From Pedro Pan youngster to head of leading Miami CPA firm Tony Argiz sees a challenge as an opportunity waiting to happen
As managing partner of the largest Florida-based independent public accounting firm and chair of the board for United Way of Miami-Dade, Tony Argiz leads two of the county's major organizations. A Cuba-born product of the Pedro Pan program in the 1960s, Mr. Argiz says his experience lent him the maturity and survival skills he exhibits today.
His firm, Morrison Brown Argiz and Farra, has jumped from $8 million in revenue when he took over in 1997 to $55 million today. It boasts a technology consulting practice and reigns as South Florida's largest provider of Microsoft accounting software Great Plains.
Mr. Argiz refers to the firm as a "family" and reveres United Way as "the community organization that can help." He was interviewed last month in his Brickell office by Miami Today staff writer Risa Polansky.
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