August is an internationally known consultant to the accounting profession in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. August has been recognized several times as one of the “Most Influential People” in the Accounting Profession in the U.S. by Accounting Today. He is CEO of AQUILA Global Advisors, a consulting firm to the accounting profession, and Chantrey Capital Advisors, which provides merger & acquisition (M&A) services for accounting firms and privately held companies. His consulting specializes in succession planning, compensation plan design, M&A and resolving partner issues. Rather than just telling his clients what to do, he shows them how to implement ideas and programs to help them achieve their goals and objectives. His published works include two books: Clients at the Core: Managing and Marketing Today’s Professional Services Firm (John Wiley & Sons) and Compensation as a Strategic Asset (AICPA).