Meet the Team: Segdrick Byrd

Segdrick Byrd, Manager


How did you end up working with Red Granite and ORBA? What path brought you here?

The ability to gain exposure to varying clients and industries was appealing to me. The job ad/description spoke to my personality and an exciting culture… I was sold at Awesome!!

What’s your area of expertise? or What’s the one problem you’re best at solving for your clients?

I love to use my “psychic” skills to anticipate potential issues before they arise, analytical skills to think through the questions my clients will have, and problem solving skills to bring viable solutions to the table.

What gets you excited about working with Red Granite and ORBA?

One word, Potential! The potential of our clients, our people, and our company in general and the opportunity that exist to positively impact them all!! [that’s a tough question to keep succinct when there are so many awesome things to note! ;)]

Where did you grow up?

Chi-Town, Southsiders stand up!!

Favorite lunch spot?

Hmmm.. gonna go with Taco Joint!! Habanero Baja Grill a close 2nd and Xoco is nice too.. get the idea? Mexican Food!!

Three words to describe you are:

Positive, Accountable & Thoughtful

Favorite Quote/Personal Motto?

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right!” ~ Henry Ford

Three things you think are awesome:
  1. Anyone living out their dream(s).
  2. Hanging with people you love, trust and enjoy.
  3. The experience of great food.
Cubs or Sox? Or Hawks?

Seriously?… Bears!!!

What song best describes your work ethic?

“Work” by Rihanna ft. Drake

If you had a superpower it would be:

The ability to teleport.

Best accounting joke?

Q: How did the accountant die? A: He lost his balance.

I want to live in a world where ______ and _______ grow(s) on trees.

happiness and peace

Truth. How do you actually feel about math?

Aww.. it’s a necessary evil.

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

Don’t let the smooth taste fool you.

You’ll also find us online at now that we’re part of one of Chicago’s most prestigious CPA firms, Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd.  With our ORBA colleagues, we’re positioned to offer you an expanded array of state-of-the-art services. 

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