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George R. Horrigan CPA, CDP, CVA, PFS, CFP®

Founder and CEO

GRH BODYSHOT 2013 - 4For many years George Horrigan has had two consuming passions, first “to show entrepreneurs step by step how to take the business they have and achieve the hopes and dreams for their business”.

Second, to ensure that these businesses operate smoothly, easily and with the minimum amount of effort and time for the business owner. George’s goal was to show entrepreneurs how to create a successful and immensely profitable business that eliminated the guesswork, trial and error, and uncertainty associated with trying to beat their competition, grow their business and increase its profitability.

Therefore in 1995, he formed an organization to provide Business Planning and Consulting and Business Valuation and Succession Planning services. The specific objective was to provide business owners with a complete range of Business Planning and Business Consulting services. These services enabled them to grow and manage their existing businesses, start new businesses, obtain the maximum benefits from their businesses and manage their financial resources in order to reap the prosperity they deserve from their businesses.

A noted business planning expert, recognized thought leader that has personally started and operated seven businesses…

Besides being a noted business planning expert and recognized thought leader he personally has started and operated seven businesses and understands the mindset and mentality of an entrepreneur thus giving him both professional and personal perspectives on creating a thriving business. Over the past 25 years George has spent countless hours reading, researching, and studying what it takes to create a successful and thriving business. The marriage of his professional and personal knowledge and experience enabled him to create the unique Structure of Success™ methodology which is built on his experience with over 1,200 businesses over the past 17 years.

From 1995 through the present George has shown over 1,200 entrepreneurs how grow their existing business or how to start a new business which has resulted in him being recognized as an expert in the Business Planning and Business Consulting areas. These Business Planning services also include a full range of strategic marketing services tied to the overall goals for your business including how to do advertising, finding leads, and landing new customers. This has led George to work with several of the business incubators in Atlanta, teach for the Small Business Administration (SBA) and be a guest lecturer at several of Atlanta’s universities.

George provides Business Planning and Consulting  services on the full range of business issues including providing Structure of Success™ services. His exceptional background allows Fountainhead to provide services to businesses and business owners with unique insights that are not normally found in the Business Planning and Business Consulting, Business Valuation and Succession Planning arenas. This guidance shows entrepreneurs what must be done, why to do it, and the steps to complete to get the results they want.

Besides his extensive background in Business Planning and Business Consulting Mr. Horrigan also has broad experience in business tax planning, business financial planning, new business planning, choice of entity planning (S-corporation, C- S-corporation, LLC…), business consulting, marketing strategies, and has unique training and experience in the valuation of businesses. All of which have resulted in him being recognized as an industry expert in these areas.

Mr. Horrigan’s earlier experience includes having worked in various accounting and finance positions as well as having started and managed three IT consulting practices. Mr. Horrigan holds a BA in Accounting and a Masters degree in Accounting and Financial Information Systems from Cleveland State University (Cum Laude). George is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), he has obtained the AICPA’s financial planning CPA/PFS (Personal Financial Specialist) certification, a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), a Certified Computer Consultant (CDP) and a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor®.

George is a member of the American Institute Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Georgia Society of CPA’s, Ohio Society of CPA’s, Financial Planning Association (FPA) and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA). He has been recognized in the Who’s Who National Registry, Who’s Who in American Finance & Industry, Who’s Who in America’s Computer Industry and Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals. George has been a guest on a number of radio programs which deal with various business issues. He is the author of two books and has two more coming out, one in 2012, titled “Creating a Thriving Business“ and another one in 2013 titled, “Work Less, Make More and Have Fun in Your Business”.