A Whetstone is a tool used to sharpen a cutting edge. Although a simple tool, it must be applied correctly to be effective. The Whetstone Group's mission is to help our clients identify growth opportunities and hone their competitive edge. Each tool has been tested and refined by professionals with decades of experience in accounting and the professional service industry. When applied properly, these tools can restore your sharp focus and offer you new ways to not only compete, but also grow.

Larry Bildstein, a former regional managing partner with RSM McGladrey, saw a need for growth planning and business development training in the professional service market. Combining his client service knowledge with the marketing expertise of Lisa Rhatigan and Carrie Steffen, this trio of seasoned professionals founded The Whetstone Group, Inc. in August 2000.

At Whetstone, we feel a sense of urgency to help our clients grow while getting the maximum return on their investments. There isn't just one way to do this for every client. Our approach is to understand each client's situation and skill set, then apply the right tools in the right way to achieve profitable growth.

Learn more about our people and The Whetstone Group. Hone your competitive edge.