Martin J. Hrabik, Jr., CPA, MBA
EDUCATION & BACKGROUND
Marty received both a BBA and an MBA from Cleveland State University. He joined the firm shortly after graduation and has remained with WD&W ever since.
RESPONSIBILITIES AT WD&W
Marty was made a partner in 1975 and has long been involved in the financial and operational leadership of the firm. Marty officially retired in 2008, but is retained on a consulting basis and is seen in the office regularly.
Marty concentrates on clients in the manufacturing, employee benefits, health care, and service industries. He has been involved with advertising agencies, automobile dealerships, construction companies, and a variety of other clients.
His technical expertise includes: individual and estate taxation, international taxation of U.S. citizens working abroad, and resident aliens working in the U.S. He has considerable knowledge in the area of estate administration and the purchasing and selling of businesses.
- The Accounting Advisory Board of Cleveland State and Kent State Universities
Marty devotes time to numerous area civic, religious, and charitable organizations.
BEHIND THE CREDENTIALS
Describe yourself in one word. Persistent.
What was your favorite class in college? Religions of the World.
What TV show can you not miss? Prison Break.
How do you unwind? Going out on the boat fishing.
What is the best play you've ever seen? Phantom of the Opera.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? Tahiti.
What one thing would most people find surprising about you? I was born in Prague, in the Czech Republic.
If you could have lunch with anyone, living or dead, whom would it be? Ronald Reagan.
What is one character trait you highly value? Integrity.
What did you learn during your first year on the job that you still use today? If it's important to the client, it's important to me.
What is the best advice you've ever received? Listening is more important than talking.