Al grew up in Cleveland and graduated from Ohio University. Shortly after graduation he got a position with IBM and moved to Dallas. Originally with the company from 2003-2008, he played a significant role in growing the Cost Seg and R&D practice from inception across the U.S. Al was also instrumental in bringing LIFO to CPA firms and clients throughout the country. Throughout his 25+ years in business development, he has worked with companies from small to Fortune 50 in various industries. As the Director of Business Development for the Midwest, Al uses his passion for helping others and specializes in forming strategic alliances that add value to CPA firms and their clients & prospects.