DeLeon & Stang Featured in “Taking the Numb out of Numbers”

DeLeon & Stang Certified Public Accountants and Advisors is proud to announce that the firm was recently featured in the book Taking the Numb out of Numbers by Peter Margaritis, CPA.

The case study within the book is a follow-up to the interview Margaritis conducted with DeLeon & Stang partners Rich Stang and Brad Hoffman on his podcast Change Your Mindset.

In Taking the Numb Out of Numbers: Explaining and Presenting Financial Information with Confidence and Clarity, Margaritis, CPA, offers a refreshing new approach for connecting with audiences of any size. Margaritis makes the case for storytelling and improvisation as a way to connect with clients. Through a book that’s equal parts practical guidebook, motivational support, and relatable examples, he helps readers construct their own storytelling methods and styles while learning a tried-and-true recipe for success in ensuring meaningful connection.

“It is an honor to be featured in Peter’s book,” said Hoffman. “The case study takes a closer look at the firm’s anticipatory, future-forward approach to running an accounting business. We enjoyed speaking with Peter during this process and hope we continue our relationship.”

“We are excited to share our successes with others,” said Stang. “We value being a thought-leader in our industry and hope that other firms can learn from our own experiences.”

Hoffman joined DeLeon & Stang in 2012 but has more than two decades of public accounting experience. He specializes in work with trade contractors, government contractors, construction contractors, residential and commercial properties, professional services, business acquisitions, and business start-ups. He attended Shepherd University, earning Bachelor of Science degrees in both Accounting and Business Management. Hoffman is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA), the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA), the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, and the Loudon County Chamber of Commerce. Hoffman lives on a small farm in Frederick County with his wife and their two sons.

Stang has over 30 years of public accounting experience and has worked with individuals and businesses on tax planning and compliance, financial planning, and implementation of accounting systems. He holds a Bachelor of Business Science degree in Accounting from Frostburg State University. Stang is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA), the Washington Metropolitan Chapter of Community Associations Institute (WMCCAI), the Montgomery County Community Council and the Maryland Task Force for Common Ownership Communities. He also serves on the board of The Asbury Foundation and the Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County (CVC). Stang and his wife, Maureen, reside in Woodbine, Maryland.

Margaritis, also known as “The Accidental Accountant,” is an author and international speaker.  According to his website, his overarching goal is “to inspire individuals to bring added value to their business.” When he speaks, he draws on both his experience performing stand-up and improvisational comedy as well as his background as a CPA. To learn more about Margaritis, and to listen to his podcast, visit