Our Team

Founder & CEO

Brett Lawson

Managing Partner

Kathy Schrock

Founder & CEO

Brett Lawson

Brett’s the one with the funny English accent who leads this team with his strategic and operational vision. His priority is the success and growth of our team to allow us to focus on our clients and candidates. He’s the foundation of The CFO Suite and a serial entrepreneur. Brett began his career with Ernst & Young and was a founding partner of The Controller Group, the latter being honored as a two-time winner in SMU Cox School of Business Dallas 100TM, placing 13th and 11th and later going through a successful sale.


Brett graduated from the University of Warwick in the UK with a Mathematics Degree and is a Chartered Accountant. He’s also a sports coach for his son, Aidan and loves to school him in the art of baseball and basketball. He currently serves on the advisory board for Civitas Capital Management, LLC, a specialty financial services and investment management company and is also a Charter member of the Philanthropy Council of the North Texas Food Bank.

Email:Brett.Lawson@CFOSuite.com

Phone:214.734.6665

Managing Partner

Kathy Schrock

Kathy is the “fixer” of the team but don’t worry she just loves to analyze, sort through and then help organize or clean things up.  As a result her clients love and want her to come out to help find solutions.  Kathy has an affinity for cleaning up messes.  She’s all about organization, logic, and solving problems.  With her public accounting, consulting and industry experience she’s seen a lot and processed the heck out of it. If there’s a solution, she’ll find it! 


Kathy graduated cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) with a BBA in Accounting and is a licensed CPA in Texas.  She’s on the Advisory Board for the Accounting Department at UTA.  Her son, Dylan, attends OU and her daughter, Lauren, attends Texas Tech, so she’s spreading those tuition checks around.  Kathy loves her fine wine and making charcuterie boards with her fiancé, Dave, while also exercising, fostering and rescuing dogs, tending to her orchard, and baking organic dog treats (no idle time here).

Email:Kathy.Schrock@CFOSuite.com

Phone:817.688.2510

Director

Kim Parker

Director

Sabiha McConnell

Director

Kristy Boles

Director

Sean Daugherty

Director

Kim Parker

Kim is our self-proclaimed “CFO”, that’s “Chief Fun Officer”.  Exceptional client service is really what she’s all about.  Always looking for ways to inspire, engage, delight or create a lasting solution or memory.  Kim’s focus on Finance and Accounting for over 20 years has earned her a reputation for identifying game changers that make the difference.  Her word and promise mean everything as she listens to your needs and provides you the talent you deserve.


Kim graduated from SWT aka Texas State University and was a leader even then as President of the Delta Zeta Sorority, and was also involved in Student Foundation and Order of Omega.  She loves her Bobcats!! – married one (another SWT alum) and is a mother of two Cy-Fair High School Bobcats.  This family is known around the Cypress, TX area or 50 feet under in Bonaire, “the family that dives together stays together”.  Probably the only time Kim can be kept quiet is when she’s scuba diving!

Email:Kim.Parker@CFOSuite.com

Phone:281.250.6034

Director

Sabiha McConnell

Sabiha loves accounting and working alongside her clients.  With over 20 years of public accounting and consulting experience across various industries, if we have a technical question she’s our go to, her clients even have her on speed dial.  She’s always looking for a solution, ready to match the right talent to the need. Even before The CFO Suite she consistently received awards for “Top Delivery Person of the Year” and her team was always in the nation’s top 3 as “Office of the Year”.


Sabiha graduated cum laude with a BBA in Accounting from the University of Houston and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Texas.  When she’s not reading FASB and SEC guidance she enjoys craft breweries, wineries and going to Houston Texans football games (she has been a season ticket holder since the team was founded).  Sabiha loves to snow ski despite once breaking her back and at home she is married to Darin and has two children, Madison (21) and Carson (16). 

