In addition to overseeing audits, reviews, and compilation reports, I provide ownership groups and management teams with advice around many types of decisions, regarding business investments, succession plans, and buy- and sell-side transactions. I specialize in providing financial statement services to companies in the manufacturing and construction industries.
Many of my clients are family-owned, owner-managed, and private equity-owned businesses. With 20 years of experience working with manufacturing and construction companies, I’ve developed a perspective that allows me to provide insight and advice to these clients.
I have a strong technical background and had the privilege of assisting with the roll-out of our audit methodology. I was also part of the professional standards group for several years (of which I was one of the first fellows).
Additionally, I’m the Grand Rapids office managing partner. In this role, I not only have the opportunity to contribute to the growth of the office and our staff by providing our team with opportunities that put them on a path to partner, but the experience I’ve gained while leading our team of 200-plus staff has made me a better business advisor to my clients.
Outside of work, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family. When there’s time leftover to mountain bike, SCUBA dive, and wakeboard, all the better.
I’m a member of the AICPA, the MICPA, the Construction Financial Management Association, the Association of Builders and Contractors, the Finance Committee of The Right Place, and the School of Accounting Advisory board for Grand Valley State University.
I have a B.B.A. in accounting from Grand Valley State University, and I was inducted into its accounting hall of fame in 2012.