What nugget of wisdom would you offer aspiring accountants?
Earn your CPA credential as soon as possible, be driven to succeed, learn from your peers and superiors, and always be yourself.
What drew you to accounting?
I enjoyed math so I took an accounting course in high school, and then I job shadowed a CPA. I learned a lot and realized that the business was more about people than math.
What’s your proudest achievement?
Seeing all of the people I have worked with over the years be so successful both in and out of our Firm.
Who is (or was) the most influential person in your life?
My father. My professional influence was Terry McCarthy.
What is your favorite quote?
I have two favorite quotes. 1) “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” – Einstein AND 2) “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer
How do you relax when not working?
I enjoy playing golf, spending time with friends at local social gatherings, attending Syracuse Basketball games, and I always love a great meal in downtown Syracuse!
What was your first concert?
Britney Spears and Destiny’s Child