Leonard, Darlene H.

Darlene H. Leonard

Assurance and Transaction Advisory Services Partner


  • Averett University – B.S. Business Administration, Accounting

Community Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Member
  • North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants – Member
  • Wake Forest University Center for Private Business – Executive Commitee Member
  • Business High Point – Treasurer and Board Member
  • Gate City Rotary Club – Past President
  • Greensboro Chamber of Commerce – Board Member
  • Guilford County Economic Development Alliance – Chair
  • Guilford Merchant Association (GMA) – Board Member
  • High Point Chamber of Commerce – Past Chairperson
  • High Point Economic Development Corporation – Chair
  • High Point United Way – Past Chairperson
  • Most Admired CEOs – Triad Business Journal 2016
  • Triad’s Most Influential People – Triad Business Journal 2016

Meet Darlene

Darlene has over 30 years of experience serving a broad range of clients. She primarily focuses on manufacturing and distribution companies, but also assists retail, transportation, and service companies with their attestation needs.

As practice leader for the firm’s transaction advisory services group, she especially enjoys working with a variety of companies to complete both buy-side and sell-side transactions, including strategic buyers, lenders, and private equity investors. She is a Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor.

Darlene and her husband Todd live in Summerfield. They have two grown sons – Myles and Sidney, and a shih tzu named Mac. Darlene enjoys exercising, traveling, and reading inspirational books.


  • Over 30 years of experience serving both public and privately-held companies
  • Industries served – manufacturing, distribution, retail, service, and transportation
  • Specialties include – due diligence for mergers & acquisitions, ESOPs, purchase accounting
  • NC CPA License #23097
  • Designations:  CM&AA


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