San Diego, Calif. Carlos Martinez, principal at Haskell & White, one of the largest independent public accounting firms in Southern California, was recently awarded a coveted spot among the San Diego Business Journal’s “40 Next Top Business Leaders.”

This competitive award honors business leaders under the age of 40 who have considerable impact on the San Diego community. Martinez takes an active role with the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) San Diego Chapter by recently serving as a co-chair for the programs committee. Carlos is also a member of the private equity advisory council, and a member of the board of directors. Through ACG, he is working to organize San Diego’s first capital conference, which will bring much-needed private equity to the local business community.

“Everyone at Haskell & White is proud of Carlos’ latest accomplishment,” said Haskell & White Managing Partner Wayne Pinnell. “His work with ACG is addressing a major need for San Diego, which has a wealth of investment opportunities but would welcome a stronger presence from private equity firms. His work will no doubt be a win-win for everyone involved.”

This latest recognition joins a host of others garnered by Haskell & White staff and awards for the firm, itself, which include the ACG Orange County Corporate Responsibility Award, the California Society of CPAs’ Public Service Award, and the Orange County Business Journal’s “Civic 50” and “Best Places to Work” awards.

“It’s wonderful to be recognized with such influencers as San Diego excels on so many fronts,” said Martinez. “Thank you to Haskell & White for supporting me in everything I do!”

Martinez was officially recognized with the award during a special reception on Aug. 28 at The San Diego Natural History Museum.

About Haskell & White LLP

Haskell & White LLP is one of the largest independently owned accounting, auditing and tax consulting firms in Southern California, servicing public and private middle-market companies. With locations in Irvine and San Diego, Haskell & White combines the expansive services, knowledge, experience and reach of national and international accounting firms with the personal attention, responsiveness and value of a local organization. Haskell & White works with companies in a broad range of industries including real estate, manufacturing, distribution, life science and technology. The firm provides solid expertise and services to its clients in the tax and audit disciplines, including advising SEC registrants and consulting on mergers and acquisitions. Further information on Haskell & White can be found on the firm’s website, www.hwcpa.com. Connect with Haskell & White at www.facebook.com/haskellandwhite and www.twitter.com/haskellandwhite.