Bryan Powrozek

Bryan Powrozek

Senior Manager

A CPA and engineer, Bryan leads the firm’s industrial automation group and hosts The Sound of Automation podcast. He’s known for being optimistic & solutions oriented.

What is your area of focus?

I joined Clayton & McKervey after a dozen years working as a mechanical engineer. As a CPA, I have the opportunity to use my background in systems and processes on a regular basis to help growth-driven manufacturing and system integration companies compete in the marketplace.

How long have you been at Clayton & McKervey?

Since 2011

What is the favorite part about your job?

I enjoy the ability to help clients maximize their investment in research and development to help drive business expansion.

Specializations

  • Client accounting advisory services
  • Research & Experimentation Tax Credit project management
  • Start-up consulting and registrations
  • Accounting software selection and implementation
  • Financial reporting for privately held businesses
  • Tax and business consulting for privately held businesses
  • Individual US tax consulting

Education

  • Post-Master Certificate in Accounting, Oakland University
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Detroit Mercy
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University of Michigan

Connections

  • Automation Alley
  • Control System Integrators Association
  • Association for Advancing Automation
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Ally Jolie Baldwin Foundation, Treasurer

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What is your favorite quote?
The difference between a successful person & others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but lack of will

If you had to choose a different job, what would it be?
Chef

If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’d do?
Move someplace warm and on the water

Articles by Bryan Powrozek

Industrial Automation Companies

The Sound of Automation: Looking Ahead to CSIA 2022

Posted on May 27, 2022 by

Bryan Powrozek
In this episode we talk with Lisa Richter, Director of Industry Outreach and Growth at Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) . Lisa and Bryan look ahead to the CSIA Executive conference taking place in Denver, CO on June 27-30, 2022 and share with listeners what to expect, who will be there, and the discussion panel topics focusing on this years' theme "The Future of Work". 

Industrial Automation Companies

The Sound of Automation: The Future of Work

Posted on May 17, 2022 by

Bryan Powrozek
In this episode we talk about the future of work with Stephanie Murphy, Leadership Strategy Consultant from ADVISA. Stephanie and Bryan discuss what the post-Pandemic workplace looks like and strategies that companies are using to bring their organizations back to pre-Pandemic productivity levels.  It's not a one-size fits all process.

Digital Advisory Services

3 Keys to Building a Data-Driven Culture

Posted on April 19, 2022 by

Elly Mioduszewski
Bryan Powrozek
Building a data-driven culture that can propel your business to the next level of success demands fresh thinking. The entrepreneurial “gut feel” that brought your original idea to life won’t give you the analytical insights you need to stay on a reliable path to growth and profitability. The high-stakes business decisions you’ll be called on to make in the future will depend a lot on the systems choices you make today. Here are three big ideas that can help.

Industrial Automation Companies

The Sound of Automation: Data Driven Decisions

Posted on April 15, 2022 by

Bryan Powrozek
In this episode we talk about data driven decision making with Don Roberts from Exotek who also sits on the CSIA benchmarking committee with host Bryan Powrozek. Don and Bryan discuss ways business owners can use data to measure success.  They look at areas business owners tend to need help with (people, process and planning) and how to use data to help move your company forward.

Industrial Automation Companies

Empower Your Business Through Automation 

Posted on March 17, 2022 by

Bryan Powrozek
Elly Mioduszewski
Tracking key performance indicators is an effective way for businesses to reinforce practices that work and filter out those that don’t. It is more important than ever to give a business every chance to succeed, especially as the economic effects of the pandemic linger. Using KPIs, dashboards, forecasting, and analytics can help businesses gain a competitive edge in the market.  

Industrial Automation Companies

The Sound of Automation: Women In Manufacturing

Posted on March 16, 2022 by

Bryan Powrozek
This episode is our first crossover podcast featuring Meaghan Ziemba who is the host of her own podcast, Mavens of Manufacturing. Meaghan and Bryan’s discussion highlights the stories of women in manufacturing. They touch on topics ranging from gender gap in the field to tips for companies on how to attract female talent and work within their communities to inspire young women to pursue higher education and careers in STEM fields.

Industrial Automation Companies

The Sound of Automation: Business Valuation Basics

Posted on February 23, 2022 by

Bryan Powrozek
In this episode of The Sound of Automation podcast, we talk about the basics of business valuations with Jane Tereba of Capital Valuation Group. Learn about the two critical elements of every business valuation and how to proactively manage the value of your business.

Digital Advisory Services

6 Signs Your ERP isn’t Working Hard Enough

Posted on February 3, 2022 by

Elly Mioduszewski
Bryan Powrozek
Enterprise Resource Planning is an essential software tool for monitoring all kinds of businesses. No matter how advanced an ERP software product might be, the ROI depends on how well it’s implemented, how carefully your team applies its features to the needs of your business, and how many of your core processes are integrated with it.

Industrial Automation Companies

The Sound of Automation: 2022 Tax Outlook

Posted on January 19, 2022 by

Bryan Powrozek
Listen to this episode of The Sound of Automation podcast to learn about the current tax landscape and status of the Build Back Better Act. Discover how the anticipated tax changes and lack of legislative movement could impact your business.

Industrial Automation Companies

The Future of Work: 2022 Trends

Posted on January 10, 2022 by

Bryan Powrozek
Is your organization positioned to thrive as the future of work takes shape in the months and years ahead? While some businesses will move ahead with “return to office” plans for 2022, others are taking a serious look at remote and hybrid structures as the “new normal” for their talent base.

Industrial Automation Companies

The Sound of Automation: Data-Driven Cultures

Posted on December 15, 2021 by

Bryan Powrozek
Listen to this episode of The Sound of Automation podcast to learn how data can help drive efficiencies and growth across your organization.

Industrial Automation Companies

The Sound of Automation: Year-End Planning Insights

Posted on November 3, 2021 by

Bryan Powrozek
In this episode of The Sound of Automation, we sit down with Shareholder Tim Finerty to discuss important year-end planning insights for business owners. Discover how to navigate the changing marketplace, capitalize on opportunities, and set your business up for success next year.

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Running your business is hard, but how it’s run can be made easier. Implementing standardized work processes can provide you and your team with more time to look at results so you can determine where to go next—rather than spending unnecessary time capturing and correcting routine activity. 

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