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THE GROWTH PARTNERSHIP

 

Charles led The Growth Partnership’s effort in teaming with The Rosenberg Associates in 2009 to bring The Rosenberg Survey to the accounting industry. Charles and his partner, Jeff Pawlow, have been utilizing the valuable data from The Rosenberg Survey in serving their clients for many years and finally decided to formally partner with The Rosenberg Associates. The partnership allows both organizations to combine resources with the ultimate goal of increasing the value the Survey delivers to the accounting industry.

Charles joined The Growth Partnership as a Shareholder after dedicating 12 years consulting with, and working in, accounting firms ranging from sole-practitioners to National and Big 5 firms. During this time, Charles spent more than eight years working at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Arthur Andersen, where he began his career as an auditor before transitioning into a strategic planning and marketing role. Charles entered the accounting consulting industry in 1999 as a Vice President in the Consulting Services division of Waugh & Co.

As a shareholder, Charles’ passion is to help each client succeed as a business owner. To this end, he is a trusted advisor to clients within several areas of TGP’s service offerings, including marketing, strategic planning, partner compensation and leadership development.

Charles works closely with TGP clients to create high-impact marketing plans focused on implementation. As a practice management consultant, he draws upon his practical, can-do approach to help firms create and execute long-term plans and effective compensation systems. On the leadership development side of TGP, Charles facilitates The Reluctant Salesperson: A Realistic Approach to Practice Development for the CPA, a 2-day course that helps CPAs become more effective with their practice development efforts. Charles is a certified facilitator of FranklinCovey’s The 4 Disciplines of Execution®, a process that helps CPA firms identify their top goals and provides a platform for the implementation of their plan.

Charles has written articles featured in various accounting publications and has spoken at many accounting firms, associations and other industry meetings and conferences.

Designations:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Memberships:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Education:

  • University of Texas – Austin
  • University of Houston
    • Master of Business Administration
    • Bachelor of Arts in Economics