The Importance of Being Unique and Taking Risks
Mueller prides itself on always thinking outside the box. This entrepreneurial spirit is perfect given that most of the firm’s clients are unique business owners with unique services and products. In this episode, CEO and President, Dave Nissen, shares some of the many ways in which Mueller’s willingness to be unique has helped the firm to expand and become an international presence while maintaining close relationships with clients. His concentration on strategic planning, business development and firm operations allows Mueller to maintain a long-term and successful focus. Dave has extensive practice experience in accounting, tax, business consulting, and attestation services.
As the CEO and President of Mueller, Dave Nissen is responsible for communicating and achieving the Firm’s vision. For over 35 years, Dave has worked to develop close relationships with his clients primarily in the manufacturing, automotive, healthcare, professional services, and technology industries. While Dave’s primary role is the leadership of Mueller’s business operational activities, he also spearheads the international business development activities of the firm. This focus has led to provision of services for many foreign subsidiaries on a national level.
Meet the Host
Randy Crabtree, CPA
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 bi-weekly “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.
Schaumberg, 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.