Gary Bolinger, CAE Joins Oodles


Fort Wayne, Ind. —Oodles, experts who help certified public accountants transform their firms into business advisory practices has named Gary Bolinger, CAE, Vice President – Client Relations. Bolinger previously served as president & CEO of the Indiana CPA Society.

“I became president of the Indiana CPA Society out of a deep desire to advance the profession and a strong personal commitment to servant-leadership,” said Bolinger. “This new position is very much in line with those core motivations.”

“We’re very excited to have Gary Bolinger on the Oodles team,” said Ed Souers, founder. “In this environment, his experience and insights will continue to help CPAs survive and thrive through enhanced client service”

Accounting Today named Bolinger one of the “Top 100 Most Influential” people in the accounting profession in 2015, 2016 and 2017. In October of 2014, Bolinger received the Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the Governor of Indiana. He has twice received the Chairman’s Award from the Indiana CPA Society. Bolinger also received national recognition as AccountingWEB’s Outstanding CPA Association Employee of 2009.

“The accounting profession is changing rapidly. Tax reforms, advancements in technology, and a highly competitive marketplace are putting incredible pressures on traditional CPA practices,” Bolinger said.  “CPA firms must look beyond traditional compliance and diversify their revenue streams. Successful firms will embrace business advisory services. Reposition themselves as their clients’ most trusted business advisor.”

Founded in 2015 by CPA and business consultant Ed Souers, Oodles provides accountants with turnkey business advisory solutions. Oodles’ propriety platform includes structured, turnkey resources covering a wide array of business issues, and is designed for accountants with no prior training in business advisory services.

The Oodles system provides step-by-step guidance for facilitating topic-specific, billable meetings that help clients gain actionable, strategic insights. Accountants who have used the system say they have gained deeper client relationships, increased referrals, and differentiated revenue streams.

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