Jason B. Hamilton, CPA

Managing Partner

Jason Hamilton has been in public accounting since 2000, starting his career with Ernst & Young before moving back to Vermont and joining GFC in 2003. He has been a partner at the firm since 2009, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee since 2017, and has served in various other leadership positions including audit department leader, and partner-in-charge of marketing and business development.  Jason became a managing partner of the firm in 2019.

Jason has extensive experience working with multiple closely held, venture capital and private equity owned companies in a broad range of industries, primarily within the manufacturing, distribution, recreational, hospitality, retail and service areas. In addition to providing accounting and auditing services, he is also involved in the firm’s transaction services, mergers and acquisitions, financial due diligence on both the buy and the sell side, and quality of earnings reporting.

Jason is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Vermont Society of Certified Public Accountants. Jason is also a 2005 graduate of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Champlain program.

Jason graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, where he earned his Master of Science degree in Accountancy. He is also a graduate of the University of Vermont, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration – Finance.

Phil’s career has been focused on business and personal tax planning and compliance, as well as structuring of transactions and entities.  He works with owner-operated as well as investor-owned businesses and their broader tax planning needs.  His industry focus has been primarily in manufacturing, distribution, solar development, and professional services.  His client service approach is big picture tax structuring for longer term client success and goals.  As a managing partner, Phil is responsible for the operations of the firm and leading on people development initiatives.

Phil earned his Bachelor’s degree in Religion and Philosophy from Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana. He completed his accounting studies at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. Phil has continued learning through continuing education programs at the Harvard Business School, The Center for Creative Leadership, and the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.  Phil’s current learning focus is on organizational health and coaching.

Phil is treasurer and on the board of The Sharon Academy, a private secondary school.  In the past he has served as chair of the board of the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce, as the treasurer of Delta Dental of Vermont, treasurer for Willing Hands in Norwich, Vermont, and as the chair of the board of the Bethany Birches Children’s Camp in Plymouth, Vermont.

Phil resides in Sharon, Vermont, with his wife and two children.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Religion and Philosophy from Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana
  • Treasurer and on the board of The Sharon Academy, a private secondary school
  • In the past, he has served as:
    • Chair of the board of the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce
    • Treasurer of Delta Dental of Vermont
    • Treasurer for Willing Hands in Norwich, Vermont
    • Chair of the board of the Bethany Birches Children’s Camp in Plymouth, Vermont