• Nick Adamy

    Nick Adamy is a Managing Director and Shareholder of Adamy Valuation. He has extensive experience providing valuation, financial advisory, and expert witness services to private and public companies, business owners, corporate finance executives, investors, trustees, and attorneys for a variety of purposes. 

    He has advised clients on transactions and cases involving mergers &...

    • nadamy@adamyvaluation.com
    • 616-284-3702
  • Nellie Akalp

    Nellie Akalp is an entrepreneur, business expert, professional speaker, published author, and mother to four amazing kids. Nellie has dedicated her entrepreneurial career to helping other entrepreneurs and business professionals succeed at business ownership.

    As CEO and Co-Founder of CorpNet.com, she has helped more than half a million small businesses and licensed professionals get their businesses and clien...

    • info@corpnet.com
    • +1 888 449 2638
  • George Azih

    George Azih Is LeaseQuery’s Founder and CEO. Prior to founding LeaseQuery, George worked in Technical Accounting and Accounting Research for a Fortune 500 company, specializing in lease accounting, debt modifications and hedge accounting. Prior to that, he worked in a CPA firm specializing in audits of financial institutions (banks and insurance companies). He holds a Bachelor's degree in accounting from...

    • george.azih@leasequery.com
    • (800) 880 - 7270
  • Fanny Barrientos

    Fanny Barrientos has been the digital marketing expert at CPA Site Solutions for over 3 years. Ms. Barrientos is an expert in helping CPAs develop engaging social media content while maximizing their firm's online visibility through search marketing efforts. She graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing. In her spare time, she likes to watch Game of Thrones, crochet,...

    • fanny.barrientos@cpasitesolutions.com
    • (800) 896 - 4500
  • Roger Batista

    Roger Batista is a practice development consultant at AccountantsWorld. Roger brings over 15 years of experience in helping accounting firms develop and strengthen their payroll processing services by incorporating more advanced software tools and processes.

    • rbatista@accountantsworld.com
    • (888) 999 - 1366
  • Liz Briggson

    Liz Briggson joined the Encoursa team in 2017, bringing a unique mix of accounting, finance, and sales experience.  A self-described lifelong learner, Liz is passionate about education and helping people reach their potential. 

    Liz's corporate finance experience includes progressive finance roles with Kellogg Company, Amway, and Open Systems Technologies. At Amway, Liz was responsible for manage...

    • liz@encoursa.com
    • +1 616 558 5646
  • Jaime Campbell

    Jaime Campbell, CPA, MBA, CGMA, CTT, MCT is co-owner of Tier One Services, LLC, an outsourced accounting firm supporting small businesses and CPAs across the country. After starting her career in tax and audit, she now loves to deliver financial clarity to CEOs and CFOs via dashboards & financial models - and deliver massive time savings to CPAs. Jaime was selected as a Woman of Note by the NJ Society of CPAs for &...

    • jcampbellcpa@tieroneservices.net
    • (704) 837 - 0185
  • Jim Cline

    Mr. Cline graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Taxation from the University of Houston in 1989.  His first job was at Arthur Andersen where he worked in the Tax and Real Estate Appraisal departments.  After seven years with Arthur Andersen, Mr. Cline became the Manager of Revenue Services at Service Corporation International (SCI), the largest funeral home and cemetery consolidator in No...

    • Jim.Cline@excelceo.com
    • (713) 481 - 6515
  • Gary Cokins

    Gary Cokins is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author in advanced cost management and performance improvement systems. He is the founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management, an advisory firm located in Cary, North Carolina. Gary received a BS degree with honors in Industrial Engineering/Operations Research from Cornell University in 1971. He received his MBA from Northwestern University’s...

    • gcokins@garycokins.com
    • +1 919 720 2718
  • David Cristello

    David Cristello is the Founder & CEO of Jetpack Workflow, a leading Recurring Client Management (RCM) System for Accounting Firm Owners. He’s also the host of Growing Your Firm Podcast, which has been featured by Accounting Today, has over 70K downloads, and features strategies on how top practitioners are growing their firm. Prior to Jetpack Workflow, he was a growth consultant to SMB’s across 15 indus...

