John W. Weingardt, CPA, is a shareholder of PSW with over 35 years’ experience in public accounting. His public accounting experience has been with a national CPA firm as well as a sole practitioner. John’s experience has an emphasis in taxation, closely held businesses, estate planning, and exit planning for business owners.
During John’s time at PSW, he has assisted his clients with their tax and small business consulting needs. John is skilled in all phases of the entrepreneurial journey from the formation, tax saving strategies, profit improvement, and the eventual sale and monetization of the business owner’s interest in the business.
John is a graduate cum laude from the University of Indianapolis with a bachelor’s of science in accounting, economics, and business administration. He is a member of the Indiana CPA Society and the American Institute of CPA’s. John also has his Series 7, Series 63, and insurance licenses.
John is active in politics in the City of Fishers. He currently serves as a City Councilor and is chair of the Budget and Finance Committee. He is on the board of directors of Launch Fishers, an entrepreneurial work place in Fishers, board member of the Fishers Police Foundation, and a board member of the Riverview Health Foundation. In his spare time he enjoys classic car collecting and spending time with family and friends.
John lives in Fishers, Indiana with his wife of 35 years, Tina. John has three children: Ashley (Chris), Abby (Ben), and John. John also has three grandchildren: Ellie, Quinn, and Clara.
Mike Potter, CPA is a shareholder and managing principal of PSW with over 25 years of public accounting experience. His focus is on assurance services, buy-sell transactional consulting and management advisory services.
Mike began his career in 1987 with the international accounting firm of Laventhol & Horwath specializing in audits for publicly traded companies. After Laventhol & Horwath dissolved, he ultimately joined PSW starting the firm’s audit and assurance services practice area in 1992. He became a partner with the firm in 1996. Mike directs the firm’s assurance services across a broad spectrum of closely-held and not-for-profit entities.
Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Ball State University. He is a licensed CPA in the state of Indiana and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Indiana CPA Society. Mike serves on the board of the Megan S. Ott Foundation, is a member of the Board of Trustees at Dance Kaleidoscope, and served as past chairman and board member for the Indianapolis Air Show.
Gino Johnson, CPA has over 36 years of accounting experience. His focus is on tax compliance and controversy issues , but he also provides management advisory services to clients. As the former managing partner of the firm, he brings real world experience in advising clients on how to grow their company.
Gino began his accounting career at the Internal Revenue Service where he worked in both the collection and audit divisions for 6 years. After leaving the Internal Revenue Service he joined a large local firm that eventually merged with the international accounting firm of Laventhol & Horwath. During his time at Laventhol & Horwath, he was able to broaden his knowledge of the tax code to include planning for high net worth individuals as well as structuring tax advantaged transactions. After Laventhol and Horwath dissolved he remained in the Indianapolis area joining with other former partners and employees to create a local firm with deep technical knowledge. He became a partner at PSW in 1993 and served for many years as the managing partner. His client base encompasses a wide variety of industries as well as not for profit organizations and high net worth individuals. Gino currently serves as Principal Emeritus with PSW.
He holds a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University and did post graduate work in accounting at both IUPUI and Butler University. Gino is a licensed CPA in the state of Indiana. His membership and affiliations include:
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