When several “Big 8″ firms were processing tax returns by hand in 1978, Bob Minkler and Anders Minkler and Diehl LLP (AMD) were completing tax returns through the use of first-generation computer processing techniques. Bob was technologically savvy before most firms had purchased their first stand-alone computers. He had a vision for a “paperless” office before that topic donned the front cover story of every accounting industry publication in the nation.
It is this type of vision and forward-thinking that has enabled him to grow AMD from a firm of two in 1965 to a firm of 100 in 2007, and increase revenues from an initial year total of just over $63,000 to $14 million in that same time frame.
Today, he is still active in the firm, but his son, Robert J. Minkler, Jr., has assumed the managing partner role, and AMD is now ranked in the Top 200 Accounting Firms in the nation at $17.7 million, and one of the Best Accounting Firms to Work for.
Bob has always said he owes a debt of gratitude to those who have helped make him the professional he is today. Foremost among them is Saint Louis University. He is a fan and supporter of youth sports and was an influential board member of the St. Louis Ambush Youth Soccer Foundation. He also supports many organizations including AMD’s annual Charity of Choice program, the St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers, Accountants for the Arts (VLAA), and the United Way of Greater St. Louis, where he served numerous terms as co-chair of the accountants division.
BS, Business Administration 1959