Dennis Schleper combined his health care experience and financial acumen to build an exceptional career that landed him on Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting and helped him make a lasting impact on some of Florida’s most pressing social issues.
Schleper, retired owner of global accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen, graduated from Saint John’s University in accounting and went to work as director of finance and assistant administrator for a nonprofit organization that owned and operated a skilled long-term care facility, supervised care facility, assisted housing and home health care services operation.
He then embarked on a 30-year career with CliftonLarsonAllen, where he rose from managing partner to chief executive officer. He remained dedicated to healthcare, serving on the Florida Governor’s Advisory Council for Continuing Care, and also joined the board for Bridging Freedom, a Florida-based nonprofit dedicated to prevention and survivor care for victims of domestic sex trafficking of minors.
Now retired, Schleper continues to mentor the next generations in accounting and the business sector in general, with an emphasis on increasing diversity.