Sheila (Agaya) Enriquez ‘96 is the Managing Partner & CEO of Briggs & Veselka Co., the fourth largest independent CPA firm in the Southwest and the largest independent firm in Houston. In her first year as CEO, Sheila helped achieve a 29% growth rate and led the integration of six acquisitions, expanding the firm’s Texas presence.

As a CPA and an attorney with over 23 years of experience, Enriquez offers a powerful blend of financial expertise and legal perspective to her clients. She also carries the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) designation and is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA). Her vast expertise includes audit services, agreed- upon procedures, forensic accounting and litigation support, and mergers and acquisitions due diligence.
Enriquez’s passion is education, which has been guided by her individual journey. Born and raised in the Philippines, she 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. She later attended Mercy College on a merit scholarship, and graduated summa cum laude from with a B.S. Degree in Public Accounting.

Enriquez would go on to receive 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, Enriquez understands the power of education and hard work. She believes in servant leadership and is passionate in developing and mentoring professionals within the firm and the profession. She will forever be grateful for the mentorship and guidance she received from Dean Wayne Cioffari, past dean of the MBA Program at Long Island University and a former professor at Mercy College. Cioffari advised her to pursue her CPA designation while she was applying for the MBA program and his advice has proven to be the best advice Enriquez has ever received.

Enriquez is a member of the AICPA and recently completed a term on the AICPA Governing Council as an at-large member and will rejoin the Council as a Texas representative in May 2021. She is also a member of the State Bar of Texas and Texas Society of CPAs (TXCPA), where she serves on the State Executive Board of Directors and is a past president of the Houston Chapter. Enriquez is the current TXCPA Chairman-Elect nominee expected to serve as Chairman Elect in 2021-2022 and as Chairman in 2022-2023. She also serves on the board of directors of University of St. Thomas and the American Cancer Society’s CEOs Against Cancer Gulf Coast Chapter. Her recognitions include a 2020 Most Admired CEO Honoree by the Houston Business Journal and selection as a 2020 Breakthrough Woman given by the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce.

Enriquez is supported by her husband, Jose ’96, whom she met in Japan and her two boys, Anthony (17) and Jacob (10). She enjoys golf, tennis, and traveling in the US and abroad.

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