Professional Designations and Licenses:
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
- Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
- Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
- Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA
- National Association of Securities Dealers Series 7, 6 and 66
- Kentucky License for Life, Variable Life/Annuity and Health Insurance
Professional and Community Activities:
CPA Associates International
- Past North American Board Chairman
- Kentucky Society of CPAs (KYCPA)
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)
- Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
- Past Treasurer and Past Board Member
Metro Rotary Charities
- Business School Advisory Board
University of Louisville
- Board of Overseers
Greater Louisville, Inc.
- Board of Directors
Better Business Bureau
- Board of Directors
- Chair Elect
- Class of 2005-2006
- Association for Capital Growth (ACG)
Civic Involvement:Ray’s Personal Service Philosophy:
"We are the people who have been there and done that. We help our clients stay on track and make a profit. We are trusted business advisors."
- B.S. in Accounting - Bellarmine University
Raymond G Strothman CPA, ABV, CVA, CFF, CGMA
Partner, President and Chairman
"When I started Strothman and Company more than 30 years ago, I thought there was a need for a firm that provided more than general accounting services. There was a need for a firm that responded to the specific financial needs of each business owner and was available at a moment’s notice – like most entrepreneurial businesses require. And I was right. Now, with more than 70 associates and a leadership team of talented, respected professionals, we continue to maintain this focus. While we all bring large-firm experience to Strothman, our common bond is serving our clients through all phases of their business lifecycle – from startup, through growth and maturity."
Ray Strothman formed Strothman and Company in February 1983. Under his leadership, the Louisville, Kentucky based firm has grown steadily, and is now ranked as one of the largest CPA firms in the region. The firm now employs over 70 professionals and serves several thousand clients on an annual basis. As President and Chairman, Strothman plays an integral part in the firm’s management. Ray’s passion is to be a trusted advisor for the clients of the firm. He has experience in all areas of public accounting, providing financial statement preparation, tax and management advisory services for business owners, business investors and nonprofit organizations. Strothman brings a tremendous amount of energy and enthusiasm to each of the firm’s client relationships. Ray’s perseverance, drive for success, and a passion for excellence are the cornerstone of his business.
Ray and Strothman and Company have received many honors and awards, including the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility (2008, 2009, 2011,2013), Business First Fast 50 (2007, 2008, 2014), We CARE Awards Finalist (2008, 2009, 2010) and Winner (2013), Partners in Philanthropy Winner (2012, 2013, 2014), Inc.Credible award (2008) and the American Heart Association Gold Achievement for a Fit Friendly Worksite (2014, 2015).
A self made man, community advocate, consummate volunteer, and passionate leader, Strothman continues to ‘pay it forward’ in both his personal and professional life. Ray Strothman’s high standards began early in life when he attended and graduated from St. Xavier High School and Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. He graduated with honors and on partial college academic scholarship. Ray received the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants’ award for passing the CPA exam on the first attempt. He credits his Christian based educational foundation with helping him develop the discipline and principles he utilizes and applies throughout his life and those he touches. Ray was recognized by Bellarmine University as the Outstanding Accounting Alumnus (2000) and the Alumnus of the Year (2015).
A native of Louisville, Ray and his wife Carolyn currently reside in Anchorage, Kentucky. Together they are the proud parents of three daughters and two sons and proud grandparents of four boys and five girls. In his spare time, Ray is actively involved in community, charitable and professional activities, and bible study groups. He also enjoys travel, photography, cooking, ballroom dancing, deep sea fishing and sports.