Carl R. Johnson

CPA, President CRJ Consulting

Carl Johnson offers guidance throughout the full mergers and acquisitions process as well as advisory services focused on CPA firms in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. He frequently serves as a sounding board for firm managing partners and senior leadership, helping them address operational and partner issues, improving firm profitability, strategies to grow their bottom line, their top line, and how to be the best CPA firm in their marketplace.

CRJ Consulting serves New England-based CPA firms focused on growth by improving profitability, organic growth, and merger and acquisition activity. Since 1997, firm principal Carl Johnson has orchestrated 25 mergers and acquisitions ranging in size from $500,000-$10M.

Carl received his dual degree in accounting and management from Susquehanna University and spent two years in a local corporation before joining Blum Shapiro in 1984. After 14 years as managing partner of Blum Shapiro, Carl established CRJ Consulting in 2016 to share his knowledge and lessons learned with small to mid-size CPA firms. Carl’s favorite quote is “Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life-all areas of life. The really good news is that anyone can develop both honesty and integrity.”

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