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Rick Telberg and other members of the CPA Trendlines panel of experts and contributors are among the most sought-after advisors, consultants, speakers and workshop leaders in the profession.

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Exclusive information. Extraordinary insight.

CPA Trendlines is the world’s only research and advisory service focused solely on the tax, accounting and finance professions. We use a time-tested, quality-proven, proprietary blend of data, analysis, community, experience, and imagination to produce extraordinary value for our clients. Elite decision-makers from all over the world look to CPA Trendlines for trusted advice, bold insights, and confidential access to exclusive intelligence and decision support. You’ll stay more focused, save time, grow revenue in a fast-changing global digital environment, and sleep better at night. Guaranteed.

Facts. Figures. Insights. Implications.

Here you’ll find the data and analysis you can use for your practice and your career, plus exclusive research, insights, and commentary on the most pressing issues and fastest-changing trends.

We are dedicated to delivering the actionable intelligence that tax, accounting, and finance professionals need in order to identify and act on emerging issues and opportunities.

We specialize in high-quality, concise executive briefings designed to help busy professionals improve their organizations, advance their careers, and enhance their lives.

Our reports are relevant, timely and to-the-point, providing the most essential information, and are digestible often in under an hour. Our clients will be 100% satisfied or your money back.

– Rick Telberg
President / CEO
CPA Trendlines / Bay Street Group LLC

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Rick Telberg
Founder and CEO
Publisher and Editor
Bay Street Group LLC

Rick Telberg is a veteran analyst, advisor, commentator, editor, and publisher. He brings a unique background and perspective to research and advisory services for the professional services community.

Mr. Telberg may well be the accounting profession’s most widely-known commentator through his long associations with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Accounting Today magazine, and today, CPA Trendlines.

As an expert in management, marketing, media and e-commerce, Mr. Telberg has served as Senior Editorial Director of Pro2Net Corp., now, and as Director of Online Content at CPA2Biz,

Previously, Mr. Telberg served as the early Editor-in-Chief of Accounting Today, and as Vice President/Group Publisher at Thomson Financial (now SourceMedia), overseeing Practical Accountant, Accounting Technology, and what is now

Mr. Telberg was presented with a special citation by the National Society of Accountants for service to the profession and has served on a variety of boards and steering committees, including BKR International and the IBM Small Business Advisory Council. He is a graduate of New York University.

At CPA Trendlines, Mr. Telberg has gathered an elite team of professionals, including Glenn Alan Cheney, Beth Bellor and John Covaleski as senior editors and research analysts, Thomas Kothman as marketing director and strategic advisor, Jackson Whelan in digital strategies, and Rick Whelan of as art director and brand guardian.


Rick Telberg
Bay Street Group LLC
New York, N.Y. USA

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