Think your standards are high?

You haven't met us.

About Winding River Consulting

We are a motley crew of professionals with expertise in various aspects of business – accounting, marketing, digital, crisis communication, diversity and inclusion, risk management, cultural transformations, practice growth, change management, leadership performance, mind/body health, and talent development. Our chemistry is real and our results are impressive. We change people, cultures, and expectations. Think your standards are high? You haven’t met us.

In addition to his thirty-seven years building SS&G, Gary Shamis is the founder and chairman emeritus of LEA Global, co-founder of The Advisory Board, co-founder and host of Winning Ways conference, and co-author of How to Manage Your Accounting Practice: Taking Your Firm from Chaos to Consensus (2009) and Building Blocks (2019).

Gary’s decades of experience, along with that of his team, has been essential in helping shape countless businesses in the financial field.

Meet Our Team

Gary Shamis

Chief Executive Officer

David Toth

Chief Growth Officer

Ilana Isakov Katz

Marketing Consultant

Joy Youell

Content Marketing & SEO Consultant

Brandon Ferris

Digital Marketing and Events Manager


Stephanie Schneider

Executive office and Client Experience Manager

Trisha Daho

Culture & DEI Consultant

Matt Terlop

MPB Trainer

Brandon Stubbs

Video Consultant

Bruce Hennes

Crisis Communication & PR Consultant

Becky Osborne