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About Us

Unlimited power may be available when two or more people coordinate their thoughts and actions in a spirit of perfect harmony for the attainment of a definite purpose.
       —Napoleon Hill

It is with this mindset that we are partnering to better serve you, our clients. Dale brings the same great service and expertise that you are accustomed to. Steve brings a strong commitment to service and a passion for helping you manage your business and time more successfully so you can better fulfill your life goals.

Dale Rethlake, CPA

Dale started Rethlake & Co. in 1984. He is a graduate of Xavier University and Keller Graduate School of Business. He is licensed as a CPA and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public accountants. He started his business career working for Ohio Casualty Insurance Co. From there he went to work for McKesson Drug Company. In 1984 he decided to start his own accounting firm. He started the firm with zero clients and quickly grew it to more than fifty monthly businesses within a year. Over the years the firm has continued to grow. Many of the current clients have been with the firm for over twenty years. Mr. Rethlake is married and lives in West Chester. He participates in various community activities. When he’s not working on the business or helping clients, Dale can be found at every home Xavier Basketball game and playing golf.

Steve Schneider, CPA

Steve joined Rethlake & Co., Inc. in 2008 forming what is now known at Rethlake & Schneider CPA’s. He began his career at Ernst & Young in 1991 after graduating from the University of Cincinnati. He earned his CPA certificate shortly thereafter. He is a member of the Ohio Society of CPA’s and past president of the Clifton Kiwanis. Steve has ten years of “Big Firm” public accounting experience. He invested more than two years running the family business and five years consulting for small businesses on operations and finances for Nexstar, Inc., a prestigious best practices group. Steve’s insight and analytical skills have developed over his career and through his personal achievements. He has a keen ability to quickly assess a situation and find alternative solutions. When he’s not consulting with clients or running the firm, Steve can be found enjoying his family, friends, cooking, music, cars and dabbling in real estate.