Kacee Johnson Named to Exclusive Accounting Tech Roster!


[Editor’s note: Kacee Johnson won her place in the 40 Under 40 AGAIN in 2013!] 

Tomorrow’s Leaders Today: The CPA Practice Advisor 2012 ’40 Under 40′ Honorees

cpa practice advisor accounting cloudTomorrow’s accounting industry leaders aren’t born tomorrow. They are already leaving their mark today. They possess the skills, passion and tools to ensure future success. They recognize (and usher in) the best ideas and strategies that comprise a new era of accounting trends, technologies, and best practices. They are determined and persistent and they aren’t waiting for tomorrow to lead!

Kacee Johnson Cloud9 Real TimeOne of them, our very own Kacee Johnson, Cloud9’s EVP, has been recognized as one of 2012’s “Top 40 Under 40” Executives by CPA Practice Advisor. Overseeing its marketing, sales and business development operations since early 2009, Kacee has led Cloud9 Real Time growth to over 16,000 users and climbing.

Recognized as an industry expert on the subject of how businesses can implement and utilize Cloud technologies, Kacee is a regular speaker and commentator at accounting and technology events nationwide.  “I am truly honored to be included in this year’s acknowledgment as well as in the company of so many great leaders. Recognizing the younger professionals who strive to bring new levels of excellence to the profession is a great feat that CPA Practice Advisor has achieved,” states Ms. Johnson.

Cloud9 has some history with its executives landing a spot on the prestigious industry roster: The Company’s CEO Robert J. Chandler was equally honored in 2007, 2008 and 2010.

Chandler explains why Kacee was certainly a deserving choice for 2012: “I have worked with many professionals throughout my career and none so determined and full of innovation as Kacee. We are proud to have heras a part of the Cloud9 team and excited about her successes.”

From Taija Jenkins at CPA Practice Advisor -

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 CPA Practice Advisor “40 Under 40,” 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.

Cloud9 Real Time congratulates each and every honoree on receiving this prestigious honor!

Jim Boomer — 36


CIO/Shareholder, Boomer Consulting, Inc.

Manhattan, Kansas

Kacee Johnson — 32


Executive Vice President, Cloud9 Real Time

San Diego, California

Anthony J. Nitti — 37


Partner, WithumSmith+Brown

Aspen, Colorado

Aubrey Lynch — 37


Tax Principal, CS&L, CPAs

Bradenton/Sarasota, Florida

Jennifer Pierce Cook — 28


Owner/Partner “Creator of Awesomeness”

Hardee Accounting, PC

Hendersonville, Tennessee

Srinivasu Maradana—36


Senior Manager A&A of Accounting, Audit & Workflow, CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business

Wichita, Kansas

Shayna B. Chapman—37

CPA.CITP, CGMA, Hold Series 7 and 66

Managing Member, Chapman & Burris CPAs LLC

Gallipolis, Ohio

Sean Hanthorn — 33

MBA Director of Education Services, RootWorks LLC

Van Buren Township, Michigan

Joyce M. Washington – 39


Founder/CEO, Common Cents Consulting

Baltimore, Maryland

Bryan Hoeft – 37

Web Marketing Director, Thomson Reuters

Dexter, Michigan

Byron K. Patrick — 35


Co-founder/CEO, Simplified Innovations Inc.

Baltimore, Maryland

Samir Khosla — 39


Director, Product Management – Accountant Customer Segment,Intuit, Inc.

Mountain View, California

Roy Keely – 31

Vice President of Market Strategy, Xcentric

Alpharetta, Georgia

Cara R. Newhouse — 37


Senior Accountant, Lohman Accounting

Lewiston, Idaho

Robert Baumann – 34

Chief Architect – ProSystem fx SaaS, CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business

Reno, Nevada

Peter Miele – 36

Vice President of Sales, SurePrep, LLC

Irvine, California

Chris Farmand — 33


Energy Farmer, Chris Farmand + Company

Jacksonville, Florida

W. Michael Hsu — 28


Founder & CEO, DeepSky | Entrepreneurs’ Accounting Department

Irvine, California

Christian James – 34


Alpharetta, Georgia

Merrill J. Taylor — 33


Tax Manager, Wisan, Smith, Racker & Prescott, LLP

Salt Lake City, Utah

Daniel T. Moore — 35


Owner, D.T. Moore & Company

Salem, Ohio

Melanie Carol Geist — 36


Partner, Porter & Geist LP

San Antonio, Texas

Dan Nicholson — 31


Founder/CEO, Nth Degree CPAs, PLLC

Seattle, Washington

Louie J. Calvin – 36

Product Manager – Accounting CS, Thomson Reuters – Tax & Accounting

Dexter, Michigan

Liz Alexander — 38

CPAOwner, Elizabeth Alexander CPA

Arlington, Texas

Julio E. Garcia — 37


Managing Member, Alonso & Garcia, PLLC

Plano, Texas

Kim Hogan — 29


Director of West Coast Operations, XCM Solutions, LLC/ Xpitax, LLC

Irvine, California

Dan Zitting — 30


Vice President of Product Management and Design, ACL Services Ltd.

New York, New York

Dustin Wheeler — 33


Tax/IT Manager, Wallace Neumann & Verville LLP

Las Vegas, Nevada

Jason Lawhorn — 37


President & CEO — Lawhorn CPA Group, Inc.

Knoxville, Tennessee

Thomas Fantin — 35


Manager, SS&G, Inc.

Akron, Ohio

Kasey Bayne – 30

Accounting Ambassador, FreshBooks

Toronto, Ontario

Jennifer M. Lowe — 39


Director of Federal Tax Publishing, CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business

Riverwoods, Illinois

Joe Lauzen — 36


President, Lauzen Accounting

Warrenville, Illinois

Jennifer Warawa – 36

Vice President of Partner Programs & Channel Sales, Sage North America

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Joey Brannon — 39


Founder & President, Axiom CPA

Bradenton, Florida

Brian Fox — 39


Founder, Confirmation.com

Nashville, Tennessee

Adam Kupperman – 37

Vice President & Head of ONESOURCE Firm Edition

Thomson Reuters

Hoboken, New Jersey

Noel Abdur-Rahim — 29


Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Atlanta, Georgia

John Crosslin — 38


Principal, Crosslin & Associates, P.C.

Nashville, Tennessee

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