New England Practice Management Conference

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This course is 18.00 credits


Jason Blumer

Jason Blumer, CPA is the founder of the Thriveal CPA Network, which supports the growth of various firms by providing a community, CPE, coaching services, webinars and live events to owners. In addition, he and his partner have also been leading their own firm, Blumer & Associates, CPAs, for over 15 years, where they center on business coaching and consulting with firms and agencies, while their team meets the technical and compliance needs of the client. Blumer has been honored as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting in Accounting Today for five years running.
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Chris Bond

Chris Bond, area director, Murphy Business Chris Bond is a business broker with over 18 years of experience consulting with small business owners in the industrial and services industries. He specializes in helping clients fully understand market conditions which allow them to make intelligent decisions as they transition forward. Prior to joining Murphy, Bond was partner with Next Level, Inc., a sales management consulting firm and an affiliate of Sandler Training. He proudly serves on the Board of Directors for the Business Brokers Alliance of New England (BBANE) along with prior terms for United Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Exit Planning Exchange (XPX) and the Franklin Downtown Partnership.
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James Bourke

Jim Bourke, CPA, CITP, CFF, CGMA is a partner, member of the Board of Directors and Management Committee, the director of firm technology and managing director of advisory services at WithumSmith+Brown, PC. A frequent speaker to several CPA societies, the AICPA, technology organizations, incubators, co-working locations and more, Bourke covers topics specifically related to various accounting, tax advisory services topics specifically related to the start-up and technology communities. He has been continually named by Accounting Today as one of the Top 100 Most Influential people in the Accounting profession and as a Top Thought Leader in Public Accounting Technology by The CPA Technology Advisor.
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Nate Coughran

Nate is the lead instructor at BostonExcel and oversees content development. His teaching style has been described as energetic, passionate, and entertaining. Prior to BostonExcel, Nate worked as an Acquisitions Senior Associate at Gladstone Commercial, a publicly traded REIT, where he focused on underwriting commercial property acquisitions. Prior to Gladstone, Nate worked as an Acquisitions Analyst for the RMR Group, a manager of 4 publicly traded REITs, and as an auditor for Ernst & Young where he focused on the banking and capital markets industry. Nate earned an MS in Finance & Accounting from Boston College and a BS in Business Management from Brigham Young University–Idaho. Nate is a CPA with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
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Bryan Eberle

Some people are threatened by change. Bryan embraces change as “opportunity in disguise.” And that’s exactly how he sees the state of the accounting industry today: full of opportunity for CPAs with the right mindset. Bryan’s passion is to work with CPAs to help them be more relevant and valuable to their business owner clients – and grow profits and shareholder value in the process. “Sadly, I’ve witnessed too many CPAs stepping over dollars to pick up nickels,” he says. As Managing Partner of HaydenRock Solutions, Bryan uses his wealth of experience and knowledge to show CPAs how to deliver the kind of proactive, value-added advice that modern business owners and entrepreneurs are looking for. He resides in Toms River, NJ with his wife Tiffany and two children.
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Jina Etienne

Jina Etienne is a Principal Consultant with EtiennePartners, a boutique consulting firm in Silver Spring, MD. More recently, she was President & CEO of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) where she was responsible for strategic direction, stakeholder relationships and organizational priorities, including the execution of Vision2020, NABA’s 3-year strategic plan, strengthening existing and building new relationships with outside stakeholders and corporate partners, and managing the day-to-day operation of the Association and its staff. Before joining NABA, Jina was Director – Taxation, Tax Ethics & Professional Standards, AICPA Tax Section at the AICPA. She was responsible for developing guidance related to tax ethics and practice standards and led the team that developed resources and practice aids to support the technical and practice management needs of members offering tax services. She joined the AICPA after 17-years in private practice. Jina was founder and managing member of a boutique CPA firm that offered small- and medium-sized businesses a wide range of accounting, tax and consulting services. Ms. Etienne started her career in public accounting over 28 years ago with Touche Ross (now Deloitte). She has authored numerous articles on small firm practice management and taxation matters, and has been a regularly featured speaker at conferences and webcasts on tax practice management and tax practitioner ethics. She has served as an adjunct accounting professor at American University in its MBA program and as a speaker/trainer for a national CPE provider. She lives in Silver Spring with her husband, two sons and her dog Coda.
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Mathew Heggem

