Noted Independent Accounting Industry Marketer To Advise Whitman Clients.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018: NEW YORK – Whitman Business Advisors LLC, one of the nation’s leading accounting industry advisory firms, today announced that Richard Shippee, president of Richard Shippee Communications, has joined the Whitman team as an independent provider of marketing and communications services to Whitman and its CPA-firm clients.
Prior to establishing Richard Shippee Communications, Shippee had a four-decade career in marketing and communications for organizations and professional services firms. During the first dot.com boom he directed west coast marketing operations for management consultancy, A.T. Kearney. He later joined Deloitte in New York to manage public relations and media relations throughout the firm’s Boston-Philadelphia corridor. In 2008 Shippee became Director of Communications for EisnerAmper LLP, an Accounting Today Top 20 firm. In addition to his communications work there, he also directed marketing for the firm’s Personal Wealth Advisory practice, and was a member of its merger integration team.
In making the announcement, Whitman Business Advisors President and CEO, Phillip Whitman, said, “Dick Shippee is an acknowledged pro in professional services marketing whose background in helping accounting firms build their brands will be of immediate value to our clients.” Whitman works with more than a third of the Top 100 accounting firms providing hands-on advice on talent acquisition, mergers and acquisitions, practice management consulting, growth strategies, as well as managing partner coaching and more. “Dick will add a depth of experience in marketing and communications to our already growing arsenal of services, and I welcome him enthusiastically,” Whitman added.
In speaking about his new role with Whitman, Shippee said that “It has been my great fortune to have worked closely with some of the accounting industry’s most visionary leaders whose dedication to marketing and business development made it possible for me to develop the skills and experience that I can now bring to the firms that Phil Whitman is advising.”
Whitman Business Advisors is a national consultancy serving CPAs and CPA firms exclusively. Its Six Pack Plus of services includes: mergers and acquisitions, talent acquisition, partner retreats, training and coaching, lead generation and practice management consultation.
Richard Shippee Communications provides marketing and communications services to growing firms, family offices and professional services firms seeking to maximize their resources. Its specializations include: corporate communications, public relations and event management.