John Richter


John is a strategic project leader for CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen) serving in a variety of capacities around growth, marketing and culture spending the past year as interim Managing Director of Marketing.  He is a passionate ambassador for the CLA Promise. CLA exists to create opportunities - for our CLA team, our clients, the industries we serve and our communities.  CLA is successful when we fulfill the CLA Promise - we promise to know you and to help you.  Accountable to the leadership team, he is also an enthusiastic promoter of our position as a professional services firm delivering a seamless experience encompassing all of our wealth advisory, outsourcing, and public accounting capabilities.

For more than 35 years, John has dedicated his career to providing high-value business and financial solutions. He helps the firm's industry, service, and geographic leaders pursue growth initiatives, seamlessly integrate our capabilities, build fulfilling careers for our people, and continue to develop our deep industry expertise.

Over the years, John has served in a variety roles, including chief strategy officer, chief industry officer, chief practice officer, managing principal of health care and managing principal for the Charlotte office. 


C.P.A., B.A. Business Administration Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota

In the community

John encourages CLA team members to transform their enthusiasm and passion for their work into action for professional, community, and civic organizations. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and North Carolina Association of CPAs, and is active with a variety of professional and health care organizations, including Chief Strategy Officer Summit, International Association of Outsourcing Professionals, Home Health Financial Managers Association, National Association for Home Care, LeadingAge, and American Health Care Association.

In addition, he is active with a number of personal and charitable endeavors, including Riley's Catch (board member), Friends of Kijabe (board member), and Elevation Church (finance and expansion team).