Bob Schless is a CPA with many years of experience in both public and private accounting. He received his undergraduate degree from Hofstra University and his postgraduate degree from Long Island University’s School of Professional Accountancy.
Bob started with Reznick, Fedder & Silverman (now the Reznick Group), a large regional public accounting firm in suburban Maryland. Bob primarily worked on the audit side, mainly with Real Estate and Construction clients. After public accounting, he worked for Host Marriott Corporation’s Asset Management Group where he focused on financial reporting for various syndicated hotel properties and partnerships. From there, he worked for MeriStar Hotels & Resorts, a large Hotel REIT and Management Company, where he specialized in SEC reporting and worked on various corporate accounting projects.
After several years of working for a multi-billion dollar national firms, Bob co-founded Continuum Financial. Currently with The Robert Joseph Group, Bob works with Fortune 500 companies, not for profit organizations, and large government contractors providing professional accounting and financial resources within these industries.
After a 2009 service trip to the 9th Ward in New Orleans, Bob was inspired to co-found So What Else with Dave Silbert. So What Else was incorporated in 2010 and slowly evolved from a general determination to stimulate volunteerism in Montgomery County into a concentrated effort to address the shocking lack of longevity and diversity in OST programs for children in underprivileged neighborhoods. In addition to his full-time job at The Robert Joseph Group, Bob serves as Treasurer for So What Else and regularly visits several of So What Else’s after school classes in Montgomery County and Washington, D.C.
He currently lives in Maryland with his daughters Amanda and Sydney.