Shareholder Jim Yard is Schneider Downs’ practice leader for our Risk Advisory Services Department. Jim specializes in providing risk management, internal audit, and internal control consulting services.
Trevor joined the firm in August 2001. Trevor has more than 14 years of experience in public accounting. He possesses extensive experience with audit, review and compilation engagements. Trevor is committed to providing the highest level of quality accounting services to a broad array of medium to large private companies, and closely held companies.
Trevor services a diversified number of industries, including: manufacturing, distributing, automotive, construction, professional services and nonprofit. He is a member of the construction and automotive focus groups.
B.A. Accounting - Ohio Wesleyan University
Member - The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
Member - Construction Financial Management Association
Member - Builders Exchange of Central Ohio
Member - Ohio Contractors Association
Board Treasurer - U.S. Green Building Council - Central Ohio Chapter
Do you have a hobby/personal passion?
When not spending time with my wife and 3 kids, I enjoy running.
What was the best advice you’ve ever received?
I have received a lot of good advice, but something that sticks out is: the night before I started at Schneider Downs (my first job after college) my dad said to me “make sure that this is something that you enjoy, because you will be working for the next 40 years”
Who is your role model?
I have multiple role models. Nobody is perfect. I try to duplicate the positive attributes in people and learn from their flaws.
What was your childhood dream?
To be a trash man (the guy that rode on the back of the truck).
If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your college self?
Invest in Facebook
People would be surprised to know that I…
Vended cotton candy and lemonade at Cleveland Indians games (1997 – 1999)
What is the best or most interesting thing about your career?
I started my career (August 2001) at Schneider Downs and my parents have sent a cake to the office for my birthday every year.
What was your first job?
I was on the maintenance crew and picked up trash at Blossom Music Center.
When you have an hour of free time, what do you like to do?
Watch poker on TV and play poker if I can get more than an hour of free time.
Do you have advice for young professionals?
Meet as many people as you can and make connections. You never know where they will end up and what they will be doing in 10 to 15 years.
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