Rick Riesgraf


  • B.S., Accounting, St. Cloud State University
Professional Credentials
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Management Advisory Services Practice Section
  • Member of the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA)
  • Active member of the Printing Industry Midwest and Great Lakes Graphics Association
  • Chairman of Carlson Advisors
  • Provides management advisory services in business organization and strategic planning
  • Assists clients with performance management and operations reviews
  • Serves on various nonprofit boards
Business Experience
Rick is a principal/shareholder of Carlson Advisors and has more than 30 years of public accounting experience serving clients in various industries but specializing in the graphic arts, manufacturing and transportation industries.
  • Extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions, including due diligence studies; corporate, partnership and individual tax matters; and assisting business owners in succession planning
  • Skilled at entity planning and obtaining financing
  • Presented seminars and training on estate planning, performance management, forecasting and other topics
Interests & Hobbies
Rick may have the biggest heart in the office. He will not only ask you how you are doing, but he will also ask how your family is, all before he gets down to business. Rick has been known to start the office banter, especially when discussing our annual firm softball game. When Rick is not in the office he spends much of his time with his wife and children. He also loves to hunt for deer and pheasant. It’s been said that he is the best hunter around. Self-proclaimed? We're not sure.