Allan Koltin, CPA.CITP, CGMA, has been inducted into the CPA Practice Advisor Accounting Hall of Fame.
As CEO of Chicago-based Koltin Consulting, he specializes in helping professional and financial services firms with practice growth, management, human capital, and mergers and acquisitions. He was added to the Hall of Fame on Tuesday evening, during a ceremony at the 6th annual Accounting Thought Leader Symposium, which was held at the Westin Galleria Hotel and Resort in Dallas.
Recognized as a thought leader in the profession, Koltin is a well-known speaker at events around the world, and has also provided industry commentary and analysis to various media, including CPA Practice Advisor, CNN, Fox News, Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, USA Today, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Reuters and WGN.
“We are excited that the Thought Leaders have chosen to add Allan to the Hall of Fame,” said Barry Strobel, publisher of CPA Practice Advisor. “He continues to have a deep impact on the profession, particularly in the areas of practice transitions and mergers. His expertise is exceptionally valued each year at our Thought Leader Symposium.”
He has authored three books for professional accounting firms: CPA Firm Merger Strategies That Work, CPAs That Sell and the AICPA’s Marketing a Consulting Niche. He has served on the advisory boards of CPA Practice Advisor, CPA Practice Management Forum, the Journal of Accountancy, Accounting Today, Public Accounting Report and Law Firm Management.
“Allan is a very humble and nice guy who exudes a lot of confidence,” said M. Darren Root, CEO of Rootworks. “They could not have picked a better guy to represent the profession.”
Koltin previously served as the President and CEO of PDI, Global, Inc. which was the largest publisher of marketing newsletters for professional services firms. He sold PDI Global to H&R Block in 1998, bought it back in 2008, then re-sold it to Thomson Reuters in 2011. Prior experience includes as a senior partner in the Chicago-based accounting and consulting firm of FERS, where he served as the leader of the Investment Banking Group, as well as the Law Firm Consulting Group.
Members of the Accounting Hall of Fame include Greg L. LaFollete, CPA, Randy Johnston, Gary Boomer, CPA, Rick Richardson, CPA, Chris Frederiksen, CPA and Tom Hood, CPA.