North America

Lewis Hunter, CPA

Lewis Hunter

Position

Principal, Founding Member

Office Location

Qualifications

Lewis is a Principal with ROCG, an international professional service and consulting firm with offices throughout North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. ROCG is the only international firm specializing in the areas of business transition strategy, finance and operations for privately owned and emerging growth enterprises.

As a principal in ROCG, Lewis maximizes the value of your business and your personal wealth by creating efficiencies and managing change, locally and abroad. He also is the founder of Hunter & Associates P.A., an accounting firm that helps clients grow and preserve their assets.

Erudite and efficient, Lewis applies his analytical prowess on behalf of business owners, assisting them with planning and process improvement. Clients consistently benefit from higher levels of performance, increased profitability and better positioning to achieve their long-term visions -- personally and for their businesses.

A 1974 graduate of the University of Florida, Lewis began his career with the international accounting and consulting firm Price Waterhouse. He has since earned numerous honors and certifications, the most recent of which is Hunter & Associates’ recognition as a U.S. General Services Administration contract holder for accounting and development services for government agencies.

Lewis has taken numerous continuing education courses from the University of North Florida, and is a Six Sigma Certification candidate. He is a member of the Meninak Club of Jacksonville and the First Coast African American Chamber of Commerce, a mentor and sponsor for the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center, trustee for the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce, and an instructor for the Construction Accounting and Business Management program at Florida A&M University.  He also is a member of Leadership Jacksonville.

His professional associations include membership in the Results Accountants Network, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Management Accountants, and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.

Experience

STRATEGIC PLANNING

  • Acquisition Advice and Due Diligence
  • Business Plan Development
  • Calculation of Business Value
  • Evaluation of Capital Needs and Financing
  • Financial Projections
  • Risk Minimization
  • Transition and Succession Planning

PERFORMANCE SOLUTIONS

  • Budgets and Financial Projections Modeling
  • Cash Flow Optimization
  • Eliminating Owner Dependency
  • Enhancing Business Value
  • Identifying Potential Buyers or Acquisitions
  • Improving Profits
  • Managing Transactional Change
  • Maximizing Financial Performance
  • Process Improvement and Systemization

IMPLEMENTING CHANGE

  • Managing Transactions
  • Minimizing Transaction Taxes
  • Organizational Change Management
  • Project Management
  • Raising Capital (Debt, Mezzanine and Equity)