Super CPA Profile: Richard Castro

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Thompson, Greenspon & Co.

Title: Partner
Birthplace: Jamestown, N.Y.
Education: Virginia Tech, bachelor’s degree in accounting
Spouse:  Barbara
Children: Katie, 18; Joey, 16; Samantha, 11; and Annie, 8
Pets: Gabby, a Lab mix
Hobbies:  Golf, running, soccer, softball and coaching.
Favorite vacation spot:  Atlantis, Bahamas, or Outer Banks of North Carolina
Fan of: “Everything Hokies”
Recently read book: “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson
First accounting job: College Intern working for James M. Bridges, CPA, in Woodbridge
Career mentor:  Linwood Watson. “He showed me how to develop a connection with clients, both current and potential clients.”

Why did you decide to specialize in assurance services?
“CPAs, as a whole, take themselves too seriously. I think the industry needs a common sense approach to issues and engagements.  I’m here to balance the serious side.”

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