Wayne Root

CPA, CGA

Senior Manager

What are you surprisingly good at?

Clicking a pen. Everyone at the office knows it’s me walking by when they start hearing a pen clicking.

 

What are you most passionate about?

I am truly passionate about seeing clients succeed. I try to take the worry out of accounting and compliance issues to ensure that owners can focus on what matters most – running their business. My relationship with RLB extends several years as RLB were the accountants for my father’s business. My father always spoke very highly of the down-to-earth approach at this firm and how they genuinely wanted to see him succeed. I learned first-hand from this experience how important good accounting advice is to running a successful business.

 

What’s important inside your community? Are you part of any organizations?

I’m not involved in any at the moment. I used to be before my family grew. After having kids, most of my time has been focused around them. I do, however, play a ton of sports and organize sports teams. In the future, I would like to get involved with coaching sports with my children.

 

What do you feel have been the most important successes in your life?

My family is my number one priority and my most important success in life. I spend as much time as I can with my wife and two boys outside of work. My wife and kids have changed my perspective on everything, and for the better.

 

If you could be a superhero or have a superpower, what would it be?

There are two superpowers I want, the first one being super speed. I’ve always loved playing sports, but I’m not always the fastest.  Secondly, I want a photographic memory just like Mike Ross in the show Suits. It would be so useful for work.

 

What are your favourite hobbies, sports team, and/or food?

I am a huge sports enthusiast and enjoy playing ultimate Frisbee, baseball, and hockey. Ultimate frisbee is a passion of mine; my wife and I have travelled across Canada competing in the national championships.