Meet The Founder

Stephanie C. Rousseau, CPA

Founder & CEO,
Prim & Prosper, Inc.

Upon beginning senior year at Michigan State University (MSU), Stephanie Rousseau was pondering next steps after graduation. She secured a job offer with a Big 4 accounting firm, Ernst & Young, LLP, but also wanted to ensure that she was walking in her purpose. By actively participating in various organizations, community service events and obtaining leadership roles while at MSU, she knew she had a passion for mentoring. Through vigorous prayer, God revealed his plan for her life – to mentor youth through empowerment, personal and professional development.

Although, God provided this revelation during her senior year of college, there was still more personal development needed. After graduating with her undergraduate degree in accounting at MSU (2014), she obtained her master’s degree in accounting (2015) along with her CPA. She moved to Chicago, IL to start full-time at Ernst & Young, LLP in their Advisory practice, traveling across the world, for both work and leisure. She joined several organizations within Chicago, serving as a board member to various professional organizations and as a mentor to middle school and high school girls on the south side of Chicago. After living in Chicago for a couple of years, Stephanie decided to move back to her hometown of Detroit to build and invest in her community.

Upon her move back to Detroit, the birth of Prim & Prosper, Inc. came to fruition. Along with serving as the Founder & President of Prim & Prosper, Inc., Ms. Rousseau continues to build her skillset within the financial services field as a Senior Consultant for Accenture and provides financial consulting to various nonprofit organizations. She also serves as the Vice President for National Association of Black Accountants and continues to support and volunteer with several community organizations within the city of Detroit and abroad.

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