Stephen R. Gross

Stephen R. Gross, CPA, CGMA, CVA, CFE

Senior Advisor


Founder Emeritus, HLB Gross Collins, PC


Regional Managing Partner, International Accounting Firm


Founder, Gross Capital Partners


Founder, Trusted CFO Solutions, LLC


Founder, Business Builders Team, LLC

Stephen Gross, a FOCUS Senior Advisor, is the Founder Emeritus of HLB Gross Collins, P.C. a regional CPA firm based in Atlanta.  He was Regional Managing Partner, National Director of Business Consulting and a member of the Executive Committee of a predecessor international accounting firm, based in Chicago.

Steve and his teams provide extensive experience to growing private companies that are struggling with managing the complex challenges of growth and expansion.  Virtual back office operations, reporting and analysis are the strength of his team, Trusted CFO Solutions.  Outsourced, virtual, cloud based platforms simplify complexity and allow for multiple location consolidation and performance measurement that provide real time insights to management.  CFO support, strategies, financial restructuring, and tactics to grow enterprise value are the skill sets of Gross Capital Partners.  His team provides, adds to, or empowers the CFO process to help management become more effective at problem solving and strategizing for long term growth.

Steve founded Gross Capital Partners, LLC at the end of 2011 to pursue advising, servicing and providing capital to business transactions and operating companies.  The market need for investors to locate opportunities and for owners to access capital has never been more intense with the stresses that have occurred in the financial markets.

In his role of capital formation over the past 35 years, Steve has assisted companies, such as A.L. Williams Life Insurance, WebMD, NetEffect and HotPalm raise hundreds of millions of dollars.  As an advisor to companies with dynamic growth, family offices and high net worth angels, he has provided strategic, advisory and investment advice creating wealth for stakeholders.

Steve also founded Trusted CFO Solutions, LLC and Business Builders Team, LLC to assist businesses and management teams transition their internal administrative and financial reporting operations to “New Platform Technology.”

Steve currently serves on the Board of Directors of Legg Mason Fixed Income Partners based in Baltimore, MD.

Steve is a licensed CPA, Chartered Global Management Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Valuation Analyst.  He is a member of his state and national CPA societies and a member of the Institute of Business Appraisers, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Contact Information

Stephen R. Gross, CPA, CGMA, CVA, CFE
Senior Advisor

Gross Capital Partners, LLC
3330 Cumberland Blvd., Suite 900
Atlanta, GA 30339
United States

Phone: 678-306-1551
Fax: 770-432-3473
Office of Supervisory Jurisdiction: Atlanta, Georgia