Clifton Gunderson did over 50 mergers during Carl’s tenure in management of the firm. Carl’s caring and approachable nature and ability to read between the lines and quickly grasp a firm’s important concerns were key reasons so many of our discussions resulted in successful transactions. He has the processes perfected in managing the complicated issues involved in bringing organizations together. As Carl’s successor as CEO of Clifton Gunderson, Carl is an incredible mentor to me and to so many others in the profession. He listens intently, asks great questions and has an uncanny sense for what you’re thinking but not saying aloud. Having already lived most any situation that arises, he relays experience that help steer you in the right direct, many times without giving any direct advice.