Brent R. Blacklock, CPA
Brent joined TPP Certified Public Accountants in 1999, and has significant accounting and income tax compliance experience. He has a passion for developing ideas and recommendations for business owners that save them time and money. Through his consultative approach, Brent also helps clients get the most out of their accounting and financial reporting systems. He works with privately held companies, with a niche in physician owned medical practices, dental practices, professional service firms and construction companies. Brent also leads the business development efforts for TPP.
A CPA since 1999, Brent received the highest score on the Uniform CPA Exam in the State of Idaho, where he took the exam. Earlier that year, he graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University with a Bachelor’s degree in both Accounting and Business Administration. While attending MNU, Brent was a 4-year member of the men's varsity basketball team and received Academic All-American honors.
Brent currently serves as an advisor to the board of Northland Christian School. He is also an alumni member (2016) of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions Program. Brent serves on the Industry Advisory Board of the Department of Business Administration for MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas.
Brent enjoys running marathons, traveling, attending Royals games and watching his daughters play volleyball. Brent and his wife Audrey have two girls and reside in Kansas City, Missouri.
Chris A. Burton, CPA, QKA
After originally joining TPP in the Accounting Department in 1994, Chris shifted his focus to the Retirement Plan Administration Department in 1997. He is responsible for the consultation and design of plan documents, administration services for defined contribution plans with an emphasis in the administration of 401(k) plans, and converting and coordinating the takeover of new plans.
A native of Kansas, Chris graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting in 1992 and became a CPA in 1994. As the daily operations leader of the Retirement Plan Administration group, he earned the QKA (Qualified 401(k) Administrator) specialty credential in 2001. He is a member of the ASPPA, American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries.
Chris and his wife Alayne have three children, two sons and a daughter.Chris plays men's softball and coaches his son's baseball team.
C. Roy Messick III, CPA
A Certified Public Accountant since 1981, his experience includes six years with the national accounting firm of KPMG Peat, Marwick where he served in their audit and tax departments. In 1985, Roy joined BKD where he was a manager in the tax department. He was also responsible for administering and consulting with qualified retirement plans through First Trust of MidAmerica which was a wholly owned subsidiary of BKD. In 1991, Roy joined TPP Certified Public Accountants, LLC where he is responsible for coordinating the firm’s retirement plan recordkeeping, consulting and third party administrative services for all types of retirement plans. Although TPP primarily works with 401(k) plans, we also administer and record keep 403(b) plans, 457 plans, defined benefit plans and non-qualified deferred compensation plans.
Roy's education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Kansas where he earned the distinction of summa cum laude. Roy also received a Master's in Accounting from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
Roy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is recognized as a Qualified Plan Administrator (QPA) by the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA). Roy is a member of the Overland Park Orchestra, and also serves as treasurer. Roy also serves as the treasurer for the Gamma Tau Chapter of Delta Tau Delta at the University of Kansas. He previously served on the finance council of the Nativity Catholic Church. Roy and his wife Bobbie have three children and reside in Leawood, Kansas.
Robert W. Parker, CPA
Bob received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Kansas State University in 1977. Prior to joining TPP, he worked in various capacities in the audit departments at Deloitte Touche and BKD. While at those firms, Bob serviced clients in manufacturing, banking, construction, not-for-profit, service, automotive, and various other industries. His current client base is primarily comprised of closely-held businesses in a number of industries including services, construction, manufacturing and distribution. Bob’s involvement with these businesses covers areas such as: business planning, financial reporting, streamlining accounting functions, profit improvement, financing, personal and corporate tax issues, succession planning and other consulting services. Since 2002, Bob has also led TPP’s CFO & Accounting Resources division. This division provides outsourced financial management functions to small to medium sized businesses, typically with revenues between $1 and $20 million.
Bob is a member of the Missouri and Kansas Societies of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has also earned the designation of Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA). Bob has served as an officer and director for: The Eastern Kansas Estate Planning Council, Angel Flight Central, Optimist International and the South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. Bob and his wife Jane have four children and reside in Lenexa, Kansas.
David W. Perky, CPA, CFP®
As a co-founder of the firm, Dave was instrumental in the early growth of the firm from just a couple of employees. The firm’s unique bonus structure and administrative policies were originated under his leadership. Dave has also served as managing partner during a majority of the years of the firm’s existence. A Certified Public Accountant since 1978, his experience includes four years with an international accounting firm where he served on the audit and tax departments. Throughout his career he has provided tax and financial services to individuals, trusts, partnerships and corporations. Working with company owners, Dave coordinates and analyzes clients’ financial information, provides tax-planning services with an emphasis on the minimization of income taxes and has extensive experience with succession and estate planning.
His education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Kansas State University, where he graduated magna cum laude, and hundreds of continuing education hours in accounting and taxation. Dave is a member of the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Certified Financial Planners. Dave has also earned the designation of Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Certified Specialist in Estate Planning (CSEP). He serves on the Board of Higher M-Pact - an organization whose mission is to transform high risk urban youth into tomorrow’s leaders. He is also active in Corporate Resource Alliance – an organization dedicated to helping the business owner run his/her company more profitably. Dave and his wife Teresa have three children and reside in Overland Park, Kansas.
David G. Workmon, CPA
Dave graduated from Rockhurst University receiving his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1985. Throughout his 20-plus years in public accounting he has had the opportunity to gain valuable experience in many industries, including various professional service firms, construction, manufacturing, and wholesale distribution. During his career Dave has worked in the audit, tax, and consulting areas of TPP. Through those experiences, coupled with more than eight years as TPP’s CFO, Dave has been able to provide practical solutions to his clients with their tax planning, accounting, succession planning, profitability consulting, and general business consulting needs. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Public Accountants. Dave and his wife Terri have four children and reside in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.