Mathew Heggem, known as the "Dancing CEO," is the co-founder of SUM Innovation, a NYC-based accounting consulting firm that helps fast-growing businesses and global entrepreneurs transform their businesses through the power of numbers. SUM’s team was awarded the SmartCEO Corporate Culture Award for its outstanding company culture and dedication to sustainability in the workplace. As the organization’s leader, Heggem was recognized as one of CPA Practice Advisor’s 2015 40 Under 40 honorees and participated as an industry expert on the advisory committee for Accountex, a highly acclaimed global accounting technology conference.
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Carol Hoopes

Carol Hoopes, formerly Director of the Leadership Institute at Boston University, is a leadership development specialist, coach and consultant for executives from a broad range of companies, non-profits, and new ventures. Carol’s fresh, real world perspectives stem from her experience as a senior manager in health care, and as the creator of innovative learning vehicles, partnerships and programs at Boston University. Co-founder of Creative Collaborations, Carol inspires organizations, senior leaders and teams to expand their learning and transcend limiting perspectives. She sustains, facilitates and galvanizes Boards, Founders, Partners, Boards, CEO’s and Senior Managers to achieve breakthrough change.
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Randy Johnston

Randy Johnston is a nationally recognized educator, consultant, and writer with over 30 years experience in Strategic Technology Planning, Systems and Network Integration, Accounting Software Selection, Business Development and Management, Disaster Recovery and Contingency Planning, and Process Engineering.
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Brendan Keegan

Brendan Keegan, a four-time turnaround CEO of large, private-equity-backed companies, is managing partner of velocityHUB. He has served as the Fortune 100’s youngest chief sales officer for EDS, a $22-billion technology industry leader and has raised nearly a billion dollars in capital and returned twice the industry average to investors through successful exit strategies. Leading over 25,000 people in 150 countries and driven sales teams to over $100 billion in sales, Keegan was named a Distinguished Fellow by Dartmouth College, a successful entrepreneur by FastCompany, Volunteer of the Year and Coach of the Year for his commitment to community service. He serves on corporate and nonprofit boards as well as chairman of the Keegan Courage & Faith Foundation.
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Laura Kevghas

Laura Kevghas is president of Seed to Harvest LLC with 20 years of experience working as an M&A advisor for business owners who are selling their company, and 10 years of experience working as the director of corporate development for a private equity-owned B2B media company, where she traveled around the world to acquire tradeshows, conferences, magazines and websites. She has a unique competency in understanding how buyers approach acquisitions and how best to position her sell-side clients to be attractive acquisition candidates. Prior to her current role, Kevghas was president of the New England chapter of the Exit Planning Exchange and a member of The Boston Club.
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Laurie LaBrie

Laura LaBrie is president of Integrated Human Resources, Inc., a consulting firm that deploys outsourcing strategies in the areas of human resources, worker’s compensation, employee benefits, benefits administration and payroll to small businesses throughout the United States. In her role, she developed FullyINTEGRATED HR, Integrated’s proven, process-based system for effective human resources development, management and administration. LaBrie is a highly-rated speaker on a variety of human resources and business topics for the Yankee Dental Congress, Small Business Administration, Chambers of Commerce, Trade Associations and various for-profit and non-profit business and organizations.
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Steve McClatchy

Steve McClatchy is president of Alleer Training and Consulting and a keynote speaker, workshop leader and author of the New York Times Bestseller Decide: Work Smarter, Reduce Your Stress & Lead by Example. He is a professional on leadership, performance, personal growth and work/life engagement. His client list includes huge names, such as the NFL, Google, Pfizer, Microsoft, Disney, NBC Universal, Accenture, John Deere, HP, Discovery Channel, Under Armour, Tiffany’s and more. He is a frequent guest lecturer in many of America’s top business graduate schools including Harvard and Wharton. McClatchy has appeared on ABC, CBS, Fox News, NBC’s Today Show and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, WebMD Magazine, Fast Company, Oprah Magazine, Entrepreneur and more.
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Michael Nagle

