Leading an Atypical Firm with James Graham


Creativity is a foundational aspect of accounting. Why do we overlook that fact so often? Enter James Graham, the founder and CEO of Richtr Financial Studio. Managing finances and running a firm might be his day job, but traveling and climbing all around the world has defined James and his worldview. James knew that he wasn’t going to be content working a corporate job that he wasn’t passionate about, so he looked to traveling and other hobbies to help him find his way. After several expeditions that broadened his perspective, James came back to America ready to pursue accounting—with a twist. Listen to James and Jason break down the structure of firms, teams, and the power of a brand.

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  • Produced by: Jason Blumer
About our host: Jason Blumer

Jason founded Thriveal in 2010 as a way to help entrepreneurial CPA firm owners connect, learn, and grow. He serves as the Visionary and CEO of Thriveal, and his partner Julie Shipp serves as the Integrator and COO of the organization. Since 2010, Thriveal has helped many small firms grow by providing a community, coaching services, webinars, firm consulting, monthly growth groups, and live events. Deeper Weekend is the annual live event by Thriveal, now in its 10th year.

Jason is also the CEO of Blumer & Associates, CPAs. The firm was one of the first to move from a traditional office to a virtual environment in 2012, where they serve as an advisory firm for the design, marketing, and creative agency services niches. He and his partner focus on business consulting and coaching with the owners and partners of firms and agencies, while their team meets the technical and financial compliance needs of the customer.

Jason is the host of two…

Jason Blumer

CEO, Thriveal; CEO, Blumer & Associates, CPAs.

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