Roy Marsh: An Entrepreneur's Success Story
Roy Marsh has been a successful entrepreneur for more than 20 years, and we at MGA are proud to have been his trusted partners along the way.
Roy and his business partner started using MGA as a Russ Miller client when they were in their pager and cell phone business days. Then, they transitioned to offering dial-up internet services followed by dedicated hosting. You can well imagine how they adjusted to changes in technology and how people were using that technology. Their entrepreneurial ventures took them into a mortgage company, followed by a home building business, and in 2012 they bought eSigns, an online retailer of custom printed signage, banners, and items used in tradeshow displays.
MGA is more than just their “tax guy.”
Roy served as eSigns’ CFO for four years before assuming duties as its CEO in the spring of 2016 after his brother and business partner suddenly passed away. Russ Miller was one of those first calls, and as Roy puts it, “You need folks along the way — people that can listen and digest and give you a straight answer.” That was his relationship with MGA and “his Russ.”
As a retail e-commerce entrepreneur, Roy knows all about the fast pace of change. It is not very different from the pressures he experienced with pagers and mortgages.
He sees this industry changing bit by bit every hour. As he tells us:
“The rate of change is accelerating as we move forward, and a massive new wave of technology is right around the corner. From a tax and accounting perspective, business owners don’t have the time or capacity to maintain a good handle on what’s to come. That’s why you’ve got to have folks like Russ who are staying up with that rate of change for you.”
That’s why MGA is ready when you are to “think forward,” as Russ always tells us.
At MGA, we aren’t just your tax accountants. We are the people you call to collaborate with about what’s coming next and how to anticipate it — from a tax perspective, yes, but also from a business strategy and technology perspective.
As entrepreneurs at MGA, we understand Roy and his company’s unique needs. We help him do what he does best: find innovative ways to open new markets and create real value.