Chair, CEO and
president, 1st Global
The face of the national
broker-dealer partner to
the CPA profession, Bat-
man has successfully shep-
herded the company’s 600 affiliated firms
through the financial crisis and, in a coup,
lured aboard Nobel Prize- winning economist
Dr. Harry Markowitz as an advisor.
Career Highlights: Chairman, CEO and president,
1st Global Inc., 1992-present ... VP, H.D. Vest Financial Services, 1987-1992 ... VP, Lincoln Property Co.,
1985-1987 ... Audit manager, Arthur Andersen, 1979-
Other Affiliations: Past chair, Financial Services
Institute ... Advisory Board, University of Kansas
School of Business ... CFA Institute ... FPA ... Money
Management Institute ... Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association.
Education: University of Kansas, 1979, BS Acctg.
Personal: Born 1956, Dodge City, Kan. ... Married to
Vicki ... Two adult children ... Pilot ... Cancer survivor.
As chairman of the Senate
Finance Committee, Baucus has taken the lead in
crafting and shepherding
major tax legislation through Congress.
Career Highlights: Chair, Finance Committee, U.S.
Senate, 2007-present, 2001-2003; Joint Committee
on Taxation; Agriculture Committee; Subcommittees on Taxation and Oversight; elected, 1978 ... U.S.
House of Representatives, 1974-1978 ... Montana
State Legislature, 1973-1974 ... Executive director,
Montana Constitutional Convention, 1972 ... Law
Education: Stanford University, 1967, law degree;
Personal: Born 1941, Helena, Mont. ... Divorced ...
Bhansali’s vision has posi-
tioned Accountants World
to work collaboratively
with accounting professionals through the
company’s accounting and practice develop-
Career Highlights: President and co-founder, Accountants World, 1999-present ... President and co-founder, Micro Vision Software Inc., 1986-2002 ...
Manager, Perkin Elmer, 1980-1985.
Other Affiliations: CEO Club ... Will & Vision Foundation, IEEE ... ACM ... Board of Advisors, Infosys
Education: State University of New York, 1979, Ph.D.
... Indian Institute of Science, 1970, MS ... MBM Engineering College, 1968, BE.
Personal: Born 1947, Jodhpur, India ... Married to
Sharada (co-founder of Accountants World) ... Two
The more CPAs expand
into areas where valuation
skills are vital — such as
litigation support, forensics and fraud prevention
— the more value they find in the programs
and resources of Black’s 7,800-member, 19-
Career Highlights: CEO, National Association of
Certified Valuation Analysts, 2002–present; president
and CEO, 1995–2002 … President and CEO, Black &
Isom Associates, 1992–1995 … Partner, Black/Green
& Co. CPAs, 1989–1992 … President, Parnell Black &
Associates, 1985–1989 … Senior program manager,
Amembal & Isom Consulting, 1979–1985.
Other Affiliations: Institute for Credentialing Excellence … Board advisor, International Association of
Consultants, Valuators and Analysts … Family Firm
Education: University of Utah, 1981, MBA; 1979, BA
Personal: Born 1954, Salt Lake City … Married to
Linda Melcher … Two children.
President and CEO,
Bolgiano and his organization continue to improve
and expand the reach of
their revolutionary business reporting language, including the launch
in the past year of XBRL US Labs to accelerate R&D partnerships with public and private
Career Highlights: President and CEO, XBRL US
Inc., 2006-present … VP and CIO, Council on Foundations, 2003-2006 … VP of finance and administration, Greater Washington Board of Trade, 1987-1996
… Statistical analyst and database programmer, MD-IPA, 1986-1987.
Other Affiliations: Board, ANSI X9 … International
Steering Committee, XBRL International.
Education: University of Maryland, 1986, postgraduate work; 1982, BS Agronomy.
Personal: Born 1956, Bethesda, Md. … Married to
Mandy … Five children.
One of the profession’s
earliest advocates of the
importance of technology
to profitable firm manage-
ment, his well-known Boomer Technology
Circles are comprised of an elite roster of
high-performing firms that exemplify both
best practices and cutting-edge I T.
Career Highlights: CEO, Boomer Consulting Inc.,
1996-present ... Partner, Varney & Associates, to 1996.
