Jody Padar, CPA is CEO is and principal of New Vision CPA Group in Chicago. One of the accounting profession’s foremost visionaries and pioneers, Jody has been consistently named as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People by Accounting Today since 2011. Jody is also an Accounting Today Managing Partner Elite since 2015, and one of the Top 10 Money & Finance Writers on LinkedIn’s Top Voices list.
Jody has led the transition of next-generation public accounting firms through open collaboration and change management. She is the author of From Success to Significance: The Radical CPA Guide and The Radical CPA: New Rules for the Future-Ready Firm. Her background as an author, lecturer, coach, consultant and mentor gives her a breadth of experience in innovation, technology and change management.
Jody has shared her expertise on the “new firm” business model with the AICPA, CPA Trendlines and Accounting Today. She has been quoted by Bloomberg, Forbes and The Washington Post and regularly contributes to QuickBooks’ blog.
She earned her BBA from Saint Mary’s College and MST from Northern Illinois University. She is also an adjunct professor at Oakton Community College and contributing member of the Intuit Trainer Writer Network. Jody is a member of AICPA and MACPA.