Steve was named the firm’s Managing Director in 2012. He has a clear understanding of the financial challenges of privately held businesses in a variety of industries – including construction, manufacturing, distribution and services – and he has extensive knowledge of both corporate and personal taxes, which enables him to help clients minimize their tax burdens.
Steve is the lead Director for many of Barnes Dennig’s largest clients. In addition, he has special expertise in mergers and acquisitions and has led a number of due diligence engagements for clients. He is also a member of the firm’s employee benefit plan audit team.
He has more than 30 years of experience with Barnes Dennig and is focused on instilling Barnes Dennig’s core values in the firm’s team members. Steve leads the firm’s Strategic Planning, Mergers & Acquisitions and Executive Committees. He also mentors many of the firm’s emerging professionals. Steve graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting, and he is a member of the UC College of Business’s Business Advisory Council.
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA). He is past chair of the OSCPA’s Peer Review Committee and is former Treasurer of Habitat for Humanity. Steve is a past participant in the Corryville Catholic School Lunch Buddies program.