Email:Sabiha.McConnell@CFOSuite.com

Phone:713.398.5664

Director

Kristy Boles

Kristy is the reason we have a Houston office.  She took the leap of faith and joined our young firm and we are so glad she did.  Kristy leads our Executive Search practice.  As a proven performer, leader, and team player she has consistently delivered results throughout her career.  With an uncanny talent of staying level-headed and telling it like it is, she brings passion to every relationship and strives to be a recruiting partner with her clients and candidates. 


Kristy graduated from the University of Houston with a BS in Psychology.  She stays active with her husband Dave, two daughters Ellie (10) and Blakely (12), and two fur babies (Rudy & Millie).  Alongside her daughter Blakely, she really enjoys giving back to her community through the Azalea Chapter of the National Charity League, Inc. a mother-daughter philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural enrichment.

Email:Kristy.Boles@CFOSuite.com

Phone:713.306.5898

Director

Sean Daugherty

Sean is the newest member of our team and he’s just so darn likeable – you’ll see.  With his comprehensive experience in account and project management and customer solutions and service delivery, he is driven and ambitious, and has a continuous desire to learn.  Since the beginning of his career Sean has been obsessed with bringing about meaningful change and being a trusted partner to his clients and contacts.  For the last few years he has been doing so within the C-suite, delivering resources and solutions to address key accounting and finance initiatives.  Now he’s looking to build on that with a team that holds the same values. 


Sean and his wife, Kelly, have a son (Dustin) who just graduated from high school.  Sean and family are often seen in their cowboy boots and hat through Sean’s involvement in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.  He also enjoys the opportunity to give back through the Boy Scouts of America and many other local community organizations.

Email:Sean.Daugherty@cfosuite.com

Phone:713.205.2454

Senior Manager

Christina Byrne

Manager

Gary Bumgarner

Manager

Sarah Collins

Manager

Cindy Frisch

Senior Manager

Christina Byrne

Christina loves math, financial controls, and managing projects, she’s weird like that but when you love what you do and you’re good at it, work doesn’t really feel like work.  Her priority is to add value and does she, just ask her clients!  With over 20 years of global finance and accounting experience, managing effective teams, and executing successful strategic process improvements, she’s confident that she can get it done.


She has lived most of her life abroad and enjoyed many adventures in Norway, the Netherlands, and Asia. When she is not working or travelling you will find Christina playing her favorite cello or cooking something delicious in the kitchen for her 8 year old daughter Beatrice.  She recently completed her MBA and enjoyed it so much she’s now considering a PHD in economics.  Did we say “she’s weird like that”.

Email:Christina.Byrne@cfosuite.com

Phone:281.900.7843

Manager

Gary Bumgarner

Gary is the joker of the group and tells us he has the best “Dad Jokes”, dare you ask…   Throughout his Executive Search career Gary has earned his reputation as a top producer and someone that truly wants the best for his candidates and clients.  He started his career in accounting but finally listened to the urging of his wife and family and pursued something more befitting of his personality.


Gary received his BS in Accounting from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio and of course is a HUGE Buckeyes fan!  Gary and his wife Shara, who heads up The Joy School in Houston, have three daughters Kadyn (11), Kenna (16) and Kyla (17), so most of his time is spent fending off the boys and so limiting the extent of his social life to the occasional cigar while sipping on fine bourbon.

Email:Gary.Bumgarner@CFOSuite.com

Phone:832.687.4051

Manager

Sarah Collins

Google Sarah Collins and you’ll find a powerful singer, that’s not her.  Our Sarah is a winner of multiple sales awards, “Outstanding Service Awards” and a “Company MVP Award”, she’s our recruiting game changer.  Specialized in finding Accounting & Finance top performers and rising stars her main focus has been within the Oil & Gas, Energy, E&P and Real Estate Industries.  Prior to her Executive Search career she enjoyed a successful Business Development role within the Hospitality and Oil Industries.


