Bradley Rod, CPA

Staff Accountant
Abdo, Eick & Meyers, LLP

YPG member profile

 

What's your favorite part of your job?

The people. I truly enjoy the presence of my coworkers and the clients that we have the opportunity to serve. 

How did you get involved in the YPG? 

I was introduced to the YPG by a coworker. She was a previous YPG Captain for our firm and suggested it as a great organization to get involved with especially as a newer staff member. 

If you could have any superpower, what would it be? 

That's a tough question...I would have to go with the ability to fly. It would make commuting through Minneapolis traffic a lot easier if I could simply fly over everyone. 

Who is your role model? 

My dad has always been my role model. For my entire life, he has always had a strong influence on who I've aspired to become and has had a strong influence on shaping me into the person I am today. He has a simple yet effective mindset, "Work hard, and be nice to people." He lives to help people, which speaks well to his career as a law enforcement officer. He's a hard worker, shows integrity and perseveres. He's an easy person to have as a role model and I'm fortunate for that. 

What was your very first job? 

My first real job was working as a pizza chef at a local pizzeria in my hometown of Forest Lake, MN. I never grew to dislike the smell of pizza as much as I did that summer. 

What advice do you have for other young professionals? 

Get involved both inside and outside of the office, don't be afraid to try new things, set goals, take calculated risks, work hard and treat everyone with respect. 

Why did you decide to go into this career path? 

I think my decision was made as a result of my general curiosity of business and my passion for helping people. The single greatest part of this job is being able to help client's with their goals and to experience their gratitude when we provide them with a valued service.