Ben Hout is a founding partner at Benjamin Leo & Associates. His expertise is the core of the company. With over 20 years of number crunching and whole spectrum accounting experience, he builds successful businesses from the ground, up.
Ben made his way to Maine from Pittsburgh, PA via California, New Orleans, and New York. While writing, playing guitar, teaching, and making films in his 20s he embraced his natural ability with numbers. A job at a punk rock t-shirt company led him into accounting. 20 years later, Ben and Enya have built a different kind of accounting business. One that considers the goals of business owners in a broader sense than just their tax needs.
Enya is a founding partner at Benjamin Leo & Associates. Her primary role is Director of Operations and Development but she also brings 20 years of service, creative industry and management experience to the table.
She hails from Weld, ME but has lived all over the U.S. and in parts of Europe. In California she worked in restaurants while studying art and landscape design. There, she started her first successful business as a landscape designer. She later studied architecture in New York, fully engaging her life long passion for spatial and structural organization. An irrepressible entrepreneur , Enya also owns Enya Latham Hout LLC, a design firm working in all these mediums, as well as publications.
Peiling Li is originally from China. She discovered her interest in accounting while studying hospitality management in college. She obtained her Master’s degree in accounting at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2017. Peiling is now pursuing accreditation as a CPA. When Peiling isn’t working or studying you will find her exploring the globe, drawing landscapes or cooking a delicious meal.
Emeka was born in West Africa, he studied Chemistry in college and transitioned to a Big4 accounting firm based on his strong analytical skills. He has completed the British ACCA accounting certification, a Master's degree in Quantitative Finance at the University at Buffalo and is currently pursuing accreditation as a CPA. Emeka follows the English Premier League which he regards as the real FOOT-Ball!