M. Carr was born in Chicago Illinois, but grew
up in New Zealand. He completed a Bachelor of Commerce Degree
at Auckland University before being recruited by a Fortune 25
company in the United States. He held several positions within
the sales and marketing departments of the company during his
1977 and 1984 he purchased a number of offices of a bookkeeping
company, which became the nucleus of today’s Better Business
He also completed his MBA and obtained a Certified Public Accountant’s
license in Oklahoma and Minnesota during this time.
he left 3M to pursue his own entrepreneurial business opportunities.
Concentrating on bookkeeping, tax preparation and payroll processing
in Texas and Florida, the company developed a strong reputation
as a proven provider of tax and bookkeeping advice for small
Services Inc offers extensive tax preparation and financial
planning assistance to a wide cross section of businesses. To
further support the clients of the business, John Carr is both
an Enrolled Agent with the Internal Revenue Service and a Certified
Tax Practitioner. The forty-nine employees in the company have
been key to the success of the company.
Mr. Carr has owned and operated several small businesses in
a diverse range of industries, from travel and aircraft leasing
to printing and computers.
he listed an entity on the New Zealand Stock Exchange. The business
invested in service companies specializing in small businesses
in the United States. In 1993 the company expanded into New
Zealand forestry, a change in direction that presented significant
opportunities for the minority investors. The company expanded
further, and in 1994 merged with Evergreen Forests to form a
$100 million dollar company.
he rounded out his financial experience and qualifications as
a Certified Fraud Examiner and has investigated a number of
white-collar embezzlements and frauds. As a Certified Valuation
Analyst, Mr. Carr is able to value businesses and financial
transactions from a number of perspectives.
as a Director of New Zealand Petroleum Ltd, Mr. Carr was key
in changing the direction of the company. As a result, it developed
into a $100 million dollar provider of eldercare facilities
for the retired.
2001, Mr. Carr published his first book – “Wealth
Creation” designed to give practical tips for all those
striving to achieve their financial dreams.
the Certified Public Accounting office in Idabel Oklahoma merged
with another CPA practice resulting in the largest CPA office
in McCurtain County, Oklahoma.
2003 the Oil and Gas Bulletin was merged with the acquisition
of PEX Publications in Perth, Australia making it the premier
publisher of Oil and Gas information in Western Australia.
saw All Purpose Finance Ltd set up as a New Zealand finance
company with John Carr taking a minority holding.
2003 the Coronet Alpine Hotel was added as a 74-room hotel serving
New Zealand inbound tourists and catering to Ski Season at the
base of Coronet Peak in Queenstown – a top tourist destination.
By 2006 revenues had quadrupled with the addition of a 7 lane,
state of the art bowling alley.
historical brick building was renovated and in May 2004 the
CPA offices moved into the building. The CPA office was successful
in securing the Budget Making position for McCurtain County.
We assist the Excise Commission and County Commissioners in
establishing the annual multi-million dollar county budget.
The CPA office is the pre-emanate accounting office in McCurtain
2004 saw the sale of Moneyonline to publicly listed Dorchester
Pacific. The merger gives the company greater access to an expanded
base of clients and more diversified list of products.
administrative offices for the BBS companies were moved to a
campus-like setting on 10 acres of land in Boerne, just outside
San Antonio in May 2004.
April 2005 was a busy month with the acquisition of EasyBooks
NZ Ltd. With 8,000 customers in New Zealand and a strong role
with Accountants in New Zealand Easybooks is the common product
that will be developed across all three counties. It provides
an entry level accounting product and the opportunity to offer
an ASP (application service provider) model. In 2006 a number
of related software products to enhance the end users experience
In the same
month, Spectrum Resources sold its subsidiary – Kinetiq
NZ Ltd and Demand Response to Mr. Carr. They are located along
with Easybooks in a company owned executive office park on the
North Shore of Auckland. The programming team from Kinetiq will
work with Easybooks and Pex to develop online solutions for
customer needs. The initial expectation of true synergy between
the companies as envisaged as the businesses settle in has been
realized. Kinetiq has hired additional staff to support the
growing suite of on line software solutions. It is expected
that each company will continue to evolve as a “center
of excellence” with their own expertise being shared across
2005 the New Zealand Institute of Directors conferred the Fellow
of the Institute of Directors to Mr. Carr
No 10 purchased an iconic coast line property in Pakiri that
borders the latest Auckland Regional Council park acquisition.
It is proposed to expand and develop the Alpaca business in
Suri breeds on this property.
2006 Brass Magazine New Zealand was purchased by Electronic
Publishing Ltd. Brass is a complimentary business to Pex in
that programming and design elements, in addition to office
sharing will be beneficial to both companies.
He has a
200-acre farm in rural New Zealand, running to the ocean and
11 miles of white sand beaches and is being developed as an
John M. Carr B.Com., MBA, CPA, CFP®, CFE, CVA, CFS, EA
San Antonio, Texas