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The Strategies Group Team

Successful business software implementations are built by Strategies Group: Acumatica Software Consultants.

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we create a thriving environment that fosters success for our clients and each other

Meet the faces behind our vision.

At Strategies Group, we take immense pride in our exceptional team of talented individuals who are the driving force behind our success. Each member of our diverse and dynamic team brings unique skills, expertise, and a shared passion for excellence.

We foster a supportive, inclusive work environment that encourages personal growth and professional development. Our commitment to continuous learning ensures that our team members stay at the forefront of their respective fields, delivering cutting-edge solutions to our clients.

With a relentless dedication to exceeding expectations, our team strives to provide unparalleled service and quality in every project we undertake. Through effective communication and a customer-centric approach, we build lasting relationships with our clients based on trust and mutual success.

Our mission is to assist businesses in the built world to identify and implement
software products and services to become more efficient and more profitable.

Your Business software experts

Meet The Strategies Group Team

Daniel Collins

President
Daniel attended Beloit College in Wisconsin, where he earned his Bachelor's degree. With a strong educational foundation, he has become a dedicated professional known for providing valuable, scalable solutions and effective automation to address common issues that clients encounter. Daniel's commitment to enhancing efficiency and productivity has made him a trusted partner for clients seeking innovative and practical solutions. When Daniel has free time, he finds joy playing board games and tinkering with tools. He is a loving husband and a devoted father to three children, with the added joy of a loyal pet German Shepherd.

Chris Carr

Chief Operations Officer
Chris is a dedicated professional who began his journey at the University of North Georgia, where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA). With a passion for ensuring the team operates at its best, Chris is driven to empower team members to become the best versions of themselves. He firmly believes that when team members thrive, the results and value provided to clients reach their highest potential. Beyond his commitment to professional excellence, you can find Chris referencing The Office or woodworking. He is a devoted husband and a cherished father to two wonderful children.

Randy Collins

Senior Principal
Randy holds a Bachelor's degree from Furman University and a Master of Business Administration from Georgia State University. This solid foundation has paved the way for a successful and rewarding career in construction technology. With 37 years of marriage to his beloved wife, Allison, Randy has built a life with a family of seven incredible children and four beautiful grandchildren. Randy finds relaxation and inspiration at the family coffee shop, "Break Coffee." He's an avid sports enthusiast, supporting Auburn football, Atlanta Braves baseball, and Atlanta United soccer, combining his passion for family, business, and sports.

Finance Team Team

Anita Augusthy

Accounting and Hr Manager
Anita holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Emory University and a Masters in Accounting from Mercer University. Her journey into the world of accounting began with exposure to her family business and continued as she worked in the accounting department at a construction company. Beyond numbers, Anita loves to travel and express herself through dance. As a proud dog mom, Anita enjoys long walks with Shadow, her Labrador Mix. In her leisure time, she has recently picked up pickleball adding it to her list of hobbies including karaoke. Anita never says no to a delicious slice of cake or the chance to try different sweets from bakeries.

Kim Huynh

Staff accountant
Kim earned her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Agnes Scott College, kicking off her accounting career. With invaluable accounting experience at manufacturing companies, Kim has honed her expertise and developed a deep understanding of financial operations. Beyond her professional pursuits, Kim finds joy in café-hopping, exploring Atlanta's diverse coffee scene, and capturing the world through the lens of her camera, expressing her creativity through photography. When she's not immersed in the world of accounting or behind the camera, you might find her enjoying video games, indulging in arts and crafts projects, or unwinding with her favorite TV shows. 

Sales and Marketing Team

Salina Patel

Marketing Director
Salina attended the University of Georgia, where she honed her skills and developed a passion for marketing and technology. Since 2019, Salina has been an integral part of the team at Strategies Group, where she currently manages the marketing department. In this role, Salina is responsible for a wide range of activities, including event coordination, digital marketing, and technology partnerships. Her expertise and dedication have helped to drive growth and success for the company. When she's not working, Salina can be found indulging in her love for movies and learning new board games. She is also a passionate traveler, home cook, and Georgia Bulldogs fan.

Sydney Vullo

Sr. Business Development Represenative
Sydney's 9-year journey in sales ranging from marketing to real estate agents at Zillow to selling manufacturing and MES software for Autodesk, showcases her adaptability and expertise across different industries. Starting in customer service, her background gives her a different perspective on sales, allowing her to understand needs more effectively. Outside of work, Sydney is a single mom to her 12-year-old daughter, Harleigh, and her 1-year-old Corgi, Nova. Growing up a military brat, Sydney lived all over the US and spent three years in Italy as a child, enriching her worldview. Sydney is an avid outdoors enthusiast, spending her summers hiking and camping. She also enjoys staying active by hitting the gym, indulging in live music, and unwinding with activities like painting or diving into a good book. 

