Jim Stelten, CPA, CEPA®
Shareholder // Value Creation and Growth
As a Shareholder, Jim is responsible for building client relationships and solving client’s business challenges.At an early age, Jim worked in his dad’s retail business. His dad taught him to make a difference—even in a small way—for their customers and this has been Jim’s mantra ever since. He is tireless in his pursuit to make a difference for the clients he serves. Jim believes in always driving value beyond the assignment and providing an experience deserving of referral. This mindset has allowed Jim to grow an incredible network in the Twin Cities region and beyond.
Always forward thinking, Jim leads the firm’s innovation team, paying close attention to mega trends occurring outside of the firm’s four walls and predicting how these trends will affect our clients and how we as a professional services firm can assist.
Jim received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the St. John University and is active in several CEO/President and CFO peer-to-peer groups. He is involved with the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Minnesota Society of CPAs and the AICPA G400 Executive Group. He is also a Certified Exit Planning Advisor to help business owners develop an exit strategy that focuses on building, harvesting and preserving family wealth for generations to come and integrating best-in-class business practices into daily operations.