Meet Our Team
At McLerran & Associates, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with unparalleled knowledge, expert guidance, and an exceptional level of personalized service.
Meet Our Team
At McLerran & Associates, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with unparalleled knowledge,expert guidance, and an exceptional level of personalized service.
Principal – Chief Executive Officer
Brannon Moncrief grew up in the Houston area and graduated from Texas A&M University in 2002 with a BBA in Finance. Prior to joining McLerran & Associates, Brannon served as the Director of Dental Lending for a nationwide dental lender for 8 years, where he gained an in depth knowledge of the business of dentistry and was involved with hundreds of dental practice transitions. Brannon’s unique combination of analytical and sales skills in addition to his extensive experience in practice transitions allows him to serve as a valuable advisor and resource to our clients. Brannon lives in Austin with his wife and 2 daughters. In his free time, Brannon enjoys cooking, going to concerts, trying new restaurants, traveling, playing golf, and spending time with friends and family.
Principal – President
Ryan Moncrief was born and raised in the Houston area and obtained his BBA in Marketing from Texas State University. Ryan led a successful career in finance/marketing prior to entering the dental industry as a Territory Manager with Patterson Dental. After spending several years immersed in both the clinical and business sides of dentistry, Ryan left Patterson to become a partner in McLerran & Associates. With a passion for helping others and perspective gained through working alongside dentists, their teams, and other industry partners, Ryan is dedicated to providing our clients with customized solutions to reach their goals. Ryan, his wife Amy, and their daughter Quinn reside in Austin, and enjoy spending time doing anything outdoors, cooking, traveling, and exploring Austin’s food and music scene.
Kevin Mach, CPA
Chief Operating Officer
Kevin earned his BS in Accounting and Economics from The Ohio State University and completed his CPA certification shortly thereafter. Prior to joining McLerran & Associates, Kevin worked for nation’s largest dental lender evaluating dental practices full-time and co-founded the nationwide dental practice valuation firm Dentappraisal. Kevin’s accounting, finance, and management backgrounds provide him with a unique skillset to serve our clients in all aspects of the transition. Kevin resides in Austin with his wife Lauren. Outside of the office, Kevin likes to golf, explore Austin’s restaurant scene, and hit the hiking trails with his dog Ollie.
Jett Puckett, MBA, JD
Managing Director – Mergers & Acquisitions
Jett Puckett grew up in the Atlanta area and earned his MBA from The Wharton School, JD from UPenn Law, and BA from The University of Georgia, where he graduated #1 in his class. Jett began his career in investment banking with Citigroup and later H2C Securities Inc., providing sell-side advisory for mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining McLerran & Associates, Jett served as Chief Development Officer for one of the country’s fastest growing private equity-backed DSOs. Jett’s background in both acquiring dental practices for a DSO and advising sell-side clients in the broader healthcare space gives him a unique perspective for helping dentists navigate the rapidly evolving DSO landscape. Jett and his wife live in Atlanta and love food, travel, and their French Bulldog Pierre.
Arie Muniz is originally from the Houston area and earned a BS in Communications from Appalachian State University. Prior to joining McLerran & Associates, Arie worked as a Business Banker for a regional lender, where he helped launch a dental practice finance program and provided countless dentists across Texas with funding for practice acquisitions and real estate projects. Arie’s background in dental lending and business development/relationship building provides him with an ideal perspective to help our clients accomplish their goals. Arie resides in South Austin with his wife Alaina and their son Luca. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and spending quality time with friends and family.
Hector Tijerina, DDS, MSTC
Dr. Hector Tijerina grew up in South Texas and graduated from UT- San Antonio in 2007 with a BS in Biology. He then attended Texas A&M College of Dentistry and earned his Degree in Dental Surgery in 2012. After practicing dentistry for 10 years, including 5 years of private practice ownership, Hector chose to shift his career goals and attend the University of Texas McCombs School of Business, where he received his Masters in Technology Commercialization in 2022. Hector’s experience as a dentist and practice owner, combined with his understanding of business, operations, innovation, and corporate finance, provide him with a unique perspective and the ability to serve as a valuable resource to our clients. Hector lives in Austin with his wife and 3 sons and spends his free time enjoying outdoor activities with his family and exploring the live music and restaurant scene.
Vice President of Operations & Buyer Liaison
Kristyn grew up in North Houston and graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in University Studies Leadership Studies and minors in Business and Communications. Kristyn worked as a Closing Coordinator for a nationwide dental lender for 3 years prior to joining McLerran & Associates in September 2013. She’s a critical part of our team and is dedicated to creating a welcoming and memorable experience for each and every one of McLerran & Associates’ buyers and sellers. Kristyn resides in Austin with her husband, two sons, and their puggle. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, reading, trying new restaurants, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Director of Analytics
Kevin Reinhardt grew up in Youngstown, Ohio and completed his undergraduate degree at Bowling Green State University. Prior to joining McLerran & Associates, Kevin served as a Senior Vice President with Bank of America Practice Solutions for over 15 years, where he gained a wealth of knowledge surrounding the dental industry as a senior level credit underwriter. Kevin currently resides in Billings, MT with his wife and daughter. He enjoys life in Big Sky country, hiking, traveling and spending time with his family.
Bita Nossa has over 20 years in the marketing industry working across the country and around the globe. She is originally from Austin and attended the University of Texas McCombs school of business earning a degree in marketing. In addition to her marketing degree, Bita also holds a postgraduate degree in narrative filmmaking from the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne Australia, and has won many awards for her work as a filmmaker. Prior to working with McLerran & Associates, Bita was the head of marketing for several high-profile companies leading both creative and analytical teams. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors in Austin’s hill country and traveling the world.
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