Age: 51Where born: Kansas City, Mo.
Family: Wife, Susanne; sons, Richard, John and Michael; daughters Sherry, Cindy, Kathryn and Elizabeth.
Education: Bachelor of Science in business from Emporia State University.
Primary products: Certified public accounting services.
Primary markets: Worldwide, 54 offices in the United States, 101 offices throughout the world. Headquarters in New York City.
Number of employees: 44,000 worldwide, 45 Salt Lake City.
Annual sales: more than $1 billion.
First "real" job: Public accounting in Kansas City, Mo.
Management style: Hire the best and the brightest; set realistic goals; provide positive motivation and make sure it happens.
Strategy for success: Never, never, never give up. Don't burn bridges, and make a lot of friends.
A memorable failure: I wish I would have taken better advantage of educational opportunities and had received an advanced degree, perhaps an MBA.
Hero: Winston Churchill.
Leisure time and hobbies: Private pilot, golf and tennis.
Favorite book and movie: "The Last Lion" by R. Manchester. Enjoy James Bond movies.