When Carl started with Clifton Gunderson in 1971, the total firm volume was $1.8 million, and when he stepped out of the CEO role in a planned succession in 2009, Clifton’s volume was $250 million. Carl served 13 years as COO and 16 years as CEO of Clifton Gunderson, with his last three years as Senior Executive Partner focused on CPA firm acquisitions and consulting with CPA firms. Carl was part of the team that completed the CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) merger (combined volume of $550 million) in 2012.
Carl consults through Carl George Advisory, LLC to CPA and consulting firms in areas of strategic planning, partner retreats, MP/CEO and partner coaching, M&A integration consulting, partner evaluation and compensation, partner retirement systems, and leadership development.
Carl has been recognized numerous times by Accounting Today as one of the top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting and has also been recognized as one of the Top 10 Most Recommended Consultants by INSIDE Public Accounting.