Maurice, the founder of Umble Gayhart and Jacobsen, CPAs (UGJ CPAs) is recognized as one of the greatest people and best business leaders in the widely recognized West Chester business community. Maurice founded UGJ in 1957. As testimony of his foresight and expertise, his founding principles are outwardly present and apparent to this day.
Some of the original clients and families are still among the distinguished client base. Maurice lead by example and was a beloved leader. Maury was an active member and leader in the community.
Kurt Jacobsen, a founding partner, remembers him as a partner, a mentor, a friend and one of the finest persons he has ever known. There are many stories that could be told about Maurice. Probably the greatest story is what never happened. There were no problems when he was around, and we carry on his tradition. He founded the firm sixty years ago and was the driving force for our growth and prosperity. Maurice has our deep gratitude for everything that he has done for our lives and our clients' lives. He will be in our hearts forever.
Paul Williams, current senior partner, joined UGJ in 2004.
He says: My family moved back to Ohio to join UGJ CPA's. Maurice was long retired, however, he met with me to serve as a mentor to us on our transition from corporate life to joining the UGJ family. The warm, caring nature with uncompromised commitment to excellence that he founded was culturally the same as his founding principles. Maury created the company that provides for our family, pays for our children's education and sponsors a work environment that is "people first." Thank you Maurice and Lois!
Swati Parikh joined UGJ in 2010 and became a partner in 2015.
She says: Although I have only met Maurice a few times, I have a tremendous respect and gratitude for him and Lois. I have heard many stories about his leadership, excellence and traditions. I'm honored to be a part of the company that he created.
If leadership includes that which continues after your absence, one would say Maurice is truly an incredible leader. Maurice left our world better and each of our lives enriched.
Maury passed away May 25, 2016
There will be a celebration of life, Saturday July 9th at 6:30pm at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 232 E Main Street in Lebanon, Ohio.