Sarah graduated from Texas Tech University with her Bachelors of Science in Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management.  At home Sarah has her hands full with 4 step kids, a toddler and two labs. Sarah loves to travel, cook, drink wine and spend time with family and friends.  In addition she is the Sponsorship Director and Board Member of The Arts of Healing Foundation, an organization providing a platform and spotlight for Physicians through their art while raising funds for local charities including The Sunshine Kids.

Email:Sarah.Collins@CFOSuite.com

Phone:713.859.7666

Manager

Cindy Frisch

Cindy has spent over a decade in the recruiting industry, connecting people’s interest, passions, and personalities.  She truly cares about helping others find joy in their livelihood.  Cindy confesses to be a professional match maker and has been a top producer and won multiple sales awards over her career.


Cindy is a born and raised Houstonian who currently lives in Bellaire.  She graduated from The University of Houston with a Bachelor’s in Marketing.  At home, Cindy is married to Christian has two young boys (Connor 8 and Carson 3) and 2 rescue dogs that keep her active.  If you ever see someone stopped in the middle of the street picking up a homeless dog it’ll probably be her.  She’s also a passionate baseball mom that is actively involved in the Bellaire Little League (BLL) where her son Connor plays.

Email:Cindy.Frisch@CFOSuite.com

Phone:281.773.8141

Recruiting Manager

Brittany Burke

Recruiting Manager

Jaime Chisolm

Operations Manager

Anna Parrish

Recruiting Manager

Brittany Burke

Brittany, despite being the youngest, is actually the veteran of The CFO Suite.  A friend to all and completely “lovable” from the first minute you meet her.  She enjoys creating meaningful and lasting relationships by being an advocate and communication channel for her candidates.  With her diverse background, including her time in Human Resources, Brittany truly believes she has found her calling in recruiting and knows this is where she’s meant to be.


Brittany is an expert juggler of all things with three kids, Dylan (7), Brayden (5) and Hayden (3), two dogs and her husband of ten years, Chad.  She thrives on being surrounded by close friends and family, loves trying new recipes and considers herself a wine enthusiast.  She and Dylan are also part of a volunteer group called Moms & Sons Are Making a Difference that donates time, resources and services in an effort to impact the lives of others within their community.

Email:Brittany.Burke@CFOSuite.com

Phone:512.618.0182

Recruiting Manager

Jaime Chisolm

Jaime (not Jamie) holds records for her fast talking, get to the point, personality, and her long eyelashes.  She wants to get you working so if you’re looking to get busy, give her a call.  Jaime loves to parachute top caliber accounting experts into her clients for interim and consulting projects.  While she started her career in Executive Search, Jaime has since focused (and now thrives) in the consulting and project recruiting niche.  


Jaime earned her undergrad at Texas A&M (go Aggies) and went on to receive her MBA from the University of Louisiana.  Jaime is kept busy with her husband Chris (a local firefighter) and her five children, Audrey 14, Tate 13, Ava 12, Colt 11, and Bella 5 (they took a break).  She also enjoys looking after her garden and gathering up those free-range eggs from her chickens.

Email:Jaime.Chisolm@CFOSuite.com

Phone:281.507.6078

Operations Manager

Anna Parrish

Anna is the heart and soul of the business operations.  Through her creativity, desire to improve processes and her meticulous and organized nature she focuses on supporting the team’s needs and our drive to be successful for our employees, candidates and clients.  Prior to joining the team Anna was a project manager within a global executive retained search firm providing comprehensive search management and administrative support.  Anna began her career in promotional marketing then moved into operations management for an internet retailer.


Anna graduated with a BA in Journalism from the University of North Texas.  With a 14 year old daughter (Avery), her husband (Philip) and 4 dogs at home, Anna stays on the move. She loves to cook, travel and watch reruns of Friends. “On the side” she successfully operates a neighborhood co-op that allows small, family farms to get their products to the suburban consumer directly.

Email:Anna.Parrish@CFOSuite.com

Phone:972.671.6698