Accounting can be a foreign language. Thankfully, Gary Wood is one of those people that breaks down barriers. He understands the lingo and can interpret the information so others can understand it. His natural strengths of personal interaction, communication, and collaboration help him serve others in reaching their financial goals. Gary pairs his study of The Power of Habit with his passion for small business, technology, and innovation to design the best possible accounting procedures for his clients (not one-size-fits-all).
At the young age of 31; Gary left a safe, secure job to become a business owner at CRC in his hometown of Ozark. He has helped lead his firm through a transition from its co-founders to a second generation of leadership. Gary was one of only 41 CPAs across the United States selected by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) as a member of the 2018 Leadership Academy. He is also a member of the 2018 Springfield Business Journal’s 40 under 40 class.
Being born and raised in Ozark, Gary understands first-hand the importance of maintaining small town values in business and supporting the community. He has served as President for the Ozark Rotary Club and remains an active member today. The club’s motto of, “Service Above Self” is what he believes not only makes Rotary successful, but describes the CRC legacy from the beginning and into the future.