Nancy Carriere

Sales Engineer
Nancy started her career with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from San Francisco State University. Since then, she has worked for several silicon valley startups, ran her own accounting and tax firm, and has 5 years of experience with Acumatica specifically. Nancy has an exceptional track record of working collaboratively with both direct sales and partner organizations to provide value-based business solutions. Her passion for delivering top-notch results has earned her a reputation for excellence in the industry. When Nancy is not busy with work, she enjoys pursuing her hobbies, which include flipping real estate, traveling, hiking, and cycling.

Pat Chappell

Sr. Software Sales Representative
Pat is a seasoned professional who has dedicated himself to assisting architects, engineers, and construction companies in selecting technology solutions. He embarked on his journey after graduating from Clemson University in 1975. Pat's expertise lies in the realms of estimating, project and service management, and financial accounting solutions, where he has made a lasting impact by helping companies thrive. Outside the world of work, Pat and his wife, Margaret, enjoy the simple pleasures of life. They spend their time traveling and visiting their four children and six grandchildren. When Pat finds a moment to himself, he pursues his passion for golf. Always seeking to better his game and lower his handicap, he relishes the challenge and the serenity of the golf course.

Shannon Ward

Sr. Software Sales Representative
Shannon is a seasoned expert in Construction ERP and Project Management solutions with over 26 years of experience in the industry. Currently residing on the beautiful beaches of North Carolina with his wife, Shannon has worked with over 1000 companies to guide them through the software selection process. Throughout his career, Shannon has gained extensive knowledge of a variety of software solutions including Acumatica, Sage, Viewpoint, Procore, Deltek, and more. When he's not working, Shannon enjoys spending time on the water, boating, fishing, and soaking up the sunshine. He also has a passion for golf and can often be found on the greens perfecting his swing.

Jon Andre

Sr. Software Sales Representative
Jon has over two decades of technology sales experience dating back to his early days working for Oracle and selling ERP in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas. He enjoys working with customers to understand and address the root cause of business challenges. His efforts are guided by the motto "Focus on solving problems, not selling products." Jon graduated from Baylor University - Hankamer School of Business. When not working, he and his partner Chelsea enjoy hiking and take monthly trips across Texas, Oklahoma, and the surrounding areas to find new trails. If they aren't hiking, they're usually relaxing with their pets, playing cards or board games, and watching their favorite television shows on repeat (usually while sipping coffee or martinis).

Client Development TEAM

Diana Gomez

Head of Client Success
Diana graduated from Brewton Parker College, achieving her Business Management degree. Since then, her career has revolved around client management, where she has excelled in building meaningful connections and delivering top-notch service. As an Atlanta local, Diana knows the food scene inside and out and is always eager to try new restaurants and discover hidden gems. When she's not trying the local food, you can find her indulging in her love for shopping or spending quality time with her husband and their feline companion, Peach.

McKenzie Cunningham

Client Success Manager
As a graduate of Georgia Southern University, McKenzie has spent her career honing her skills in operations and IT. Now, she is excited to transition to a more client-facing role where she can directly impact client success and satisfaction. McKenzie lives in Georgia with her husband, their two-and-a-half-year-old daughter, and their German Shepherd. The family loves to explore the vibrant city, discover new parks and enjoy the diverse food scene. In her limited free time, McKenzie enjoys interior design, constantly finding new ways to infuse creativity into her surroundings. Her operational expertise, IT knowledge, and creative flair make her a well-rounded and dedicated Client Success Manager.

Rory Klean

Technical Account Manager
Rory graduated from UW River Falls with a Bachelor of Science degree and obtained a Master's degree from UW Whitewater. As a Technical Account Manager, Rory acts as the dedicated relationship manager for our large integrated clients. He ensures our clients receive the best possible service and support to meet their unique needs. Beyond work, Rory is a Chicago Blackhawks and Bears fan. In his spare time, Programming and electronics projects become a playground for Rory's innovation and problem-solving skills. 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TEAM

Aaron Thomas

Consulting Services Manager
Aaron holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Minnesota State University, Mankato, where he honed his analytical and problem-solving skills which have since become invaluable assets in his career. Currently serving as our Consulting Manager, Aaron plays a pivotal role in overseeing a dynamic team of consultants, working to ensure the highest levels of client satisfaction. Outside the office, Aaron is a loving husband and a proud father of two wonderful children. His adventurous spirit comes to life during weekends and vacations, as he explores the great outdoors through hiking and biking trails. Aaron's love for travel takes him to new destinations, providing him with fresh perspectives that enrich both his personal and professional life.

