Jeremy Clopton, CFE, CPA, ACDA, CIDA
Director at Upstream Academy, gained his real-world experience from his work
with one of the top accounting and consulting firms in the country, where he
led a firm-wide specialty practice. During his 12 years there, Jeremy gained
extensive experience in data analytics, fraud prevention, and business
intelligence, but his real passion was going beyond providing the services
clients asked for — to help them determine what they needed for future success.
Before he was recruited by Upstream, Jeremy launched his own consulting company
focused on developing more successful cultures by asking better (more
strategic) questions. He created the SQ Method, a framework designed to help
firms overcome challenges and more successfully adopt new technology, analyze
and utilize data, encourage innovation, and drive employee engagement. A
dynamic and insightful presenter, Jeremy speaks both in the United States and
abroad at industry events, as a faculty member for the ACFE and as an
instructor at the Management Development Institute at Missouri State
University. His dedication to not just meeting, but exceeding, client
expectations makes him a favorite for participants.
Jeremy believes in the potential of data and
technology to transform firm practice management, leadership, and firm culture.
He is also passionate about employee engagement and the value brought by each
generation in the workforce. An avid reader, Jeremy’s leadership style has been
influenced by the works of Patrick Lencioni, Daniel Pink and Scott Berkun.
Beyond books, he is a fan of TED-curated content and cites Shonda Rhimes’s TED 2016
talk My Year of Saying Yes to Everything
as one of most influential talks of his career.
Outside of work, Jeremy enjoys spending time with
his family, running, golf, and helping his wife run a non-profit organization.
Jeremy and his wife, Katie, have three precocious daughters and a lazy golden