“Faith, perseverance, timing, and the way you treat people will take you further than any college degree.”
That is a bold affirmation for a man who considers education to be the foundation of his successful career. But Vladimir G embodies this statement every day, bringing scholarship, experience, and wisdom to all his endeavors.
Throughout his career,
Vladimir has strived to be an innovator, looking for opportunities to improve or revamp existing systems for greater efficiency and maximum yield. Nearly a decade ago, in his position as Senior Accountant for a plumbing contractor, he introduced the revolutionary technology of paperless invoicing via tablet for field technicians, ensuring both a streamlined payment process for the customer and increased revenue capture for the company. A naturally gifted observer, Vladimir identified wasteful practices and leveraged regular costs, reducing yearly expenses by 30% during his tenure as Financial Controller for a golf academy.
In his position as Controller, Vladimir rolled out a new field management and costing system, becoming a “super user” and subject matter expert in the process. He handled all upgrades and personally managed all staff training. “I’ve been told that I would make an excellent teacher or coach because I have the ability to break down complicated concepts into easily understandable components. That has proven to be a tremendous benefit for my employers.”
A lifelong learner, Vladimir received his Bachelor of Science degree in 2007, and followed up with an MBA in 2015. He continues to acquire accounting certifications, is a QuickBooks Pro Advisor, and a commissioned Florida Notary. Currently he is interested in exploring the field of mergers and acquisitions. “I want to focus on creating freedom by working smarter, not harder. I appreciate the versatility of accounting, and how I have been able to investigate different industries while applying my skills and expertise to those businesses.”
Working for a golf academy had its perks, and Vladimir has considerably improved his skills on the links, although he continues to work on perfecting his back swing. A dedicated family man, he has a deep appreciation for his wife’s sense of humor and the way that their partnership inspires their children to be responsible, kind, and tolerant of others. “I try to better myself in some way every day, and I encourage my family to do the same. I remind them that there is a season for everything, and that the effort they invest now will pay dividends in the future.”