Managing Director, Professional Segment, Tax & Accounting
Opening Keynote—Monday, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
In his opening keynote address, Jon will cover technology trends and advancements and the impact they’ll have on your practice. He’ll speak to how you can take advantage of the latest innovations to be more efficient and effective with your business and show you how easy it is for firms of any size to Do More with More. Jon will also report on the most recent changes and fluctuations within the tax and accounting profession. He’ll illustrate how these shifts are being addressed through the rapid growth of mobile technology and truly integrated workflow systems that replace traditional stand-alone products.
Day 2 Keynote—Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
"The Future-Ready Firm"
A former professional basketball player and an Entrepreneur of the Year, Rebecca Ryan’s favorite coffee mug reads, "Well behaved women rarely make history." Her firm, Next Generation Consulting, helps public accounting firms—like Armanino McKenna, Blackman Kallick, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, PKF Texas, Reznick Group, and SS&G—engage, develop, and retain their high potential talent. She joined The Advisory Board as a partner in 2007, and she’s been named "One to Watch" by Accounting Today. She’s also an accomplished author, who is widely regarded as the go-to person for retaining and developing next-gen talent. As she has at Winning is Everything and other CPA conferences, Rebecca will focus her presentation on how to grow and develop top talent.
CEO & Founder of Mach 2 Consulting
Closing Keynote—Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
"Leading at Mach 2"
A highly accomplished and decorated F-16 fighter pilot, Anthony “AB” Bourke has more than 2,700 hours of flight time and flew one of the first missions over New York City after 9/11. Following his military career, he rapidly ascended at a prominent lending institution to become the top producing mortgage banker in the Western US. At a start-up company, his team grew revenue from $500,000 to $65M in three years, and his global management training company was twice named one of Inc Magazine's 500 fastest-growing companies. Currently, he’s working on a book titled The Art of The Debrief. In his presentation, AB will share his message of peak performance, as he has with more than 50,000 people in nine countries across the globe.