- Master of Business Administration, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Bachelor of Business Administration (focus on accountacy and management information systems), University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Carothers spent 10 years performing professional audit and consulting services for Deloitte & Touche, LLP, a Big Four Accounting Firm. Carothers specialized in development stage corporations (start-up businesses) and mid-sized manufacturers (less than $100 million in annual sales). He conducted over 50 audits and prepared financial statements for each audit.
Carothers has leveraged his accounting experience by designing and managing the implementation of financial systems in a variety of industries, most recently healthcare. The implementation experience gives him an in-depth understanding of the changes accounting has taken with the introduction of sophisticated accounting computer systems. He specializes in the design of financial policies, procedures, and processes leveraging these accounting systems for the benefit of client businesses.
Carothers most recently was responsible for managing the technical support of core financial, human resource, and supply chain systems at a healthcare organization. His area was responsible for driving greater value out of the core financial systems by combining financial and non-financial data in key reports that drove business decisions. This experience provides him with an appreciation for not only the capture of financial information but the effective use of financial information.