Bruce Shepard, CPA, is an assistant professor of accounting at George Fox University and an adjunct professor of accounting at the University of Oregon and Portland State University. From 2006–2010, he was the chief financial officer of Las Vegas Gaming, Inc. where he had full management responsibility for all financial affairs, daily business operations, administration and human resources. From 1985–2006, he was in charge of the Middle Market Practice for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in Portland, Ore. where he served as an assurance partner from 1989–2006, focusing on providing proactive business advisory services to fast-growing companies. At PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Bruce spearheaded over 100 acquisitions and divestitures by leading in the financial structuring and negotiations. He worked with clients to develop strategic plans for short- and long-term growth. He assisted both start-up companies and beyond start-up companies with attaining their needed growth capital. Bruce wrote an article, “Financing Entrepreneurs,” in 1999 for the Oregon Society of CPAs. He was awarded “Beta Alpha Psi Professional of the Year” in 2006 for sustained involvement with the University of Oregon.