About UsThe 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. Contact Us
Our Core Values
Integrity and Honesty
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.
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!
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.
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!
W. Mitch Barnes
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. 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 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.
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.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my children and grandchildren, motorcycle rides with my husband, kayaking, cooking, gardening and crafting.
My name is Angela and I have three passions in life. My family. My work. My positive lifestyle.
My work: I grew up in a family-owned small business, so I understand the trials and tribulations that come with that. I had a great example growing up and now we have a successful growing business of our own.
Positivity: I live every day on a positive note. There’s always a silver lining. Sometimes it’s hard to find it but even in a storm, there will always be a rainbow. I want other people to experience positivity in life and business.
I came to SSG as a client in 2018 and then as a staff bookkeeper in 2021. With over 25 years experience in bookkeeping, payroll (including taxes), HR, purchasing, accounts payable and accounts receivable, I am ready to share my knowledge while still learning from other businesses just like yours.
**Boss of the Betz House**
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!
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.
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
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!