    • david@jetpackworkflow.com
    • (888) 445 - 3735
  • Gerri Detweiler
    • Head of Market Education
    • NAV

    Gerri Detweiler is Head of Market Education for Nav, the only website that gives business owners free business and personal credit scores. She's been helping individuals and small business owners navigate the confusing world of credit for more than twenty years, and trains tax and small business advisors to help their small business clients successfully build credit and increase access to capital. She is the coauth...

    • gerri@nav.com
    • (855) 226 - 8388
  • Peter Goldmann

    Peter Goldmann is a foremost provider of practical fraud and cyber-crime training. Peter also publishes a bi-monthly newsletter called the "White-Collar Crime Fighter". Through the newsletter, Peter shares "how-to" fraud detection tips and investigation information from the world's top experts. Peter is also author of "Fraud in the Markets", a chronicle of...

    • pgoldmann@fraudaware.com
    • (800) 440 - 2261
  • Nate Hagerty

    With a previous background in youth ministry, Nate Hagerty entered the tax industry in 2003 and became the Marketing Director of a regional tax firm in Virginia.

    This firm grew from a small $50,000/year firm to one which took in over $4.3 million in tax prep fees alone in less than ten years, employing over 440 people with 23 locations throughout Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee. From...

    • nate@taxpromarketer.com
    • +1 913 674 5965
  • John Harrison
    • Executive Director
    • SASBA

    Over 40 years experience as a CPA ranging from 6 years with national firms to his own local practice. In addition to practicing in a CPA firm, he founded an accounting and tax franchise which helped CPAs and Accountants grow and prosper in their practices.  The franchise, CFOToday, is rated annually in Entrepreneur Magazine.

    • jharrison@sasba.org
    • (850) 681 - 1941
  • Amanda Huyck
    • Director of Integrated Partnerships
    • CPACharge

    Amanda Huyck is a business development and sales leader with nearly 20 years' experience in
    software and medical technology. Today she serves as Director of Integrated Partnerships at
    AffiniPay, a payment technology company that helps professional services firms get paid quickly
    and easily, online. Amanda helps third-party software companies integrate AffiniPay's payment
    technology i...

    • ahuyck@affinipay.com
    • 844-352-4705
  • Greg Kyte

    Greg is the co-host of the ThriveCast, a monthly podcast on running your firm like an actual business. He is a regular blogger for the THRIVEal CPA Network, and his cartoons are being run on GoingConcern.com. He is a fellow of the VeraSage Institute, and Accounting Today included him in its 2013 and 2014 lists of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the Accounting Profession.

    Greg is also a stand up comedia...

    • greg@gregkyte.com
    • (801) 722 - 4662
  • Abel Limas, Jr.

    With fifteen (15) years of Information Technology (IT) experience, Abel has dedicated ten (10) of those years to the Legal Information Technology (LIT) arena. He is a graduate of Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, TX, where he received his Juris Doctorate (J.D.). Abel also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A) in Management from The University of Texas at Brownsville. &n...

    • abel@protowiselabs.com
    • (956) 459 - 6501
  • Jon Lokhorst

    Jon Lokhorst, CPA, ACC, is a leadership coach and consultant based in Lake Geneva, WI. He partners with CPAs, CFOs, and other leaders who face massive change in their industry and recognize the need for a new model of leadership to navigate those challenges. Prior to launching Lokhorst Consulting LLC, Jon enjoyed a 30-plus year career as a CPA, CFO, and organizational leader.

    • jon@lokhorstconsulting.com
    • (612) 381 - 6275
  • Scott Maurer

    Scott Maurer is the Director of Business Development for Advanta IRA. Advanta specializes in administering self-directed IRA and retirement accounts. Scott has worked for Advanta since 2006, and is a frequent speaker and lecturer on the topic of self-directed IRAs and using retirement funds to invest in real estate and other alternative assets. Scott is also an attorney and a member of The Florida Bar, although he does...

    • smaurer@advantairagroup.com
    • (727) 581 - 9853
  • Trent McLaren

    Trent Mclaren is Australia's thought leader of the year in the Accounting Industry. He is the head of accounting and strategic partnerships at Practice Ignition. His role see's him partnering with accounting professionals all over the world as he strives to drive innovation and disruption with his partners. Igniting a culture to challenge the status quo and create true customer centricity. Trent comes with year...

