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Who We Are

Not Your Average Bean Counter

There is always a solution

Gagné means to WIN.

We believe the objective for every business is to win. We know that winning in business is not just about growing revenue and increasing the bottom line. Businesses win by becoming sustainably profitable and producing wealth for many generations. The Gagné Way equips business owners with the “way” (mindset) and the “why” (motivation) needed to win. Gagné Associates is primarily valued as a trusted advisor and money team mavens, providing strategic planning and leveraging relationships and resources for growth. “We are not your average bean counter”.

Thought Leaders and Change Makers. Educators and Mentors. Financial Pain Alleviators. Relationship Leveragers. Financial Therapists. Servants. Our holistic approach considers both owner and entity creating a harmonious strategy that leads to a maximum impact on your bottom line and the cultures and societies where these businesses and owners and their customers exist. We do this work successfully by focusing on our values.

OUR VALUES

Collaboration 

We believe in the power of people coming together in a unified effort that produces leverage, allowing accelerated and amplified positive outcomes for all parties involved.

Stewardship

We seek to exploit everything we’ve been entrusted to manage; our time, talents, and tools for maximum potential and value for our mutual and collective benefit. 

Compliance

We believe that the laws of the land are boundaries that protect us from what we cannot see that can harm our business. We honor the laws of the land in our work and business, positioning us for prosperous and abundant living and the experience of joy, peace, and clarity in our work. 

Living Legacy

We believe that the work we do is “beyond us” so we work with future generations of businesses, CPAs, and the world of commerce in mind. We leverage the years of wisdom and experience of one generation with the innovation and experience of another generation for maximum impact and effective service to meet the needs of business entities and the people that own them. 

Bridgett Gagné, CPA, MBA

Managing Partner

As Managing (Member) Partner of Gagné Associates, Ms. Gagné is responsible for developing and implementing the firm’s strategic plan, overall management and governance of the firm. Under her direction, the firm’s staff provides accounting system implementation, business process improvements, audit and tax support, regulatory compliance & monitoring as well as training and education. Ms. Gagné has extensive experience as a chief financial officer, controller, financial management consultant and corporate associate; with industry expertise in real estate, banking, government contracting and nonprofit. Ms. Gagné has successfully developed accounting departments for small and medium sized businesses both for profit and not-for-profit entities. She has worked with business owners and non-profit executives to develop and implement business strategies as well as assist them in raising both debt and equity capital. Ms. Gagné is a proud Texas Longhorn! She holds a BBA in Accounting and an MBA in General Business both from the University of Texas at Austin. Ms. Gagné has served as an adjunct and full-time accounting professor for Howard University School of Business. Ms. Gagné is a licensed CPA in the District of Columbia and Texas. She is also a member of the AICPA, GWSCPA, and NABA/DOF. She serves on the Professional Liability Insurance Program Committee of the AICPA; she mentors young men and women aspiring to be CPAs and has serves on nonprofit boards including her current positions as Treasurer Thurgood Marshall Center Trust and Treasurer US Black Chambers, Inc.

MEET OUR TEAM

Tracey Pipkin

Manager – Outsourced Accounting

Lynne Alexander

Manager – Financial Management

Charmaine Wright Orr

Manager – Strategy