Robert Butterbaugh

Practice Leader

As Director for GTM’s Property Tax Services, Bob is responsible for oversight and delivery of all property tax outsourcing and advisory services offered by the firm. This includes property tax compliance, valuation review and appeals, audit support, and fixed asset and reclassification reviews.

Bob’s 35+ year career has included leadership roles in both Big4 public accounting firms (EY and PwC), as well as Fortune 500 companies such as MCI (now part of Verizon), Kraft Foods (now KraftHeinz), and DuPont (now DowDuPont). While at DuPont, Bob led the global grants and incentives and property tax practices and was responsible for real and personal property tax (compliance, negotiation, litigation, planning, and reporting). Nationally, he has provided property tax administration, appeals, and consulting services with a focus on complex properties in multiple industries including manufacturing, retail, telecommunications, transportation, and utilities.

Known for his presentations at industry conferences and symposiums across the U.S., Bob is a sought-after speaker, active member, and past president of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT). He currently serves on the IPT’s CMI Property Tax Certification Committee and as Chair of the Distance Learning Committee.

In his free time, he enjoys reading, exercising, community group activities at his church, and an occasional fishing trip.




B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University
M.B.A. in Finance from DePaul University