most of her free time with her children, grandchildren and partner of 30 years, hiking in the North Georgia mountains, and more recently driving her convertible with the top down every chance she gets.

As member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA), National Society of Accountants (NSA), National Society of Tax Professionals (NSTP), and National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) along with multiple state organizations affiliated with the national organizations Lynn is dedicated to maintaining the ethical standards mandated by her affiliations with these professional organizations.

Laura L. Bevins

VP/Accounting Manager (404) 836-1120 ext.111

Laura Bevins is a Partner and Vice President in the firm. She has a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and Criminal Justice from Bemidji State University, graduated from the Georgia Law Enforcement Academy, and studied accounting at Mercer University.Since 1989 Laura has played an integral role in the development and the success of HLM Financial Group. Laura is currently working with larger companies who have "outsourced" their controller position to our firm and is currently our Accounting Manager.

In her off time Laura enjoys walking, Jazzercise, reading, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also loves to travel.

Mercedes M. Pasqualetti, MBA, EA

Tax and General Manager (404) 836-1120 ext.110 Enrolled Agent

Mercedes has been with HLM since 2001, starting our mortgage division then moving over to the tax and consulting side of HLM. She completed her MBA at William Howard Taft University with a focus on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Mercedes has the ability to look at the big picture and plan for the future. She loves helping families create a household budget and begin to plan for their financial well being.

Mercedes is a past board member of the Decatur Business Association, is a Past President of Decatur Kiwanis Club, and former Treasurer of Decatur City Dance. Mercedes also ran the Mortgage Division for 10 years and has a broad knowledge of lending and requirements.

In her spare time, Mercedes loves to listen to music with her daughter, play with her dogs and watch NetFlix.

Deloyd Johnson-Jones, CPA

Principal 404-836-1120 Ext. 125

Deloyd is a CPA and a MBA with over 25 years of experience in public accounting, operations finance and controllership. As Principle, he will lead CPA engagements and business development for the firm. After graduating from The Pennsylvania State University, he joined Deloitte and Touche and managed audit and tax engagements for clients in various industries. He continued his success working for several fortune 500 companies in various levels of management. While working and driving results to improve profitability and reduce operating cost, he attended Iona College and received a MBA in Marketing. As a corporate controller for several Atlanta businesses, he has prepared and reviewed financial statements, implemented accounting and budgeting systems for consumer goods, retail and manufacturing industries. Deloyd is licensed in Georgia and active member of the Georgia Society of CPAs.

Lawrence (Larry) Waller

President, HLM Financial Services, Inc.
Financial/Investment Consultant (404) 836-1120 ext.121

Securities offered thru Sterne Agee Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA /SIPC. Advisory services offered thru Sterne Agee Investment Advisory Services, Inc. Securities and advisory activities supervised from 4407 Belmont Ave. Youngstown, OH 44505 (800)-589-2023. HLM Financial Services Inc. and HLM Financial Group,Inc. are not affiliated with Sterne Agee Financial Services.

Securities and advisory activities supervised from 4407 Belmont Ave. Youngstown, OH 44505 (800)-589-2023. Securities are offered to clients of the following states: FL,GA,IL,MO,MT,NC,NY, and PA. Larry earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a distinction in Finance and Marketing with cum laude honors from Howard University in Washington DC. He is Series 66 and Series 7 licensed (stockbroker). Larry is also licensed to sell life insurance and variable annuity products. Larry, is part of a stellar team of specialists that coordinate the efforts of attorneys, tax advisors, pension managers, estate and business planners and employee benefits coordinators for the benefit of his clients. He is dedicated to providing meaningful financial solutions to individuals, professionals and business owners on a wide range of financial matters ranging from risk management and investments, to qualified and non-qualified retirement and benefit plans for business.

Larry's mission is to create multigenerational wealth for his clients. Larry is a member of the International Association for Financial Planning, Atlanta Executive Network, Decatur Kiwanis Club, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Association of Insurance Professionals, The Atlanta Business League as well as the National Black MBA Association.

Larry's philosophy is to pay attention to trends and move your money with those trends in order to get the best returns possible, even in an uncertain market.

Cody Crowder 404-836-1120 Ext.126 B.S.B.A Finance and Accounting

Cody is a native of Decatur, Georgia. He graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Banking. During his college career, he was employed as an Assistant Manager to a real estate and rental company, where he was responsible for financial reporting, client interaction, customer service, and maintaining staff. After graduating from college he worked in a CPA firm based out of Cumming, GA and was responsible for cash flow for various clients and handling all manners of accounting processes including financial projections. Cody strives for perfection in customer service, client interaction, and exceeding SLA's. He will go above and beyond to ensure all needs are met and then more. He has experience in accounts receivable, accounts payable, budgeting, and office administration.Outside of the office, Cody enjoys hiking, fly-fishing, cooking, adventures with his chocolate lab and traveling to the beach.

Jennifer Gibbs

Managing Partner Gibbs + Mabe, LLC (404) 692-5846

Jennifer Gibbs moved to Atlanta in 2003 after living in various states including Virginia, New York, California, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, and Florida and she also lived in Mexico. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with Bachelor’s Degrees in both Education and History. Jennifer taught history and coached basketball in both the public and private school systems in St. Louis, Missouri as well as Jacksonville, Florida for over ten years. Jennifer left teaching to earn a Master's degree in Sports Administration followed by her law degree. Since graduating from Emory School of Law, she has been practicing civil litigation, estate planning, and family law. Jennifer is admitted to practice in the Georgia trial courts, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the Georgia Supreme Court. She is also admitted to the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Carolyn Torres- Mabe, ESQ

Managing Partner Gibbs + Mabe, LLC (404) 692-5846

Carolyn has been an Atlanta resident for nearly twenty years. She graduated with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Sociology from Emory University in 1996 and obtained her law degree from Emory School of Law in 2001. During law school, and for the next six years, she practiced criminal law where she gained invaluable and extensive trial and court room experience. In 2007, Carolyn made the transition into family law and has since handled all types of family law cases including adoption, annulment, child support modification, custody modification, divorce, and contempt throughout the metro Atlanta area. Carolyn is admitted to practice in the State and Superior Courts of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the Georgia Supreme Court.

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Lan Davis

Office Administrator

Lan joined HLM in October 2016 and is our Office Administrator. Although born abroad, she lived in California a few years before moving to Atlanta. She graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Studio Art. She plans to return to Georgia State University to pursue her MBA in the summer.

Prior to joining HLM, Lan was a graphic designer in the Marketing Department with a well-known retailer. She was responsible for meeting tight deadlines on print ads, marketing campaigns, and collaborative event efforts. She has many years of customer service experience, thrives to find solutions to problems, and loves to make customers happy.

In her free time, she loves to take bike rides with her husband and little boy, garden, searching for healthy oil-free vegan recipes, read, and experiment with growing orchids hydroponically.