Our People

We provide the combined experience of more than 160 years of public accounting practice with personal attention that only a small firm can offer. Our clients come back to us year after year because they know they are in good hands. We work to develop long-term relationships; whether your needs are simple or complex, we can help.

William R. Cantwell, C.P.A. - Shareholder

Bill has over 40 years of public accounting experience in the Metro Detroit area. Bill received his early career training at national CPA firms (Deloitte and Coopers) and specializes in the tax, accounting and financial matters facing today’s closely held business and its owners. A graduate of the University of Detroit, he is married to Suzanne, has three children and resides in Rochester Hills, MI. When not toiling over your financial matters, Bill is an avid golfer and handball player.

James Cummins, C.P.A. - Shareholder

Jim has been a practicing C.P.A. for more than 30 years.  Jim received his degree from the University of Michigan and worked in private industry before joining the firm.  He is well versed in handling the financial and tax needs of closely held businesses and their owners and is available to consult regarding the technology and accounting systems needs of clients.  Jim is married and resides with wonderful wife Valerie and their family in Rochester, MI.  During the fall you can find him at a Wolverines football game on many a Saturday and throughout the rest of the year he is often spotted on the local tennis courts.  dfsdf

Richard Moffatt, C.P.A. - Shareholder

Rich has over twenty years of auditing and assurance experience. Rich has specialized in construction accounting, assisted clients in preparing company and personal financial statements, MDOT prequalification reporting and tax returns. A graduate of Michigan State University Eli Broad College of Business, Rich also received post baccalaureate certification in forensic accounting from Davenport University. Rich has two children and when away from the office, enjoys golfing, biking, rollerblading and basketball.

Himanshu Patel, C.P.A., P.F.S. - Shareholder

Himanshu has over nineteen years of public accounting experience and obtained the Personal Financial Specialist (P.F.S.) designation from the American Institute of CPA’s. Himanshu specializes in AICPA Audit, Review and Compilation engagements as well as tax preparation and accounting services. Before joining Cantwell Cummins, Himanshu worked for regional and local CPA firms including Plante Moran, ShindelRock,  and Martin, Arrington, Desai and Meyers, P.C. He has a very diversified background servicing clients in the Information Technology, Medical, Pharmaceutical, Construction, Professional Services, Retail, and Real Estate industries.  Himanshu lives in Troy with his wife Roshani and two sons, Aneek and Ishaan.   

Patrick Stuart, C.P.A. - Shareholder

Pat received his accounting degree from Walsh College and has worked for both small and large CPA firms in his public accounting career.  During his nineteen years in the accounting profession, Pat has worked on everything from write-up and bookkeeping engagements to audits of large companies. Pat truly enjoys the variety of work public accounting offers and the opportunity to build strong client relationships. Patrick enjoys spending his free time with his incredible wife Colleen and their four young children, Ray, Leo, Vera, and Gwen. He also enjoys being active playing golf, basketball or volleyball or building things with his four little helpers.

Rick Shah, C.P.A.

Rick has over fifteen years of public accounting experience. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at UHY, LLC, a regional CPA firm. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Wayne State University in accounting. He has a wide range of accounting and tax experience across many industries. He serves as client service provider of the firm. Rick is married to his wonderful wife Krutika and has two wonderful children. He enjoys watching sports and playing golf in his spare time.

Meghan Cantwell Clouser, C.P.A

Meghan has over sixteen years of public accounting experience. Prior to joining the firm in November of 2007, she worked at Plante & Moran, PLLC, a regional CPA firm. She received her BBA from Western Michigan University and her Masters in Tax from Walsh College. Meghan serves as both a client service provider and the office manager of the firm. She was born and raised in Troy, MI and continues to reside there with husband Andy and daughters Ella and Charlotte.