JENNAH PURK,CPA,MST

Founding Shareholder

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CONSTRUCTION  |  EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLAN SERVICES |  GOVERNMENTAL |  HEALTHCARE |  HOME BUILDERS |  MANUFACTURERS AND DISTRIBUTORS |  NOT FOR PROFIT |  PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES |  PROFESSIONAL SERVICES |  REAL ESTATE INVESTORS AND DEVELOPERS |  SALT (STATE AND LOCAL TAXES) |  TAX COMPLIANCE

EXPERIENCE

Jennah Purk is a renowned CPA and serial entrepreneur. Jennah is the President and Founding Shareholder of Purk & Associates, PC. She specializes in closely held business and high-net-worth individual taxation service, estate planning, succession planning, stock option planning and IRS examinations. She has been advising entrepreneurs with unparalleled vision and expertise for more than 25 years.

Jennah earned her undergraduate degree from Auburn University and a Masters in Taxation from Fontbonne University. Her passion for business inspired her to expand her entrepreneurial footprint to health, nutrition, esthetics and cosmetology in 2014. She owns three facilities in St. Louis in addition to Purk & Associates, all where “Culture is King.” Employing more than 50 experts in their respective fields, Jennah strives to lead with vision. She is perpetually incorporating cutting edge technology, industry advancement, and innovation into the services provided at Purk & Associates, The Rock Spa, The Bend Salon, and Fuzion Salon & Spa. She is committed to excellence and invests heavily in training and education.

  • Awarded SBA 2014 Small Business Team of the Year for Eastern Missouri
  • St. Louis Bank Board of Directors
  • Central Institute for the Deaf Board of Directors

SPECIALIZATION

  • TAX COMPLIANCE, PLANNING AND STRATEGY
  • GENERAL BUSINESS AND OPERATIONAL
  • CONSULTING
  • M&A AND TRANSITION PLANNING
  • HEALTHCARE

EDUCATION AND MEMBERSHIP

  • B.S., Accounting, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
  • M.S.T., Taxation, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Certified Healthcare Business Consultant (CHBC) – First CPA licensed in Missouri to earn designation
  • Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Mercy Foundation – Board of Directors
  • St. Louis Bank Board of Directors
  • Central Institute for the Deaf Board of Directors
  • NutritionHQ Board of Directors
  • Healthcare Marketing Associates Board of Directors
  • St. Louis EO – Entrepreneurs’ Organization – Former Board of Directors, Treasurer
  • National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) – Former National Board of Directors -Former Greater St. Louis NAWBO Chapter President and Treasurer
  • Small Business Monthly “Fittest CEO” – 2015
  • FOCUS Leadership St. Louis Program – 2008 Class
  • St. Louis Business Journal “40 Under 40” – 2006 Class
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Region VII Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board