As Partner-in-Charge of our Dealership Services Group, Travis Horton is well positioned to help dealers succeed. He began his career at HHM CPAs in 1999 as a staff accountant and was named partner in under six years, making him one of the youngest partners of a large CPA firm to date. This drive is still evident today as he leads the firm’s most dynamic niche while delivering proactive and exemplary client service. When asked, Travis credits much of his early success to time spent at his father’s businesses while he was growing up. Though the experiences included many ups and downs, his father allowed him to be involved. “As a child, my homework was to do payroll,” Travis recalls. “I was probably 15 years old when I started helping my dad. I was allowed to go to every business meeting he had, I just wasn’t allowed to speak. After each meeting, he would explain what had taken place, why specific decisions were made. He really took the time to educate me about running a business. It was an early but invaluable education.” This hands-on experience is exactly why his clients see him as an extension of their own teams. Travis has facilitated complex business decisions such as buy/sell transactions, debt restructuring, private equity, and strategic planning.