CPA, ASA, Principal
“I think I’m viewed as an equitable businessman, which is why I’m often called upon as an appraiser and arbitrator. Having spent 15 years as CFO of a daily newspaper and commercial printer—an industry under extreme stress and radical change—gives me a unique perspective serving our clients. My interests are in helping clients serve their own best interests … and in business systems that run smoothly.”
Ted began his career in public accounting at Arthur Andersen & Company. In 1978 he joined LSWG as a supervisor and rose through the ranks to become managing principal. He left LSWG in 2000 to join Randall Family, LLC (owner of The Frederick News-Post daily newspaper and FNP Printing & Publishing commercial printing). Ted was CFO and COO during a tumultuous time in the newspaper industry, overseeing acquisition, development, and construction of a $60 million office and printing facility and managing the company through the Great Recession. He returned to LSWG in early 2016 and now heads up the Business Valuation and Accounting Services practices.
Ted is a graduate of Washington & Lee University, where he earned a B.S. with special attainments in commerce (despite his early intentions to be a scientist), and holds an MBA from Hood College, an Accredited Senior Appraiser designation, is a Senior Professional in Human Resources Management, and Certified QuickBooks® ProAdvisor.
Specialized Client Services:
- Business Valuation
- Estate & Gift Valuation
- Litigation Support
- Strategic Planning
- Management/Operations Review
- Retirement and Benefit Plans
Professional/Civic Memberships and Activities:
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants
- American Society of Appraisers (past president of the Maryland Chapter of ASA)
- Rotary Club of Carroll Creek (founder and past-president)
- C. Burr Artz Trust – Trustee
- FITCI (Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc.) – Chairman
Ted is a past president/chairman of many local organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, Community Foundation of Frederick County, Frederick Festival of the Arts, and the Frederick Airport Commission.