Building CPA Practice From Scratch: Luke Gheen
Would you leave a safe and comfortable controller position at a large company to start your own CPA firm? That’s what Luke Gheen, founder of Gheen & Co. in Colorado Springs, did – in his early 30s and without any public accounting experience. In this episode of Accounting Marketing Doesn’t Suck, Hugh Duffy talks with Luke about his decision to strike out on his own, the challenges he faced and how he landed many of his clients because of unsatisfactory service. “There is a such a need in the accounting industry,” he says. “A large majority of clients are coming from a place where they’ve been vastly ignored and marginalized.”
Tune in to listen to Luke talk about how marketing played a role in building his firm from the very beginning, why change continues to be a constant driver in managing his practice and how he has created a business that allows him to live a life according to his own rules.
Listen to Episode 006
Guest Bio: Luke Gheen, MBA, CPA, Certified Tax Coach
Luke is a long-time resident of Colorado with extensive corporate finance and accounting experience. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado in 1999 and received his MBA from the University of Colorado in 2007.
Luke started Gheen & Co., CPA in 2011 to help business owners simplify their accounting, save substantial money in tax, and grow their wealth long-term.
Luke is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is an avid rower, enjoys reading, and regularly travels to the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. He relishes spending time with his wife, three sons, daughter, and extended family.