Dirk, the majority owner of the firm with over 20 years of experience, is responsible for the overall financial management and SEC compliance requirements of the firm. He is a member of both the firm’s Investment Committee and Executive Committee and serves as a portfolio manager for many corporate and individual clients. He worked for over ten years as a Certified Public Accountant at Kregel, Raterink, Kingma & Co., which later became The Rehmann Group. While in public accounting, Dirk was responsible for corporate financial statement auditing and taxes, small business consulting, and performed audit and tax accounting for many local broker-dealers and investment advisors in the Grand Rapids area.
Dirk has been a facilitator for the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce Financial Roundtable Group and also a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants as well as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a member of Golden K. Kiwanis and volunteers with his collie, Lily, as a member of West Michigan Therapy Dogs.
Dirk graduated from Aquinas College in 1983 with a dual degree in Accounting and Finance.