Welcome Jay Trumbower to BWK

December 9, 2022  |  admin, Barton Walter and Krier

Barton, Walter & Krier is constantly growing, bringing aboard fresh talent to grow the team and expand its knowledge base to benefit clients. We recently filled a significant position with a notable industry figure and are excited about the ideas he brings to the table. Please help us welcome Jay Trumbower to BWK as Chief Executive Officer. Keep reading to find out more about our new CEO as he joins this Maple Grove CPA firm.

Role Has Trumbower Focused on the Future

Since joining BWK in September, Trumbower has been and will continue to oversee and manage the company’s full enterprise. Additionally, he will work closely with shareholders on the development of a strategic plan to determine a prospective course for the firm.

Together, Trumbower and his Board of Directors will focus on improvements and advancements to benefit BWK on every level. “Growth that provides more opportunities for clients and our team members will be a key component of our future plans,” he said.

Extensive Experience, Education, and Certification

Prior to joining BWK, Trumbower worked in a Big 4 accounting firm and spent 10 years in corporate development leadership roles across a variety of industries, including architecture, engineering, construction, real estate, financial services, information technology, and more. He was CFO of a $4.5 billion banking group and has eight years of COO/CFO experience in professional service firms, including five years at a regional CPA and consulting firm.

In addition to receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of St. Thomas, Trumbower holds a host of distinguished designations. He has earned licenses as:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Management Accountant
  • Certified Valuation Analyst
  • Certified Mergers and Acquisitions Advisor

He is also Dale Carnegie Training certified.

Along with his many certifications, Trumbower has expertise in Entrepreneurial Operating System integration, Profit and Loss responsibilities, and strategic planning and alliances. He is also proficient in all aspects of the mergers and acquisition process.

As Past President of Financial Executives International (FEI), Trumbower received the Chapter of the Year Award for two consecutive years. Currently, he is a member of the FEI Board of Directors, Private Directors Association®, and the Plymouth Civic League.

An Effective Addition to the Team

With his comprehensive background and industry awareness, Trumbower is sure to be an effective addition to Barton, Walter & Krier.

“Personally,” he said, “this leadership role provides me with an opportunity to apply all of my past education and experience in a fulfilling way.”

And BWK Managing Partner Jim Stelzer agrees.

“We are excited and fortunate to have Jay’s proficiency and influence on our team,” Stelzer said. “He came in with innovative thinking and a hands-on leadership approach that aligns with the vision we’ve had for BWK from the start, and his wealth of industry knowledge and experience are substantial assets that will help the firm advance and thrive.”

Discover The BWK Difference

Barton, Walter & Krier is a full-service CPA firm that provides premier accounting, tax, and consulting services to a variety of middle market and small businesses. As we welcome Jay Trumbower to BWK, find out more about our team and the ways in which our accounting, tax, and consulting services can benefit your business. Contact us today for the support and solutions to help you achieve your goals.