We’re business advisors, then accountants

We’re also nice people

We’re also nice people

We celebrate the real-life successes of our clients and understand the demanding emotional aspects of owning your own business. Flipping the traditional model of accounting first and advising second means that we’re able to support our clients to the highest degree possible. Lean on us—we won’t let you down.

Brought together by a shared knack for accounting and an uncommonly entrepreneurial spirit, we grew the company to include over 40 of the brightest minds in Vancouver. Martin Henry now helps hundreds of small to large sized businesses reach new heights.

Want to join the team? We’re hiring.

Meet the Partners

John Martin


John was the founding partner of Martin Henry, establishing the firm in 1993. He graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, and received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1989. He has completed the Institute of Chartered Accountants In-depth Tax course and is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation. John feels fortunate to have worked with both of his talented partners in different capacities for at least two decades.

John is experienced in dealing with high profile client accounts. He is accomplished in advising clients on sophisticated tax planning, family trusts, corporate structuring, estate planning and a broad variety of other business and tax advice.

John lives by the “work hard, play hard” philosophy. In his free time John loves to travel and spend time with his family. He is passionate about winter sports and water-skiing, as well as reading “anything and everything.”

Charlene Henry


Charlene Henry brings more than 22 years of diverse tax, financial, and business consulting experience to her role as a partner at Martin Henry. Charlene earned her Bachelor of Commerce degree specializing in accounting from the University of British Columbia. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and the Canadian Tax Foundation. Additionally, she has also completed the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants In-depth Tax Course.

Charlene is dedicated to helping clients achieve business success by assisting them with all financial aspects of both their business and personal lives. She combines her vast experience and strong technical skills with common sense in guiding clients to reach their unique goals.

Charlene has gained extensive experience over her career. She has considerable experience in the dental field, assisting dentists with practice purchases and sales, cash flow management, tax efficient corporate structuring and all other practice management matters.

Julie Kennell


Julie has been a partner with Martin Henry since 2010. She provides accounting, tax and business advisory services to small and medium sized owner-managed businesses.

Julie graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1990, and obtained her Chartered Accountant designation in 1993. She completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-Depth Tax Program in 1994.  She is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation.

Julie has served as a board member for a large non-profit charity providing social services in the Lower Mainland, and volunteered many hours in her community.

Julie approaches each of her clients’ problems as if they were her own, and enjoys being an advocate for them in all aspects of their businesses.

Her interests include skiing, e-biking and culinary adventures. She is currently learning to kitesurf when the opportunity arises.

Trevor Lee

CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois)

Trevor has been providing accounting and tax planning advice for over 15 years and has experience in both mid-size and international accounting firms. He has been with the firm since 2018.

His focus is on tax planning, corporate restructuring, and estate planning for owner-managed businesses. Trevor provides clients with clarity on tax rules and he enjoys coming up with tax-efficient solutions for his clients.

He received his Chartered Accountant designation in 2011 in Alberta and has completed all three levels of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants In-Depth Tax course. Trevor is also a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation.

In his spare time, Trevor enjoys living an active lifestyle and he takes advantage of the beautiful mountains, water, and weather that Vancouver offers.

Gurtag Bains


Gurtag joined Martin Henry in 2012, and since then has proven to be an asset to the firm as a staff accountant, manager and now, Partner. Gurtag graduated from BCIT with a Bachelors of Technology in Accounting, obtained his Chartered Accountant designation and has also completed the CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Program. With over a decade of experience, Gurtag is well experienced to help clients by providing practical honest advice on accounting, tax, corporate matters and other business advisory needs.

Gurtag is dedicated to supporting his clients and their corporate and personal tax needs at every stage of their endeavours, and has experience in advising an array of professionals and industries.

In his free time, Gurtag enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing video games and reading science fiction novels.

Gurpinder Thind


Gurpinder brings more than 10 years of accounting and tax experience in the field. Gurpinder earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.

He joined Martin Henry in 2013 and received his professional designation while articling at the firm. In addition to Gurpinder’s accounting and tax expertise, he also offers valuable business advice to clients looking to grow and improve their operations by providing practical and timely solutions.

When he’s not analyzing numbers, Gurpinder enjoys hiking, travelling, and spending time with his family.

Tom Marshall


Tax Group

Simon Germain-Desroches

Senior Tax Manager

Victoria Cheung

Senior Tax Associate

Michael Fitzgerald-Lussier

Tax Associate

Steven Hemmerling

Tax Associate

Accounting Managers

Bakul Pachchigar

CPA, CGA, CA (India)

Ian Frew


Denis Marsten


Mitchell Bradley

B-Tech, CPA
Associate Manager

“I started with Martin Henry in 1995 as part of the administrative team. I feel fortunate enough to be part of this group of people and friendly, easygoing environment. The Partners have always been supportive and genuinely care about their staff both at work and outside of work.”