Advisory Panel and Executives

We have assembled a panel of advisors from throughout the profession that have a wide array of knowledge and expertise. Each brings a unique perspective to the cohort, but all have an incredible passion for helping startups and shaping the future of the accounting profession.

Advisory Panel (subject to change for 2020 cohort)

Atif Ansari

Atif Ansari, CPA, CGMA, CMA, ACMA – Founder and President, Piik Insights

Jenni Huotari

Jenni M. Huotari, CPA – Director, Business Outsourcing & Strategy, Eide Bailly

Gary Boomer

Gary Boomer, CPA, CGMA, CITP – Founder, Boomer Consulting, Inc.

Ron Quaranta

Ron Quaranta – CEO, Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

Amy Radin

Amy Radin – Author, Marketing and Innovation Executive, former Chief Innovation Officer at ETrade

Mike Sabbatis

Mike Sabbatis – CEO, XCM Solutions

David Cieslak

David Cieslak, CPA, CITP – Chief Cloud Officer and EVP, RKL eSolutions LLC


Sabrina Parsonsi

Sabrina Parsons – CEO, Palo Alto Software


Ian Hanning

Ian Hanning, FCMA, CGMA – CFO, Presidents Choice Bank


Association and Executives and Staff

Program strategy and management of the Startup Accelerator are led by these Association and executives and staff.

Mark Brooks

Mark S. Brooks, MBA – Associate Director, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships at the Association

Erik Asgeirsson

Erik Asgeirsson – CEO of

Kacee Johnson

Kacee Johnson, MBA – Strategic Advisor at

Emma Sadowski

Emma Sadowski – Senior Analyst, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships at the Association

Lawson Carmichael

Lawson Carmichael – COO of the Association