Other Affiliations: President, Kansas Society of
CPAs … Accounting Advisory Board, Kansas State
University … The Advisory Board … Member, AICPA
Council; past chair, IT Executive Committee … Past
director, ACUTE … Author, Performance3, Boomer
Education: Kansas State University, MS, BS Acctg.
Personal: Married to Mary ... Three children.
Blog/ Twitter: www.thinkplangrow.net / @lgboomer
Bourke has been a true
pioneer for technology
acceptance at his firm and
for the CPA community at
large, and tireless in his efforts to educate,
advise and in some cases champion new
technology for the profession.
Career Highlights: Partner and member, Management Committee, WithumSmith+Brown; joined,
Other Affiliations: Past president, New Jersey Society of CPAs … Council member, AICPA; chair, CITP
Credential Committee; Top Technologies Work-group, AICPA Tech+/Practitioners Committee; Life
and Disability Committee … Board, N.J. Technology
Council; Camp Zehnder YMCA.
Education: Kean University, 1987, BS Acctg.
Personal: Born 1964, Jersey City, N.J. … Married to
Jody … Three children.
http://njscpa.typepad.com/aheadof-thecurve / @JimBourke
That Bunting sent in his
reply to this year’s T100
survey from a Starbucks
on Avenue Victor Hugo
in Paris perfectly illustrates his position: A
hugely influential name from America making a big impression on the global stage, as
he leads the profession’s global organization
at a time when it is increasingly focused on
Career Highlights: Chair, International Services
Group, Moss Adams, 2004-present; CEO, 1981-2004;
manager/partner, 1972-1981 … Staff/senior, Price
Other Affiliations: President and board member,
International Federation of Accountants … Steering Committee, International Integrated Reporting
Committee … Council member and past chair, AICPA … Chair, ALAC.
Education: University of Idaho, 1968, BS.
Personal: Born 1945, Sacramento, Calif. … Married
to Maria … Three adult children, six grandchildren.
Director of partner
As 2010 chair of AICPA
Tech+, Burch was the
catalyst for combining the
and Tech Conference, to great success. Aside
from heading up the partner program at major ERP vendor Deltek, he has chaired the
Tech+ committee four years running, a rare
feat, and is in for yet another year.
Career Highlights: Director of partner programs,
Deltek, 2008-present … VP of strategic marketing,
MIS Group, 2006-2008 … CFO, ERG, 2005-2006 …
President, Burch Consultants, 1986-2005 … Senior
consultant, Arthur Andersen, 1984-1986.
Other Affiliations: Chair, AICPA Tech+ Conference,
2008-present … Information Technology Alliance.
Education: University of Texas, 1984, MPA … Southern Methodist University, 1981, BBA.
Personal: Born 1959, Houston … Married to Cathy
… Two children.
Publisher and editor-
in-chief, TaxProf Blog
Probably the most prolific
blogger in the tax field,
Caron has made his blog
into a must-read, chock-
full of the latest developments in the worlds
of tax, law and academia.
Career Highlights: Associate dean of faculty, University of Cincinnati College of Law, 2007-2010; Charles
Hartsock Professor of Law, 1997-present; director
of faculty projects, 2002-2007; professor, 1995-1997;
associate professor, 1993-1995; assistant professor,
1990-1993 ... Visiting professor, University of San
Diego School of Law, 2009-present … Associate, Sullivan & Worcester, 1985-1990 ... Law clerk, U.S. Court
of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 1983-1985.
Other Affiliations: Publisher and editor-in-chief,
Law Professor Blogs Network ... Series editor, Law
Stories; Graduate Tax Series ... Author or co-author,
Tax Stories; Federal Wealth Transfer Taxation;
Federal Income Tax Anthology.
Education: Boston University, 1988, LL.M (Tax) ...
Cornell Law School, 1983, J.D. ... Georgetown University, 1979, AB.
CEO, Grant Thornton
It wasn’t easy filling the
shoes of his predecessor,
Ed Nusbaum, running one
of the U.S.’s biggest firms,
but Chipman has already made his mark this
year by consolidating and selling off some of
the firm’s offices with the goal of concentrating on some carefully chosen markets.