Meet John Seale

31 12 2014

JohnSMJohn G. Seale, CPA.CITP is the managing partner of RBSK Partners with overall responsibility for achieving the firm’s goals and growth plans. He is ultimately responsible for employee and client satisfaction for the firm. He has specific oversight of audit and accounting and the firm’s technology practice. He is experienced in fraud investigations and is a qualified peer review team captain.

Before beginning his career at RBSK thirty years ago, John graduated from Brookville High School as the highest ranking male in his class. While in high school, he won the Indiana state mathematical award and was president of the National Honor Society. After high school, he received a congressional appointment to West Point and an alternate appointment to the Air Force Academy. Choosing not to go the military route, he attended Eastern Kentucky University and attained a BBA in Accounting. From there he was employed by the Indiana State Board of Accounts, where an audit in Greensburg sparked his interest in public accounting.

Through his position as a CPA, John has been able to serve on the Peer Review Committee and Report Acceptance Board of the Indiana CPA Society, and he is a former member of the AICPA Information Technology Committee. Additionally, he is a director of MainSource Financial Group (MSFG).

John and his wife Julie reside in Brookville with their son Austin, a senior at Franklin County High School. Austin plays on the golf team and is an avid hunter. Austin has been able to hunt deer, bear, alligator, Corsican Ram, coyote, sting rays, and other small game. John enjoys accompanying Austin on his hunting trips; he also enjoys boating and travel.

John brings experience, commitment, and excellence to RBSK to gain the trust and confidence of our clients. John can be reached via email or by phone at 663-7567, extension 221.

Meet Bob Blankman

16 12 2014

BobSMRobert J. Blankman, CPA is a partner of RBSK Partners. Bob specializes in delivering accounting and tax services to individual and closely-held business clients in a variety of industries, including retail, professional services, agriculture, transportation, warehousing, and real estate.

As our director of tax services, Bob ensures proper tax return preparation procedures are followed and that RBSK utilizes the best in tax technologies to serve our clients. He invests in ongoing education to stay current on and educate our staff and clients about all tax developments and tax law changes.

In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, Bob has experience as a Valuation Analyst. Bob provides essential valuation services to his business clients for gift and estate tax purposes, buy/sell agreements, or as they contemplate the purchase or sale of a business.

Actively involved in his community and profession, Bob is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and The Indiana CPA Society. He has served as a member, officer, director, and committee chairperson of various community groups, including within his church, the Optimist Club, the Chamber of Commerce, the Decatur County Community Foundation, Knights of St. John, the United Fund, and Big Brothers & Big Sisters.

Bob is also an accomplished speaker, having presented on a variety of tax-related topics for groups including chambers of commerce, service clubs, and churches, as well as for public seminars and training sessions. He has also authored several tax-related articles that have been published in local newsletters and newspapers.

Bob brings significant experience and commitment to excellence to RBSK to make a difference for our clients. To contact Bob, you can email him at or call him at 663-7567, extension 212.