Chris Whitehurst

Project Manager
Chris earned his bachelor's degree in Information Science and further expanded his knowledge with a master's degree in Business and Real Estate. He leverages his unique blend of skills to bridge the gap between the tech and construction fields. Hailing from the scenic state of Virginia, Chris is an avid traveler. When he's not at work, Chris indulges in his love for coffee, strums his guitar for a melodic escape, and shares an array of dad jokes with his daughter. His humor and creativity infuse both his personal and professional life, making him a dynamic and engaging individual. Chris's ability to connect the realms of technology and construction, coupled with his sense of adventure and lighthearted charm, set him apart as a valuable member of our team.

Caroline Chamberlain

Project Coordinator
With a background in HR and recruitment, Caroline made a transition to project management to pursue her interests in leading cross-functional teams and driving successful outcomes. Caroline's educational journey led her to Oglethorpe University, where she honed her skills and developed a strong foundation in project coordination and management. Outside of her professional endeavors, Caroline channels her creativity into selling handmade art at markets around Atlanta. In her spare time, Caroline enjoys immersing herself in the vibrant culture of Georgia with her husband, particularly exploring local breweries. Additionally, Caroline finds solace in nature, enjoying hikes with her beloved dog, Raymond.

Rebekah Helton

Senior Solution Consultant
With over 25 years of dedicated experience in designing, implementing, and supporting various ERP systems, Rebekah is a seasoned professional in the world of business and technology. Her expertise spans the realms of accounting, operations, and IT, making her a well-rounded asset to any team or project. One of Rebekah's standout qualities is her sharp sense of humor, which has proven invaluable in navigating the often complex and demanding fields she works in. Her ability to bring a smile to any situation adds a unique and personable touch to her professional interactions. Beyond the world of work, Rebekah is a fervent sports enthusiast. She channels her enthusiasm into supporting her favorite teams—the Portland Timbers and the Oregon Ducks. Whether it's cheering from the stands or watching the games at home, her passion for sports shines through.

Melissa Blassingame

Senior Solution Consultant
Melissa earned her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Florida Metropolitan University in 2004. Starting as an AP/AR clerk, Melissa worked her way up through the ranks, ultimately serving as the controller for 13 years, then moving to a career as an Acumatica software consultant. With eight years of experience in implementing Acumatica and a four-time Acumatica MVP, she brings a wealth of knowledge and a track record of excellence to every project. Melissa currently calls Merritt Island, Florida, home. In her spare time, she enjoys a wide range of hobbies, from crafting and leisurely walks on the beach to engaging in friendly board game competitions. Married since 1997, Melissa and her spouse are the proud parents of six children and doting grandparents to 15 grandchildren, with the delightful addition of six great-grandchildren.

Lucas Houldsworth

Senior Solution Consultant
Lucas, a Northern California native, brings a wealth of expertise and a diverse range of interests to our team. He graduated from Cal Poly Humboldt with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, focusing on accounting. With five years of experience working with Acumatica, Lucas has successfully implemented and operated within various industry verticals, demonstrating his adaptability and depth of knowledge. Lucas currently resides in Sacramento, CA, with his partner, Melody. In his free time, Lucas enjoys hiking, kayaking, motorcycle riding, traveling, and skiing. Additionally, Lucas has a passion for stained glass work, showcasing his creative side.

Alex Sullivan

Senior Solution Consultant
Alex's journey began with a BBA from James Madison University, providing him with a strong foundation for his career. Since 2016, Alex has been making a significant impact as an Acumatica software consultant. He is committed to delivering tangible results to clients seeking operational improvements. Based in the vibrant city of Washington, DC, Alex leads a multifaceted life. When he's not diving into Acumatica solutions, you can find him exploring the cultural treasures of the nation's capital. He's a frequent visitor to museums, an enthusiast for live shows, and a dedicated patron of the arts. At home, Alex's world is filled with the charming presence of his two cats, who bring joy and a sense of playfulness to his everyday life. 

Jason Swartz

Solution Consultant
Jason earned a Bachelor's degree from High Point University in 2017. His journey in the world of technology and business has been nothing short of dynamic. Jason's introduction to Acumatica in 2019 marked the beginning of an exciting and impactful career. His enthusiasm for technology and his knack for problem-solving make him a valuable asset in working with clients to address their unique business needs. In his spare time, Jason is a true tech enthusiast. He enjoys tinkering with cars, diving into the world of computers, experimenting with 3D printers, and embracing the digital age. To relax, Jason finds solace in going for runs on the scenic trails around Washington, D.C.

