We had the good fortune of connecting with Ryan Giolitto and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ryan, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
To create something that simply did not exist. We started out with the intention of creating a CPA firm that did 2 things that no others did: 1) Provide the employees an amazing work experience 2) Provide the clients with an amazing professional experience For #1, we provided flexible hours, attempted to minimize overtime and weekend work hours, and pushed our people to complete projects in a way that allowed them to also have work life balance. For #2, we focused purely on saving people money and improving our client’s financial situations. Roughly 4 years later, we have succeeded in saving our customers over $1,000,000 in cumulative identifiable tax savings using this model. Our next goal will be saving our customers over $10,000,000 in the next 5 years.
What should our readers know about your business?
We spend more time and effort than anyone in the marketplace to optimize our client’s results. This includes spending more time on financial research than anyone we know, including areas that span way beyond taxes. As a result, we know more about retirement plans than most financial advisors do, more about alternative investments than most real estate investors do, and more about taxes than most anyone on the planet! The most challenging part about our business is having people know we are here to help! If you know of anyone who could use our help, please have them contact us for a complimentary review.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We have loved the Phoenix metro area since we first visited the city. Here are some favorites: Best buffalo wings – Zipps Sports Grill Best margarita – Z’Tejas (Zipps would be 2nd place) Best hikes – Camelback Mountain and Piestawa Peak (preferably done back to back if hiking with Ryan Giolitto) Best trail running – Phoenix Sonoran Preserve Best coffee – since Boss Coffee had to close, we have to give this one to Elevate Coffee Best burger – Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers (we miss Caveman Burgers!)
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Despite having no formal accounting background, Lauren Giolitto was instrumental in getting our business running in a way that emphasized the highest level of customer service. Her efforts have been irreplaceable as we move forward with our mission.
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