Las Vegas, NV
Number of Employees: 70
Years in Nevada: 22
Years with Company: 17
What inspired you to get into your industry?
People don’t usually think of an accountant as a people person, but my ability in this area led me to choose public accounting, believe it or not. As a public accounting firm, we work with a full spectrum of people in many different industries so every day is different.
How do you encourage growth and development within your company?
We don’t have prescribed limits that employees can reach. Their growth and development is up to them, but we provide the framework for their advancement.
What is the biggest challenge your industry is facing?
We are one of the few locally-owned firms that are allowed to perform SEC audits so we are constantly working to stay ahead of the curve as the never-ending regulatory changes keep coming in.
If you could have had another career, what would it have been?
I would have been an archaeologist. I like to find out what really happened and the reason things have happened; it’s really just like when I audit financial statements. I would just be digging up a different type of dirt.
What advice would you give to other executives moving into this market?
This is an amazing city with a lot of talented professionals. However, even with the growth we have seen over the last 10 years, it is still a small community where personal relationships mean more than a clever bio. Building relationships should be your main business development tactic.
What do you anticipate for the future of business in Nevada?
In order for there to be improvement, there must be more diversity. I have heard this for the past twenty plus years and now we must commit to do something about it. We have tried to do the same within our firm.