When I look back on my 25 plus years with the firm, my proudest accomplishment is growing our consumer goods and services practice nationally, with clients that include small start-ups to internationally-recognized brands. A huge part of this success was developing a team that could bring outstanding service to these clients through each stage of their lifecycle. I also work extensively with private equity funds and their portfolio companies, assisting them with acquisitions, entity structure, integration, and buy and sell side due diligence to help them grow and become best in class.
Around the office, I’m known for being approachable and having a practical mindset to problem-solving. I am also unfailingly focused on the professional development and growth of those around me. Our team has our clients’ best interests at heart and can be counted on to find effective and creative ways to support them through strategic and operational growth.
The reason I entered this field is as true today as it was when I started — the continual variety of experiences and daily challenges to tackle. I wanted to work with great professionals and a diverse client base, and I’m fortunate to do so every day. I help people realize their dreams; whether it’s my clients growing their businesses or my team achieving their career and personal goals. Their success is what fuels mine.
I’ve recently delivered an update on the franchise industry at the ACG InterGrowth annual conference and spoke on the topic of private equity investing in franchises at the Capital Roundtable Conference in New York. I’m a member of the AICPA, the Michigan Association of CPAs, and the ACG, and I’m a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE). I received my B.A. in accounting from Western Michigan University.
I’m also a firm believer in living a terrific balance of life. Outside of work, my priority is spending time outdoors with my family: traveling, photography, hunting, golfing, skiing, and boating brings us renewal and perspective.