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GOSNELL MENARD ROBINSON INFANTE CPAS, PA
Certified Public Accountants

  • 180 Alabama St
  • Spartanburg, SC 29304
  • Phone: (864) 573-9211
  • Fax: (864) 573-7386
  • Direct Line: (864) 573-6740
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Barney G. Gosnell, CPA

  • Phone: (864) 573 9211
  • Direct Dial: 864-573-6740 ext. 102

A certified public accountant since 1979, Mr. Gosnell began his career with Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young) in Spartanburg, South Carolina serving client firms in both the public and private sectors. Throughout his seven-year tenure, he rose to the ranks of supervisor, manager and senior manager at the firm.

In 1986, Mr. Gosnell acquired the accounting the firm of Waters & Waters in Spartanburg, S. C., a firm established in 1951.

Mr. Gosnell, a native of Spartanburg, holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. He resides in Spartanburg with his wife, Elaine and has five children. He is a member of the Spartanburg Downtown Rotary Club, Spartanburg Estate Planning Council, University of South Carolina Upstate School of Business Administration and Economics Executive Advisory Council, past President and member of the Board of Directors of The University of South Carolina Upstate Foundation, past Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors of Mobile Meals of Spartanburg County, past President of University of South Carolina Upstate Alumni Association, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, and the Tax Division of the AICPA.

Michael L. Menard, CPA

Managing Partner
  • Phone: (864) 573-9211

A certified public accountant since 1981, Mr. Menard began his career with Gamble, Humphries, Givens & Moody CPA’s while attending the College of Charleston. Mr. Menard, a native of Charleston, S.C., his wife Vickie, and their daughter Michelle moved to the Spartanburg area in 1986. He has been with the firm since 1994.

Mr. Menard graduated with honors from the College of Charleston in 1980, with a degree in Business Administration. He received a Masters of Professional Accountancy from Clemson University in 1992, where he was recognized as the outstanding Accounting Graduate Student.

Mr. Menard successfully completed leadership Spartanburg.  He is currently the treasurer for Mobile Meals. He served on the Board of The Arts Partnership, as the Treasurer, has served as the Treasurer and the Chairman of the Boys & Girls Club of the Upstate, and served two terms on the Board of the Country Club of Spartanburg, where he was the Tennis Committee Chairman and completed two one year terms as the Treasurer of the East Spartanburg Rotary Club and three one year terms as the Treasureer of the Raintree Home Owners Association.  He is a member of the American Institure of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), South Carolina Association of Public Accountants, and was the Treasurer and President of the Spartanburg Estate Planning Council.

John W. (Bill) Robinson, Jr., CPA

Vice President
  • Phone: (864) 573-9211
  • Direct: 864-573-6740 ext. 101
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Mr. Robinson, a native of Union, South Carolina, holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Wofford College. He resides in Spartanburg with his wife and son. He also has daughter, son-in-law, and four grandchildren. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Mr. Robinson became partner with firm in 2002.

Mr. Robinson completed Leadership Spartanburg in 2006. He is currently the treasurer for Chapman Cultural Center, treasurer of Fifty Upstate, Inc., treasurer of Mental Fitness, Inc., and board member SCACPA Educational Trust Fund.  He was former President of North River Hills Homeowners Association, former board member of Salvation Army Advisory Board, former treasurer of Boiling Springs Youth Athletic Association, former board member of Partner for Active Living and former treasurer of Upstate Family Resource Center. Prior to joining our firm, he served as grants administrator for Spartanburg County and worked as a management accountant in private industry. He obtained his certified public accountant designation in December 1999. 

Teresa A. Infante, CPA

  • Phone: (864) 573-9211
A certified public accountant since 2000, Mrs. Infante began her career in the private sector. Throughout her nine-year tenure, she rose to the ranks of supervisor, office manager, and controller.

Mrs. Infante, a native of Spartanburg, holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. She resides in Spartanburg with her husband, Michael and daughter Ava. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Amy Graham

Office Manager
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Scott S. Choi, CPA

Mr. Choi, a native of South Korea, holds a master's degree in Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University. He resides in Greenville with his wife, Mihee, and two children. Prior to joining the firm, he had six years of experience as a controller for a private company in Canada. In addition, he had two years experience as a senior financial analyst in an investment bank in Korea.

He obtained his certified public accountant designation in August 2007.

Jennifer L. Shields, CPA

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Ms. Shields is a licensed CPA, originally from the mountains of North Carolina. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Accounting with a concentration in Taxation from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. She moved to Spartanburg 11 years ago to take a position at Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, where she most recently served as a Tax Manager specializing in the Construction Industry. After 8 years in public accounting she took a position with Converse College as an Assistant Professor of Accounting. She served in that position for 3 years before deciding she wanted to come back to public accounting and transitioned to GMRI.

Ms. Shields successfully completed leadership Spartanburg. She currently serves as treasurer for SPACE (Spartanburg Area Conservancy). She is a member of South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Jessica Mata, CPA

Ms. Mata, a native of Spartanburg, holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Wofford College. She obtained a Master’s degree in Accountancy from Clemson University. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

She obtained her public accountant designation in August 2016.

Lindsay Garrity, CPA

A certified public accountant since 2010, Mrs. Garrity began her career with Ernst & Young in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2008. After two years of experience she relocated to Spartanburg, South Carolina and joined Dixon Hughes Goodman. Mrs. Garrity comes to us with over eight years of public accounting, tax focused experience.

 

Mrs. Garrity, a native of Spartanburg, holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina Upstate. She obtained a Master’s degree in Accountancy from the University of South Carolina. She is a member of the Spartanburg Downtown Rotary Club, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Dawn Johnson

Receptionist
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Jason L. Hill, II

Staff Accountant

Jason joined GMRI in 2017 as an intern.  He will start his career as a staff accountant in 2020.

Mr. Hill, a native of Spartanburg, was a member of the Wofford College Football team form 2015-2019.  He currently holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Wofford College and plans to obtain a Master's of Accountancy and sit for the CPA exam in the near future.