Rick Baumeister


In addition to leading the Fort Worth office, I work with businesses and their owners, confidently resolving technical tax planning and compliance issues. I offer sound responses to questions and contributions to issue resolution that assure competitive interest in my knowledge by companies who are looking for an increase in top-line revenue to yield lasting bottom line results.

I do my best to accomplish this by:

  • Collaborating with my team of professionals to best direct the direction of the region and meet firm wide goals.
  • Adapting to the ever changing tax laws and providing guidance to clients and staff on their impact.
  • Cultivating a favorable culture that provides career ownership for each team member.
  • Providing technical support for more complicated tax matters.
  • Developing a local leadership team that focuses on what is best for our clients.
  • Mentoring younger staff as they navigate their careers.


Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

In the community

  • Texas Christian University - Neeley School of Business
    • Accounting Advisory Board, 2013-present
  • Downtown Fort Worth, Inc.
    • Chairman, 2017-2019
    • Vice Chairman, 2016-2017
    • Finance Committee Chair, 2013-2015
  • Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce
    • Board of Advisors - 2016-present
    • Leadership Dallas, Class of 2018

  • Faith Presbyterian Church
    • Elder, 2016-present
    • Finance Committee Chair, 2016-present

  •  American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
    • Joint Trial Board, 2003-2009

      Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA)
      • Treasurer, 2010-2011
      • Executive Board, 2005-2008, 2009-2011
      • Board of Directors, 1998-present

    • Fort Worth Chapter of TSCPA
      • President, 2002-2003
      • Board of Directors, 1995-present
  • DFK International/USA
    • Chairman, 2012-2013
  • Colonial Country Club PGA Golf Tournament
    • Sales Committee member, 1998-2010
  • University of Kansas School of Business
    • Advisory Board member - Department of Accounting and Information Systems, 2000-2009
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon Alumni Association of Fort Worth
    • President, 2000-2002
    • Order of the Lion (Alumni of the year), 2014