Mark Barnett, Jr.

Partner, Construction and Real Estate Industry Leader
Jonesboro, AR

How I help . . .

I help my clients achieve their business goals by being their trusted advisor and applying a holistic approach to advisory services that include profit maximization, tax strategies/minimization, cash flow management, capital structure, bonding capacity and ultimately wealth accumulation and exit/succession planning.

Q&A with Mark

What does above+beyond mean to you?
It means doing everything that we can to help our clients achieve our goals and not just the minimum required
What does being a strategic ally mean to you?
It means being that trusted advisor for my clients to come to with any issues or ideas they have
Do you have any specialized skills outside of work?
I am a former championship sporting clay shooter, and ex fly fishing guide and am a hunting and gun enthusiast.
What makes you unique?
I have lived in numerous different states and cities, have worked/participated/competed in numerous different activities and have numerous different hobbies
What type of sports are you good at?
I played baseball, Basatball, soccer and footbal most of my life and edned up focusing on baseball. I satrted on my highschool tam as an 8th grader and played until i blew my knee out in my senior year. We won the state championship my junior year. I am also a past championship sporting clay shooter.

Life Outside the Office

Hobbies & Interests

  • Going to Church
  • Hunting
  • Working

Frequented Websites

Little Known Facts

  • I am probably the only person you will ever know that has been decapitated.
  • My roommate in college married Katherine Heigl.
  • I was the TN State Sporting Clay Champion and Junior 3rd in the US when I was 18.

My Professional History


  • CFMA
  • ABC of Arkansas – Treasurer and Board of Directors and member of the Eastern Council
  • Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce
  • Associated Builders and Contractors of AR
    • Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors (2019-Present) and Chairman of the Board Elect (2024)
  • Founding Member and BOD member of the Construction Financial Management Association – Bluff City Chapter
  • Leadership Jonesboro Graduate (2015)
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Arkansas Society of CPA’s (ASCPA)
  • Kansas Society of CPA’s (KSCPA)
  • Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals (ICCIFP)
  • Founding member of the Board of Directors of the RCS Warrior Foundation in Jonesboro, AR.


  • University of Mississippi
    • Bachelor of Accountancy
  • University of Mississippi
    • Master of Accountancy
  • University of Tennessee
    • Master of Business Administration, Finance

Work Highlights

  • Year joined Adams Brown: 2020
  • Job prior to working at Adams Brown: Partner at EGP, PLLC
  • Year entered accounting: 2004


  • CPA
  • CVA
  • CGMA

Honors & Awards

  • CFMA 40 Under 40
  • CPA Practice Advisor Top 40 Under 40
  • ABC of Arkansas Industry Professional of the Year