These articles couldn’t happen without the ideas, stories and expertise of accountants and industry leaders from around the globe. So thank you to all our contributors for this Edition.
David is the GM and COO at BKE, and is based in San Francisco. Prior to joining BKE, David led Xero’s US Partnership efforts—including building relationships with major US Banks, the expansion of Xero’s Add-On Ecosystem of 350+ partners and integrations with leading Cloud SMB services. With over 15 years of experience helping small businesses succeed, David brings a seasoned perspective on common challenges facing small businesses today.
Frank is not a CPA, accountant or bookkeeper, but rather an entrepreneur passionate about entrepreneurship and business development. Kahuna Accounting is an innovative entrepreneurial company providing business development leverage and value to fast-growth entrepreneurs and business builders through their virtual accounting service.
Greg joined Jessica at Xcelerate Business Solutions in 2015. With expertise in a wide variety of non-profit, city government and for-profit businesses including administrative pastor, he has helped Xcelerate develop a market niche focusing on small/medium size churches. Greg is also a business and life coach.
Jason founded Thriveal in 2010 as a way to help entrepreneurial CPA firm owners connect. Since that time, Thriveal has helped many small firms grow by providing a community, coaching services, webinars, and live events. Jason is also the Chief Innovative Officer of his firm, Blumer & Associates, CPAs, which was one of the first to move from a traditional office to a virtual environment, enabling them to serve various niches.
Jessica started Xcelerate Business Solutions, an offsite accounting firm, when her family needed to raise $10,000 for an adoption. She soon found herself managing too many clients on her own, and began to hire dedicated stay-at-home moms to join her efforts. As a 2016 Firm of the Future Runner Up, you can find her enjoying the business one minute, and being present with her family the next.
Formed in 2011, Two Roads was named the Quickbooks Firm of the Future in 2015 thanks to an emphasis on utilizing technology to make their team more efficient, while delivering excellence and simplicity to clients' lives. Joe leads the team in serving awesome clients as well as partnering with software providers, like Karbon, who are building amazing products that make the entire industry better.
Keith is CEO of BookKeeping Express, and has nearly three decades of business consulting experience, having led sales strategies, operating units, and the Global Utilities Industry Practice. He previously worked with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) for 27 years and led extremely large teams, drove significant growth in profit and loss entities, managed global teams, delivered complex system integrations, and most importantly, drove significant value to small firms and Fortune 500 companies.
Kenji is the Founder of Acuity which builds and maintains financial functions for entrepreneurs and startups. He began his career at Arthur Andersen, was the CFO of a tech company during the "Dot-com boom & bust", and is now trying to modernize the accounting function for entrepreneurs.
Kim is a QuickBooks Online Certified ProAdvisor and a Tsheets Certified PRO. Her firm Singletrack Bookkeeping has been designated a 2016 Intuit Firm of the Future Runner Up. Based in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Kim spends her time running the business, enjoying many activities in the great outdoors, and participating in small local non-profits such as the Tour de Steamboat annual cycling event
Kimberley has been working in public practice for more than 20 years and a business partner at Adrians Chartered Accounting since 2004. Her focus is on helping clients to find more efficient ways of doing business, and she works with a diverse range of industries including professional services, manufacturing, retail, property and start-ups.
Megan has been using her directing skills in the service of nonprofit finance since 2000. She wants all nonprofits to know exactly where their restricted funds are, and to implement 21st-century accounting tools to speed up their processes so they can spend more time changing the world.