Ray Strothman – Founder & Chairman of Strothman+Co.

Ray founded Strothman+Co over 40 years ago when he realized he was not satisfied with the service philosophy of the first firms he worked with.  He saw a void in the marketplace, a range of entrepreneurs and family-owned businesses that were not being served well, and he decided to fill the need.  He saw a need for a firm with an entrepreneurial spirit that could partner with local business owners to help ignite growth. A firm that goes beyond routine work to truly help its clients go further.

In the forty years since then, a lot has changed, but equally, some things have remained the same. It’s always been his company’s philosophy to develop meaningful partnerships with clients by doing great work that helps them grow their businesses. Strothman+Co provides Tax, Accounting, Advisory and Audit services and employs 85 team members, including 50 CPAs. 

One of the ways that Ray and his team support the business community is through StroCo University, a series of workshops and training sessions open to the business community.

His Key to Success: Hard work and building relationships.

His Advice to other Business Owners: It’s all about your people. Make sure you take good care of them. Culture starts at the top.

Book Recommendations: The Bible and The Go-Giver