Viere Gordy 2016 Hall of Fame

The annual award from The Advisory Group showcases those whose influence advances the CPA profession, inspires others, and leaves a legacy of leadership and innovation.

CLA happenings

Gordy Viere Inducted Into Winning Is Everything Hall of Fame

  • 2/2/2016

Minneapolis — February 3, 2016 — Gordy Viere, CliftonLarsonAllen’s former CEO, has been named to the Winning Is Everything Hall of Fame.

Winning Is Everything is a program created by The Advisory Board, a future-focused consulting firm that helps CPAs and professionals better compete and innovate in an ever-commoditized service market. For 15 years, the Winning Is Everything conference has brought together leaders from CPA firms across the country to brainstorm and inspire each other, and each year it inducts an industry star into its prestigious Hall of Fame. 

As the 2016 Winning Is Everything Hall of Fame inductee, Viere was recognized for his accomplished 40-year career, his proven leadership, and his influence on the CPA profession. In the 25 years he served as CLA’s CEO, Viere was credited with shaping its transformation into an integrated professional services firm (wealth advisory, outsourcing, and public accounting) focused on serving private businesses and their owners, as well as governments and nonprofit organizations. His pioneering take on building careers and developing professionals into industry specialists was lauded as well. The award celebrated Viere’s gift for vision and inspirational leadership; under his direction, CLA grew from a small Midwest-based firm into a national organization with more than 4,500 people, nearly 100 office locations from coast to coast, and $650 million in revenue. 

Viere was further called out for his outstanding personal qualities, including his community service contributions and role as husband, father, and foster father. His leadership has been selfless and transitional; he passed on the CEO baton amid great success and assumed a leadership position in the firm’s wealth advisory practice to help further develop this growing arm of the business and prepare for its succession to the next generation of leaders. 

CLA congratulates Viere on this well-deserved honor.


About CLA

CLA exists to create opportunities for our clients, our people, and our communities through industry-focused wealth advisory, outsourcing, audit, tax, and consulting services. With more than 6,100 people, 120 U.S. locations and a global affiliation, we promise to know you and help you. Investment advisory services are offered through CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor.