We had the good fortune of connecting with Thor Eakes and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Thor, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
I feel very blessed that I grew up with the generation that had grit. Right from the start, we all worked very hard including many hours at night and on the weekends learning to be a CPA. I am very grateful to be a hard worker.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Eakes & Company is a CPA firm with a vision to care for people so that we better their lives and inspire confidence. We create a piece of mind by providing advice with the utmost certainty. We attend to requests on a timely basis. We also in turn treat everyone in the same manner as we would like to be treated. Most business is not easy. With the current economic climate and current state of our world we are faced with the most challenges. The best we can do is stay calm and help as many people as we can during this difficult time.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Assuming no covid restrictions, some of my favorite places are: 1. Coasterra and C Level in Harbor Island. 2. Coronado Brewery in Bay Park is fun. 3. Ballast Point in Little Italy. 4. Fillippis Pizza in Little Italy. 5. STP grill in Clairemont with the car guys. 5. La Jolla Cove or the shores in the summer. 6. JBA Speedshop in Kearny Mesa.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The first person that comes to mind is my first professional mentor Larry Murrill. He was my first boss in public accounting. He gave me a chance and taught me the lesson of hard work and determination. The one group that has really helped me is Vistage International. I am celebrating my 25th year with the organization. Each year has been invaluable. Finally, the one book I that resonates with me is the book “Wooden on Leadership.” Its timeless.