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Dennis M. Fry, CPA

President - CPAs for Hire + CFOs for Hire

314.381.2200 | dfry@cpasforhire.com

Born and raised in Saint Louis, Dennis graduated from DeSmet Jesuit High School and the University of Missouri - Saint Louis, where he earned his B.S.B.A. degree in Accounting.  He has over 20 years of professional experience that includes public accounting with both local and Big 4 accounting firms, senior leadership in corporate accounting and finance, and owning/operating a small business.

The scope of his expertise is extensive, and includes full responsibility over...

  • corporate accounting and finance
  • business and tax compliance
  • financial reporting and analysis
  • budgeting and forecasting
  • corporate policies and procedures
  • internal controls
  • compliance audits (including IRS)
  • audit and tax engagements

Some of his more significant achievements include...

  • $900k reduction in aged receivables after designing and implementing a new collection policy
  • $100k reduction in expenses after identifying opportunities and communicating/implementing changes
  • Managed over $250mm in cash and investements with a daily review of available cash and market position

Outside of work, Dennis enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.  Most of their spare time involves soccer, with both children playing in select clubs and Dennis coaching indoor teams and playing in a men's indoor league. Dennis has also been an active member of the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce, and is currently on the Board of Directors and is Vice-Chair of the Finance Committee. He his also active in his neighborhood's HOA, where he served many years as Treasurer and is now President.


David J. Zaegel, CPA, CFP®

President - CWOs for Hire

314.381.2201 | dzaegel@cwosforhire.com

Born and raised in Saint Louis, Dave graduated from Chaminade High School and Saint Louis University, where he earned his Masters in Accountancy.  He spent the first 15 years of his career in various advanced accounting functions.

Some of his more significant accomplishments include:

  • Investing over $70 million of corporate assets  
  • Managing stock compensation programs and other employee benefits
  • Working with executive teams to raise over $70 million in funding
  • Overseeing all accounting functions (reporting, tax, payroll, budgeting, etc.)

Dave has since decided to follow his passion of helping people with their financial planning.  His business background and knowledge of employee benefits, stock compensation, insurance, investments and taxes makes him a perfect fit for working with corporate senior managers and closely held business owners.

Outside of working, Dave spends time with his wife and three children. Dave enjoys sports (especially baseball), exercising and playing music. Dave also enjoys volunteering in his community through various board positions in his neighborhood and the Town and Country / Frontenac Chamber of Commerce, and through activities at St. Joseph - Manchester, MO parish.

Richard H. Walgren, CPA

CFO Associate - CFOs for Hire

314.381.2200 | rwalgren@cpasforhire.com

Born and raised in St. Louis, Richard graduated from Eureka High School and Missouri State University, where he earned his B.S. degree in Accounting.  He is a licensed CPA with more than 20 years of accounting and financial management experience that includes public accounting and senior leadership in corporate accounting and finance.

The scope of his experience includes full responsibility over:

  • Corporate accounting and finance
  • Financial reporting and analysis
  • Payroll management
  • Corporate tax compliance, including franchise and income taxes, payroll taxes, sales/use taxes and property taxes
  • Credit and risk management

Some of his more significant accomplishments include:

  • Overseeing the financial management of a professional staffing firm with businesses spanning over 30 states, and with annual revenues that grew from $15MM to over $30MM in just 3 years
  • Holding a key leadership role with a bank-owned equipment leasing and finance company from its start-up through growth to over $400MM in annual lease receivables

Richard has since decided to help business owners and senior corporate managers with their accounting and financial management as a CFO Associate working primarily as a Part-time CFO.

Outside of work, Richard enjoys spending time with his wife, 3 children and 2 grandchildren

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Located in Chesterfield, MO, CPAs for Hire LLC has been serving clients in the St. Louis area for many years. If you need help managing any aspect of your business or household finances, we want to hear from you.

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