Leading Yourself and Others – Personally and Professionally | Tyler Lecture April 2021
From Kimberly Ragan
Robert L. Siegfried, Jr., CPA
CEO & Founder
In 1988, Rob had a dream to start his own CPA firm that would transform the Accounting Industry. What started as a small company in Wilmington, Delaware, has grown into a national Firm employing hundreds of people. Today, Siegfried provides unique Leadership Advisory and exceptional talent delivery that enable financial executives to become better leaders and exponentially improve their lives.
Rob earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware with majors in economics and accounting. He began his career with EY and worked there until he left to form The Siegfried Group. Since then, Rob has been recognized for his innovative role in the accounting industry: Accounting Today recognized him as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting”; the University of Delaware, Lerner College of Business & Economics, recognized him with the Alumni Award of Excellence; and the University of Delaware honored him with its prestigious Wall of Fame award.
From 2012 to 2017, Rob served as Chair of the Advisory Board for the Lerner College of Business & Economics at the University of Delaware, where he also has been a convocation speaker; Rob continues as a major contributor to the university’s Horn Entrepreneurial Leadership program. Rob also co-founded the Siegfried Youth Leadership Program™ to bring his passion for leadership development to youth in the greater Delaware area.
The Chaplin Tyler Executive Leadership Lecture Series brings leaders from the business, non-profit and government sectors to the UD campus to share their experiences and insights with students, faculty and the business community. Each semester, the Lerner College’s Graduate Programs office invites these leaders to spend a day engaging in an open exchange of ideas and perspectives.
The series, which is supported by the Chaplin Tyler Endowment Fund, is dedicated to the memory of Chap and Elizabeth Tyler, their commitment to education and their determination to help young people achieve success in the business world.