Tony Gericke


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Tony began his public accounting career in 1991 and has been serving clients ever since with his advisory, tax and accounting experience.  Tony is the firm’s tax partner and began his career with SH&A 1998.  He has overall responsibility for the firm’s tax functions which include consulting, review and research of technical tax matters firm-wide.  In addition to Tony’s tax responsibilities, he maintains a client base for which he consults and manages on both financial and non-financial matters.  He serves on the firm’s executive committee and is the partner in charge of the Defiance office.

As the firm’s tax partner, a primary responsibility is the review of the business tax returns, firm wide, to ensure business returns are technically compliant and to bring tax-savings and planning ideas to the table for all clients of all types.

Tony’s past experience includes working at a Big-4 accounting firm as well as a Fortune-500 manufacturing company.  Additionally, Tony has served as a Chief Financial Officer of a $100 million manufacturing and distribution company, owned by a private equity group.

Tony and his family live near Archbold, Ohio, and he is based out of the firm’s Defiance office, however he serves clients across all SH&A locations. 

 “If you really knew me... you’d know that my three children are adopted.  Naturally my wife and I wanted to have children, but I also felt called to use the blessings given to me for the benefit of others.  Providing a home to children in need was a challenge laid on our hearts.”