Bonnie J Nagayama, CPA has been focused on supporting other professionals and their QuickBooks® Accounting Software clients with practical solutions for financial and day-to-day operational issues since 1992. Her Controller background and CPA experience are a perfect blend to bridge the gap between what the client wants and what the Accountant needs. She understands both sides and can effectively use QuickBooks to provide a solution that works for each party which often includes QuickBooks and integrated applications. Bonnie has been a member of the QuickBooks Professional Advisor Program and an Intuit Solutions Provider since each program began, as well as a member of the Intuit Trainers & Writers Network. She has worked with the Sleeter Group since 1995 and has actively participated in the Awesome Add-On process for the last several years. For QuickBooks tips and tricks, visit her website at http://www.accountingsoftwaresecrets.com and blog at http://www.accountingsoftwaresecrets.com/blog/
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For several years, Cameron Hendrick has been regarded as an expert in web-based technologies for the accounting profession. As the Vice President of Emochila, Inc. he oversees an operation that manages website development and maintenance for thousands of accounting firms across the country. He brings knowledge in the fields of search engine optimization, online marketing, graphic design, and web applications for accounting practice management. He has consulted with more than 2,000 accounting firms individually on their web presence and how to optimize it. Cameron holds a degree in Economics from Yale University, and has a background in commercial real estate. His interest in web-based technologies sprouted as a hobby and has evolved into a profession
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Caren Schwartz is an Advanced Certified ProAdvisor, a member of the Intuit Accounting Professionals Trainer and Writer Network and principal of Time & Cents Consultants, LLC. Located in Fairfield, Connecticut Caren specializes in working with professional services firms on billing, accounting and practice management solutions. In addition to QuickBooks, Caren is also a Certified Consultant on Timeslips, Peachtree and Amicus Attorney as well as a Certified Independent Consultant for Time Matters/Billing Matters and PCLaw and a reseller of Tabs3 and PracticeMaster. Caren is an associate of 35*45 Consulting –Global.
Charlie Russell is the founder of CCRSoftware. He's been involved with the small business software industry since the mid 70's, and remembers releasing his first commercial accounting software product when you had a one-floppy disk drive system, loading the program from one floppy and then replacing that with the other floppy to hold the data. He has a special interest in inventory and manufacturing software for small businesses. Charlie is a Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor with additional certifications for QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Enterprise. He also is a Xero Certified Partner. Visit his CCRSoftware web site for information about his QuickBooks add-on products. Charlie can be reached at email@example.com He is also the author of the California Wildflower Hikes blog and a regular blog contributor to the Intuit Inner Circle. Connect with Charlie at Google
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Chuck Vigeant is the Managing Partner of CLEARIFY, LP and is known as the “grandfather” of Crystal Reports and Business Intelligence for QuickBooks. He is considered the foremost expert on QuickBooks ODBC connectivity and both the Intuit SDK and IPP offerings for data analysis and integration, and his company is the world's largest provider of Business Analysis, Business Intelligence, and custom management reporting systems for a variety of Intuit products. Chuck has recently expanded his efforts into creating specialized small business data warehousing applications, which have fundamentally changed the way people extract and use their data. His QQube application now makes it possible to do the most complex QuickBooks data analysis in Excel or SAP Crystal Solutions applications without an engineering or programming degree – or even knowledge of tables or relationships. Chuck achieved several technical certifications - most notably MCSE and CCNA; and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Public Administration from The University of Hartford, and a Masters of Education degree from The University of North Texas. He is the author of the Business Performance and Technology Corner column for QuickBooks and Beyond.
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Doug Sleeter is a passionate leader of innovation and change in the small business accounting technology world. As a CPA firm veteran and former Apple Computer Evangelist, Doug has melded his two great passions (accounting and technology) to guide developers in the innovation of new products and to educate and lead accounting professionals who serve small businesses. Doug is best known for his expertise in QuickBooks as well as driving the adoption of online accounting and small business process solutions. In the early 1990s, Doug was a pioneer in developing the first QuickBooks seminars in the country and has since built the largest group of accounting software consultants in the small business accounting profession. Doug serves on several advisory boards for technology companies and has consulted with numerous industry leaders including Intuit, Sage, Apple, and Adobe Systems. The CPA Practice Advisor has recognized Doug as one of the "Top 25 Thought Leaders" in the accounting profession for the past several years and he has been named to Accounting Today's "Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting" each year since 2008. Highly sought for his ability to engage and educate accounting professionals, Doug presents at various accounting events throughout the year including those held by the AICPA and numerous State CPA societies. Doug also hosts an Accounting Solutions Conference and Tradeshow attended by hundreds of accounting professionals, industry leaders and technology developers.
Fran Reed has over 35 years of professional experience in accounting, financial analysis and reporting. Her creativity and innovation has put her in the forefront of numerous software conversions and business process redesigns. Her innovative solutions have saved clients countless hours of tedium transferring data from one system to the next. Fran is a QuickBooks Advanced Certified ProAdvisor, Excel Expert, has a MBA from Pepperdine University and a BS in Accounting from Cal State Northridge. See her web site at http://www.freedupsolutions.com/. When on her own time, Fran loves riding her bike around the SF Bay Area. She and her husband actively participate in local mission efforts focused towards folks in recovery from drug, alcohol, and other addictions
Fred Lizza is the CEO of Dydacomp. Fred is experienced in bringing new technologies to market, driving rapid growth, building sustainable value propositions and competitive advantage. He was previously CEO of Optiant, where he drove the company's positive momentum toward increased market share, industry leadership, and profitability. He was also president and CEO of Avotus Corporation, a software-based telecom expense management provider. Under his leadership, Avotus became a SAAS-based managed service provider and one of the top market leaders in its space. Prior to Avotus, he was president and CEO of Idiom Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise web globalization software and services to the Global 2000 and e-commerce enterprises, and president and CEO of Infinium (formerly Software 2000), a publicly-held ERP software company that was named as one of Business Week's "Top 100 Hot Companies." Fred received a BS in Accounting at Boston College and an MBA in Marketing at Harvard Business School.
Jim Savage has been a QuickBooks Pro Advisor since 1999. He has since signed on with the Intuit Solution Provider program, which specializes in marketing to the mid-market channel. In addition, he is an Advanced Certified Pro Advisor and his company, Savage and Associates, is an Advanced Certified Pro Advisor and certified in QuickBooks Enterprise and QuickBase in the ISP channel. Prior to becoming a Pro Advisor, Jim was an IT director for a major health insurance carrier and has been involved in large scale IT projects throughout his career. He is now specializing in EDI and E Commerce clients and integration with QuickBooks. Since he has referred to himself as "The QuickBooks Guy" since he started, his website is named appropriately, www.thequickbooksguy.com.
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Joanie Mann is a recognized authority in the areas of ISV cloud enablement and ASP service delivery. Her extensive work with accounting professionals worldwide has positioned her as an expert consultant and adviser to practitioners looking to leverage cloud accounting solutions, web-based applications and Internet technologies in their firms and with their clients. See Joanie’s blogs at: http://coopermann.com, http://buildingup.biz, http://thebookkeepingstore.wordpress.com
Jody Linick is a QuickBooks Certified Pro Advisor since 2004, and a Certified Bookkeeper since 2006. Since 2008, she works primarily with clients in the Cloud9 Realtime hosted environment. As the owner of Linick Consulting in Alameda, California, her goal is to help small business owners maintain up-to-date QuickBooks files hosted in the cloud. She holds a first degree Black Belt in Karate, and her hobbies include speaking French, collecting Star Wars books, and traveling in Sweden with her husband.
Karen Siewert is an Advanced Certified ProAdvisor, Certified Point of Sale Advisor, Intuit Solution Provider and Principal of the CertifiedQB Group located in South Burlington, Vermont. Karen has been working with software conversions and solutions for corporations and small businesses since the mid 80’s.
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Lyn has over 12 years of experience as a Corporate Controller for a mid-sized communications company. She currently works for Informed Systems, Inc., an Intuit Solution Provider as well as a Microsoft Gold Partner, and has over 3 years of experience as an Applications Consultant specializing in QuickBooks, QuickBase and Dynamics GP. Areas of expertise include implementation, training, custom reporting, and integrations. Lyn holds multiple certifications from both Intuit and Microsoft, including QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions, QuickBase, GP Installation & Configuration and SQL Implementation & Maintenance.
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MB (Mary Beth) Raimondi, CPA, CITP, MS Taxation is an Advanced QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor as well as an Intuit Solution Provider. She holds certifications in Enterprise and POS and is a Sleeter Group Certified Consultant as well as a Chapter Co-Leader/Instructor for the National Advisor Network. She is also a charter member of the Intuit Training/Writing Network. She has used QuickBooks since the DOS version and has been teaching QuickBooks nationally to both end users and accountants/consultants since 1999. The focus of her practice in Trumbull, CT has migrated from a full time tax and accounting practice to mainly QuickBooks consulting, 3rd party integration and training. Visit her website at http://www.mbraimondicpa.com/
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Michelle L. Long, CPA is the owner of Long for Success, LLC specializing in QuickBooks consulting & training, coaching small business owners, speaking and writing. She is an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and is a national trainer in Intuit’s Trainer/Writer Network, as well as being a Sleeter Certified Consultant. Michelle is a consultant for Intuit product development and author for Intuit Academy. Since 2000, she has taught hundreds of seminars to thousands of people about QuickBooks, filmed QuickBooks training courses and been a guest speaker for Office Depot’s Web Cafe multiple times. Michelle is the author of Successful QuickBooks Consulting and How to Start a Home Based Bookkeeping Business. She was named one of ‘10 Women who Inspire a Profession’ by Accounting Today and a Financial Services Champion of the Year for 2007 by the Small Business Administration. Michelle is the author of the Michelle's Successful Consulting Corner column for QuickBooks and Beyond. You can learn more at her website and blog LongforSuccess.com.
