Charlie Martin

Strategic Business Consultant
Wichita, KS

How I help . . .

Early in my auditing experience, I was reviewing the financial results with a client. As we dove into the “why” of certain costs, he expressed that was the type of information he was needing to understand the drivers of his business. And, that was what he expected from me – to understand the business drivers. We worked on a solution from that information and took a different course of action.

I continue to rely on that discussion in my roles to help build mutually beneficial relationships. Listening to the client is the most important aspect of my role to learn and then to develop solutions considering many alternatives.

"I am a highly interactive person and believe we can all make a difference in our communities and the people we meet. All it takes to get going is that first step."

Q&A with Charlie

What does above+beyond mean to you?
Above + beyond means we look for solutions to our client's situations. In every engagement, we have the opportunity to help the client understand and evaluate alternatives that may not have been what our engagement was originally set-up for.
What does being a strategic ally mean to you?
Being strategic means to understand the opportunities for each client and take action to achieve the desired results.
What type of sports are you good at?
Golf and basketball
What inspires you?
Seeing others succeed.
What do you enjoy most about your work at Adams Brown?
The clients. The clients I deal are looking for assistance on how to get through certain opportunities to get better and are looking for us to help.

Life Outside the Office

Hobbies & Interests

  • Church
  • All kinds of outdoor activities
  • Volunteering
  • Coaching of youth activities

Frequented Websites

  • Amazon
  • Golf Channel
  • ESPN

Little Known Facts

I am one of eight children with me being the middle child, and yes, I have the typical middle child characteristics!

My Professional History


  • Mayor – City of Andale
  • Church Finance Council



  • Fort Hays State University
    • BBA Accounting


Work Highlights

  • Year joined Adams Brown: 2022
  • Previously worked as a Finance Director at Koch Industries Companies
  • Year entered in Accounting: 1987


  • CPA