San Diego Business Journal: Most Admired CEO 2017

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San Diego Business Journal Announces Finalists for 2017 Most Admired CEO

The San Diego Business Journal event recognizes local industry leaders and their great achievements within their organization and in the San Diego business community. The Finalists have demonstrated determination and insight to yield huge success for their companies.  The Most Admired CEO helps drive the San Diego business economy.

Congratulations to Robert Scherer, CEO of Plumb

2016 – 2017 Professional Achievements:

In 2016, Plumb celebrated its 20th anniversary in business.  Robert Scherer founded Plumb, previously known as “The Accounting Group” in 1996 after creating a business plan as part of his final project to achieve his MBA from San Diego State University.

Under Scherer’s direction, Plumb started with 7 employees as one of San Diego’s first outsourced accounting firms. Now, with growth to almost 50 employees, 200+ clients, 4 office locations and offering additional products and services, Plumb has branded and marketed outsourced accounting into the mainstream as a feasible option for companies of any size.

As CEO, Scherer oversees every aspect of Plumb, including working with the managers of each division and office location to gain their perspective and implement strategies for positive results.

Scherer volunteers his time providing speaking engagements throughout southern California, including CFMA (construction financial management association) of Riverside, San Diego and Orange County, AGC (association of general contractors), and the ASA (association of subcontractors).

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He works with many long-term referral partners and as seen as a leader in the construction industry for his accounting expertise.

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Rob Scherer is the CEO and Founder of Plumb with over 20 years of business and financial experience planning and managing complex programs for clients in a variety of different industries.  He has worked with companies with annual revenues ranging from $1 million to over $100 million.

Prior to founding Plumb, Scherer was the CFO for one of the largest reinforcing steel contractors in California.  His expertise in the construction real estate and development industry has resulted in over 50 national and local speaking engagements on construction financial management and planning.  He is the former President of the Construction Financial Management Association of San Diego and is a presenter for the Association of General Contractors, Association of Subcontractors, Surety Association, and the Association of Builders and Contractors.

Scherer graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a minor in International Business.  He holds an MBA from San Diego State University.


San Diego Business Journal – Most Admired CEO

Date:  Thursday, June 15, 2017

Time:  4:00 – 6:00PM {Networking – Awards Program}

Location: Hilton Del Mar – 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd


List of the 2017 Finalists:

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