Industry: Technology Consulting

Years with Dean Dorton: 11

Years in the industry: 33

Favorite thing about Dean Dorton:If this were a top ten list, I would say milk and cookies first (editor’s note: Dean Dorton provides milk and cookies during tax busy season, a well-enjoyed treat by many team members). But, more importantly, I like the people with whom I get to work and I like that my job is different every day.

Biggest firm accomplishment: I really enjoy helping clients to buy and sell businesses. I worked with Richard Dorton on my first engagement in this area, and this was during the period of his illness and ultimately his passing. He got me started and helped when he could, but I had to learn a lot by doing. When the sale of that business closed, it was definitely one of the highlights of my career.

Hobbies: Tennis—playing, coaching, administering, and volunteering

Interesting fact: My son and I were at one time ranked #3 in the country in father/son doubles (tennis).

John and his son playing tennis