L. Gary Boomer
L. Gary Boomer is CEO of Boomer Consulting, Inc., an organization that provides consulting services to leading accounting firms in the areas of Leadership and Management, Client Development, Talent Development, Technology and Compensation.
Gary is recognized in the accounting profession as the leading authority on technology and firm management. For over a decade, he has been named by Accounting Today as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Accounting. He is also a member of IPA’s 10 Most Recommended Consultants.
He consults and speaks around the globe on management and technology related topics including strategic and technology planning, compensation, change management and developing a training / learning culture. He acts as a planning facilitator, provides coaching and serves on various advisory boards.
He is a past president of the Kansas Society of CPAs, a member of the AICPA Council and the accounting advisory board at Kansas State University. He is also a member of The Advisory Board, a group of leading consultants to the accounting profession. He is the past chairman of the AICPA’s Information Technology Executive Committee and has also served on the AICPA’s Academic and Career Development Executive Committee and the ACUTE Board of Directors.
Gary is the creator of and a facilitator for The Boomer Technology Circles™, a community that helps firms bridge the gap between technology and practice management and accelerate their progress through thought leadership and peer accountability. These firms continue their peer networking throughout the year via the Boomer Knowledge Network - an online community of accounting industry leaders sharing best practices and value-added experiences. His team manages the Boomer Metrics on leading firm performance indicators.
In 2009 Gary began hosting the CIO Advantage, a community that prepares technology professionals for a seat at the management table by developing their business and IT acumen.
Gary also hosts the CEO Advantage, a community of Managing Partners who act as a collaborative think tank to challenge, encourage and propel each other to a higher level of success.
He is the author of Performance3™ and a contributor to The Boomer Advantage Guides on:
- Strategic Planning
- Paperless Transition
- Human Capital Attraction and Retention
- Performance Management
- Mobile Security
- Training and Learning
- Implementing CRM
- Social Networking
- Business Continuation
- Succession Planning
- Partner Compensation
- Selection of a Managing Partner
- Client Filtering
- Risk Management in the Digital World
- Developing Managers
- Pricing for Value
- Electronic Confirmations
- Change Management
- Social Media
Gary is the author of "Boomer’s Blueprint”, a regular column in Accounting Today and publishes the Boomer Bulletin™, a technology newsletter with worldwide circulation. He also contributes to Think-Plan-Grow, Boomer Consulting’s newest blog. In addition to accounting firm and small business consulting, he has consulted with IBM, Microsoft, Intuit, CCH and Thomson on the design and marketing of accounting related software.
L. Gary Boomer specializes in assessing rapidly changing circumstances while devising practical solutions. While he is willing to conduct some form of trial-and-error, he makes careful calculations to ensure the best possible outcomes. Gary is a highly capable communicator with a gift for taking complex matters and conveying them in a way that makes sense to a general audience. He is committed to maintaining pre-determined processes but is also a highly functioning improviser. He possesses a powerful, imaginative vision that carries him and his team to ever new and exciting possibilities.
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L. Gary Boomer is a visionary leader who innately sees possibilities instead of road blocks. He is committed to the principles of teamwork and is willing to collaborate with individuals who may have very different working styles. Gary is highly intuitive and capable of getting to the heart of difficult issues while creating consensus. He gives deference to those around him and does not neglect to show loyalty to those who have earned it.
Mr. Boomer received his BS and MS degrees in accounting from Kansas State University. He and his wife Mary have three children, Jeff, Jim and Katie.