Sheila Enriquez is the Managing Partner & CEO of Briggs & Veselka Co., the largest independent CPA firm in Houston and the third largest in Texas. In her first year as CEO, Sheila helped achieve a 29% growth rate and led the integration of six (6) acquisitions that expanded the firm’s Texas presence to include Austin and The Woodlands. As a CPA-Attorney with over 22 years of experience, Sheila offers a powerful blend of financial expertise and legal perspective to her clients.
Sheila’s passion is education, which has been guided by her individual journey. A native of the Philippines, Sheila received a full scholarship in 1990 and completed her A.S. in Business with High Honors at SUNY/SCCC’s Toyama, Japan and Loch Sheldrake, New York campuses. Sheila later graduated summa cum laude from Mercy College with a B.S. Degree in Public Accounting, and received her M.B.A. with Distinction from Long Island University, and her J.D. from University of Houston Law Center.
As a first generation immigrant, Sheila understands the power of education and hard work. She believes in servant leadership and is passionate in developing and mentoring professionals within the firm. Sheila credits the firm’s leaders over the years for fostering a culture in which anyone who demonstrates the desire can rise, and for mentoring and providing her opportunities that ultimately prepared her to assume the Managing Partner/CEO role.
Sheila believes in volunteerism and actively serves in the following organizations:
American Institute of CPAs – Governing Council
Texas Society of CPAs – Board Member, Executive Board Member, Houston Chapter Past President
The State Bar of Texas – Member
University of St. Thomas – Board Member
American Cancer Society CEOs Against Cancer Gulf Coast – Chapter Member
Sheila is inspired and supported by her husband, Jose, and two children, Anthony and Jacob. She enjoys golf, tennis, and traveling.