Bret Reyher - Associate Partner
Bret is an accounting professional with experience in both public accounting and the financial management of a manufacturing company. At Hemphill, Bret’s focus is helping leaders select talented individuals within all areas of accounting, finance, FP&A, tax, audit, financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, bookkeeping, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll.
Bret takes pride in his role while investing the time and analysis to ensure we have identified “the right match - the first time”. The work is important, challenging, fun, and rewarding. Bret enjoys utilizing his own experience within accounting and financial management to better understand the specifics of the position being filled and the type of person who will be happy in the position. The key to our success is our in-depth understanding of the position that needs to be filled, then being diligent while identifying the individual with strengths and interests that align with the needs of the company. It is important that we place an individual into a position where they are doing the type of work they are great at and the type of work, culture, values, and team they love. It is also important to have alignment between the needs and opportunities available in the business with the short- and long-term career goals of the person we have selected for the position. When we have identified the right match, the individual we placed is successful, exceeding expectations, happy, and feeling a sense of accomplishment while making a real difference in the success of the company.
Bret shared: “We are passionate about helping leaders hire an individual well positioned for success. It feels great knowing we have helped the leader create a stronger team where the co-workers are glad to have a high quality teammate, and the individual we placed is proud of their contribution to the success of the company. It is very rewarding to help individuals identify and select the position that leads them to success, happiness, and a rewarding long-term career with an excellent company.”
Bret grew up in Canyon Texas which is just south of Amarillo. Bret earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree, and a Master in Professional Accounting at West Texas A&M University. Bret started his career in public accounting, then stepped into a leadership role for Texas Farm Bureau where he led a staff, budgets, financial oversight, and lobbying at the state capital in Austin, Texas, and ultimately Washington, D.C. Bret relocated to Omaha and worked in accounting and financial management for a manufacturing and distribution company before joining Hemphill in 2016. Bret is an athlete and a huge college football fan. He played basketball throughout high school, loves nature, hiking, fly fishing, and the adrenalin rush of skiing the Rocky Mountains. Bret is an active member of the Omaha Young Professionals, Omaha Junior Chamber of Commerce, and the Joslyn Young Art Patrons. Bret and his wife Alexandra enjoy hanging out in downtown Omaha, spending quality time in Dundee, Benson, Little Italy, and many of Omaha’s unique neighborhoods. Bret and Alexandra share a passion for travel, so be sure to ask him about the more than 25 countries they have enjoyed exploring.