Gary S. Shamis is CEO of Winding River Consulting and the author of Building Blocks — Case Studies of a Serial Entrepreneur. Contact him at Follow him on LinkedIn. 

Gary Shamis, award-winning serial entrepreneur, author, and business consultant, assumed responsibility for his father’s accounting firm in 1981. Over the thirty-five years that followed, he took revenues from $225,000 to approaching $100 million and employees from a dozen to 600. He built the 37th largest independent accounting and consulting firm in the nation, before combining SS&G, Inc. with BDO USA, LLP in 2014. Today, as principal of Winding River Consulting, a business advisory services company, Gary is a highly sought after speaker, facilitator, and consultant.