Glen Holland, CPA – Founder
BS — Michigan State University: Accounting
MBA — Michigan State University: Accounting Information Systems
Glen has 25 years of accounting, tax and technology experience and excels at understanding client needs and delivering value. Prior to founding Stride Advisors, he served in multiple leadership roles within the audit, security and consulting practices of Deloitte.
Glen has participated in the last three Chicago Lifetime Triathlons. He and his wife Susan are raising two children and two dogs.
Q&A with Glen:
What is your background and experience?
I earned undergraduate and masters degrees in Accounting from Michigan State in the 90s. After graduation, I made my start in Chicago delivering audit and risk services within a variety of industries. Over a span of 20 years, I have held a number of roles running global practices charged with delivering business and accounting services. Those rich and challenging experiences formed my deep commitment to client service. In leading Stride Advisors, I draw upon my strengths in problem solving, relationship building and team leadership.
At Stride Advisors, we invest heavily in understanding the goals of our business owners and supporting their long-term success. We adhere to formal delivery processes founded on innovation and consistency, focusing on the integrity of. We develop and grow a talented, motivated and highly effective team—and we have fun delivering as well.
How is Stride Advisors different from other CPA firms?
We have a business model that supports where clients are going, not where they have been. We focus on effective use of technology, anticipating business needs and delivering results.
We do two things exceptionally well:
- Back office support system – Delivering a full suite of accounting, payroll and tax services so our business owners can focus on their own unique value proposition.
- Management support system – Partnering with our business owners to take decisive steps in achieving their business goals.