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Ever Think About Going Mountain Biking Before Work?
That’s exactly how Chris Blees, President and Managing Partner of BiggsKofford often starts his day. Then he goes to the office to work on complex client matters.
“We’re a high-energy firm,” he said, “We work hard and play hard, not necessarily in that order. Our team knows what we expect of them—commitment and excellent work. Beyond that, we encourage them to think the way business owners think.”
Blees often teases that the firm’s vitality comes from its Colorado Springs location, which is not far from Pike’s Peak. “People want to live here. One of our directors is originally from New Jersey and another is from England. Our team also includes managers and staff accountants whose home towns are in California, as well as Norway and South Africa. We may be located in the Rocky Mountains, but we have a global world view.”
The firm specializes in privately run companies, which gives partners and staff the opportunity to get to know their clients well. “We truly become part of the management team at our clients’ companies,” continued Blees, “and I should know. I started at the firm right out of college and became a partner six years later. That’s not an anomaly at our firm. We allow people to develop and grow at a pace that works for them.”
This perspective on personal growth is imbedded in the firm’s culture. BiggsKofford encourages its people to look at accounting as an entrepreneurial endeavor. That requires taking ownership of helping clients improve their businesses because serving clients with this mindset ensures the firm’s success.
Watch our interview with Chris below to learn more. And to see all job openings at BiggsKofford, click here.