Gordon loves a challenge, and after graduating from Oklahoma State University with a master’s degree in accounting, he thought he had discovered the challenge he sought with a large international accounting firm. However, he found that he gravitated to the smaller clients and the relationships he established with them. He realized that he could make a bigger difference with the smaller clients, and he was quickly drawn to clients he felt he could help the most. Gordon has taken this mindset into his work with Stanfield + O’Dell, where he has found an ideal fit leading the firm’s tax department. Having been with the firm since 2011, Gordon is amply qualified to deal with his clients’ tax-related needs and has served a wide variety of businesses, including commercial, nonprofit, oil and gas, real estate, and financial.
Gordon believes that it is vital to listen carefully to clients before proceeding in order to ensure he understands what they really want. Gordon knows to avoid trying to apply solutions too quickly without really understanding owners’ needs. “I like to meet with my clients and just talk,” Gordon says as he explains how his philosophy and Stanfield + O’Dell’s coincide. “You need to really understand where they are coming from and what they need. Here we have the flexibility to give our clients what they want.” Having seen the stress tax issues can cause business owners, Gordon has found a powerful sense of accomplishment in helping his clients at Stanfield + O’Dell resolve their tax situations and achieve their goals.
Gordon is actively involved in the Tulsa community. He is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Tulsa and is the Treasurer of the Will Rogers Community High School Foundation. Gordon is happily married, and together with his wife they have three amazing children. They enjoy getting out in nature as a family.
Oklahoma State University, M.S., accounting
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Oklahoma State Society of CPAs
Tulsa Chapter Oklahoma Society of CPAs
Certifications and Licenses
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Oklahoma