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Chip Schweiger, CPA, CGMA

Chip Schweiger, CPA, CGMA | 

  • What I Do For Clients
  • Experience
  • Associations
  • Thought Leadership

In Chip’s capacity as an audit director, he has executive responsibility for delivery of client service in a broad range of industries, including energy, oilfield services, manufacturing, distribution, software, employee benefit plans, not-for-profits, and aerospace and defense. 

He brings his clients extensive public company audit experience, including initial public offerings, secondary equity offerings, PCAOB inspections, and acquisitions. Coupled with decades of experience auditing private companies and private equity portfolio companies, he believes in delivering a strong client service approach with a demonstrated history of developing effective working relationships with several large and high-profile clients during his professional career. Chip’s client responsibilities have spanned the spectrum from closely-held private companies to multinational corporations with over $10 billion in annual revenues. Follow him on Twitter @ChipSchweiger.

Thought Leader Publications:

  • 2017 Manufacturing Outlook and Insights Survey - With more than 250 participants, this survey report contains the expectations and opinions of manufacturing executives in more than 20 states across the country producing a wide variety of products including industrial/machining, transportation/automotive, construction, food and beverage, and other products. If you have questions regarding the results or nature of this survey, please contact us.


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Industries Served

  • Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Oilfield Services
  • Not-for-Profit
  • Energy
  • Employee Benefit Plans
  • Software Technology


CPA, Certified Public Accountant

CGMA, Chartered Global Management Accountant



Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C., Houston, Texas       

Audit Director, 2016 - Present

Whitley Penn, Houston, Texas                                            

Partner, 2013 - 2016

Grant Thornton, LLP, Denver, Colorado; Dallas, Texas

Audit Practice Leader, 2010 - 2013                                 

Partner, 2004 – 2013                                                     

National Aerospace and Defense Industry Sector Leader, 2010 - 2012

PwC, Dallas, Texas; Cleveland, Ohio and Los Angeles, California

Senior Manager, 1998 - 2003

Coopers & Lybrand, Los Angeles, California

Senior Associate, 1996 – 1998

United States Army Reserve                                             

Infantry Officer, 1982 – 2003


University of Southern California

BS, Finance and Business Economics


    • Greater Houston Partnership – Leadership Roundtable and Energy Council
    • Texas Alliance of Energy Producers
    • Independent Petroleum Association of America
    • International Association of Drilling Contractors
    • Center for Houston’s Future Leadership Forum Graduate, Spring 2016
    • World Affairs Council of Houston
    • Association for Corporate Growth, Houston Chapter
    • Former Texas Rangers Foundation – Board of Directors
    • Royal Oaks Country Club – Board of Directors
    • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo – Life Member and Committeeman
    • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants - Houston Chapter


  • FASB Clarifies the Definition of a Business - Houston Business Journal, April 2017
  • External Confirmation Process – The CPA Journal, January 2014, Contributor
  • Business Integrity Can Enhance the Bottom Line – Denver Business Journal, February 2011
  • Enhancing the Efficiency of Audit Confirmations – Journal of Accountancy, April 2008
  • Implementing the New ASB Risk Assessment Audit Standards – The CPA Journal, June 2007

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