Thank You Sponsor: Redpath and Company


screen-shot-2016-09-25-at-2-07-47-pmIt is important we recognize those who financially sponsor TECHdotMN because their direct contribution advances Minnesota’s technology industry.

Thank you Redpath and Company for reinvesting!

What does Redpath and Company do?

We listen. And then provide — if necessary — certified public accounting services to organizations that value commitment, service, and long-term relationships. Then we continue listening with ears that are as sensitive as a great wax moth, or Galleria mellonella (look it up). So nothing gets by us.

When/why/how did Redpath and Company start?

The Redpath and Company technology team was created to address a marketplace conversation which indicated that the industry was being underserved. The technology team is dedicated to understanding our clients’ unique positions in the marketplace as well as the dynamics and lifecycles of technology companies. And if it’s really important to you, Redpath and Company began operations in 1971. So we’ve been around some. And experienced numerous name changes. But we think we’ll stick to the current one for quite a while. We like it.

What is unique about Redpath and Company?

You get a consistent, robust, and thoughtful customer service experience delivered through a model that places the client’s best interests first. And as a firm that is 100% employee-owned through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), you’ll have the opportunity to work with people that understand what it means to have a vested interest in the growth and success of a company—just like you. Only a handful of CPA firms can say they are an ESOP. And there’s a reason: it takes a special group of people to understand that succeeding as an individual is great, but succeeding as a team is even greater.

Why does Redpath and Company sponsor TECHdotMN?

The Redpath and Company Technology Industry Team Leader, Tom Hodnefield, lost in an arm wrestling match to TechdotMN co-founder, Jeff Pesek. The original stakes involved the loser attempting the Houdini Death Escape a la Criss Angel, but was eventually negotiated down to a sweet TECHdotMN sponsorship.

How Minnesota’s tech industry could improve?

Industry, educational, and government leaders need to continue to work together to address the talent shortage in the technology sector. This means developing policies and incentives to attract and retain workforce talent and driving curriculum to provide more visibility to the opportunities in the technology sector—along with the benefits of pursing a job in technology. Overall, the technology industry in Minnesota is thriving, and like your wildly eccentric [aunt, uncle, or other particularly quirky relative], it’s not going away anytime soon.