Richard L. (Rick) Stevens, CPA in our founder and serves as President. He is an experienced CPA, tax consultant, and corporate executive with over 30 years of broad based experience in taxation, finance, corporate management and financial reporting. He has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital transactions, corporate governance and litigation.
Rick's primary focus is in tax compliance and consulting for all types of business entities and individuals. His client base is made up of businesses in various industries and contains a significant concentration in S-Corporations, Partnerships, LLC's (single member and multi member). He also involved in litigation support, M&A consulting services and Interim/Part-time CFO/Controller services.
He began his carreer in public accounting where he spent 15 years in various management positions with international accounting firms including KPMG, PriceWaterhouse Coopers and Grant Thornton.
Rick subsequently pursued an opportuinty in private industry where he served as President and CFO for Avalon Global Group, Inc., the parent company of Payless Car Rental. Through his leadership, Avalon experience rapid growth and was successfully sold to a Fortune 500 strategic buyer. After the Avalon sale, Rick returned to the tax and consulting world.
Rick is a former board member and audit committee chariman of Teltronics, Inc., a publicaly traded telecommunications company in Sarasota, Florida. He also served on the board and was the Treasurer for the American Car Rental Association, a trade association for the vehicle rental industry.
He has a B.S. in Business Administration, with a major in accounting from the University of Louisville and is a Certified Public Accountant in State of Florida.