Martin, Harps, Syphoe & Company


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Meet the Partners

Mitchell A. Martin, Managing Partner, CPA
B.B.S., Accounting North Carolina A&T State University
MBA University of Wisconsin, Madison

Prior to the creation of MHS & Co. in 1986, Mitch Martin worked for Arthur Anderson & Co, and Cable Atlanta. His experiences are vast including educational, real estate and financial institution engagements, financial forecasting and modeling, and supervision of corporate financial operations.



Kenneth Syphoe, Partner, CPA
B.B.A, Accounting University of Georgia
Master of Taxation University of Georgia

Beginning with his employment at Arthur Anderson & Co, Mr. Syphoe has over twenty years experience in all facets of federal and state taxation of individuals, corporations and partnerships. His experience includes significant expertise in business and tax planning, profit and not-for-profit entities and auditing of various 401(k) and defined benefit plans. His partnership with the company began in January 1986.



Brenda Jefferson, Partner, CPA

B.S., Accounting North Carolina A&T State University
Graduate Courses St. Joseph University

Before joining the staff of MHS & Co., Brenda Jefferson began her illustrious career with Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. and Prime Cable. Her value to MHS & Co. was well rewarded with an offer of partnership after only four short years on the management staff. As the only female partner since 1990, Ms. Jefferson carries the weight of the company as it relates to operations, audits, and quality control. Her vast accounting experience includes educational, real estate, pension, financial institutions, recipients of federal and state financial assistance, healthcare and other non-profits.


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