Mark Barnett, Jr.

Principal, Construction and Real Estate Industry Leader
Jonesboro, AR
Little Rock, 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.

"I am a Christian, husband and father of two young children. I love hunting, fishing, boating and the outdoors. You will usually find my family and I at deer camp or at the lake on the weekends."

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 an ex fly fishing guide and a hunting enthusiast.
What type of books do you read?
I read a lot of different books. They are usually about positivity, culture and work habits or they are hunting books. I collect old first edition hunting book and have some form the 1800s.
What type of sports are you good at?
I played baseball, basketball, soccer and football most of my life and ended up focusing on baseball. I started on my high school team 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

  • Spending time with my family
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Reading
  • Food/wine

Frequented Websites


Little Known Facts

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

My Professional History


  • CFMA
  • 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: Principal at EGP, PLLC
  • Year entered accounting: 2004


  • CPA
  • CVA
  • CGMA

Honors & Awards

  • ABC of Arkansas Industry Professional of the Year (2018)
  • Top 40 Under 40 CPA’s in the U.S. by CPA Practice Advisor (2018)
  • Top 40 Under 40 Construction Professionals by Construction Financial Management Association (2020)
  • ABC of Arkansas Philip Joiner Award (2023)