The leaders of tomorrow aren’t born tomorrow. They are already among us, making moves today. They have the skills, passion and tools to ensure success in the future. They recognize good ideas and implement sound strategies. They are determined and persistent. They are this year’s 40 Under 40, and they aren’t waiting until tomorrow to lead.
This year’s 40 honorees come from all over the country and they enjoy various hobbies from wine tasting to hiking. However, they all share one common quality: they’re excited about the possibilities that lie ahead for the accounting profession, largely due to the impact of the cloud and social media. They know the road to become a firm of the future starts in the present.
Armed with innovation, commitment and vision, the honorees are already making waves in the accounting profession – some have received this award before, while others have been named a CPA Practice Advisor Thought Leader and still more have received countless awards and honors during their career thus far. These 40 professionals are committed to increasing productivity and efficiencies for their customers and clients and providing excellent customer service, all while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. They are leveraging the latest and best technologies to consistently meet their clients’ needs.
“It’s extremely gratifying to realize that, over the last seven years, hundreds of our professions’ young leaders have been celebrated as members of the now famous “40 Under 40” of the CPA Practice Advisor,” said former Executive Editor Greg LaFollette, CPA.CITP, Vice President of Product Strategy for CPA2Biz. “The announcement of the awards has become a much anticipated event in the public accounting world and those that have been named are clearly proud of their important designation.”
The ongoing efforts of this year’s 40 Under 40 honorees have been recognized by the vendors, consultants, thought leaders, peers and clients with which they do business daily. They are held in high regard by those directly affected by their contributions to the public accounting profession.
Congratulations to each and every one of you on receiving this prestigious honor!
You can read much more about each of this year’s 40 Under 40 in the special ebook supplement.
Jamie Sutherland, MBA, CFA level 1 – 38
President, US Operations; Xero
San Francisco, CA
Shayna B. Chapman, CPA.CITP, CGMA, Hold Series 7 and 66 – 37
Managing Member, Chapman & Burris CPAs LLC
Srinivasu Maradana, MCP, SCJP – 36
Senior Manager A&A of Accounting, Audit & Workflow, CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business
Sean Hanthorn, MBA – 33
Director of Education Services, RootWorks LLC
Van Buren Township, Michigan
Samir Khosla, MBA – 39
Director, Product Management – Accountant Customer Segment, Intuit, Inc.
Mountain View, California
Roy Keely – 31
Vice President of Market Strategy, Xcentric
Robert Baumann – 34
Chief Architect – ProSystem fx SaaS, CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business
Peter Miele – 36
Vice President of Sales, SurePrep, LLC
Noel Abdur-Rahim, CPA – 29
Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
W. Michael Hsu, CPA.CITP, MSA – 28
Founder & CEO, DeepSky | Entrepreneurs’ Accounting Department
Merrill J. Taylor, CPA – 33
Tax Manager, Wisan, Smith, Racker & Prescott, LLP
Salt Lake City, Utah
Melanie Carol Geist, CPA – 36
Partner, Porter & Geist LP
San Antonio, Texas
Louie J Calvin – 36
Product Manager – Accounting CS, Thomson Reuters – Tax & Accounting
Liz Alexander, CPA, Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Certified QuickBooks POS ProAdvisor – 38
Owner, Elizabeth Alexander CPA
Kim Hogan, ECMp, CAPTUREp – 29
Director of West Coast Operations, XCM Solutions, LLC/ Xpitax, LLC
Kasey Bayne – 30
Accounting Ambassador, FreshBooks
Kacee Johnson, MBA – 32
Executive Vice President, Cloud9 Real Time
San Diego, California
Julio E. Garcia, CPA – 37
Managing Member, Alonso & Garcia, PLLC
Joey Brannon, CPA – 39
Founder & President, Axiom CPA
Joe Lauzen, CPA – 36
President, Lauzen Accounting
Jim Boomer, CPA.CITP, MBA – 36
CIO/Shareholder, Boomer Consulting, Inc.
Jennifer Warawa – 36
Vice President of Partner Programs & Channel Sales, Sage North America
Jennifer M. Lowe, JD – 39
Director of Federal Tax Publishing, CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business
Jennifer Pierce Cook, CPA – 28
Owner/Partner, Hardee Accounting, PC
Dustin Wheeler, CPA – 33
Tax/IT Manager, Wallace Neumann & Verville LLP
Las Vegas, Nevada
Dan Zitting, CPA.CITP, CISA – 30
Vice President of Product Management and Design, ACL Services Ltd.
New York, New York
Dan Nicholson, CPA, CGMA – 31
Founder/CEO, Nth Degree CPAs, PLLC
Daniel T. Moore, CPA – 35
Owner, D.T. Moore & Company
Christian James – 34
Chris Farmand, CPA.CITP, MBA – 33
Energy Farmer, Chris Farmand + Company
Cara R. Newhouse, CPA – 37
Senior Accountant, Lohman Accounting
Byron K. Patrick, CPA.CITP, CGMA, MCSE – 35
Co-founder, Simplified Innovations Inc.
Bryan Hoeft – 37
Web Marketing Director, Thomson Reuters
Brian Fox, CPA, MBA – 39
Anthony J. Nitti, CPA, MST – 37
Thomas Fantin, CPA.CITP – 35
Manager, SS&G, Inc.
Aubrey Lynch, CPA – 37
Tax Principal, CS&L, CPAs