About John Malone

John C. Malone, JD, CPA is a founding partner at MaloneBailey, LLP, a full service accounting firm committed to delivering high-integrity compliance services that provide his clients increased peace of mind. John specializes in delivering audit and tax services to publicly-traded and closely-held clients in a number of industries including high technology, retail, telecommunications, construction, oil and gas, financial services, entertainment, professional services and light manufacturing.

John was Managing Partner from inception in 1982 – 2009, guiding the practice from a sole practice to 65 employees with international recognition in the SEC audit practice niche.  John created the SEC niche in 1996 and grew it to the 16th largest SEC practice niche in the country in 2008.  John’s differentiators which changed the small public company audit landscape included greater use of high technology, a deeper set of partner skills offered, full-time practitioners, and a disciplined rule-based approach while emphasizing ‘service still counts’ to the smaller public companies.

John’s background as a lawyer and accountant is very beneficial when he is helping his publicly-traded clients navigate SEC reporting requirements, John also has specialized training in business valuation, expert witness testimony and preparation of forecasts and projections.

Prior to founding the firm in 1982, John held audit positions in Dallas at Deloitte & Touche, one of the “Big Four” firms, and two large local Houston firms, Pannell Kerr Forster & Co., P.C. (formerly Goldberg Westheimer & Co.) and Weinstein, Spira & Co. John’s educational accomplishments include a BBA, Cum Laude, from the University of North Texas, and a J.D. from the South Texas College of Law.

John served as the audit committee chairman on the board of directors of Houston-based North American Technologies Group, Inc. (ticker NATK) from July 2003 until there was a change of control in October 2004. NATK is traded on the NASDAQ Small Cap market exchange.

In 2004, John was appointed to the AICPA Task Force on Internet Accounting, which was formed to study and recommend regulatory rule changes on the practice of auditing and tax preparation for clients located in states where the preparer does not have an office.

John has also participated in the 2005 AICPA response to the currently-ongoing General Accounting Office study on the effect of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on small public companies.

Actively involved in his community and his profession, John is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s and the AICPA Securities and Exchange Commission Practice Section; the Texas Society of CPAs; and the American Bar Association and Houston Bar Association. John is a member of Mensa and has served as a board member and President for the Houston Junior Chamber of Commerce, has been a board member and served as President of the Brays Forest Homeowners Association and has been a board member of the Travelers Aid Society, a United Way Agency, the Greater Houston Partnership, the Maplewood Homeowners Association, and others.

To contact John, please email him at jmalone@malonebailey.com.

For more information about John and other members of MaloneBailey’s management team, please visit www.malonebailey.com.

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