Gwen Wilkinson

Solution Consultant
Gwen graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville with a Bachelor's degree in Financial Accounting. With a career spanning over 30 years, she has become a seasoned expert in the field, having worked in Fortune 500 companies as well as small to mid-size businesses. Gwen's extensive experience and deep knowledge of financial accounting have made her a trusted asset for organizations of all sizes. Beyond her professional pursuits, Gwen finds her solace and creative outlet in her craft room. Her passion for artistry and crafting brings a vibrant and imaginative dimension to her life. In her leisure time, Gwen is accompanied by her loyal companion, Izzy, with whom she enjoys playfully spending time.

Ildi Lestyan

Solution Consultant
Originally from Budapest, Hungary, Ildi graduated from the College of Finance and Accountancy, setting the groundwork for a fulfilling career in finance and accounting. With a diverse professional journey, Ildi started as a controller in the restaurant industry before transitioning seamlessly into the dynamic world of construction. Since 2001, Ildi has been an invaluable resource, providing unwavering support and expert consulting services in various accounting and ERP solutions. Living in Virginia Beach, Ildi has been happily married since 1995 and is the proud mother of three grown children, their pillars of support and inspiration. Outside the world of numbers and finance, she finds solace in gardening, reveling in the therapeutic nature of working with her hands.

Barbara Jeter

Solution Consultant
In August 2020, Barbara earned her Master of Business Administration, specializing in Information Management, from the University of Central Arkansas. With more than 16 years of experience in accounting and business management, Barbara has left her mark in the healthcare and manufacturing sectors, mastering various ERP software systems. Living in Fort Myers, Florida, Barbara has been happily married for twenty-five years and is a proud mother of three sons, alongside two cherished fur babies. Outside of her professional and family commitments, Barbara enjoys bike rides and scootering escapades with her husband, exploring the beauty of Fort Myers and creating treasured memories together.

Amy Carpenetti

Solution Consultant
Amy has a background in Mechanical Engineering, having earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee. She gained hands-on experience by working with three different manufacturing companies as an engineering co-op. Following her academic pursuits, Amy worked in distribution and wholesale in Chicago, where she played a pivotal role in implementing Acumatica internally. Her expertise extended to integrating the system with Avalara and BigCommerce. Now calling Boulder, Colorado home, Amy is drawn to the mountains. Amy enjoys climbing, hiking, and taking walks with her miniature poodle, Lexi. She's a regular attendee at concerts in downtown Denver and the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater.

Rohana Olson

Solution Consultant
Rohana earned Bachelor’s degrees in Business, Finance, and English from the University of Phoenix, refining her analytical and problem-solving skills. She leverages her experience with Acumatica with a focus on construction and field service, combined with her adventurous and joyful spirit to tackle intricate challenges and deliver customized solutions to meet client's needs. Beyond her consulting work, you’ll find her in the kitchen whipping up a decadent new dish, having dance parties with her daughter who is the light of her life, and taking leisurely walks with her cherished Bernese Mountain Dog. Her passion for globe-trotting, meeting new people, and immersing herself in the culture around her, combined with a bubbly personality distinguishes her as an asset to the team.

Gus Lopez

Solution Consultant
Gus, a Los Angeles native, launched his career after graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Communication from California State University, Los Angeles in 2013. His professional journey led him to diverse industries, including makeup and music merchandise distribution/production. At a high-volume company, Gus discovered his passion for Acumatica, excelling as a trainer in onboarding, process implementation, and team supervision. Now a seasoned consultant, he brings a blend of enthusiasm and practical expertise to every project. Outside work, Gus seeks balance, enjoying theme parks, concerts, and culinary explorations. He also prioritizes mindfulness through fitness and contemplative walks, fostering a harmonious lifestyle that enhances both personal and professional success.

Joe Halling

Solution Consultant
Joe studied at the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Since 2020, Joe has been using Acumatica, and he has quickly become an expert in problem-solving and helping customers maximize their potential. His commitment to finding solutions and delivering results is a testament to his problem-solving skills. Joe's thirst for knowledge brought him from the support team to the professional services team. Joe lives in Northwest Wisconsin with his wife, Kennedy, and their beloved Golden Retriever, Miller. Outside of work, Joe leads a dynamic life. You can find him busily renovating their 1940s farmhouse, exercising, immersing himself in books, enjoying hunting trips, and indulging his love for baseball.

