Celltex Therapeutics Corporation has named John Wade, Senior and Managing Partner of Wade & Company, LLP, to its Board of Directors, effective November 11, 2014. Wade brings more than 43 years of experience in public accounting and currently serves as the primary accountant and finance counsel for Celltex Therapeutics Corporation.
Throughout his career, Wade has provided solutions to a wide variety of tax problems and counseled private and public companies regarding general business and tax planning matters. His tax practice involves general and domestic tax planning with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, choice of entity considerations and corporate finance transactions. Wade works with Celltex’s executive leadership team on corporate formations and reorganizations, partnership formations and regulations, and tax compliance and saving strategies.
“We welcome John Wade to our board of directors, and are confident that his expertise will propel the mission and goals of Celltex. This is an exciting time for the company and we have important work to accomplish with the benefit of having Mr. Wade stepping into this critical leadership role,” says Celltex Chairman and CEO David Eller.
After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Texas Christian University, he obtained his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law. He began his public accounting career in 1969 in the tax office of Arthur Andersen, LLP in Houston, where he worked for 11 years, building a substantial client base of corporations, trusts and individuals. In 1984, Mr. Wade formed Wade & Company and served as president for 20 years before changing the company to Wade & Company, LLP in 2004 and becoming senior and managing partner. The firm specializes in representing high-net-worth individuals, estates and trusts, and major corporate clients in all phases of tax, financial and business tax matters.
Wade is licensed by the State Bar of Texas and the Texas State Board of Public Accounting and is a member of several industry-leading organizations, such as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas and Houston Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Houston Bar Association.