Who We Are

Who We Are

At Hull & Knarr, we are passionate in the belief that we exist to help others achieve more.  This belief encompasses our clients, community, partners, and each other.

How do we do help others achieve more?


Accomplishing big goals is easier and more enjoyable when we can lean on each other’s strengths. We never go at it alone, but work together to accomplish common goals.


Our duty to each other and our clients is to do more, know more, and be more in pursuit of being the best, holding a standard of excellence in everything we do.

Go the extra mile

Always do more than what is asked or anticipated. We don’t go at it to satisfy. We want to wow and will always take the next step to exceed expectations.

Care for others

In life and business, treat others how you desire to be treated; Humans first.

Our Founder

Here’s how it all started: Hull & Knarr was founded on the principle that there are more effective ways for companies to innovate. Working for an accounting firm early in his career, Hull & Knarr founder David M. Hull was tasked with searching for other revenue streams for his employer when he came across the R&D Tax Credit. Growing up in the family electroplating business as a non-degreed engineer, David believed the R&D Tax Credit was an engineering function – not an accounting function – and that engineers would be better served to qualify R&D activities. David made his pitch, but the decision was made to use accountants rather than hire engineers to perform the studies. Because of his conviction, Hull & Knarr was born in 2001 and since then, our chief investigators have been experienced, degreed engineers.

July 11, 2020 marked the passing of a very special member of the Hull & Knarr family, David M. Hull, Founder.

He dedicated his life in service to others and his memory will be cherished: In Memoriam, A Tribute to Hull & Knarr Founder, David M. Hull (1960 – 2020)

David Hull

Our Team

With industry experts, engineers, and tax professionals, Hull & Knarr’s team of R&D Tax Credit Trail Guides have helped hundreds of companies over the last two decades. They are trained to guide you every step of the way to ensure a safe, enjoyable experience with limited interference and hassle in your company’s operations.

Carlos Freitas, Director

Carlos Freitas, EE, MBA

Amy Moon, CPA, MBT

Amy Moon, CPA, MBT
Executive Director

Leann Banwart, CPA

Leann Banwart, CPA
Senior Manager

Alek Lesin, Senior R&E Associate

Alek Lesin
Senior Associate

Matt Vanek, Senior R&E Associate

Matt Vanek
Senior Associate


Itzel Alvarez, ME
Senior Associate

Matt Vanek, Senior R&E Associate

Vishal Patel, ME
Senior Associate

Ryan Shell, R&E Associate

Ryan Shell
Associate & IT Manager

Fernando Martinez, EE Engineering Associate

Fernando Martinez, EE

Stacey Ferrell, Outreach and Wellness Manager

Stacey Ferrell
Tax Incentive Specialist & Outreach Manager

John Berry

John Berry
Business Development Manager

Interested In Joining Our Team?

Our Brand Ambassador

Hull & Knarr Brand Ambassadors are passionate, ethical, approachable humans that share our enthusiasm for helping others achieve more.  They are individuals with considerable accomplishments in their careers and people tend to gravitate toward them due to their genuine kindness and sincerity.

Scott Anderson, Racecar Driver & Athlete

Interested In Becoming A Brand Ambassador?

Our Causes

Giving back to the community and non-profit organizations is a big component of the culture at Hull & Knarr.  We view philanthropy and volunteering as part of our fabric, both professionally and personally.

We seek out people and organizations who regularly improve the lives of others. By dedicating our time and resources to those who already possess the know-how, we multiply our efforts and create positive impact in a way we couldn’t do alone.

These are a few of the organizations that we have supported over the years.

Children’s TherAplay

Kids On Track

Gleaner’s Food Bank

Growing Places Indy

Ride for Hope Africa

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