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Ed Kless
Ed Kless is a senior fellow at the VeraSage Institute, a think tank for professional knowledge firms. Ed joined Sage North America in July of 2003 and is currently the director of partner development and recruitment for the mid-market division. more..
Ronald J. Baker
Ronald J. Baker started his CPA career in 1984 with KPMG’s Private Business Advisory Services in San Francisco. Today, he is the founder of VeraSage Institute, the leading think tank dedicated to educating professionals around the world. more..
Mark Lloydbottom
Mark is often referred to as the father of Practice Management in the UK. For over 25 years he has developed businesses all focused on providing services to enable firms to maximize their top and bottom line potential. During this time Mark has worked with over 2,000 accounting firms. more..
Tony Batman
Tony Batman is a visionary entrepreneur whose accomplishments have profoundly impacted the accounting and financial services professions. A true leader in the industry, Tony has established a successful financial services business development and resource partner to leading wealth management firms and is a frequent speaker to professional groups on a variety of financial services topics. more..
Doug Sleeter
Doug Sleeter's in-depth knowledge of accounting software solutions and his "systems" approach to solving accounting problems for the small and medium-sized business market have earned him the reputation of being one of the nation's leading small business accounting software experts. more..
Jim Buffington
Jim Buffington, CPA, is customer liaison and innovation leader for Intuit’s Accounting Professionals Division. He joined Intuit in 2002 and has held his current position since 2011. As customer liaison and innovation leader, Buffington partners with tax and accounting professionals more..
Tom Hood
Tom Hood is the CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs. He is a nationally recognized author, speaker, and consultant, and he won the AICPA Special Recognition Award for his contributions to the profession leading the CPA Vision Project in 2003. more..
Michelle L. Long
Michelle L. Long, CPA, MBA is the owner of Long for Success, LLC specializing in QuickBooks consulting and training services, coaching small business owners, speaking and writing. Michelle has a unique relationship with Intuit as an elite national trainer and presents "What's New for QuickBooks" to accounting professionals nationwide. more..
Ruth Perryman
Ruth Perryman, MBA, CMA, CFE is the president of The QB Specialists, an Intuit Solutions Provider that was recently named Intuit's top seller for the western region and has provided QuickBooks help to thousands of businesses all over the world since 1996. more..
Darrell Layman
Darrell began working for a local CPA in 1978 and became partner in four years. He became sole owner of the company after several years as a partnership. His firm provides accounting, tax preparation and planning and QuickBooks consulting. more..
David Shill
David has been a financial planning professional since 1983. His background stems from his qualification as a Chartered Accountant SA.( the South African equivalent to a CPA) and the CFP® certification, which he obtained in both South Africa and the United States. more..
Ian Vacin
Ian Vacin is the Vice President of Marketing & Product for Xero and works from Xero's San Francisco office. Prior to Xero, Ian spent almost 9 years working at Intuit where he led the QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program and previously was the Offering Leader of Intuit's Mac Financial Software. more..
Jason Deshayes
A graduate of the University of New Mexico’s Anderson Schools of Management, Jason has been in public practice since 2003. Jason’s tax expertise lies in professional services, individual taxation and business startups. Jason also consults on other financial matters, more..