The monthly member spotlight is an opportunity to learn more about a leader at one of our member companies and showcase the work they are doing. This month, we spotlight the team of Partners at Davis Martindale. Learn more about Davis Martindale in our member directory.
Name: Rick Santos, Mike Watson, Brenda Walton
Company: Davis Martindale
1. What is your role and what is your favourite part of your job?
At Davis Martindale the partners wear many hats: We are trusted business advisors to our clients on matters ranging from business plans and back room operations to financial reporting and custom tax planning. We are business owners who run our own accounting firm and encounter all of the challenges that come with running a business. We are community partners with huge participation in the community at all levels of our organization.
Our favourite part is the challenge that comes with the variety we encounter. You never know what the next phone call will bring.
2. If you could have coffee with any business leader or industry expert, who would you choose, and why?
The list is endless, you will find our partners well read and well versed in many areas. Most of all we admire our clients and like having coffee with them! They inspire us every day and are the reason we do what we do.
3. What is the #1 business book/blog/website you would recommend?
We recommend LinkedIn as the best resource for online business networking that allows us to share information and important articles, keep in touch with clients and business contacts as well as other professionals in the DFK Canada and DFK International network.
4. Looking at your company’s future, what are you most enthusiastic about?
We are most excited about growth. We have fantastic team of 60 professionals and a new 10,000 sq ft building addition. We are looking for new clients to share our expertise with, build long term client relationships, and help our clients with all the stages of a business’s cycle: from start up to estate planning. We love what we do!
5. What excites you most about the local tech community?
We are excited about the amazing things that are happening right in our very own tech community. Sometimes we think it is London’s best kept secret. We want to help get the word out for London that tech is thriving here.