Claire Walton

Solution Consultant
Claire is a driven professional with a passion for making life easier for our clients. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team, making her a key asset in solving complex problems. Claire is a proud alumna of Miami University of Ohio, where she earned her bachelor's degree in Strategic Communication. Outside of her professional life, Claire cherishes her role as the proud aunt of two nieces and a nephew. In her spare time, she loves embarking on exciting adventures with her young family members, creating lasting memories and experiences that are as dynamic as her problem-solving skills.

Solution Engineering & Support TEAM

Drew Reich

Solution Engineering & Support Manager
In 2019, Drew graduated with a Bachelor's degree from McKendree University, marking the beginning of a promising career. From starting at Strategies Group as a support specialist, Drew expanded his role to not only manage the support team but also work with our solution engineers to create simple solutions to complex problems. Outside the professional realm, Drew values quality time with his family, cherishing those precious moments that make life truly meaningful. Drew is an avid Boston Red Sox fan and maintains an active lifestyle through his passion for CrossFit.

Anacarina Calvo

Solution Engineer
Anacarina graduated with an engineering degree in Computer Science from Simón Bolivar University. With more than 10 years of experience in Acumatica ERP, she started working with the company that developed Acumatica's Field Services - as a Sales Engineer and leader in implementation and QA Testing. She then started working with Acumatica as a Product Manager and later, as a Product Success Manager in Field Service. She currently lives in Madrid with her husband, their baby daughter and Micky, their Schnauzer dog. When she is not working, Anacarina enjoys traveling, singing and making crochet. 

Justin Bodus

Solution Engineer
Justin graduated with a bachelor's degree in Construction Management from the University of Wisconsin Stout, where he honed his skills and knowledge. Justin brings over a decade of valuable experience in the commercial construction industry to the table. During this time, he has not only contributed to building impressive structures but has also played a pivotal role in developing custom business applications and optimizing workflows, including end-to-end ERP solutions. When he's not at work, Justin enjoys tinkering with the latest gadgets. On weekends, Justin takes on a different kind of project, delighting in cooking gourmet meals for his family.

Charles Palmer

Jr. Solution Engineer
Charles served in the Air Force for 10 years as a Linguist including 4 deployments to Afghanistan and overseas locations. He was honored to lead a special operations tactical ISR team for the joint task force. When his daughter was born, he realized he had a new mission and must transition to a safer profession. Charles is a true geek and loves tinkering with technology. In his spare time, he enjoys Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, archery, baking/cooking, chess, gardening, reading, woodworking, playing guitar, rock climbing, and SCUBA.

Tiffany Shinn

Support Specialist
Tiffany Shinn is a tech veteran with 9 years of industry expertise. She began on a commercial real estate tech help desk, mastering the art of solving intricate problems. Tiffany ushered in the first Android phones to hit the market for US Cellular. Off duty, Tiffany treasures moments with her partner, stepson, two dogs, and two cats, often exploring nature and hunting for arrowheads. Beyond tech, her passions span culinary arts, embroidery, and visual creativity. An eternal learner, Tiffany constantly delves into documentaries and books.

Joseph Worthington

Support Specialist
Joseph has over 10 years of experience in the development and maintenance of business IT systems, software integrations, and infrastructure. His experience with Acumatica began in 2017 as an end-user in the systems administrator role. His professional passion is enabling users to simplify and automate their work experience. He lives in northwest Georgia with his fiancé and spends his spare time tinkering with personal tech projects, woodworking, and enjoying time with his family.

Amber Bell

Support Specialist
Amber holds an Associate of Science degree and has further honed her skills with a certification in Forensic Photography and Fingerprint Identification. This unique combination of expertise reflects her keen eye for detail as a support specialist. An Arizona native, Amber lives in Glendale with her husband, youngest son, and three adorable (albeit crazy) dogs. Her family enjoys frequent trips to northern Idaho to visit her oldest son. She loves baking, photography, and hiking when the Arizona weather permits. Amber is also an enthusiastic game night host, whether it's a round of Catan or an engaging murder mystery. Additionally, she takes great pride in helping her son practice karate, supporting his growth and development.

Brandon Pugh

Support Specialist
Brandon is currently a senior at Auburn University, studying Software Engineering (War Eagle), and is on track to graduate in the Spring of 2024. Due to his background in software, he loves the problem-solving and troubleshooting process, which directly translates into his passion for being a support specialist. Brandon lives in Duluth, Georgia, with his only child, his dog Eli. In his free time, he likes to tinker with technology and cheer on the Auburn football team while they struggle to win every season! 

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