Spartanburg, South Carolina Accounting Firm
Holcombe, Holtzclaw & Ravan, LLC consists of professionals who have provided public accounting services in Spartanburg, South Carolina for many years. This team of Certified Public Accountants joined forces in January of 2014 with the merger of Ravan & Holtzclaw, P.A. and Holcombe & Associates, LLC, and the subsequent acquisition of a third office from a Southeast regional firm. This combination of offices and professionals provided Holcombe, Holtzclaw & Ravan, LLC a broadened knowledge base, increased cumulative experience and additional capacity that allows us to serve our diverse client base more effectively and efficiently. While we are now a much larger firm, we still maintain the hometown feel and emphasis on personal relationships and excellent client service.
Partners & Directors
Danny Holcombe (CPA/ABV, CGMA)
Danny Holcombe, CPA/ABV, CGMA has served clients of the Upstate for over 30 years. Danny spent 25 years with a local Spartanburg firms, first as a staff accountant and then as a partner, and then spent 5 years with a Southeast Regional firm. As a result of extensive experience working with owner-managed businesses and the individuals involved with them, Danny understands that the accountant/client relationship is a collaborative process and that client needs are as varied as the businesses they manage. Being accessible, being a good listener, helping define the real issues, and assisting the client in developing solutions are the attributes that make Danny a successful advisor.
Danny’s client base is diverse, including the construction industry, professional practices, the manufacturing industry, and various service providers. He provides compliance and consulting services related to individual and corporate taxation, management advisory services, litigation support services, financial statement preparation and accounting services, and other support services for businesses and individuals.
Danny graduated from Wofford College in 1986. His membership in professional organizations includes the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA), North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA), The Foothills Chapter of the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, The AICPA Tax Section, and the AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services Section.
Active in his community, Danny is the Chairman of the Fire Pit Ranch, Treasurer and former deacon of Cedar Spring Baptist Church, former Treasurer of the Carolina Miracle League, and former vice-chairman of the Spartanburg County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs.
Denise W. Smith (CPA, CGMA)
Denise is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of South Carolina who has more than 40 years of accounting, auditing, consulting, compliance, and taxation experience. She joined Holcombe, Holtzclaw & Ravan, LLC in November 2013 after spending over 37 years as a staff accountant, senior manager, director and partner with a Southeast Regional firm where she served in the that firm’s Owner-Managed Business Industry Group, Education and Not-for-Profit Industry Group, and Estate/Trusts Industry Group. She was a graduate of the firm’s Leadership program and served as a course instructor for their internal training programs.
Denise has extensive experience serving the needs of clients in a variety of industries and closely held businesses including manufacturing, wholesale distribution, professional service firms, not-for-profit entities, governmental, employee benefit plans, construction, and contractors. She has provided tax, compliance, and consulting services to individuals, not-for-profit entities, and other business type entities.
Denise is a 1979 cum laude graduate of the University of South Carolina, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Her membership in professional organizations includes the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA) and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. Actively involved in the Spartanburg community, Denise currently serves as Treasurer of the Cudd Memorial Baptist Church and Advisory Board member of Hannah’s Hope Ministries, Inc.
Lisa Frye is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of South Carolina. She joined Holcombe, Holtzclaw & Ravan, LLC in January 2015 after beginning her career in public accounting at a Southeast Regional firm and then spending over 7 years as a staff accountant and manager at Ernst & Young, LLP where she served in the Global Compliance and reporting group. Lisa has provided tax compliance and advisory services to a variety of clients including both private and public companies within different industries including manufacturing and real estate. Her experience includes corporate, partnership and individual taxation including multistate and local tax compliance. Lisa has experience with leading multicultural teams and has been an instructor for training classes on various topics. She is also a Quickbooks ProAdvisor.
Lisa has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree and a Master of Accounting degree from the University of South Carolina. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA). Lisa and her husband, Ray, have four children and she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Leslie A. Webber
Executive Assistant to the Managing Partner
Having worked for the firm since the merger in 2014, and working for Holcombe & Associates, LLC for the three years prior to that, Leslie is now the assistant to the firm’s managing partner. She assists with the support functions for the firm, including the firm’s day-to-day bookkeeping and accounting duties. Her flexibility and her true devotion to doing her job well makes her an integral part of the firm’s success.
Rebekah joined our firm in 2021, having moved to South Carolina from Hawaii. She brings over 20 years of professional administrative experience as well as bookkeeping and accounting experience from the transportation company she owned in Hawaii. Her strong leadership skills, ability to connect with clients, and wealth of good humor have quickly made her an integral part of our team..