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Nancy Smyth has supported Intuit products and end users since 1986, with her primary focus being commercial/government construction contractors, certified payroll reporting and AIA Billing requirements. She has been a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor since 1999. As President of Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc., she is a key player in the development of several QuickBooks Add-Ons for the construction industry. She is also the author of the QuickBooks for Contractors blog and provides free and fee-based training for using QuickBooks in the construction industry on the Learn to use QuickBooks in your construction business website.
I started Nerd Enterprises, Inc. in 2003 and continue to work with individuals and companies to cure their financial headaches. Training, writing, blogging, social media and generally building communities around these areas as well as technology has become another passion of mine.
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Sam Saab is President & Founder of DPS Consulting, LLC and Results Software, LLC. Offering more than 25 years of experience in Information Technology consulting and software development, Sam is a recognized pioneer in the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) industry as well as a thought leader in Business Information Management technologies. Sam is a national speaker and published author on CRM and Business Information Management topics including: Business Growth Strategies, Effective Business Development & Sales Force Automation, Leveraging Virtual Offices, Streamlining Business Processes & Workflow, and Gaining a Competitive Advantage. Reach him at http://www.SamSaab.com
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Scott has 30 years of experience in Public Accounting. After graduation from college he worked in the Public Accounting Department of MFA Incorporated auditing farmers exchanges and grain elevators for three years before returning to Springfield, Missouri where he worked in a regional CPA firm. In 1987 Scott opened his own accounting practice, and joined McCullough and Associates L.L.C. in 1997. Scott has worked with QuickBooks accounting software since 1992, and is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor.
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Stacy Kildal is owner/operator of Kildal Services LLC, located in Waterford Michigan—a full service bookkeeping company that specializes in all things QuickBooks. As a Certified Professional Bookkeeper and Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor, she supports QuickBooks clients all over the country, offering payroll, bookkeeping, training and consulting. She regularly teaches QuickBooks workshops through the local county planning and economic development department, along with community college and continuing education classes for various school districts. Stacy is one of the three hosts for the Radio Free QuickBooks weekly online radio show. As a member of the esteemed Intuit Trainer/Writer Network, Stacy has presented many live seminars and webinars. Her attendees enjoy the passion she exhibits for her work and can easily relate to the many real life examples she uses during these presentations. She has also been featured frequently on Intuit’s Community "Ask the Expert" forums, at various Intuit Academy To Go podcasts, as well as hosting a number of Intuit Small Business Online Town Hall sessions. She an big fan of working mobile and has been recognized by Intuit as being an expert on QuickBooks Online, having written the Intuit Academy courses for the US, Singapore and Canadian versions. Kildal Services LLC provides consulting, speaking and writing services to clients (including other accounting professionals) nationwide.
Tim Hughes is a Certified ProAdvisor and is Advanced Certified in Bill.com. He has a BA in Finance from Cal State University of Fullerton, and an MBA from Thunderbird (Top International Biz School in the US). He has gained corporate experience at Toshiba America, General Motors/Hughes Aircraft, and William Morris Agency (now WME). He is founder of Virbo, LLC (www.virbo.net) an outsourced accounting and coaching company (all done virtually) helping small/mid-sized companies increase profitability and get results.
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William English is the President of English Management Solutions, Inc. (EMS). Mr. English has over twenty years of experience in helping small businesses and non-profits manage their finances. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an Accountancy focus from National University in San Diego, CA. A two-time small business owner, Mr.English is a Certified Intuit Solution Provider (ISP) as well as an Advanced Certified ProAdvisor in both QuickBooks Financial and Point of Sale Software. He has been working with QuickBooks Point of Sale (POS) since version 2. Mr. English has also been using and supporting QuickBooks for over 15 years starting with the first DOS version of QuickBooks where he was hired by Intuit, the makers of QuickBooks, as one of the first accounting trained technical support representatives for the program. He is an active tester in the QuickBooks beta program, which allows him early access to the software for testing purposes. Mr. English is a national recognized trainer for both the Sleeter Group and the Joe Woodard Scaling New Heights conference. The EMS website provides technical and marketing information to QuickBooks ProAdvisors all over the country. Recently, Mr. English added author to his resume with the publication of his QuickBooks POS Store Operations Handbook. Additionally, he has co-authored QuickBooks POS for Winery Handbook with Steve Green
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William “Bill” Murphy is an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor with over 30 years of financial and teaching experience. His consulting company, RRR, Ltd. has been helping businesses get the most from their Intuit software since 1989. His practice focuses on system set-up, product integration, problem resolution, data file analytics and repair. He holds both Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the University of Central Oklahoma, and is an Adjunct Instructor for Oklahoma City Community College-Corporate Learning. He also served as Technical Editor for Business Analysis with QuickBooks by Wiley Publishing in 2009.
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