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Sage Colleague - Ian Howells on the how and why of micro-verticals

Ian Howells is a VP and Head of Marketing at Sage Intacct. Ian has a passion for applying big data analytics techniques to marketing and open source. He has a Ph.D. in distributed databases and has published a number of papers and contributed to books on related topics. He previously penned the blog “Open Source Hearts and Minds” for Computerworld.

Duration: 00:05:27

Thought Leader - Miz Kusairi on diversity, equity and inclusion at not-for-profits

Miz Kusairi is the Vice President, Strategy and Finance for GuideStar. Miz brings more than 15 years of international cross-sector management experience across the philanthropic, nonprofit, and financial services sectors. She leads GuideStar's finance, strategic planning, special projects, and monitoring and evaluation systems. Before joining GuideStar, she served as vice president of operations, strategy, and talent at Global Citizen Year, a fast-growing and acclaimed...

Duration: 00:07:17

Sage Partner - Stacy Schuettler - Why she is excited about the SMB space and disruptive technology

As President of LBMC Technology Solutions, Stacy establishes and communicates the overall vision and strategy of the company, while also overseeing the execution of this strategic vision. Under Stacy’s leadership, LBMC Technology Solutions has grown significantly and is continually recognized on a national level as being a top performing IT consulting company due to its depth and breadth of technical expertise and customer satisfaction and retention levels. And is the most recent recipient...

Duration: 00:07:59

Thought Leader - Jeff Kanter - Challenges facing entrepreneurs with healthcare

Jeff Kanter is the cofounder of My Academy of Health Excellence. A Syracuse University graduate, Jeff has spent the last twenty five years assisting individuals and businesses navigate the world of health freedom and insurance. A serial entrepreneur, he saw an opportunity to put his ideals into action with the inception of the Affordable Care Act and co-founded My Academy of Health Excellence. At its core the Academy’s mission is to allow doctors and patients to directly connect and to...

Duration: 00:09:28

Thought Leadership - Andy North on how businesses can be successful using content marketing

Andy North is Global Publisher of AccountingWEB the US and UKs largest and most active community for the accountancy profession. He has been at Sift, the parent company o AccountingWeb for 17 year. Graduate of the University of Huddersfield with a BA in History and Politics.

Duration: 00:06:52

Sage Customer - Dennis Donovan on how Sage Business Intelligence Aids His Decision Making

Dennis Donavan is the director of finance and chief privacy officer for Belmont House, a charitable, non-profit, Christian home for seniors offering long term care and retirement living in Toronto. He is responsible for ensuring that the company’s day-to-day accounting functions are working efficiently and effectively. Dennis is a CPA CGA with specialities in: Non-profit accounting, Balanced Scorecard, Performance Indicators, Budgets & Forecasting, and Business Intelligence systems.

Duration: 00:05:26

Thought Leader - Nathan Hirsch on hiring and keeping remote workers

Nathan Hirsch is a 28 year old serial entrepreneur who is an expert in hiring remote workers and eCommerce business. He co-founded his first company out of his dorm room in 2009 drop shipping products on and built it to sell over $20 million worth of products over 5 years. While scaling, Nathan discovered the power of outsourcing and ended up building a remote army of freelancers. In 2015, Nathan co-founded and become the CEO of FreeeUp, an online hiring marketplace focused...

Duration: 00:06:34

Thought Leader - UGG Brand Founder Brad Smith on his desire to help entrepreneurs

Since leaving his post at UGG, Brian has become one of the most sought-after speakers and business leaders in the country. His inspirational talks and media appearances on his breakthrough business strategies are widely attended by business people of all ages from a diverse array of market sectors.

Duration: 00:08:10

Thought Leader - Chris "Elroy" Stricklin on Flawless Execution

Chris “Elroy” Stricklin is an executive consultant at Afterburner and a combat-proven Air Force Leader who successfully bridged the gap between military leadership and civilian desire to learn about leadership. An acclaimed leadership writer with almost 100 publications, he has been recognized as the #1 writer for Switch & Shift, General Leadership, and many other blogs. In addition to leading professionally for the US Air Force and writing online, he also is a leadership advisor at...

Duration: 00:06:16

Sage Partner - Stan Kania of Summit Hosting on becoming a results only work environment

Stan Kania is the CEO of Summit Hosting. Before that he founded and ran Software Link for over 21 years. He sold that business last year to focus specifically on hosting.

