Super CPA Profile: Richard Castro
- October 31, 2012
Thompson, Greenspon & Co.
Birthplace: Jamestown, N.Y.
Education: Virginia Tech, bachelor’s degree in accounting
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.”