Michael Nagle, Transformation Leadership Consultant and Coach, fuels the fires of transformative organizational change. His novel approach develops leaders into effective change agents who bring about collaborative organizational results. His company, Michael Nagle Consulting Group, has led 60+ game-changing consulting projects, including multi-year organization transformations for high-profile biotech and pharmaceutical companies. Where transformation efforts by others often fail, Michael’s success rate has been 100% for even his most complicated, multi-faceted projects. With a Master’s degree in Organization Development, Michael’s knowledge and experience with individuals, teams, and organizations has earned him the reputation as a most trusted change advisor.
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Amy Pitter

Amy Pitter has over 25 years of experience with strategic planning and business process and is an expert in creating business transformations in connection with IT systems implementation. Prior to joining the MSCPA, she was commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. Under Pitter’s leadership, the Department became more accessible and responsive to its stakeholders, including the MSCPA. In her current role, Amy is committed to achieving the goals outlined in the strategic plan and ensuring that the MSCPA evolves to meet the needs of our most important stakeholders – our members!
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Alison Simons

Alison Simons is founder of Simons Marketing LLC and has worked as a marketing professional in public accounting for nearly 15 years. Recognizing that many firms’ marketing needs can be met on an outsourced basis, she founded Simons Marketing in 2012 with the belief that marketing should lead to positive ROI and be tailored to the goals of the firm. In addition, Simons frequently presents to professional services organizations including the MSCPA’s MAP conference in 2013. She has also been named a Boston College Double Eagle and 40 Under 40 honoree by the Boston Business Journal.
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Pete Smith

Pete Smith is founder of SmithImpact and has been called “one of America’s leading personal and professional development coaches.” He is a sought-after international speaker and trainer in the fields of leadership, management, personal growth and development with an energetic, edgy and interactive style that’s complimented by his ability to provide practical takeaways that actually work, while having a little fun in the process. Additionally, he is the author of Dare to Matter, which elevated to the #2 Best Seller in the Business Motivation and Self-Improvement category. Smith is also a board member of the HR Alliance DC and a director in the Association for Talent Development's DC Chapter.
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Ian Welham

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young, Ian Welham moved out of public practice and became CFO of a Barcelona-based publicly traded company. He also held CEO and COO positions in Hong Kong, The Netherlands, Belgium and the US. Ian is the host of The Accounting Success podcast, a nationally broadcast Internet radio show on iTunes. He’s been a regular guest on TV, radio and in the press, including the New York Times, the Newark Star-Ledger, The Daily Beast, and Home News Tribune. Ian and his wife Linda have been married for 30 years and have twin daughters. He is a devoted Manchester United “football” fan, and an avid golfer.
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Amanda Wilkie

Amanda Wilkie, MBA, PMP, MCSA, is chief information officer (CIO) of WithumSmith + Brown, PC. With a background in computer science and two decades of technology experience, she has spent more than 13 years driving change and process improvement through innovative technology solutions working across firms of varying sizes in the public accounting industry. Wilkie is a recognized industry expert who regularly speaks and writes on blockchain and cryptocurrency and its impact on the profession. She also volunteers her time and experience to an organization that works with disadvantaged young adults who just need a hand and a champion to become professionals.
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Jennifer Wilson

Jennifer Wilson is co-founder and partner of ConvergenceCoaching, LLC and a frequent speaker, writer and thought leader on topics related to leadership, the rise of the next generation and managing change within the CPA profession. Named as one of Accounting Today’s 100 Most Influential People in Accounting, INSIDE Public Accounting’s Top 10 Most Recommended Consultants and Practicing CPA’s Top 25 Thought Leaders and Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Accounting, Wilson is an experienced change agent who has worked in both public accounting and industry.
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Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018
8:45am – 4:30pm

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