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Adam Hughes

CPA / Partner

Adam is another one of our highly talented CPAs focused on working with dentists, veterinarians, chiropractors, and other medical professionals. He was born and raised in Wisconsin Rapids and knew in high school that he wanted to be an accountant. When Adam left the nest, he ventured out to La Crosse and received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from UW-La Crosse College of Business Administration.

In 2011, Adam began his professional career working for a large, national CPA firm, Baker Tilly, in the Fox Valley. During his 8 years here, Adam climbed the ranks while providing both business and individual tax and advisory services. Adam earned high praise from clients for his responsiveness and detailed, solution-based approach. It was here that Adam thrived and was attracted toward helping small businesses succeed. After a few years, Adam began taking on more custom roles and becoming several of his clients behind the scenes “CFO”. Adam has been told that his outgoing personality does not fit the “typical accountant” persona (in a good way), and that he is exceptional at translating complex business or tax situations in a way that is understandable to his clients.

Adam joined Edge in Fall 2019 eager to work exclusively in the niche market that Edge serves. Adam is eager to develop trust and rapport with his clients and help them navigate all phases of the business life cycle. Adam is ready to help healthcare professionals understand the intricate metrics that take business from ‘Good to Great’ and ensure their success for years to come. He looks forward to serving as a valuable business partner to his clients and offer creative solutions to help business owners achieve their financial goals. 

Adam and his wife, Kenzi, were married in 2018 and currently live in the surrounding Appleton area. The Hughes family roster also includes their easy-going daughter – Arabella (“Ari”), an energetic golden retriever – Nova Jean, and a lazy cat – Tyra. Together, the Hughes clan enjoys spending time outside. Whether it’s at the family cabin up-north, at the park down the street, or in the backyard at home, you’ll hear them laughing and having a great time. Adam is also an avid sports fan and is loyal to his Wisconsin roots on the college and professional sports scene.