This issue of Insight inaugurates what will be a standard feature of this quarterly, commentary, a few words from Aspiriant's CEO. Tim Kochis, our current CEO, and also Editor of the publication, embarks on a six month sabbatical at the beginning of November, returning next May to serve as Chairman of our Board and to resume his role as Editor.

As I look forward to taking on leadership of Aspiriant on November 1st, I am grateful for the opportunity this presents for me to continue and enhance our services to clients and professional growth for our more than 70 people. I fully intend to have Aspiriant achieve an unparalleled position as the leader in client service, professional attainment, and success as a business enterprise. Each of those three elements is crucial to the accomplishment of the other two; and I will dedicate my efforts and all of our resources to those goals.

I look for your support and I am eager to have your thoughts on how I can best execute the responsibilities I am about to assume. Personally, and as head of our firm, I look forward to serving you.

Rob Francais,
Incoming CEO