Joey Havens


Growing Teams, Developing Leaders, Elevating Culture

“During a season when every organization struggles with recruiting and retaining great talent while building a remarkable culture, Joey Havens has written the blueprint on doing all three well. Read it now. Thank me later.”

—John O’Leary #1 national best-selling author of On Fire and In Awe

About Joey

Joey Havens, CPA, is a managing partner at HORNE, where he passionately lives out his life’s calling to help others see and reach their full potential. Joey challenges leaders to bold transparency, calling on leaders to show their heart while working to connect everyone to the “why,” or the purpose, of the organization.

Joey is a frequent presenter/teacher/facilitator on creating a culture of belonging, strategic planning, leadership development and loves to teach young professionals the ABCs to Outstanding.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • CPA Practice Advisor’s Top 30 Thought Leaders
  • 2017 Mississippi’s Top CEOs by the Mississippi Business Journal
  • Accounting Today’s 2016 Elite Managing Partner List
  • Top 40 Under 40 Leadership Award by the Mississippi Business Journal


Joey is an advocate of taking big, calculated risks, learning fast from your failures and capitalizing quickly on the successes. He is often called upon as a speaker covering topics ranging from creating a culture of belonging to strategic planning to leadership development. He would love to participate in your next event or conference as a speaker, teacher or facilitator.

Acceleration & Growth

The only constant today is change. With change comes tremendous opportunities and challenges. Over the past few years, we’ve experienced unprecedented change, the likes of which businesses haven’t seen for decades, if ever.

Throughout this period, all businesses have had to deal with the challenges of an evolving culture, rapidly changing technology, competing for and retaining talent, improving processes and delivering experiences that stand out from the competition.

In 2016, we were facing these very challenges at HORNE. We moved quickly, focusing on culture, people, technology and processes. We were able to grow during a time when most businesses were struggling. We created a robust process designed to accelerate change from the inside out, rather than be forced to change from the outside in.

You’ve got to think ahead. You shouldn’t be asking yourself if you’re moving too fast, you should be asking yourself if you’re moving fast enough.

Today’s companies must move quickly in all these areas to stay competitive. HORNE’s Accelerate team helps you convert challenges into opportunities that propel your business.

Our industry experts at HORNE know how to navigate change and grow a company.

If you want to be successful, you’re going to have to take big, calculated risks, learn fast from your failures and capitalize quickly on the successes.

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