Company Profile

Leading Edge Professional Services is the result of the evolution of a traditional CPA firm into a quality oriented, multifaceted “single source” business service provider. Leading Edge, through its divisions Kohl & Company and Netwise Computer Solutions addresses all aspects of business life today, from Finance and Technology to hands on Management Consultation. We are pleased to be able to provide such a broad range of services tailored to the needs of today's business entrepreneur, unparalleled in more traditional firms.

Leading Edge Professional Services has leveraged over 30 years of experience and, in response to our clients' needs and market demands, brought it together to offer services as Kohl & Company and Netwise Computer Solutions. The evolution has somewhat completed our quest to be able to provide our clients with true “One Stop” business services. Gone are the days of sending clients to three or four service providers. Leading Edge continues to seek services to add to enhance the "One Stop" solution and is currently working through a maze of regulations to offer additional services including brokerage and insurance services.

We invite you to experience the difference that professionals who not merely observers, but providing proactive, progressive and creative solutions to today’s problems and dilemmas can make in your business or situation.

History

The firm has its roots going back to an accounting firm founded some 50 plus years ago. In 1977 that firm was acquired by the current President of Leading Edge Professional Services, Thomas E. Kohl CPA. Over the past 30 plus years, the firm has evolved from a traditional CPA firm into a single source provider of business services. In the fall of 1997, in response to our clients needs, we added computer services which now are provided by Netwise Computer Solutions, a division of Leading Edge Professional Services. In the fall of 1998, we added Life and Health Insurance as well as brokerage services for the purpose of providing our clients an alternative to outside sources. Due to regulatory issues, these services are now provided outside of Kohl & Company

Our Team

William G. Lanoue, VP, Leading Edge Professional Services

Bill is Vice President of Leading Edge Professional Services and has been with the company in excess of 25 years. Bill has been the driving force behind the move to a multi discipline professional company and possesses 30 plus years experience in providing a broad range of services including Accounting, Tax, Management Consulting, Litigation Support, Technology and Project Implementation. Bill serves as the Company CEO, and heads the Company's Management Consulting, Project Management and Technology Implementation engagements.

Thomas E. Kohl CPA., Division Head, Kohl & Company CPAs

Tom is a Certified Public Accountant and the President of Leading Edge and founder of Kohl & Company. He has been practicing in the Accounting and Tax arena since 1976 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Tom's previous experience includes work as an auditor with the Internal Revenue Service as well as cost accounting services for the mining industry. Tom enjoys a national reputation for his work with property exchanges and currently heads our Tax and Investment services departments.

Jim Armstrong, CPA Senior Accountant

Jim Armstrong is a CPA with over 35 years of experience in public practice. He had previous employment with Price Waterhouse CPA and as a partner in Dugas, Brown and Armstrong CPAs joining Kohl and Company CPAs in 1987. Jim works mainly in the area of taxation for personal and business clients. He also deals with financial statement preparation for compilation and review engagements.

Mark Metcalfe, Division Head/Network Administrator, Netwise Computer Solutions

Mark joined the company in 2012 and serves as the technician of Kohl & Company, he also serves as the Division Head of Netwise Computer Solutions. Mark also serves as our Senior Technician and Consultant and his experience includes solution implementation projects, extensive computer support experience, hardware repair and Network experience.