About Us

The Slagle Strategic Group was founded in 1995 by Daniel Slagle. After 5 years of working for a “traditional” CPA Firm, Dan decided he wanted more for himself and his clients. SSG was formed to focus more on consulting – we’re here to educate you about financial matters, empower you to make informed decisions, and help you achieve financial success.
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Our Core Values


We create a “culture of learning and educating environment” for our clients. We are not just here to provide services, but to help clients better understand their business’ finances, growth, and map to success.


We have a true passion to be THE best in our field and to serve others, helping them to become the best they can be! Our focus is on our clients and building long-term relationships. To help you along your path to success, we take an individualized approach to your financial needs. We take a true interest in you, your finances, your needs, and your goals of where you want to be. We customize everything we do with you in mind.

Integrity and Honesty

We believe these two just go hand and hand…our company is based upon doing the right thing, always, and transparency and honesty with our clients. We want you to be informed, knowledgeable, and confident that you can trust SSG and all of our team with your financial future.


Our team goes above and beyond to ensure all of your personal data is secure. Sensitive business and personal data are stored securely, and our team is bound by Confidentiality Policies, giving you peace of mind that all of your information remains private.


Teamwork is a vital part of our business – from the first phone call we receive, the processes that follow during the project, the quality control checks before your taxes, to payroll reports, financial statements, or any other documents that are delivered to you. Our team collaborates every step of the way to ensure you receive the quality for which we are known.

Our Team

Meet the SSG team! We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.

Daniel A. Slagle, CPA

Founder & Managing Member

My name is Dan Slagle, and I am the founder of Slagle Strategic Group. I have been practicing Accounting since 1990 and opened SSG in October 1995. I have an honest, straightforward approach with my clients; I have their best interest in mind and want them to succeed. I enjoy my career every day and helping others along the way is a bonus. I specialize in small business consulting, coaching, compliance, and tax planning.

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I enjoy spending time with my family and am the proud father of 2 great daughters and 3 stepchildren, and proud poppy/pop pop to 2 grandsons and 2 granddaughters who make me laugh every day.

During my off time, I enjoy outdoor activities with my best companion Brick, my Irish Setter-Poodle, who is always right by my side enjoying the outdoors with me. We enjoy camping with our family, fishing, swimming, and hiking.

Thank you for taking the time to learn a little more about me and SSG today. Please enjoy the bio’s for the rest of our team. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you!

Lauren McCord

Director of Operations

Hello, my name is Lauren. After graduating college in 2010, I joined Slagle Strategic Group as a Staff Assistant, being promoted to Staff Accountant in 2012, and most recently to Director of Operations. I assist in providing consulting and financial reporting services, as well as completing Tax Returns, overseeing all bookkeeping, tax compliance, payroll, BWC, and several other departments.

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SSG is a great place to work, with a great team, that allows for a true work-life balance. I have three beautiful children, 2 boys and 1 girl, who are all teenagers at Jackson Schools.

My boys both play football and my daughter is enrolled in dance, so we are a very active family! We all enjoy amusement parks and go often throughout the year. I also enjoy relaxing by the pool, camping, kayaking, boating, and running. My fur baby Pierogi, or Rogi, for short, loves to join us in all our outdoor fun!

Bob Lung, CPA

Director of Financial Reporting

My name is Bob Lung. I have over 30 years in public accounting and Controller/CFO roles in industry. I have experience with many different companies from manufacturing to construction to service. I have always enjoyed working with the clients and helping their business succeed now and into the future. I really look forward to my future here at Slagle and bringing this experience to them and their clients.

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There are so many past experiences that I believe can help guide our clients through the difficulty of running a business and allow them to focus on what they do best in their business and allow Slagle to handle the rest.

I enjoy spending time with family, and I am a proud Girl Dad of three wonderful daughters. I’m also now a Boy Grandpa and love spending time with them as well. I also have four grand-puppies.

My wife is also a CPA and we have been married for 35 years. It’s also awesome to share our work experiences and learn from each other.
During my time off, my hobbies are fantasy football and playing pickleball and golf.

