06 Jun 2023 Adam Wilkes Rainmaker Academy Leadership Nomination
About Rainmaker Academy
Adam says, “The Rainmaker Academy (TRA) was a tremendously important part of my personal and professional development. While I have been commended for my potential in sales, being somewhat introverted left me wanting to figure out how to leverage my skills. Fortunately, RMA provided me with the necessary tools to recognize my natural abilities and refine my approach, resulting in newfound confidence and success.
Through TRA’s guidance and coaching, I was able to enter the partnership with Haynie & Company, a testament to the value of investing in me, and the Firm was truly worthwhile. Since my promotion in November 2021, I have surpassed all projections and goals, generating a return on investment (ROI) of approximately 100 times the class cost.
The cascade program that the TRA program requires its participants to administer is essential not only for the participants but also for the firms that sponsor them, setting that strong foundation. Educating future partners and instilling a growth mindset in the leadership “bench” is crucial for the Firm’s growth and evolution.”
Adam Wilkes, CPA, is an Audit Partner at Haynie & Company. He attended Fort Lewis College. Adam is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants (COCPA).
Before joining Haynie & Company in 2014, Adam was an auditor with several large Public Accounting Firms. Adam’s areas of expertise include auditing private companies, publicly traded companies, financial services & investment companies, employee benefit plan audits, and peer reviews.
In addition to serving his clients, Adam strives to be a servant leader at Haynie & Company. He is instrumental in developing the Haynie team and business.
Message from Adam
“I’m overwhelmed and delighted to be spotlighted by the TRA and their great team of leaders and instructors. I’m grateful for all their hard work in the accounting profession. Further, I’d like to express my sincere gratitude to all those in the Haynie family, including clients, team members, and the network. It’s an honor to serve you, and we will continue to strive to exceed all expectations. Thank you so much.”