When the THRIVEal network began, my first reaction was, "This sounds like fun!" And "fun" is not a term often associated with the accounting profession, so I was intrigued. Founded by Jason Blumer of Blumer & Associates in Greenville, SC, THRIVEal embraces a concept that some might consider revolutionary and many might consider unpopular.
The idea, according to Blumer, is that the accounting profession is broken. It is a profession that doesn't welcome creativity and innovation. Blumer is out to prove that the next generation of accountants can change that image, and this week's THRIVEal Firm of the Future Symposium in South Carolina will offer options to help accountants who are looking for a way to break from the mold.
Prior to this role, Caleb served as the editor of Going Concern since its founding in 2009. During his time as editor, Going Concern quickly became one of the most popular and talked about websites in the accounting profession. He has been named one of Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People every year since 2011 and has been published on numerous websites, including Above the Law, Deadspin, Denver Business Journal, and the Huffington Post.
Caleb is an adjunct professor of journalism the Community College of Denver in Denver, Colorado, where he teaches Internet Media.
Prior to falling bass ackwards into the media business, Caleb spent over five years working in public accounting, with more than three of those years at KPMG. Caleb received a Master of Science in Accounting from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Caleb spends a lot of time on a bicycle and reading, but never at the same time.