Rob is a Partner of the tax group at Brown Smith Wallace. He brings more than two decades of public accounting and industry experience to the firm, with extensive experience in the Retail and Real Estate industries. Rob’s areas of expertise include tax strategy, tax controversy, accounting for income taxes, tax accounting methods, inventory, partnerships, real estate, 1031 exchange programs, and fixed asset matters. At Brown Smith Wallace, Rob is the Practice Leader of the Cost Segregation Practice, leads our Retail Industry Group, and is a member of our Real Estate Advisory Services Team.
Prior to joining Brown Smith Wallace, Rob led the St. Louis tax practice for CBIZ MHM, LLC, where he served Partnerships, C-Corps, S-Corps, NPOs, and individuals from many industries, including real estate, wholesale, retail, restaurants, manufacturing, health care and professional services.
Before joining CBIZ, Rob was Director of Taxes for Sonic Corp., the franchisor and operator of the largest chain of drive-in restaurants in the country. As head of the tax department for Sonic, Rob was responsible for establishing the company’s overall tax policies and overseeing all aspects of the company’s tax function.
Earlier in his career, Rob spent 12 years in the tax department of The May Department Stores Company, ultimately becoming the Director of Tax Projects, where he was responsible for developing, evaluating and implementing tax planning strategies and negotiating their resolution when audited.
A licensed CPA, Rob earned a BSBA degree in Accounting from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. He is a board member and Treasurer of Massas Creek Companion Animals, a no-kill animal shelter located in Warren County, Missouri. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.