Carey Rome is the founder and CEO of Cypress Resources, Inc., a management consulting practice specializing in focusing and delivering strategic priorities. Carey’s foundation of financial and operational expertise began in Arthur Andersen LLP’s assurance and business advisory practice. While there, he advised mid-sized and Fortune 1000 companies as an auditor and business consultant. He continued to hone his entrepreneurial and leadership skills during stints as CFO and COO of two privately held companies before launching Alabama-based consulting firm Cypress Resources in 2005. Cypress Resources offers a nimble approach to traditional management consulting and has helped leaders and executives across the country frame and deliver corporate mandates. Its overall goal is to help leaders clearly articulate their visions, architect plans for success, and provide on-demand, ground-level expertise to get things done faster.
A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Carey holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Louisiana Tech University. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Birmingham Rotary Club. He also serves as a member of the Center for Executive Leadership, is on the board of trustees for Alabama Retail Comp, and is a past board member and president of the board for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham. Carey and his wife Jana have three beautiful daughters – Olivia, Hillary, and Kate. Carey is an avid learner and when he’s not listening to a podcast or book, he’s enjoying family time, preferably at the lake!