In our current change-driven world, only the very agile and those ready to embrace a radical mental shift will emerge as winners. On this note, one of the few thought-leaders to emerge and impact communities in a bid to influence minds positively is Rudy Mutombo.
Born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rudy migrated to the United States with his family at the tender age of 17 finally settling in the Dallas area. There, Rudy attended the prestigious University of Texas at Arlington and earned a degree in accounting. After a brief stint in the corporate sphere, Rudy seized the initiative to impact the world as an entrepreneur. His unique insight, knowledge, and perspective into business have earned him a reputation as a much-sought-after coach and speaker.
“When I graduated from UT Arlington and started working in corporate America, I just knew that it was not what I wanted to do” ~ Rudy Mutombo
Always seeking to push new boundaries, Mutombo has always believed he had a bigger calling in life. Even in his earlier days growing up in Congo, Rudy dreamt of changing lives and exerting a positive influence to bring awareness to social issues and inspire others to reach their full potential. He believes education is the best gift a parent can give to their child to increase their chances of succeeding in the United States and beyond. Borrowing a leaf from Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, Rudy Mutombo inspires by coaching and mentoring those who want to pursue a similar path. This is the engine that drove him to take the risk and plunge into entrepreneurship.
“I was motivated by the idea of being my own boss and running my own company,” he explains. “I was not passionate about working in corporate America, so I decided to start my own tax preparation business and that was where it all began.”
ProTax Refunds was launched in 2006 with a clientele that consisted mainly of friends, extended family, and his local community. The family-owned business whose mantra is “To make life less taxing”, has since grown to span seven locations across the United States. With its highly experienced agents, flexible hours and attention to detail, ProTax Refunds specializes in personal taxes, business taxes, bookkeeping, and entity formation. Consider the following customer testimonial:
“Mr. Rudy Mutombo is a very knowledgeable tax expert. He will go the extra mile in asking his clients all the appropriate questions to make sure that they are provided with the best tax services…”~ Moahe Assie, Dallas, TX
The enterprise has since soared even scooping several awards along the way and expanding to seven locations across the US. But this was not the apex for Mr. Mutombo. He went on to launch several other businesses, which led to the creation of his own umbrella company, Mutombo International which included ProTax, Hub Towing (a Dallas-based roadside assistance company), Divine Braids salon, and FSMS (Foreign Student Migration Services), which assists students from the Congo who want to pursue higher education in Canada and the US.