COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado–June 6, 2022 – Chris Blees, President and CEO of BiggsKofford, Certified Public Accountant, a leading Colorado accounting and professional advisory firm with offices in Colorado Springs and Denver, today announced that longtime firm Partner Greg Papineau will officially retire on June 7, 2022. After a professional career that has spanned over 43 years, the last 23 with BiggsKofford, of providing his passion for accounting and his expertise in the profession to many clients and industries and mentoring numerous firm associates, Papineau’s next role in life will be expanding his role as a Permanent Deacon for the Diocese of Colorado Springs. In addition, Greg plans on traveling, playing more golf, hiking, and cycling, and spending time with his family and three granddaughters.
Papineau began his career with a large West Coast CPA firm before moving to Colorado Springs and joining BiggsKofford in 1999. After joining BiggsKofford, Papineau brought his expertise in serving nonprofit organizations and developed that niche into one of the leading nonprofit CPA firms in Colorado Springs. In addition, Papineau began serving physicians and today the Firm’s physician practice is one of the largest practice segments within BiggsKofford.
Blees, President and CEO of BiggsKofford, praises Papineau by remarking the he is “a good CPA, a good partner, and a good friend. But he is so much more. He’s also been one of the most recognizable ‘faces’ of BiggsKofford in the community. His passion and service extends well beyond our firm and even our clients.”
As one of our Firm’s Partners, Papineau’s signature practices include his passion in serving his clients and his entrepreneurial approach to accounting, tax and management expertise and making a significant contribution when steering the Firm’s directional course. BiggsKofford supports many community programs, and Papineau made sure to be a leading figure in all efforts over more than two decades.
“Greg has participated in many community-wide events and has worked with countless nonprofit boards throughout our community. Greg epitomizes what it truly means to be a Servant Leader, “ adds Blees.
Outside of the accounting world, Papineau has kept his schedule full over the years. Currently, Greg serves on the Mount St. Francis Nursing Center Board as its Chairman and is the Treasure of the Penrose St. Francis Health Foundation. Prior community and Board involvement include working as Scoring Chairman for USGA events held at the Broadmoor, Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, St. Mary’s High School, and the Pikes Peak Council of Boy Scouts, to name just a few volunteer efforts.
A life-long calling for Papineau has been through service to the Catholic Church. Greg was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of Colorado Springs in 2011 and is currently assigned to St. Paul Parish. As a Permanent Deacon, Greg will serve the Church in many of its various ministries. “Serving the people of Colorado Springs as a Deacon has been one of the most fulfilling and at the same time one of the most challenging endeavors I have done in my life. I am excited to see what God has in store for me.” Papineau stated. But his biggest passion is his family and three beautiful granddaughters. “There is nothing better than being a grandparent,” Papineau said.
There will be a formal reception in honor of Greg Papineau at The Sky Club at Weidner Field on June 7th, 2022. Those who would like to send notes of support or congratulations may have them delivered to the BiggsKofford Colorado Springs office at 630 Southpointe Court, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80906.
Founded in 1982, BiggsKofford is a full-service Colorado Springs CPA firm serving individuals and business owners. BiggsKofford’s CPAs are innovative, strategic thinkers who go beyond traditional accounting to provide complete business solutions. Services offered include a variety of financial services, including outsourced accounting, IRS problem resolution, tax services, auditing services, and estate planning. BiggsKofford has expanded services to meet the needs of over 500 business owners and entrepreneurs across Colorado’s Front Range.