Background

Mike Rompa approaches his role in the firm the same today as he did when he first started as a 22-year-old in 1988. “Back then, my desire was to do whatever was necessary to make the firm a great place.” Today, as managing shareholder, one of Mike’s core responsibilities involves managing the people, personalities and perspectives that exist among the firm’s shareholders, seeking consensus regarding matters related to growth, and the direction the firm takes toward its future. “I want to leave the firm in a better place than when I joined. And I want to be sure we have the people in place that will carry this forward. Legacy is very important to us, and it’s very important to me. The legacy we’re building belongs to the firm as a whole, and I want it to continue.”

On the client side, what matters most to Mike is his ability, to be honest, and straightforward, especially when a client raises questions or concerns. “You earn a client’s respect based not only on the work you do but by the way you communicate. That’s why honesty is so important. I also value the personal relationships that form over time. In my mind, you and your clients should be able to enjoy a meal together. In the same way, you should enjoy supporting businesses you truly believe in. How else can you provide the in-depth level and breadth of services that we’re known for?”

Mike is passionate about any job well done, whether it involves solving a client’s challenge or finishing a building project around his home in southwest Portland, which he shares with his wife, son, and daughter. He’s also an avid networker, constantly on the lookout to connect, share resources, and create new opportunities for the firm and for others.

Professional Organizations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Albertina Kerr, Board Member
Pearl Fund, Foundation of Portland Pearl Rotary, Treasurer and Trustee

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Lewis & Clark College, 1988
Certified Public Accountant, Oregon

Key To Success

“Pursue excellence, whether it’s in your personal life or professional. You’ll never reach perfection, but you can go through life trying to accomplish it.”

SPECIALIZATIONS

Nonprofit organizations

Management information systems review

Accounting system re-engineering

Preparation of prospective financial information and cash flow analysis

Tax and financial planning for closely held businesses and their owners, with an emphasis on strategic growth and wealth building