ADAM G. FELD, CPA
Adam Feld was an innovative and insightful professional who played a leading role in Barnes Dennig’s evolution from a small, local accounting firm to the fifth-largest firm in Greater Cincinnati and a trusted and respected resource for closely held, middle-market companies in the region.
Adam died February 2, 2012, following a battle with cancer. The firm lost a conscientious leader, a committed client servant and a dear friend. His impact on clients and co-workers will be felt for years.
In Adam’s 20 years at Barnes Dennig, the firm tripled in size, and its service offerings evolved from traditional audit and tax to include a wide range of accounting, tax and advisory services.
He shaped and grew Barnes Dennig’s profit improvement practice, which was highlighted in a 2005 article on accountingWEB.com. He earned a reputation as the region’s foremost authority on Activity-Based Costing/Management, a unique tool that he used to create large and lasting savings for local manufacturers, distributors and service companies. His clients could rely on him to challenge the status quo and think strategically about the future direction of their companies.
Adam was a New York native (and a Mets fan) who began his career at a public accounting firm in New York City. He joined Barnes Dennig in 1991 as a member of the manufacturing client service team, and he quickly moved into a supervisory role. He made a point to learn profit improvement tools that helped companies improve efficiency, increase production, enhance profit and minimize risk. Those services paved the way for other Barnes Dennig professionals to develop similar expertise in non-traditional areas, thus becoming true business advisors to their clients.
Adam’s proficiency in profit improvement complemented his breadth of experience in accounting, audit and tax services, leading to his promotion to Director in 1999. He continued to play a leading role on the manufacturing client service team, and he recently served on the Executive Committee, where he helped shape firm-wide policies. He was a coach and mentor to the staff, and he set an example with his exceptional people skills.
Adam was 49 years old. He is survived by his wife and two children.