About the Owners
Matthew Mercurio was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. He is the youngest of 4, with three older sisters. Matthew grew up with a passion for hockey and music. His developed trumpet skills brought him to Boone, NC to study at Appalachian State University. It was at App State that Matthew found his love for accounting. Matthew graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting.
Right after graduation, Matthew began his career at NewtonCPA. Matthew took over roles guiding the company in new directions which lead to its success and growth. Within a few years, Matthew headed the tax department as well as onboarding new employees. Now, Matthew manages the firm as a co-owner with his business partner Randy Newton.
As an owner, and even before, Matthew’s top priority has always been client care. He values the client’s understanding and well being as his own, taking every measure to ensure all questions are answered and adjustments or preparations are met. From basic individual tax needs or concerns to small business needs, Matthew reviews all avenues to best prepare his clients for the future.
Matthew currently resides in Rock Hill, SC with his wife, two beautiful sons, and beloved cat and dog - Baxter and Gracie. He enjoys playing a round of golf or just relaxing at home with his family.
Randy Newton was born in Charlotte, NC: raised nearby on Lake Norman and graduated with an accounting degree from Appalachian State University. He became a CPA in NC in 1998. He started his own firm that same year in a side porch office at his home - and with only 6 original clients.
Randy's area of expertise is the utilization of a proactive tax planning model that streamlines, simplifies, and works to reduce tax liabilities. He is relentless and enthusiastic in educating clients about the ever-changing tax codes and constantly seeking how to save them additional tax dollars.
Randy also has developed two specialty “niche” areas for his clients: IRS Representation and Business Valuation services. The tax code was written by attorneys for attorneys, after all, and so he believes firmly that a CPA should be a client’s advocate in interpreting the tax code for their benefit when possible. This then translates into “leveling the playing field” when it comes to working out resolutions with the IRS.
Randy, his wife Ann, and their multiple cats reside in Tega Cay, SC. During free time, Randy enjoys hiking and mountain biking. He also volunteers quite frequently at his home church. Myers Park Presbyterian Church located in Charlotte as well as other churches and charities.