Super CPA Profile: Robert A. “Ted” Gary IV
- October 31, 2012
ROBERT A. “TED” GARY IV
Education: Wake Forest University, bachelor’s degree in accounting; University of Virginia Darden School of Business, MBA
Children: Bobby, 23; Alex and Andrew, both 19
Fan of: College sports.
Recently read book: “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle
Career mentor: “Many gifted people have honored me with their guidance, but my father always had great counsel, and John Colley at U.Va.’s Darden School had a profound effect on my career.”
What problems are small businesses facing in this economy?
“Uncertainty is the biggest challenge facing small businesses. The ‘fiscal cliff’ of the pending tax increases scheduled for 2013 will not be addressed until after the November elections. The elections themselves present uncertainty about the different policies being proposed. Other challenges include the coming health-care reforms and Europe’s debt crisis. In order to succeed, businesses will need contingency plans and proper capitalization, budgeting