The largest of Colorado’s locally based public accounting and consulting firm, EKS&H was founded in 1978 by Doug Ehrhardt and Bill Keefe. They were soon joined by Dave Steiner , a Colorado native and CU alum (BusAcct’75). Eventually, Ehrhardt, Keefe & Steiner merged with Hottman, Harris & Drake, another Denver firm, founded by another Colorado native, Bob Hottman. While this firm has grown to be a global accounting firm, it largely recruits from Colorado schools. Over 60 employees are CU alums.