With Dan Luthi

Dan Luthi, Partner at Ignite Spot Outsourced Accounting joins Randy for Episode 163 of The Unique CPA. They discuss the importance of corporate culture in maintaining a positive work environment, through highlighting Dan’s journey at Ignite Spot, his approach to leadership, and how a supportive culture can attract and retain top talent. Dan explores unique strategies for developing a cohesive virtual team, emphasizing the significance of vulnerability and personal connection in leadership, and they both share valuable insights on building a healthy and fulfilling workplace for accounting professionals.

Important Links

Dan Luthi on LinkedIn

Ignite Spot on LinkedIn


About the Guest

Dan Luthi serves as Partner at Ignite Spot Outsourced Accounting, which helps hundreds of businesses throughout the United States to improve their accounting, reporting, and technology systems. Dan participates in several software advisory boards to help shape the direction of each tool to best fit the end users needs, using his accounting experience in several industries, from pharmacies to restaurants and golf courses. 

With over 12 years of experience in the accounting field, Dan has been instrumental in keeping Ignite Spot at the forefront of technology and business processes. Under Dan’s leadership, Ignite Spot has grown from a handful of accountants and local clients to over 20 team members and hundreds of clients across the country. He has a true passion for helping business owners stay streamlined and organized with the best platforms and processes in the industry.

Meet the Host

Randy Crabtree, CPA


Randy Crabtree

Randy Crabtree, co-founder and partner of Tri-Merit Specialty Tax Professionals, is a widely followed author, lecturer and podcast host for the accounting profession.

Since 2019, he has hosted the “The Unique CPA,” podcast, which ranks among the world’s 5% most popular programs (Source: Listen Score). You can find articles from Randy in Accounting Today’s Voices column, the AICPA Tax Adviser (Tax-saving opportunities for the housing and construction industries) and he is a regular presenter at conferences and virtual training events hosted by CPAmerica, Prime Global, Leading Edge Alliance (LEA), Allinial Global and several state CPA societies. Crabtree also provides continuing professional education to top 100 CPA firms across the country.

Schaumburg, Illinois-based Tri-Merit is a niche professional services firm that specializes in helping CPAs and their clients benefit from R&D tax credits, cost segregation, the energy efficient commercial buildings deduction (179D), the energy efficient home credit (45L) and the employee retention credit (ERC).

Prior to joining Tri-Merit, Crabtree was managing partner of a CPA firm in the greater Chicago area. He has more than 30 years of public accounting and tax consulting experience in a wide variety of industries, and has worked closely with top executives to help them optimize their tax planning strategies.