OCTOBER 10, 2019 – LAKE OSWEGO, ORE. – The Aldrich Group of Companies is pleased to announce that the board of partners has selected John Lauseng as Chief Executive Officer-Elect. He will serve as the fourth CEO in the 45-year history of Aldrich and assume the position of CEO on July 1, 2020.
Lauseng, an Oregon native, joined Aldrich in 2009 as an auditor in the CPA firm. He served as the leader of the firm’s manufacturing industry niche and played a significant role in various strategic initiatives. In 2013, he was appointed to the Oregon State Board of Accountancy. More recently, he served as President of Aldrich CPAs + Advisors LLP, overseeing service quality, processes and technical staffing resources across all geographies including Alaska, Oregon, California and remote employees.
“I am humbled to have the opportunity to lead this firm,” said Lauseng. “When I joined Aldrich, I was looking for a company that was focused on impacting the lives of both the people who work here and the clients it proudly serves. I look forward to continuing to listen to the needs of our clients and the ideas and aspirations of our people.”
With an extensive background in client service, John led major client attest engagements and advised on financial reporting, peer group comparisons and maximizing performance. Prior to joining Aldrich, John worked for a large international CPA firm where he performed complex attestation work. He graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in accounting.
“The Board and I are confident that John is the right person to build the next steps for the future of Aldrich,” said Scott Daniels, chairman of the board of partners. “He is dedicated to the culture, people and clients of Aldrich and will continue to cultivate our entrepreneurial spirit that drives our desire to be leaders in the markets we serve.”
The Aldrich Group of Companies is comprised of a nationally ranked Top 100 accounting firm of advisors, independent Certified Public Accountants and business consultants. In addition to traditional accounting services, Aldrich affiliates also provide technology, wealth management, retirement, business transition and employee benefit consulting services to closely held businesses, nonprofit organizations and the individuals who make them successful. Serving clients throughout the US from locations in Oregon, California and Alaska, the members of the Aldrich team possess a combination of hands-on industry expertise, essential technical qualifications and certifications and a passion for helping clients achieve their goals.