Tomorrow’s Leaders Today: The CPA Practice Advisor 2012 ’40 Under 40′ Honorees
Tomorrow’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!
One 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 5,000 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.”
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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.
Kacee Johnson — 32
Executive Vice President, Cloud9 Real Time
San Diego, California
Anthony J. Nitti — 37
Aubrey Lynch — 37
Tax Principal, CS&L, CPAs
Jennifer Pierce Cook — 28
Owner/Partner “Creator of Awesomeness”
Hardee Accounting, PC
Senior Manager A&A of Accounting, Audit & Workflow, CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business
Shayna B. Chapman—37
CPA.CITP, CGMA, Hold Series 7 and 66
Managing Member, Chapman & Burris CPAs LLC
Sean Hanthorn — 33
MBA Director of Education Services, RootWorks LLC
Van Buren Township, Michigan
Joyce M. Washington – 39
Founder/CEO, Common Cents Consulting
Bryan Hoeft – 37
Web Marketing Director, Thomson Reuters
Byron K. Patrick — 35
CPA.CITP, CGMA, MCSE
Co-founder/CEO, Simplified Innovations Inc.
Samir Khosla — 39
Director, Product Management – Accountant Customer Segment,Intuit, Inc.
Mountain View, California
Roy Keely – 31
Vice President of Market Strategy, Xcentric
Cara R. Newhouse — 37
Senior Accountant, Lohman Accounting
Robert Baumann – 34
Chief Architect – ProSystem fx SaaS, CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business
Peter Miele – 36
Vice President of Sales, SurePrep, LLC
Chris Farmand — 33
Energy Farmer, Chris Farmand + Company
W. Michael Hsu — 28
Founder & CEO, DeepSky | Entrepreneurs’ Accounting Department
Christian James – 34
Merrill J. Taylor — 33
Tax Manager, Wisan, Smith, Racker & Prescott, LLP
Salt Lake City, Utah
Daniel T. Moore — 35
Owner, D.T. Moore & Company
Melanie Carol Geist — 36
Partner, Porter & Geist LP
San Antonio, Texas
Dan Nicholson — 31
Founder/CEO, Nth Degree CPAs, PLLC
Louie J. Calvin – 36
Product Manager – Accounting CS, Thomson Reuters – Tax & Accounting
Liz Alexander — 38
CPAOwner, Elizabeth Alexander CPA
Julio E. Garcia — 37
Managing Member, Alonso & Garcia, PLLC
Kim Hogan — 29
Director of West Coast Operations, XCM Solutions, LLC/ Xpitax, LLC
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.
Thomas Fantin — 35
Manager, SS&G, Inc.
Kasey Bayne – 30
Accounting Ambassador, FreshBooks
Jennifer M. Lowe — 39
Director of Federal Tax Publishing, CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business
Joe Lauzen — 36
President, Lauzen Accounting
Jennifer Warawa – 36
Vice President of Partner Programs & Channel Sales, Sage North America
Joey Brannon — 39
Founder & President, Axiom CPA
Brian Fox — 39
Adam Kupperman – 37
Vice President & Head of ONESOURCE Firm Edition
Hoboken, New Jersey
Noel Abdur-Rahim — 29
Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
John Crosslin — 38
Principal, Crosslin & Associates, P.C.