Boomer Consulting, Inc. Announces Recipients of the 1st Annual Bridging The Gap Awards
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Posted by: Jon Hubbard
Manhattan, KS – August
29, 2013 – Boomer
Consulting, Inc. announced today the recipients of the inaugural Bridging the
Gap Awards. These awards recognize both
firms and individuals in the accounting industry that excel in aligning technology,
firm management and talent development.
winners have done a fantastic job of leveraging thought leadership, peer
networking and accountability to consistently improve,” said Jim Boomer, CIO of
Boomer Consulting, Inc. "These recipients are leading the industry and truly
bridging the gap.”
Jim Bourke, Partner-in-Charge of Firm Technology at
WithumSmith+Brown, is the winner of the Bridging the Gap in Firm Management
Award. Jim is a long-time member of the Boomer Technology Circles and is
dedicated to aligning business and technology strategy not only in his own firm
but throughout the profession as well.
Steve Perkins, Chief Information Officer of HoganTaylor LLP, is the winner of the Bridging the Gap in Technology Award. Since joining
the Boomer Technology Circles in 2011, Steve has fully embraced the concept of
aligning IT strategy with the overall vision of his firm. He is constantly on a
quest for knowledge and new ideas to take back to his firm.
Jana Cinnamon, Training Director at Abdo, Eick & Meyers, is
the winner of the Bridging the Gap in Talent Development Award. Jana has
been instrumental in connecting the strategic initiatives in the firm to the
communication, development and overall training strategies.
Kennedy and Coe, LLC has been awarded the Bridging the Gap in
IT/Firm Management Award. The firm has been a leader in its IT Governance and
budgeting process for many years, working hard to align IT strategy with the
overall firm strategy and effectively communicate major initiatives.
Boldt Carlisle + Smith LLC has been awarded the Bridging the
Gap in Talent Development Award. This firm has transitioned from shared
services to a shared vision firm by naming their first ever Managing Partner,
building a reporting structure in their four offices and implementing their
first ever performance management process.
"We are thrilled to
recognize these firms and individuals that are setting the standard for the
industry,” said Sandra Wiley, COO of Boomer Consulting, Inc. "These awards are
a testament to their focus and hard work to improve themselves and their firms
The winners were chosen by a Boomer Consulting, Inc.
selection committee along with nominations provided by members of the Boomer
Technology Circles and Talent Development Advantage community.
These firms and individuals were honored at the 2013 Boomer
Technology Circles Summit and Talent Development Advantage conference on August
19-20, 2013 in Kansas City, MO. The
event brought together firm leaders, technology professionals and talent
development leaders with a focus on bridging the gap between technology, firm
management and talent development.
Boomer Consulting, Inc. provides consulting services to
hundreds of the highest performing CPA firms. Their unique and powerful
solutions target five areas critical to a firm's success: Leadership and
Management, Client Development, Talent Development, Technology and Compensation.
For more information, visit www.boomer.com.