Bryan Powrozek

Bryan Powrozek

Senior Manager, Industrial Automation

As the leader of the firm's industrial automation group and host of The Sound of Automation podcast, Bryan helps owners free up cash flow and scale their businesses.

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.


  • 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


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


  • 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?

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

Articles by Bryan Powrozek

Challenges for System Integrators

In this podcast episode, we talk about the challenges facing system integrators today with our guest Jose Rivera, CEO of CSIA. Bryan and Jose discuss the main drivers that are impacting businesses including staffing challenges, supply chain, inflation and more.

by Bryan Powrozek

Beyond the Multiple: How Profitability Impacts Value

If you are a business owner curious about the value of your business, you probably already know that EBITDA is one method of determining it. However, that is only half of the equation. Learn about the role profitability plays.

by Bryan Powrozek

International Expansion 101

In this podcast episode, we talk about global expansion with Teresa Gordon who leads our international practice. Bryan and Teresa discuss what companies should and should not do when setting up a U.S. subsidiary. Learn why it's important to think about your 'why' before building your global business plan.

by Bryan Powrozek

Talent Strategy

In this episode we talk with Alex Chausovsky, VP of Analytics and Consulting at Miller Resource Group. Bryan and Alex discuss how the economy is impacting talent strategies as we kick off 2023.

by Bryan Powrozek

Year-End Tax Planning Tips

In this episode of The Sound of Automation podcast, we talk with Tarah Ablett, Senior Manager at Clayton & McKervey. Bryan and Tarah discuss year-end tax planning tips and what to expect in 2023. Listen in to learn more.

by Bryan Powrozek

You’re Not for Sale, but….

In this episode we talk with Tim Hilligoss,  Shareholder at Clayton & McKervey.  As a trusted advisor, Tim guides clients through business transactions, tax issues and international expansion. Tim and Bryan discuss what business owners can do if they are approached to sell, but are not quite ready.  Tim lays out several scenarios to help get business owners thinking about "what's next?" . Listen in to learn more.

by Bryan Powrozek

M&A Trends in the Industrial Automation Space

Staying current in the automation sector can be challenging in a highly active economic climate unless your network includes people like Clint Bundy, a Managing Director at Bundy Group—a boutique advisory firm specializing in business sales, capital raises and acquisitions. 

by Bryan Powrozek

Manufacturing and Technology

In this episode we talk with Chuck Werner, Manager of Operational Excellence at the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center.  The MMTC is a resource for companies to help them work ON their business not just IN it.  Listen to learn how manufacturing companies can make the right choices when implementing technology into their business.

by Bryan Powrozek

Business Valuation Matters: Here’s Why

You probably already know business value plays a key role in acquisitions, but did you know it can also boost profits? Learn why business value matters, when to start thinking about it, and ways to monitor and grow the value of your business—even if you aren’t ready to sell yet.  

by Bryan Powrozek

Pathway to Industry 4.0

In this episode, we talk with Marty Groover, Partner and CTO in the Industry 4.0 practice of C5MI and author of Speed of Advance. Listen in to learn how your organization can use technology to forge your own pathway to Industry 4.0.

by Bryan Powrozek

Control Design Article: Leasing vs. Buying Equipment

Wondering about the pros and cons of leasing vs. buying equipment for your industrial automation company? Bryan Powrozek shares his thoughts in this issue of Control Design.

by Bryan Powrozek

How IT Impacts Business Value

In this episode we talk with Brent Yax, CEO of Awecomm Technologies, specializing in IT management for small to mid-size companies. Brent and Bryan discuss how investing in cybersecurity and IT impacts the value of your company.

by Bryan Powrozek

The Sound of Automation Podcast

Industrial automation businesses are the driving force behind Industry 4.0, and Clayton & McKervey is here to help.

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