Jason M. Blumer, CPA, CITP is managing shareholder of Blumer & Associates, CPAs, PC. He prefers flip flops and jeans, says “dude” a lot, and often works in coffee shops with headphones blaring the latest Bloomberg podcasts (though he doesn’t understand most of it). Mr. Blumer loves game-changing cloud technology and tends to play rock and roll too loudly. His daily duties include consulting, process design, blogging, marketing and business development, innovative thinking, coaching, practice management, and acting as a change agent. As the industry has changed, the need for new CPA firm leadership has emerged for the younger generation, ready to move into the world of firm ownership. Mr. Blumer founded the THRIVEal +CPA Network to accommodate the needs of this new, younger generation. The THRIVEal +CPA Network exists to engage, empower and encourage current or prospective CPA firm owners toward disruptive innovations, meaningful education and deeper relationships with their customers.