Clinton Baker
Principal

Clinton Baker

Indianapolis, IN – Closed

8425 Woodfield Crossing Blvd
Suite 250W
Indianapolis, IN 46240

463-209-7650

Industry Areas

Service Areas

As a partner and senior-level business strategist for your business, Clinton leverages decades of experience dedicated to improving company operations and increasing profitability.  His niche is helping family owned and closely-held companies in the Equipment Dealership, Manufacturing, and Food & Beverage industries to capitalize on opportunities.

Not only is Clinton experienced with navigating the challenges of your industry, he is adept at assessing a business situation, conducting research, analyzing competitors, creating strategic plans, and recommending solutions that will Optimize, Expand, or Transition your business.

Clinton’s specialization in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) has resulted in many successful transitions, and contributed to a significant difference in company performance post-M&A.  His proactive, future-focused mindset provides solutions for today’s operational and financial issues, as well as big-picture ideas for sustainability, succession, technology, and integration.

With a background in tax and accounting, Clinton’s strategic approach is focused upon improving the financial health of your business – with the purpose of providing innovation, creativity, and strategy for the benefit of your bottom line.

Many of Clinton’s clients choose to work with him because he doesn’t come across as a ‘stuffy’ business advisor.  His ability to engage with clients and form lasting relationships with C-suite level executives is a testament to his natural communication skills, mastery of presenting ideas to management/boards, and insight and guidance to help clients move forward with confidence.

Education

M.B.A., business administration, Oklahoma State University
B.S., accounting, Oklahoma State University

Credentials

Certified Public Accountant (CPA), licensed in Indiana
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), licensed in Kansas

Public Speaking

Featured Speaker: "Triple Planning Model," John Deere User Group conference

Featured Speaker: “Sales Tax/Nexus and the Wayfair Decision” – Caterpillar CFO Conference
Frequent, Recurring Speaker: CARES Act, PPP, and Main Street Lending Program – AED & AEM
Frequent, Recurring Speaker: Merger & Acquisition Topics – John Deere User Group conferences
Speaker: “Opportunities in the Changing Economy” – Lessiter Media
Speaker: "Tax planning ideas and planning opportunities," DTN conference

Professional Associations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Associated Equipment Distributors
Association of Equipment Manufacturers
Farm Equipment Manufacturing Association

Civic Associations

Cub Scouts, den leader volunteer
Junior Achievement of Kansas
Youth basketball, soccer, and baseball coach
Acoustic and bass guitar player in worship team

Personal Interests

Clinton and his wife enjoy hiking mountains — to date they have hiked ten of Colorado's 14ers (14,000+ foot mountains). Additionally, they have climbed Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa and trekked to the base camp of Mt. Everest in Nepal.

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