Robert Tuvell: Audit Partner


Q and A

Q. What is it about accounting and consulting that first drew your interest?

I always knew how to figure out operationally what was going on with a company and its products, but I was always curious about how the company communicated their results and I wanted to know if those results were accurate.

Q. Describe your most memorable Armanino moment.

When Joe Moore, former managing partner, asked me for my resume.

Q. Without naming names, tell us about your favorite client and why you enjoyed working with them.

It’s a company in Sunnyvale that does peer-to-peer lending. We recently helped them get through their initial filing on form S-1 with the SEC. It required long hours and hard work, but working with really smart people who have vision made it a lot of fun.

Q. What’s it like working for a company that’s been around for so long?

I appreciate that it’s stable, has a lot of good traditions, and we don’t have to build a new culture every year.

Q. If you could go back in time and change some aspect of your life, what would it be?

To have exercised more and found more time to relax with friends and family.

Q. Who is (or was) the most influential person in your business?

A partner and current best friend whom I worked with during my tenure at Deloitte and Touche. He’s the smartest person I know and continuously sets the bar very high.

Q. Who is (or was) the most influential person in your life?

My dad. He’s a self-made success who started with virtually nothing and has proven that hard work and a positive attitude can put you in a position to capitalize on opportunities when they present themselves.

Beyond the Boardroom

Desert island wish list:

Bottle of 1985 Château Lynch-Bages, plus my family (Katie, Ashley, Elizabeth and Taryn)

Quotable quote:

"Carpe diem" (Seize the day)

What are your hobbies?

Motorcycle riding, reading, cooking, gardening, and drinking wine

All-time top CDs:

  • Boston – Don’t Look Back
  • Rush – Moving Pictures
  • AC/DC – Back in Black
  • Neil Diamond’s – Greatest Hits
  • Pink Floyd – The Wall

What are you reading right now?

Ender’s Shadow by Orson Scott Card

Favorite Films:

  • My Fair Lady
  • Star Wars (all of them)

One word that best describes you: