I'm Vinnie Fisher. A Businessman, Entrepreneur, Author

Helping seasoned leaders on journey from success to significance.

As a dedicated family man with over 28 years of meaningful partnership with my wife Debbi and the joy of raising four incredible individuals - Sophia, Vinny, Jacob, and Elizabeth, my life is a testament to the principle that leadership starts at home. Balancing the delicate dance of integrity, compassion, and purpose, my family is not just my backbone but also my greatest inspiration (and honestly my greatest accomplishment).

Transitioning from law to entrepreneurship, I've had the privilege of founding, nurturing, and transitioning several ventures, including Creative Learning Workshop, a couple of well-established web hosting companies, two health companies, and the innovative accounting firm Fully Accountable. Each step on this journey has been guided by a singular dedication to developing environments where leadership thrives from the ground up.

I have had the privilege and burden of experiencing an exit from a company (multiple times) and also breaking a big one tragically. As a result of over 20 years of experience, building and leading organizations, I have decided to launch and expand Beyond Your Shadow, a leadership development and training company with a mission to help leaders embrace multiplication in leadership and train up the next generation of leaders.

Beyond Your Shadow is not just an initiative but a movement I am deeply committed to. It aims to revolutionize and transform businesses by empowering leaders to create legacies that extend far beyond their individual shadows. Through our individual and group programs, I teach, educate, equip, and inspire multiplication and impact legacy for the generational growth of thousands of organizations.

My legacy isn't measured by the businesses I've built or the awards on my wall, although there have been many, including multiple Inc 5000 recognitions and recognition as one of the top workplaces in America. It's measured by the new leaders who have emerged, grown and succeeded under my mentorship—a testament to a leadership style founded on serving integrity and empowerment.

The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on Leadership Development„

vinnie's Story

How everything started?

The turning point in Vinnie's life happened in 2007 when he started a new career. His first venture, Creative Learning Workshop, provides day habilitation and vocational services to adults with developmental disabilities. Vinnie sold the business in 2009, after opening nine locations in Ohio and providing many of new jobs for Ohio residents.

In 2007, Vinnie also started his first of many Internet-based businesses, an information publishing company that taught clients how to start, grow, and maintain their own successful work-from-home businesses. Vinnie sold the business in 2010, and that same year opened the first of a suite of web hosting companies: Brain Host.

Over the next few years, Vinnie opened additional web hosting and website development companies, including Purely Hosting, FreeWebsite.com, All Phase Hosting, and Quick Launch Solutions.

Identifying key make or break characteristics, and overcoming challenges alongside his teams over the years, has given him the expertise and insight needed to develop proven executive leadership developmental tactics. With Vinnie’s motto of “Leadership From The Heart”, he is now dedicating a major portion of his time, and heart, in guiding others with an entrepreneurial appetite towards actualizing their growth phase dreams with his proven leadership tactics and executive developmental strategies.
Career highlights

Vinnie spent the last few decades developing the plethora of companies he now holds in his portfolio, but he did more than just make those companies evolve, he helped mold future leaders that now run those profitable businesses.

2007

Goodbye to the lawyer's job

After 10 years of practicing tax and business law, Vinnie decided to transition to full-time entrepreneurship in 2007.

2008

Successful Internet-based Businesses

Started an information publishing company and launched several web hosting companies in 2008, including Brain Host, Purely Hosting, and FreeWebsite.com.

2014

Founder of Fully Accountable

In 2014, Vinnie founded Fully Accountable, a full-service accounting firm offering virtual CFO and bookkeeping services, distinguished by providing clients with daily, actionable financial insights.

2023

Launch of Beyond Your Shadow

In 2023, Vinnie founded Beyond Your Shadow, an organization focused on innovative leadership development and building a community of leaders dedicated to fostering next-generation leadership.

2010

Fully Accountable

By the summer of 2014, Vinnie had caught the entrepreneurial bug again and opened Fully Accountable, a full-service accounting firm that provides virtual CFO, bookkeeping, and accounting services for small and medium closely held businesses. What makes Fully Accountable truly unique is that their team doesn’t just prepare clients’ financial reports—they actually review and analyze their reports and send clients daily, actionable feedback on what they need to know about their business. It’s that unique selling proposition that has skyrocketed Fully Accountable’s growth in an amazingly short period of time. Vinnie currently serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Visionary for the business.

And as if 2014 wasn’t a busy enough year already, at the end of the year Vinnie wrote his first book, The Best Investment: A Better You and opened his publishing company, A Better You Publishing.

2014

Fully Accountable and
A Better You Publishing

By the summer of 2014, Vinnie had caught the entrepreneurial bug again and opened Fully Accountable, a full-service accounting firm that provides virtual CFO, bookkeeping, and accounting services for small and medium closely held businesses. What makes Fully Accountable truly unique is that their team doesn’t just prepare clients’ financial reports—they actually review and analyze their reports and send clients daily, actionable feedback on what they need to know about their business. It’s that unique selling proposition that has skyrocketed Fully Accountable’s growth in an amazingly short period of time. Vinnie currently serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Visionary for the business.

And as if 2014 wasn’t a busy enough year already, at the end of the year Vinnie wrote his first book, The Best Investment: A Better You and opened his publishing company, A Better You Publishing.

2016

Your Back Office

At the beginning of 2017, Fully Accountable launched ‘Your Back Office’, which is a software that is designed to change the way owners and accountants do their job. Accountants typically have many jobs they have to do for their clients and ‘Your Back Office’ is a tool that provides them with all the data and resources they need. ‘Your Back Office’ allows you to know your numbers, and manage your team! These are common requests of an accountant and this software is the solution they’ve been needing to efficiently serve their clients. At Fully Accountable, they added all of their existing clients and help owners setup, and manage ‘Your Back Office’ as part of their done for you service.

2018

First Inc 5000 award

In 2019, Vinnie and his team at Fully Accountable were awarded their first Inc 5000 award! We came in at 2626 with 148% growth rate! The Inc 5000 is an award for the Fastest Growing Companies in America. Check out Fully Accountable’s profile here! 

2007

First Inc 5000 award

In 2019, Vinnie and his team at Fully Accountable were awarded their first Inc 5000 award! We came in at 2626 with 148% growth rate! The Inc 5000 is an award for the Fastest Growing Companies in America. Check out Fully Accountable’s profile here! 

2019

Fully Accountable was announced as one of the Greatest Places to Work in America

In 2020, Fully Accountable was announced as one of the Greatest Places to Work in America! 100% of the employees say that Fully Accountable is a great place to work! You can check out their profile here. 

In 2020, the Fully Accountable was awareded their 2nd Inc 5000 award! We came in at 3292 with 115.8% growth rate! The Inc 5000 is an award for the Fastest Growing Companies in America. Check out Fully Accountable’s profile here!

2007

Fully Accountable was announced as one of the Greatest Places to Work in America

In 2020, Fully Accountable was announced as one of the Greatest Places to Work in America! 100% of the employees say that Fully Accountable is a great place to work! You can check out their profile here. 

In 2020, the Fully Accountable was awareded their 2nd Inc 5000 award! We came in at 3292 with 115.8% growth rate! The Inc 5000 is an award for the Fastest Growing Companies in America. Check out Fully Accountable’s profile here!

2020

Year of awards

INC 5000 2019-2020-2021 In 2019, Vinnie and his team at Fully Accountable were awarded their first Inc 5000 award! We came in at 2626 with 148% growth rate! The Inc 5000 is an award for the Fastest Growing Companies in America. Check out Fully Accountable’s profile here! 

Top 17 Accountants in Akron Expertise’s goal is to connect people with the bet local experts. They scored Akron Accountants on more than 25 variables across 5 categories, and analyzed the results to give the people a hand-picked list of the best. There were 59 firms reviewed, 42 curated, and 17 made the list. Check out Fully Accountable’s profile here! 

The Fastest 50 Growing Companies in 2021 The Silicon Review is the world’s most trusted online and printed community for business and technology professionals. Their community members include thought-provoking CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, IT VPs and managers, along with millions of diverse IT professionals. Check out the Full Article Here.

2021 Financial Services & Insurance Companies to Watch Fully Accountable was recently recognized by The Startup Weekly as one of the 2021 Financial Services & Insurance Companies to Watch. The Startup Weekly presented the Financial Services & Insurance Companies to Watch Award to businesses that have showcased strong growth and excellence in 2020. Fully Accountable earned a position on this list with a growth rate of 20.99 percent from 2019 to 2020. Check out Fully Accountable’s profile here! 

Top Workplaces The Cleveland Plain Dealer has recognized 175 Companies and Organizations in Northeast Ohio as Top Workplaces for 2021. Fully Accountable was named one of those workplaces. Check out Fully Accountable’s profile here!

Inc 5000 Regionals Midwest Inc. magazine revealed that Fully Accountable, LLC is No. 121 on its inaugural Inc. 5000 Series: Midwest List, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. This list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Midwest economy’s most dynamic segment – its independent small businesses. Check out Fully Accountable’s profile here! 

Fully Accountable Wins Esteemed Silver Stevie Award It’s hard to believe that a company would operate without any “Sales Department” for more than half of the year. But Fully Accountable did just that, with the COO and Project Managers taking on additional work in addition to their normal duties…click to read the whole story!Check out Fully Accountable’s profile here! 

Great Place To Work In 2020, Fully Accountable was announced as one of the Greatest Places to Work in America! 100% of the employees say that Fully Accountable is a great place to work! Check out Fully Accountable’s profile here!

2007

Year of awards

INC 5000 2019-2020-2021 In 2019, Vinnie and his team at Fully Accountable were awarded their first Inc 5000 award! We came in at 2626 with 148% growth rate! The Inc 5000 is an award for the Fastest Growing Companies in America. Check out Fully Accountable’s profile here! 

Top 17 Accountants in Akron Expertise’s goal is to connect people with the bet local experts. They scored Akron Accountants on more than 25 variables across 5 categories, and analyzed the results to give the people a hand-picked list of the best. There were 59 firms reviewed, 42 curated, and 17 made the list. Check out Fully Accountable’s profile here! 

The Fastest 50 Growing Companies in 2021 The Silicon Review is the world’s most trusted online and printed community for business and technology professionals. Their community members include thought-provoking CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, IT VPs and managers, along with millions of diverse IT professionals. Check out the Full Article Here.

2021 Financial Services & Insurance Companies to Watch Fully Accountable was recently recognized by The Startup Weekly as one of the 2021 Financial Services & Insurance Companies to Watch. The Startup Weekly presented the Financial Services & Insurance Companies to Watch Award to businesses that have showcased strong growth and excellence in 2020. Fully Accountable earned a position on this list with a growth rate of 20.99 percent from 2019 to 2020. Check out Fully Accountable’s profile here! 

Top Workplaces The Cleveland Plain Dealer has recognized 175 Companies and Organizations in Northeast Ohio as Top Workplaces for 2021. Fully Accountable was named one of those workplaces. Check out Fully Accountable’s profile here!

Inc 5000 Regionals Midwest Inc. magazine revealed that Fully Accountable, LLC is No. 121 on its inaugural Inc. 5000 Series: Midwest List, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. This list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Midwest economy’s most dynamic segment – its independent small businesses. Check out Fully Accountable’s profile here! 

Fully Accountable Wins Esteemed Silver Stevie Award It’s hard to believe that a company would operate without any “Sales Department” for more than half of the year. But Fully Accountable did just that, with the COO and Project Managers taking on additional work in addition to their normal duties…click to read the whole story!Check out Fully Accountable’s profile here! 

Great Place To Work In 2020, Fully Accountable was announced as one of the Greatest Places to Work in America! 100% of the employees say that Fully Accountable is a great place to work! Check out Fully Accountable’s profile here!

2021

New awards for successful business

Top 23 Accountants in Akron Expertise’s goal is to connect people with the bet local experts. They scored Akron Accountants on more than 25 variables across 5 categories, and analyzed the results to give the people a hand-picked list of the best. There were 59 firms reviewed, 42 curated, and 17 made the list. Check out Fully Accountable’s profile here!

Inc. 5000 Regionals – Midwest 2022 In 2022, Fully Accountable was awarded their 2nd Inc 5000 Regionals award for the Midwest! We came in at #128! The Inc 5000 recognizes the Fastest-Growing Privately Owned Companies in America. Check out Fully Accountable’s profile here!

Cleveland Plain Dealer Top Workplaces 2022 The Cleveland Plain Dealer has recognized 175 Companies and Organizations in Northeast Ohio as Top Workplaces for 2022. Fully Accountable was named one of those workplaces. Check out Fully Accountable’s profile here!

Bronze Stevies Award for Achievement in Customer Satisfaction 2022 Fully Accountable was named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Customer Satisfaction category in The 20th Annual American Business Awards® in 2022. Check out Fully Accountable’s profile here! 

Inc. 5000 2022 In 2022, Fully Accountable was awarded their 4th Inc 5000 award! We came in at 3455 with 151% growth rate! The Inc 5000 recognizes the Fastest-Growing Privately Owned Companies in America. Check out Fully Accountable’s profile here! 

Great Place To Work In 2022, Fully Accountable was announced as one of the Greatest Places to work in America! 97% of employees say that Fully Accountable is a great place to work. Check out Fully Accountable’s profile here!

2007

New awards for successful business

Top 23 Accountants in Akron Expertise’s goal is to connect people with the bet local experts. They scored Akron Accountants on more than 25 variables across 5 categories, and analyzed the results to give the people a hand-picked list of the best. There were 59 firms reviewed, 42 curated, and 17 made the list. Check out Fully Accountable’s profile here!

Inc. 5000 Regionals – Midwest 2022 In 2022, Fully Accountable was awarded their 2nd Inc 5000 Regionals award for the Midwest! We came in at #128! The Inc 5000 recognizes the Fastest-Growing Privately Owned Companies in America. Check out Fully Accountable’s profile here!

Cleveland Plain Dealer Top Workplaces 2022 The Cleveland Plain Dealer has recognized 175 Companies and Organizations in Northeast Ohio as Top Workplaces for 2022. Fully Accountable was named one of those workplaces. Check out Fully Accountable’s profile here!

Bronze Stevies Award for Achievement in Customer Satisfaction 2022 Fully Accountable was named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Customer Satisfaction category in The 20th Annual American Business Awards® in 2022. Check out Fully Accountable’s profile here! 

Inc. 5000 2022 In 2022, Fully Accountable was awarded their 4th Inc 5000 award! We came in at 3455 with 151% growth rate! The Inc 5000 recognizes the Fastest-Growing Privately Owned Companies in America. Check out Fully Accountable’s profile here! 

Great Place To Work In 2022, Fully Accountable was announced as one of the Greatest Places to work in America! 97% of employees say that Fully Accountable is a great place to work. Check out Fully Accountable’s profile here!

2023

Beyond Your Shadow

Identifying a crucial void in traditional leadership development, Vinnie set out to create Beyond Your Shadow with a bold mission-not just to fill that void but to develop new ways for leadership growth and development.

We are on a mission to build multipliers. Leaders building up the next generation of leaders. We believe that legacy is built through multiplication.

Beyond Your Shadow is more than just a brand. It’s a growing community of leaders determined to leave an indelible mark on their organizations and the world. Vinnie’s role as the founder is not only to guide this organization but to ensure that every person the organization works with is empowered to become an effective, compassionate, and multiplying leader.

Books

Vinnie Fisher is the author of three books in which he selflessly imparts experience and knowledge to readers.

False Profits: It’s Not the Top Line that Pays You!

The CEO’s Mindset

The Best Investment:
A Better You

Meet our team

Teamwork makes the dream work.

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