Born and raised in Massachusetts, Linh Chau graduated from UMass-Amherst with his Bachelor's degree in Economics in 2005 and continued on to received his MBA from private Nichols College in 2008. After moving to Orlando, working full time in back-office international finance operations, and earning his FINRA Series 7 and Series 24 licenses for the securities industry, Linh pushed to continue his education even further. He completed his Master's in Accounting from the University of Central Florida in May of 2013 then passed the full series of CPA certification exams that summer. Linh was then quickly hired by a private manufacturing enterprise with headquarters in Sarasota. As Financial Analyst for this holding company (that oversaw three distinct business entities, four facilities in the U.S. and Mexico, and sales worldwide) the owners entrusted Linh as the point person on what became an eleven month journey of negotiations, strategizing, and multiple meetings with attorneys and accountants toward the eventual multi-million dollar sale of the manufacturing entities. Having now helped to successfully work himself out of his new job, Linh decided to put his extensive education, real-world experience, and recent CPA certification to use in public accounting.
Linh and his wife Alexandra, the Principal of real estate development consultancy ACRE Advisors LLC, live in downtown Sarasota and their first child, Eloise, was born in January 2016.
An Ohio native, Terry L. Armentrout attended Kent State University and went on to graduate from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. After gaining experience at different local accounting firms, Terry seized an opportunity to take over an existing Englewood-based accounting practice in 1996 and has been growing this well respected practice to present day.
In early 2016, Terry teamed up with Linh Chau and the firm became Armentrout, Chau and Associates, PLLC. Together they have nearly 45 years of experience in accounting, taxation and finance as well as a shared passion for serving clients and the community.
Terry is highly involved in a number professional organizations, including the Florida Institute of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. He also has been a member of Sarasota Masonic Lodge 147 for over forty years and a member of the Tampa Scottish Rite’s ritual team for 20 years. Additionally, Terry has served as a treasurer for a number of local organizations.
Terry has four adult children and is a grandfather of nine. He spends his free time fishing, sailing and spending time with newly blended family and his wife Susan. Terry also enjoys working with the Sahib Shrine center, where he has been a member of the clown unit for the past 29 years and serves on the finance committee. He looks forward to continuing to serve both businesses and individuals in Southwest Florida as a licensed and experienced CPA for Armentrout, Chau and Associates, PLLC.
MEET THE CPAs
With convenient offices located in Sarasota and in the southern part of Sarasota County in olde downtown Englewood, Armentrout, Chau and Associates is a full service tax, accounting and business consulting firm practicing in Southwest Florida. We serve businesses from Naples to Tampa, and spefically Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties. Our individual and trust clients can be found in many States as well as in Canada and Europe.
Our CPAs and staff accountants assist clients with a variety of services including tax planning and tax return preparation, auditing and bookkeeping. We also provide tax and accounting services, retirement planning guidance, new business consulting, and assistance with personal financial & retirement planning.