    • trent@practiceignition.com
    • (616) 558 - 5646
  • Scott Peterson
    • Vice President of U.S. Tax Policy and Government Relations
    • Avalara

    Scott Peterson is Avalara's Vice President of U.S. Tax Policy and Government Relations. He has over 30 years experience working in tax policy and legislation, having been the first Executive Director of the Streamlined Sales Tax governing board and the former COO of an organization devoted to making sales tax simpler and more uniform for the benefit of business. Scott also served ten years as the Director of the So...

    • scott.peterson@avalara.com
    • (206) 826 - 4900
  • Meg Post

    Meg L. Post, ASA is a Director with Adamy Valuation. She provides a full range of valuation and financial advisory services to closely-held businesses, their owners and advisors, and fiduciaries as it relates to mergers and acquisitions, employee stock ownership plans, succession planning, tax planning, corporate strategic planning, and financial reporting under US GAAP and IFRS. She has advised ESOP trustees and fiduc...

    • mpost@adamyvaluation.com
    • 616-284-3706
  • Kristen Rampe, CPA

    Kristen provides leadership development, retreat facilitation, coaching and training to forward-thinking accounting professionals and their firms. 

    She helps CPAs connect, communicate, and prosper with their clients and teams. Her blog, ‘Accounting Made Awesome’ features her deep industry knowledge peppered with astute industry satire.  

    Before founding her company in 2011, Kri...

    • kristen@kristenrampe.com
    • (616) 219 - 0375
  • Cedar Robinson

    Cedar Robinson is the co-founder and a Managing Director of Warner Robinson LLC, one of the Nation's leading R&D tax credit consulting firms. Cedar has been specializing in the R&D credit since 1993 including many years at PwC and Grant Thornton before forming Warner Robinson LLC in 2009. Cedar has helped hundreds of small and large businesses maximze their R&D Credits. Cedar also has extensive IRS audi...

    • cedar@warner-robinson.com
    • (816) 600 - 6150
  • Herb Rubenstein

    Herb Rubenstein is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Washington and Lee. He was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar to the University of Bristol where he received a diploma in the social sciences. He received his Master of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs of the University of Texas at Austin. He has his law degree from Georgetown University. His books in Entrepreneurism and Leadership have been...

    • herb@sbizgroup.com
    • (303) 910 - 7961
  • Karle Simmons

    Karle Simmons is an Associate Licensed Tax Professional with Tax Defense Network, LLC working exclusively with clients to provide federal and state tax debt resolutions. Karle believes that every client deserves a resolution to their debt that fits their unique situation. Through a thorough analysis in consultation with the client we are able to deliver the client an affordable resolution.  Karle has specialized i...

    • karle.simmons@taxdefensenetwork.com
    • (904) 404 - 3164
  • Steve Smith

    Steve Smith, Registered Principal and Registered Investment Advisor, is vice president of Imprimis Financial.  Steve has over 30 years extensive experience in retirement planning, investments and insurance consulting.  He works closely with plan sponsors to provide recommendations and investment options, providing education and monitoring of the investment performance.  In addition to working w...

    • ssmith@imprimisinc.com
    • (626) 325 - 2002
  • Alex Sonkin

    Alex Sonkin is the founder of the Virtual Family Office Hub (VFO Hub), the global leader for supercharging family offices and elite CPA Firms with best-in-class resources and specialists. Mr. Sonkin and his team work closely with each family office and CPA Firm in order to take them through a transformational educational experience, arming them with a comprehensive plug-n-play solution - whereby they are able to delive...

    • asonkin@vfohub.com
    • (858) 381-0795
  • Todd Steinberg

    Todd Steinberg brings more than 20 years of experience emphasizing all aspects of sales & marketing in the accounting & tax industry. Specializing in working with accountants, Todd is well-versed in a variety of areas including: sales coaching, mergers & acquisitions, practice management, and integrating financial planning into a tax practice.

    Todd is sought after speaker at regional and national...

    • todd@newclientsinc.com
    • (609) 870 - 8116
  • Colin Tierney
    • Director of Marketing and Strategy
    • Sageworks

    Colin Tierney is the Director of Marketing and Strategy at Sageworks – a financial analysis solutions, industry data, and risk management solutions provider – where he leads the marketing and strategy for the business advisory technology division.

    • colin.tierney@sageworks.com
    • (866) 603 - 7029