Garrett is a partner in the tax division at Shinn & Co. He is an experienced provider of tax planning and preparation services for high net worth individuals and multi-generational companies, along with healthcare, agribusiness and construction industry clients. His hands-on approach allows him to handle each client and project with focus, efficiency and professionalism.
Professional & Community Involvement
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Board of Advisors, Lakewood Ranch Community Fund
- Board of Directors, WEDU
- Co-Chair, FL Finance Alliance
- College of Business Advisory Counsel, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
- Board of Advisors, NowUP Foundation
- Manatee County Chamber of Commerce
- Sarasota County Chamber of Commerce
- Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance
- University of South Florida – Bulls Business Network
- Leadership Manatee, Class of 2012 – 2013
- Past Board Member, We Care Manatee
Designations and Certifications
Certified Public Accountant
Areas of Special Emphasis
Strategic tax planning and business consulting for high-net worth individuals, along with healthcare, agribusiness and construction companies.
Fifth Year Accounting, University of South Florida
B.A. University of South Florida
What is the best business advice you have ever received?
There is no better investment to make than in yourself.
What is the best quality you bring to the Shinn & Co. team?
The best quality I bring to the Shinn & Co. team is efficient and effective leadership based from experience in multi-generational businesses. Navigating the goals of the family strategically to accomplish them.
What’s the most rewarding thing about being an accountant?
The most rewarding experiences for me is that moment I have achieved the level of trust from my client to become their trusted business advisor. It is when they call me and begin asking questions outside of the normal compliance work which is where value can be added. When a client tells me the strategic plan we discussed was successfully implemented and they are able to see the results and benefits of it.