IMS Tallahassee

Our Story

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While most of our clients are located in the Southeast U.S. and the Caribbean, our home office is located in beautiful Tallahassee, Florida. Innovative Management Services has grown to be a full service business consulting firm whose clients have a local, regional, national and international presence.

Founded in 1997 by our current CEO, Gregg Patterson, his mission has always been to provide entrepreneurs the foundation of business expertise necessary to grow and prosper. While he discovered there was a large demand for the business knowledge of senior level management, the problem was they could not yet afford a full time experienced CEO, CFO or COO. He found these companies also needed project based key skills in strategic planning, business plan development, and other numerous finance related projects.

Today, IMS offers a full range of support services based around five areas of expertise. These services include:

1. Accounting and bookkeeping

2. Full back office support services

3. Interim and part-time staffing building up to C-level CEO, CFO & COO services

4. Fraud Ex, our fraud prevention and reduction program

5. Staff and management recruiting

The IMS team is highly qualified with many having MBA, CPA, IA, and CFE designations. Our clients find they can plug into our team’s expertise, with a scalable menu of services, on an as needed basis. IMS Clients include respected names in agriculture, construction and development, healthcare, manufacturing, marinas, property insurance, warehouse and distribution, and more. We are proud that our clients love to give us great references.

Please contact us today so we can discuss how we can provide you with the tools needed to maximize your success.

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Ethics – Our Principle Beliefs

Our CEO is active in the Sunrise Rotary in Tallahassee. We have adapted the Rotary 4-way test as our guiding principles. They are:

1. Is it the truth?

2. Is it fair to all concerned?

3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

This is how we think, say, and do in all aspects of our business

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The Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary defines Diversity as:

    > " The quality or state of having many different forms, types, ideas, etc. "
    >" The state of having people who are different races or who have different cultures in a group or organization "

At Innovative Management Services, this is also one of our core beliefs. Diversity is what helps keep us balanced in our knowledge, beliefs, and actions. We believe this enables us to provide our clients with advice that takes multiple perspectives into account.

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Involvement in Our Community

Members of our team are very active volunteers in our community. We have served on the Boards in leadership roles and volunteered with the Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, Rotary Projects, Blueprint 2000, Christmas Connection, faith based initiatives, and Move Tallahassee, a walking and connection-based organization.