Our partners have over 90 years of combined experience in accounting, tax and business financial advice.
Marquis J Ryan CPA CSEP
Upon completing a Master of Accountancy degree at t he University of South Carolina my public accounting career began in 1980 with Arthur Young & Company (now
Ernst & Young) in Charlotte, North Carolina. First working on the audit staff, I transferred to the tax department in 1981. A former roommate who had worked for Arthur Anderson and Company formed a local practice and invited me to join him in 1982. In 1993 Ben Geer and I formed a
partnership which later became Ryan, Geer & Company, PA.
My passion and focus since leaving AY has been to assist with both tax compliance and tax planning opportunities for small and medium-sized businesses including for non-profits as well as individuals. Financial reporting, including audits, reviews and compilations has also been an emphasis.
Perhaps the most satisfying aspect of my career has been participating with clients in making sound decisions leading to successful growth and development of their businesses.
My specialist areas of expertise are tax, estate planning and financial reporting
My civic activities include being a Board Member of Columbia International University since 1992, and a licensed high school soccer coach since 2000
Craig H Field CPA ABV
I began my career at Cooper & Lybrand (now PWC) in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1983. Qualified as a CA (SA) by 1991 and rose to the level of senior manager before leaving to start in my own practice in 1997. Between 1997 and 2008 I was involved in several mergers and acquisitions, participated in a public listing and served on the Board of a public listed company as Financial Director.
In 2008 my family and I moved to Charlotte, North Carolina. I soon discovered my qualifications meant nothing Stateside so I started out working for a tax preparation business followed by a CPA firm from 2013 to 2018. During this time I went back to school, wrote the Series 65 exam and in 2015 wrote the CPA, ABV and CFP exams, all of which I passed on my first attempt.
In 2019 I started out on my own and in October 2020 concluded a merger with a well established CPA firm, Ryan Geer & Co PA, to form Ryan Geer Field & Rhodes PLLC.
During my career I have advised mostly business clients on business, tax and accounting matters, performed audits and more recently business valuations and corporate finance. My chosen areas of focus going forward are business valuations, corporate finance and personal financial planning.
Cheryl T Rhodes CPA
I worked for several small CPA firms in Sarasota Florida before starting my own practice in 2004. In 2018 I moved to Charlotte, North Carolina and worked for a small local CPA firm before joining Ryan Geer Field & Rhodes PLLC as a partner in the f all of 2020. I specialize in individual taxation.