Duration: 00:06:15

Thought Leader - Allan Adler on what keeps Partners from going to the cloud

As Managing Partner of Digital Bridge Partners, Allan Adler develops and executes digital business innovation, digital ecosystem, and go-to-market strategies for leading industrial and technology companies including Adobe, Boeing, Cisco, Marketo, SAP, Tech Data, VMware, and a number of new and emerging entities. Allan is a Baker-Scholar and MBA-graduate of the Harvard Business School.

Duration: 00:05:47

Thought Leader - Alexis Kimbrough - What can business people learn from musicians

Alexis believes without the contributions of music creators, the world would be boring. As the founder of Growth Group, Alexis specializes in helping music businesses be profitable and musicians to live prosperous financial lives. Since 2008, Growth Group delivers financial education, tax, accounting, and bookkeeping services for independent artists, record labels, and recording studios. Learn more about Alexis and Growth Group here:

Duration: 00:06:33

Thought Leadership - Kristen Rampe on how accountants can increase their effectiveness

Kristen got into accounting the way many people did: She liked math. She joined the Big 4 out of college and held on for three enlightening years in audit. After a few stints in industry, her work now enables deeper client relationships, stronger team collaboration, and increased efficiency; all leading to higher profitability for CPA and professional services firms. She loves what she does and welcomes the opportunity to work with people who value relationships and communication as a...

Duration: 00:08:16

Sage Partner - Steve Showalter on prioritizing new features in software development

Steve is the Director of Sales and a Partner at ScanForce which provides WMS, Mobile Sales and Manufacturing Automation Solutions for Sage 100. Steve has been at ScanForce for over 11 years and has a BS in Communications from Ohio University.

Duration: 00:05:46

Sage Partner - Foy Mainor - Recent changes in business procurement

Foy leads Software Sales and Sales Channel Relations as the Vice President of Sales for Paramount Workplace. With over 25 years experience in developing and executing software sales and worldwide sales channel development, he is well known and respected within the channel partner community and teams with whom he collaborates for cultivating strong channel and customer relationships. Prior to joining Paramount WorkPlace in 2002, Foy held sales roles at Epicor Software and NCR.

Duration: 00:07:26

Thought Leader - Geoff Ashley on hiring at technology firms

Geoff Ashley is a principle at Geoff Ashley Associates where delivering a stellar experience to each and every stakeholder, with each and every transaction is the mission and focus. Everything they do is designed to help their clients acheive this goal within their organization, and it also defines the relationship they develop and maintain with their clients. Geoff is a senior level executive with over 25-years of experience building some of the most successful sales teams and strategic...

Duration: 00:11:10

Thought Leader - Darcy Boerio on the Strengths (and Weaknesses) of Third-Party Developers

Before founding DAB Partners to help mid-market ERP ISVs strengthen and grow their reseller channels, Darcy spent 20 years in the Sage ecosystem in various roles. She’s also a co-host of Enterprise Software Podcast, where she talks all things mid-market ERP with other industry veterans a couple times a month.

Duration: 00:08:54

Thought Leader - Hitendra Patil on the SWOT of the accountants business model

Hitendra Patil is the author of the book - Accountaneur: The Entrepreneurial Accountant and is the Director of Practice Development at AccountantsWorld. As a regularly published author, his articles have been published by accounting profession’s leading publications like Accounting Today, CPA Trendlines, Accounting Web, Inside Public Accounting, CPA Magazine, The Progressive Accountant, and Insightful Accountant.

Duration: 00:09:51

Thought Leader - Danetha Doe - Helping young people learn the soft skills

Danetha Doe is passionate about financial education and helping others live their best lives. A former controller, she launched her consulting practice, Danetha Doe Consulting, in 2013. Their clients range from NBA players to luxury brands to small businesses who attend their Money & Mimosas workshops. After being featured on Huffington Post Live with Suze Orman and leading Future of Accounting events in San Francisco, Danetha has now turned her attention to becoming a millennial thought...

Duration: 00:09:12

Sage Colleague - Taylor Macdonald on his passion for entrepreneurs

Taylor Macdonald is the Senior Vice President, Channels at Sage Intacct, where he is responsible for managing the Intacct Value Added Reseller (VAR) and CPA channel initiatives. Taylor has more than 20 years experience building and operating some of the largest and most successful channel programs in the world for financial and ERP providers, including Sage, and Deltek.

Duration: 00:06:37

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