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woodyWoody Adams: Online Payroll Solutions

Woody is a Product Specialist with Intuit, Inc and based out of their Plano, TX offices. He knows a ton about QuickBooks, has created one of the most comprehensive QuickBooks comparison documents, and is co-host and co-founder of RadioFreeQB.com and RFQTv.com.

 

Benjamin Chou Benjamin Chou – How to Service 40+ Clients with No Staff

Benjamin Chou is the President of Personable Inc, the company credited with the development and publishing of the leading document management software for the small and medium size companies. Personable Inc. develops business software: ScanWriter, SourceLink, Workflow DMS, and DataMover, while providing hosting services for Cloud Service users. As an Intuit and Microsoft Gold Certified Developer/Partner, Personable publishes award-winning solutions, such as ScanWriter to automate data entry for accountants, forensic financial analysts, bookkeepers, and much more. Mr.Chou has been invited as a speaker and panelist to present document management solutions in
CalCPA technology seminars and trade conferences such as; Intuit QBES, and Scaling New Heights. Mr. Chou has an MSM from Sloan School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

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Val Shabani – What is CRM and Why You Should Care

A proud member of the Method team, Valbon (aka Val) has been very active in learning the particulars of Method. He has been involved with a number of contributions during his time including assistance in managing the Method Solution Provider (MSP) program, app building, consulting & customization, preparing Method documentation, webinars and more. As a young and aspiring individual with an education in Information Technology Management complementing his tech-savvy personality, Valbon is eager to provide you with the insight you need to meet your business goals and challenges. Valbon joined the Method Integration team in 2008.

 

 

John MagnoJohn Magno – Reducing Data Entry with Transaction Pro Importer

John’s history with Baystate Consulting started back in 1995 when he wrote and marketed a full featured Windows accounting system in Alpha Five. Several years of consulting for large firms writing database and web applications followed. Fast forward to 2002, shortly after the Intuit SDK was released, he began writing applications to integrate with QuickBooks. After doing dozens of custom applications for data import, he realized there had to be a better way. In 2005 Transaction Pro Importer was born. A year later Transaction Pro Exporter and Deleter followed. Versions for QuickBooks Online appeared that same year. Since then he has been tirelessly working to make data exchange between QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online a simple task that any user can master. Over 16,000 users of our products agree. In 2011 the Intuit App Center began hosting Transaction Pro Importer for QuickBooks Online, a web based version of our popular desktop software.

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Shafat Qazi - Learn the Secret to Managing Projects and Tracking Time Brilliantly

Shafat is CEO and Founder of BQE Software Inc. Shafat possesses in-depth knowledge of business management and accounting practices for Small and Medium size businesses in the Professional Services domain. With over a decade of annual face-to-face customer visits, time set aside daily for customer and prospect conversations, and regular participation in conferences, Shafat gains insights and monitors trends in technology usage and management styles and capabilities.

Shafat completed his Master in Science degree from State University of New York. Shafat developed his first business software at the age of 22 and has since been involved in designing and developing intuitive business software and solving customer pain points. His flagship creation is BillQuick software with over 250,000 users worldwide.

Shafat says his goal is to completely automate the mundane repetitive tasks that we as humans waste our time on every day.

 

puckettJen Puckett – Rock Your Website

Jennifer Puckett is a site stylist and techista to entrepreneurs and small business owners around the globe.

After graduating Cum Laude from Indiana Wesleyan University in 1994, Jennifer started on her life’s adventure with passion and creativity. As a dreamer and lover of music, she landed a gig with a successful band and rocked out as their lead singer for most of her twenties.

During a time when social media and the Internet was not a part of everyday conversations, Jennifer was able leverage these resources to create a successful online presence and fan base for the group. It was during that time, she discovered that she had true geek flair to pair with her rock and roll attitude. She used these skills to supplement her income, but it would later become her bread and butter.

Jennifer has now been designing websites for 10+ years. She loves that the industry is always in motion and constantly making advancements. She continues to rock, only now it is focused on WordPress, web design, and the technical aspects of the online world.

 

christyrossChristy Ross – Real Growth, Real Control & Real Advantage with Bill.com

Christy Ross brings more than 20 years of demonstrated success across a variety of industries including financial software, banking and ecommerce. Prior to Bill.com, Christy spent several years at Intuit and First Interstate Bancorp where she successfully launched new businesses. At Intuit, Christy worked in product marketing where she launched and managed Quicken.com and introduced online banking services into the QuickBooks and Quicken platforms. While at First Interstate Bancorp, she worked in Cash Management product management and operations where she managed the introduction of a new corporate financial payment system. Christy also founded Great Entertaining.com, an e-commerce retailer which won multiple press accolades, most notably the Forbes Best of the Web award and was declared a top 40 web site in 2000.

Christy holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BA in economics from the University of Arizona, with a minor in molecular biology. Outside of Bill.com when she’s not chasing around her three boys, Christy loves trail running, water sports, and traveling to beach locations.