Who is

Rod Rudolph?

"I did it my way." - Frank Sinatra

Rod joins the team from Core-Concepts Inc where he was Co-Founder & Managing Partner up to the merger with Pinnacle in early 2020. Rod has been working in the Accounting field for 22 years and prior to this, Co-Founded and Managed a Landscaping company. He is an entrepreneur at heart and has been fundamentally self employed since high school, even running his own lawn service business at 10 years old. Rod’s interest in Accounting piqued being a Small Business Owner as he strove to have an in-depth knowledge of the financial aspect of business; understanding that it is an essential element to running any successful operation. Rod began growing his knowledge in the field and naturally evolved into a self-made leader in the Accounting industry.


Rod’s passion is driving profits in private enterprise through leading edge management practices. His approach to business is robust and well rounded. Being a natural born leader, he can inspire others to take action while staying grounded in financial data that levers the business. Rod has an unparalleled ability to find solutions through strategic thinking, this paired with his deep tech industry knowledge, enables him to take a vision and make it reality. Rod intuitively sees the threads of opportunity that wind through an organization and brings them together into a coherent whole.


Rod is excited to be a part of the team and was initially attracted to Pinnacle because of the entrepreneurial and innovative culture as well as a like minded approach to collaboration and developing individuals as training and mentorship has been such a large part of his background. Rod’s role here will not only be directing corporate governance and overseeing the Managed Accounting services but he will also be working directly with our client base. As a client, you will find that Rod is approachable, trustworthy and can easily relate to any individual or member of the team. When you work with Rod, what you are really getting is a partner in your business’ future success. He sets strategic plans, monitors cash flow problems, and analyzes financial data to make sense of the current business standing. By streamlining efficiency, sourcing, and implementing financial systems, Rod will create processes that drive growth and bring his clients focus back to the core elements and driving factors of their business. Rod is looking to work with clients that are passionately focused on being the best at what they do as he will challenge and extend their thinking to drive material business advantage. Rod has extensive experience with Business Owners and has been interested in helping Mom and Pops from early on in his career. Driven from his individual passion for independence, Rod works tirelessly to support other entrepreneurs and business owners to drive their success. As he’s always said, “You can do well working for somebody, but you can do great working for yourself.”


In Rod’s spare time he enjoys spending time with his husband, Darren and their cat, Rosie. He is an avid horticulturist and combines this love with his love for travel where he often visits his favorite gardens such as Buchart gardens and Abkhazi. Rod appreciates all the fine arts from Museums around the world such as the Tate Modern and The Louvre, to live theatre and of course, art. On a relaxing Friday evening, you might find him and Darren cooking up a storm and enjoying a nice glass of wine.  

Areas of Expertise 








  • Founders Award
    Public Business Accountants Society of                        Canada (2019)

  • Presidents Award 

       Public Business Accountants Society of                           Canada (2018)​

Passions and Hobbies









Designations & Education 

  • Registered Public Business Accountant (PBA)

       2019 - Public Business Accountant's Society of Alberta

  • Associate of the Institute of Professional Financial Managers (A.I.P.F.M.)

       2014 - Institute of Professional Financial Managers

  • Industrial, Commercial & Institutional Accountant (I.C.I.A.)

       2007 - Guild of Industrial, Commercial & Industrial Accountants

  • Accounting and Business Management 

       1998-2002 - Athabasca University

Directorships and Appointments

  • FEI

       2019 - Present  Member of Senior Financial Executives

  • Public Business Accountants' Society: International 

       2017 - Present  Member of the Board

  • Public Business Accountants' Society of Canada

       2017 - Present  Chair of Marketing & Public Relations                  Committee

  • Public Business Accountants' Society of Alberta 

       2016 - Present  Secretary & Chair of Regulatory Affairs,               Bylaws & Policy Committee


Get in Touch with Rod

#12, 2333 18th Ave NE, Calgary, AB 

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