Don't just plan the future of your firm. Shape it.

Elevate Your Next Partner Retreat

What Sets Us Apart

At Winding River Consulting, we specialize in crafting transformative partner retreats for accounting firms, designed to propel your leadership team towards unparalleled success. With a legacy of over 40 years and a global footprint, our proven expertise has empowered more than 150 prestigious firms worldwide. Now, we extend our invitation to you to experience a retreat that goes beyond the ordinary. 

Strategic Insights

Immerse your leadership team in sessions with a team that has deep insights into firms worldwide. Our retreats address the challenges and opportunities facing accounting firms today, equipping your team with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions.

Collaborative Solutions

Come together as one firm like never before. Our dynamic sessions are crafted to foster open dialogue and innovative problem-solving, encouraging your leadership to work together toward creative solutions that drive success. If you’re seeking unity across your firm, we know how to find it.


Witness tangible results. Our proven strategies have guided numerous firms toward unprecedented growth. Your retreat experience will be a catalyst for positive change, setting the stage for a future marked by achievement and triumph.

Why Choose Winding River for Your Partner Retreat?

Insights You Need. Experience You trust.

Navigate the complexities of the accounting industry with confidence. Our team boasts decades of hands-on, firm leadership experience, providing you with knowledge that transcends the conventional and guides your firm toward strategic excellence.



Proven Strategies from Across the Globe

Join a network that spans the globe. Our collaborative approach integrates diverse perspectives, allowing your leadership team to benefit from a rich tapestry of ideas and strategies that have been tested and proven in other firms on an international scale.



Tailored Solutions for Your Firm

Recognizing that every firm is unique, we tailor our retreats to address your specific challenges and capitalize on your distinctive strengths. Our goal is to empower your team with strategies that align seamlessly with your organizational objectives. Our approach will provide you with real, honest feedback from your partner to help you discover issues that flew under the radar, and hidden gems you can utilize for future success..



    Your Facilitators


    Gary Shamis

    Chief Executive Officer

    Gary founded Winding River in 2016 after growing SS&G to the 37th largest firm in the U.S. Now, Gary is working hard to help firms stay viable and win in today's climate.

    David Toth

    David M. Toth

    Chief Growth Officer

    A digital powerhouse and a champion of growth, David joined Winding River Consulting in 2019 and became a partner in 2022 after launching their digital practice two years prior.


    Trisha Daho

    Consultant - Culture & DEI

    Trisha, a former Big 4 partner, led diverse teams, delivering billions in value for Fortune 500 companies and startups. As a rapid-growth strategist, she created thriving practices and developed leaders who achieved roles like CFOs and CEOs.

    It's Time to Shape the Future.

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