Ken Martz, CPA
Ken Martz began practicing public accounting in 1978 working with a large, local Certified Public Accounting firm. This experience allowed him to build an extensive background in the areas of personal and corporate tax planning, financial reporting, and consulting on complex business tax issues for a broad array of clients.
In August 2002, he cofounded Martz and Wilson LLP, with Mark Wilson, in Brentwood, MO and practices as a Managing Partner. His areas of concentration include: automobile dealerships, contractors, manufacturing, and service businesses. One of his goals is to assist clients with navigating their business’ life cycle: from startup, to mature businesses, and into retirement. He guides business owners through the basics of startups through obtaining financing and capital accumulation, to managing growth with increasing profits, enhancing value and he can steer business owners toward retirement with succession planning and exit strategies.
Ken graduated cum laude from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas in 1978 where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting. Throughout school he was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi. In 1979, he received his CPA certificate and got licensed to practice in the state of Missouri.
Ken is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has been active in the community serving as the Treasurer to the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer and Board Member of the St. Louis City CASA, an Officer of the Webster Groves Knights of Columbus and Treasurer of the Council’s Home association, President of the Holy Redeemer School Board, and member of the parish’s Administration and Finance committee.
Ken is married to Teresa, his wife of thirty years. They have four children; Matthew (married: Katie, grandson Jack) attained a Masters in Creative Writing from Columbia University and he works for a book publisher in New York City. Meghan is a graduate of McKendree College and works for an advertising agency in St. Louis. Maureen, a CPA, is a graduate of Butler University and works for an accounting firm in Indianapolis. Michelle attends the University of Mary Washington. Ken’s interest include sports. He especially enjoys coaching girl’s AAU basketball.