What to Watch with Allan Koltin

On Episode 54 of The Unique CPA, Randy is joined by Allan Koltin, CPA, CGMA, the CEO of Koltin Consulting Group. With a laundry list of accolades, including Accounting Today‘s Top 100 Most Influential People in the Profession for over two decades running, Allan shares his insights into what he calls the “perfect storm” for why private equity firms are taking another shot at investing in accounting firms. He discusses with Randy the benefits to older and younger partners alike, and the danger for firms of being left behind if they don’t act decisively.

Important Links

Koltin Consulting Group

Allan Koltin on Twitter

Allan Koltin on LinkedIn

About the Guest

As a top consultant and nationally recognized public speaker, Allan Koltin has made the prestigious Accounting Today “Top 100 Most Influential People in the Profession” list for the past 21 years and in 2020 was ranked 5th. For the past seven straight years he has been voted a “Top 25 Thought Leader” by CPA Practice AdvisorINSIDE Public Accounting has voted him one of the “Top 10 Most recommended Consultants” for 17 straight years.

His expertise and extensive experience are well known across the accounting industry and a great advantage to the many clients of Koltin Consulting Group.


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.