It all began and continues with a Vision!
A vision: in 1982 when Gary Boomer was a Partner at Varney and Associates. He began to see the possibilities that technology could bring to the accounting industry. His vision and quest for knowledge encompassed the leadership, relationships and creativity required to provide value to the accounting industry.
A vision: in 1985 Gary joined forces with Steve Blundell, Terry Hull, Larry Wolfe, John Thorla and Don Hunt to form MicroResources, Inc. This group of top professionals visualized the way technology would revolutionize accounting firms. As each of them continued to grow their own business, their shared expertise began to transform the industries within which they worked.
A vision: By 1992 Gary had turned over his book of accounting business and began to consult full-time to professional service firms. Gary used his entrepreneurial skills to build a lucrative technology consulting business within the framework of the accounting firm.
A vision: in 1995 Gary and his Partners heard a message loud and clear from marketing consultant Troy Waugh – who said that money was being “left on the table” unless a team was built to support the consulting business that Gary had built nationwide. Gary heard the word … and recruited his team. They formed “Boomer Consulting, a Division of Varney and Associates”.
A vision: in 1996 the team broke ties with the firm of Varney and Associates to become Boomer Consulting, Inc. With a team of six professionals, a new location and a quest for becoming the best in the industry, this new entrepreneurial team began consulting with clients internationally.
A vision: in early 1998 a new way of consulting was introduced to the industry in the form of Boomer-net. Accounting firms were interested in sharing their technology expertise with their own clients but in many cases lacked the experience to get started. The Boomer-net workshops were designed to assist firms in starting and maintaining a technology consulting practice. Along with the workshop came a new book, The Boomer Advantage: Successful Technology Consulting, which soon became the catalyst for the next “phase” in Boomer history.
A vision: in late 1999 several clients approached Boomer and asked for a “new” service that would take their one-on-one experience with Boomer to the next level. They recognized the need for an ongoing network of leading peer firms and Boomer had the right methods for delivery. Thus, the Boomer Technology Circles™ were born. This new form of one-to-many consulting and peer group interaction brought dynamic education, widespread networking and continuous accountability. Starting with just one circle and a group of 10 firms, there are now seven circles with over 120 firms.
A vision: in 2003 the idea for the Boomer Advantage Guides was born in order to capture the knowledge, tools and best practices of industry leaders. Each year the firm issues guides on the top dangers and opportunities facing the industry.
A vision: in 2005 the idea of Performance3™ (Planning x People x Process) was born and the beginning of a new concept in assisting firms in their quest to move from incremental improvement to transformation and ultimately exponential growth. This broadened the Boomer brand beyond just technology and allowed us to employ the full scope of leadership and management experience on the Boomer staff. This in turn led us into the full scope of management coaching for which Boomer Consulting is known today.
A vision: By 2006 more new strategies, tools and services were at our command. The Boomer Planning Process moved to the Internet so firms and their clients could leverage the intellectual property created by BCI. Firm plans, individual 90 day game plans and accountability reviews were incorporated into our new website powered by a global team of technology, content and process management experts. Boomer Consulting also introduced The Performance3™ Management Program to assist firms in the development of their greatest resource – people.
Today, more than ever, Boomer consulting remains committed to providing increased value in a global economy. We continue to build our services based upon our tag line…Think, Plan and Grow.