Thank You Sponsor: Redpath and Company CPAs

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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 CPAs do?

We like to solve—not sell. To do that, we listen, and then provide, if necessary, certified public accounting services to organizations that value commitment, service, and long-term relationships. Our ears are as sensitive as a greater wax moth, or Galleria mellonella (look it up). So nothing gets by us.

When/why/how did Redpath and Company CPAs 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. As a firm, we started in 1971 in White Bear Lake, but are headquartered in St. Paul now because we love the visibility and diversity of our fair city.

What is unique about Redpath and Company CPAs?

You get a great experience delivered through a model that places the client’s best interests first. We are approachable, practical, and seasoned. 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 do you sponsor TECHdotMN?

The Redpath and Company Technology Industry Team Leader, Tom Hodnefield, lost in a foot race to TechdotMN co-founder, Jeff Pesek. The original stakes involved the loser having to do the cinnamon challenge, but was eventually negotiated down to a sweet TECHdotMN sponsorship.

How can Minnesota tech 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.

To the extent that our local universities can attract and graduate smart engineers, our tech space will have easier or more difficult recruiting. 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—more and more people are discovering what a livable, loveable place the Twin Cities are, from in and out of state.

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