In 1988, Rob had a dream to start his own CPA firm that would transform the Accounting Industry. What started as a small company in Wilmington, Delaware, has grown into a national Firm employing hundreds of people. Today, Siegfried provides unique Leadership Advisory and exceptional talent delivery that enable financial executives to become better leaders and exponentially improve their lives.
Rob earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware with majors in economics and accounting. He began his career with EY and worked there until he left to form The Siegfried Group. Since then, Rob has been recognized for his innovative role in the accounting industry: Accounting Today recognized him as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting”; the University of Delaware, Lerner College of Business & Economics, recognized him with the Alumni Award of Excellence; and the University of Delaware honored him with its prestigious Wall of Fame award.
From 2012 to 2017, Rob served as Chair of the Advisory Board for the Lerner College of Business & Economics at the University of Delaware, where he also has been a convocation speaker; Rob continues as a major contributor to the university’s Horn Entrepreneurial Leadership program. Rob also co-founded the Siegfried Leadership Program™ to bring his passion for leadership development to youth in the greater Delaware area.
Joan joined Siegfried in 2015 as our President, following three years on the Siegfried Advisory Board. During her time on the board she learned about Rob’s vision for Siegfried and felt the passion, ambition, and emotional commitment of working with an entrepreneur with such an inspirational Higher Purpose. She has dedicated her professional life to providing strategic leadership, connecting people to a vision, and developing an environment where people thrive and find success.
Joan earned her bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame of Maryland University with a major in Business, and her MBA from Loyola University Maryland. She began her career with Noxell Corporation, later acquired by P&G, and held positions of increasing responsibility in Marketing and Finance. Joan then had the opportunity to join several P&G mentors at an entrepreneurial printing firm, The Sheridan Group. Joan spent 20 years at Sheridan as VP of Finance, President/COO of The Sheridan Press, and Group President of Sheridan, being responsible for providing strategic leadership for Business Development, Marketing, and Technology.
A strong believer that we are here to make a difference, create memories, and help others, Joan is a passionate and caring counselor at Johns Hopkins Camp Sunrise, a pediatric cancer camp. Joan is also a Board Trustee of Notre Dame of Maryland University, serving as the Chair of the Institutional Advancement Committee.