Family business and the director-substantial shareholder as well as the wealthy private client have my special interest. Besides tax issues there are more emotional aspects involved. Expertise, empathy, practical advice and thinking along with the client are more important aspects. A generalistic instead of a specialist approach.
Since 1993 I have worked at different accounting and advisory firms, last as tax partner at Baker Tilly Berk. As of July 2011 I am tax partner at Taxperience (now Andersen Tax & Legal), because working at just an advisory firm has added value for me in different ways. The interests of the clients come out on top. An advice is not standard, but has to satisfy the specific wishes and needs of the client. Because we are closely involved in the actual implementation of the advice we do not lose sight of the practical feasibility.