My grandfather is an accountant. My father is an accountant. When I enrolled at the University of Texas, my area of focus might as well have been auto-populated. After graduating, I went to work at a Big 4 Firm. It was a great way to get exposure to tried and true processes and procedures, but I quickly learned it was not for me.
I did my time, and I came to interview with the ‘Grossbard’ partner, not the ‘Miller’ partner. Starting as a staff accountant at Miller Grossbard Advisors, I got exposure from a small Firm perspective. It was about relationships. It was about trust. It was about what I wanted – to make a difference. To be more than a Houston accountant but to be a Firm that made a difference in the lives of our clients.
With 2018 marking 15 years at MGA, I’m excited to be a Partner in a Firm that is truly different. I get to forge client relationships where they value collaboration, and I feel like I’m a part of their team. They call me for questions, big and small, knowing we’ll have the answer, or we’ll go and get it!
Artificial Intelligence, Tax Reform, Cloud, bring it on! You’ll never hear me refer to us as an ‘accounting firm’ as I think it does no justice. Give me 30-minutes to share a cup of coffee (or a bourbon) and chat with you, and you’ll feel the same way.