Each year Insightful Accountant (formerly Intuitive Accountant) identifies the Top 100 ProAdvisors and from that we recognize 10 individuals who have excelled in a particular category of business (niche, desktop, etc.). It is important to recognize that these awards are given based on the individual and his or her accomplishments, credentials, performance, etc., not the firm they work for or run.
The categories for 2015 are: 2015 Top QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor; 2015 Top BPO ProAdvisor; 2015 Top Integrations ProAdvisor; 2015 Top Niche Practice ProAdvisor; 2015 Top QuickBooks Desktop ProAdvisor; 2015 International ProAdvisor; 2015 Social Networking ProAdvisor; 2015 Top QuickBooks Trainer-Writer; 2015 Friend of Intuit and the 2015 ProAdvisor of the Year. The winners of each category follow:
2015 ProAdvisor of the Year - Wilna Sepulvado
Describing herself as a "Go to Expert" for any Intuit QuickBooks Product, this year’s Winner of the 2015 ProAdvisor of the Year Award, Wilna Sepulvado holds a Bachelors of Accounting
Degree from Louisiana Tech University where she graduated ‘Cum Laude’. She is owner and founder of Sepulvado Consulting Group of Shreveport, Louisiana and is an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor who has been certified in QuickBooks as a ProAdvisor every year since 1999.
Wilna is also certified in QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions, and QuickBooks Point of Sale. She is a long-standing member of the National Advisor Network and is also a Certified Member of the Sleeter Group’s Consulting Network (although we won’t hold that against her). Wilna is also an Intuit Solutions Provider, an Intuit Retail Solutions Provider and a Method Solutions Provider.
Wilna’s firm, the Sepulvado Consulting Group, has been serving the needs of small to mid-sized businesses and independent professionals for more than 20 years. She, and her staff of six, offer a broad range of services for business owners and independent professionals designed to streamline their accounting functions, saving them valuable time and providing them with powerful reporting tools to enable them to make important business decisions.
2015 Top QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor - MB Raimondi
MB runs MB Raimondi, CPA.CITP and has been in business "Way Too Many Years" according
to her. The real number is over 30! When asked to describe her business, she said "The focus of my practice is mainly QuickBooks consulting and training, specializing in converting to QuickBooks from other accounting software and strategizing, researching and installing 3rd party add-ons. Our goal is to have our clients trained in QuickBooks to manage their business more productively and efficiently. Additionally, I do national training at conferences, seminars and webinars."
2015 Top Business Process Outsourcing ProAdvisor - Deborah Defer
Deborah is the first Top 100 ProAdvisor who works for a large accounting firm. Her primary focus is troubleshooting, systems analysis, training, set up and CFO Out of the Box for BDO USA, LLP, which has been in operation for over 100 years.
When asked to describe the company's business/ mission/purpose statement Defer said: "There are many ways to answer the question, “Why BDO?”
We could tell you about our 58 offices across the U.S. or our 1,264 offices worldwide. We could mention our comprehensive service offerings, our experience across virtually every major industry, or the wide range of clients we serve, from regional businesses to global leaders.
But what truly sets BDO apart is our commitment to exceeding expectations on every engagement, big or small, for every client, local or multinational. It’s about more than our depth of experience or technical excellence, more than our open, communicative culture. It’s about a firm-wide dedication to delivering service to every single client that is, without exception, exceptional."
2015 Top Integrations ProAdvisor - Mario Nowogrodzki,CPA/CITP
Mario is a consultant and owner at MENDELSON CONSULTING, a 23 year old south Florida firm Business management solutions based on QuickBooks software to improve efficiency in operations and drive successful results. Their mission/purpose statement says it all: We enable success through technology.
2015 Top Niche Practice ProAdvisor - Gita Faust
Gita has more than 30 years experience working as a financial and management consultant in the real estate industry. She launched Fast Trac Consulting 14 years ago to focus on the ABC's of Real Estate and Property Management Financials.
When asked about the mission/purpose for the business, Faust said "We at Fast Trac Consulting provide fast and quality Accounting, Bookkeeping and CFO services to Real Estate professionals and Property Managers that utilize QuickBooks and add-ons to ensure that their business can be financially viable for the future."
As owner of Fast Trac Consulting, she has helped both small and large construction, real estate and property management companies better understand their business practices and maximize their profits. Gita is an Intuit Solutions Provider, an Advanced Certified Online QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and a member of Intuit’s Trainer/Writer Network. She is also certified in Intuit’s QuickBooks Enterprise and QuickBooks Point of Sale.
2015 Top QuickBooks Desktop ProAdvisor - Marjorie Adams
Marjorie is founder and CEO of Fourlane, a 6 year old software consulting firm located in Austin, TX specializing in process and training in the Intuit plus market. The firm's services include conversion, custom application development, integration, process training, bookkeeping, tax work, QuickBase development, and webstore development. When asked about the company's mission/purpose Adams stated, "At Fourlane we have four core values – Deliver a high-quality experience every time; Trust the team; Be consistent and have integrity; and we are always building the road to “What’s Next?” with our clients."
2015 Top International ProAdvisor - Esther Friedberg Karp, MBA
Esther is the owner of EFK CompuBooks Inc. (DBA CompuBooks Business Services), a 20 year old firm located in Toronto, Canada. She holds certifications is the US, Canada and the United Kingdom. She has clients around the world who she works with on QuickBooks setup, conversion, training, troubleshooting and customization services to end users, as well as training for accounting professionals.
When asked about her mission/purpose statement she stated, "Our mission is to enable businesses to harness the power of QuickBooks to grow and be successful."
2015 Top Social Networking ProAdvisor - Debra Kilsheimer
Debra's ProAdvisor Profile says "She loves accounting, so you don't have too." She is an
Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, a Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor, is certified in QuickBooks Enterprise and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Masters of Science in Information Technology. Debra is Owner of Behind the Scenes Financial Services located in the Daytona Beach, Florida area.
2015 Top QuickBooks Trainer-Writer - Michelle Long, CPA, MBA
Michelle is the owner of Long for Success, LLC, and has been for the last 24 years. Anyone in the space knows Michelle for her work in Consulting and Training.
Michelle is an International Trainer, author and consultant who helps others learn more about utilizing QuickBooks to its fullest potential and helps accounting professionals grow their business. She’s a co-host of QB Power Hour – a free webinar series covering advanced topics for QB desktop and QB Online and co-host of the award winning Ultimate Accounting vCon – a virtual accounting conference.
She was recognized in 2014 as Intuitive Accountant's Social Media leader.
2015 Friend of Intuit - Laura Madeira
Laura 's business, ACS, Inc, has a primary focus of software sales and training. She is a member of the Intuit Trainer/Writer Network, a Published QuickBooks author and an Inuit Premier Reseller.
When asked to describe the mission/purpose of the business, Laura stated, "For 28 years, we have worked with companies of all sizes and from varied industries. Our focus has been on helping growing businesses become more successful by selecting the best software solution, automating their internal accounting processes and improving their overall business financial and management reporting."
Laura was recognized in 2014 as Intuitive Accountant's Top Writer/Trainer .