W. Mitch Barnes

Staff Accountant

Hello, my name is William Mitchell Barnes. Will is my father and Bill is my grandfather, so just call me Mitch. I am a Staff Accountant for Slagle Strategic Group. I started my Career shortly after graduating from Walsh University in 2021 with a BBA in Accounting.

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I volunteered with the United Way of Stark County to aid low-income individuals file their tax returns while I enrolled at Walsh to gain experience in the accounting field. I worked full time at the Olive Garden overseeing their weekly shipping and receiving and trained numerous employees before my departure upon graduating to pursue my Career in Public Accounting.

I have been applying my knowledge to aid clients with tax planning to help prepare for their unforeseen futures and save on taxes as we navigate this ever-changing tax code. I have always been financially responsible and purchased my first home in Perry Township at the age of twenty.

I enjoy spending time with my Wife and Daughter. When we are not home, we like to visit the National Parks across the county. Meeting new people & absorbing the natural beauty of our county. Having grown up in rural Coshocton County, raising horses and other farm animals, naturally we are animal people and have two dogs, a beagle mixed breed and Husky who keeps me motivated to go on runs daily.

Donna Dawson


Hi, my name is Donna. I joined the SSG team from 2012 until 2017 and returned to SSG in February 2023. I have 30+ years of payroll experience. I am currently responsible for payroll preparation, bookkeeping, as well as compliance areas such as CAT tax, Sales tax, payroll tax filings and BWC for Slagle Strategic Group.

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I am the proud Nonna of 3 Grandsons and 2 Granddaughters, Mom of 2 beautiful daughters, Stepmom to a great Stepson, Wife to the love of my life, and Dog Mom to my fur babies, Apollo and Zoey.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my children and grandchildren, motorcycle rides with my husband, kayaking, cooking, gardening and crafting.

Amy Renforth

Office Manager

Hi! My name is Amy, I started with SSG in January 2023, as the Office Manager. While I may be one of the newest members of our Team, I have almost 20 years of experience in Management, Operations, owning a small business, and serving others. We are a great Team!

Dee Davidson


Hi, my name is Dee. I became a member of the SSG team in February 2024. My responsibilities include bookkeeping and payroll preparation, filing monthly and quarterly payroll taxes, sales tax, and BWC payments.

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I am happily married for 30 years to my best friend! I have two grown boys. One works in IT and the other is a welder. I have two beagles named Buttercup and Blossom. I enjoy baking, crafting, gardening, and taking RV camping trips with the whole family, fur babies included!

Shannon Courter


Hi! My name is Shannon, and I have been the receptionist at SSG since December of 2021. After graduating high school in 2019, I attended Stark State College and received a one-year certification of Administrative Office Professional in May of 2021.

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My role with SSG consists of answering phones, scheduling appointments, supporting our Team, aiding in quality control, assembling returns, and welcoming all clients with a helpful, cheerful outlook, and positive mindset.

In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors, camping, hiking, amusement parks-especially the roller coasters, spending time with my family, and giving my dog, Jester, all the attention in the world!

Brick & Pierogi

Team Mascots

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Hi, I’m Brick. I am our second and biggest Mascot. I’m an Irish Setter-poodle mix and weigh almost 100lbs at just 2 years old. I love being outside (rain or shine), hiking, camping, hunting & boating. I also love my human very much (and wish he didn’t have to work so late during tax season!) Don’t tell Rogi, but Daddy loves me best! Since I am still in training, I am not at the office every day but I hope I can join the Team full-time soon!

Hi, I’m Pierogi, but you can call me “Rogi” for short like my Mommy does. I am SSG’s original mascot since 2019, and while I might be the smaller mascot, I am big in personality! I am a Yorkie mix & just celebrated my 4th birthday. I love laying in the sun and being left alone with my one and only human. Every now and then you can catch me sleeping in my Mom’s office at SSG!

Extended SSG Family

Setting Our Team Up for Success

A strong team is essential for effectively meeting our clients’ needs. To help our employees reach their own goals and best serve our clients, we provide guidance and opportunities for growth. Learn more about how we nurture the skills of our team and explore career opportunities.