his year as a teacher, speaker and mentor, and
making technology relevant and relatable to
accounting professionals at all levels.
Career Highlights: Executive vice president and
shareholder, K2 Enterprises, 1990-present ... Executive vice president and shareholder, Network Management Group Inc., 1983-present ... Department
chair; professor; adjunct, Hutchinson Community
College, 1977-1997 ... Programmer and system designer, Professional Data Services, 1978-1981 ... Programmer and system designer, Farmland Industries,
Other Affiliations: Past chair, AICPA Technology
Conference ... Author, Basic Using Micros; Business
Computing Systems; Computers: An Introduction;
Technology Best Practices; Accounting Software Solutions; Paperless Office ... Optimist International.
Education: Western Washington University, postgraduate ... James Madison University, postgraduate
... University of Central Oklahoma, postgraduate ...
Wichita State University, 1981, MCS ... Kansas State
University, 1977, BS CS Math ... Hutchinson Community College, 1975, AA CS.
Personal: Born 1955, Hutchinson, Kan. ... Married to
Pam ... Four children, two grandchildren.
Blog/Twitter: www.randyjohnston.com /
Keller continues to broad-
cast her sought-after ideas
on firm management
through many channels,
including her blog and Twitter stream, while
keeping up a busy schedule of speaking at
prominent accounting events — fitting for
someone who consults on rapid change.
Career Highlights: President and founder, Keller
Advisors LLC, 2008-present ... Shareholder and chief
operating officer, Brady Ware CPAs, 1978-2008 ...
Consultant, author and speaker, 1990-present.
Other Affiliations: Planning Committee, AICPA
Practitioners’ Symposium & Tech+ ... Member Ser-
vices Council, Ohio CPA Society ... New Horizon
Group of CPA Consultants ... Past board member
and national president, Association for Account-
ing Administration; co-founder, Ohio Chapter; past
president, Indiana Chapter ... Advisory Board, CPA
Practice Management Forum; AICPA Seasonality
Success Newsletter ... Columnist, CPA Practice Man-
Education: St. Mary of the Woods College.
Personal: Born 1946, New Paris, Ohio ... Married to
Darrell ... One son; two grandchildren.
Blog/Twitter: http://ritakeller.com/blog /
Director of consulting, Xcentric
A frequent speaker and well-known consul-
tant on accounting firm technology, Kepczyk
literally wrote the book on going paperless,
and now takes up a position at cutting-edge
hosted firm services ven-
dor Xcentric, where he
will be even better placed
to guide accountants into
After re-organizing his
company earlier this year
and divesting its publish-
ing arm, the ubiquitous
Koltin now concentrates his energies on his
top areas of expertise — M&A, where he bro-
kered some of the year’s biggest unions, suc-
cession planning, partner compensation and
Career Highlights: CEO, Koltin Consulting Group
Inc., 2011-present ... President and CEO, PDI Global,
1982-2011 ... Partner, FERS CPAs, 1982-1998 ... Director, Nankin Schnoll, 1980-1982.
Other Affiliations: Founding member, The Advisory
Board ... Publisher/author, Successful Merger & Acquisition Strategies; CPAs That Sell; How to Market a
Consulting Niche ... Past board member, Outsource
Partners International; NACVA; H&R Block Business
Services Group; Association for Accounting Marketing ... Editorial Advisory Board, CPA Practice Management Forum; Law Firm Management.
Education: University of Wisconsin, 1980, BS Accounting and Marketing
Personal: Born 1957, Milwaukee ... Married to Sharon ... Three children.
Vice president of
firm services &
As overseer of the institute’s credential program
and PCPS sections, the one-time political media consultant has used his background to ef-
ficiently promote a number of institute initiatives, as well as speaking around the country
on the issues surrounding small firms.
Career Highlights: Vice president of firm services &
global alliances, AICPA, 2011-present; director, specialized communities/firm practice management,
2009-2011; senior technical manager, firm practice
management/PCPS, AICPA, 2006-2009 ... Director of
media planning, Joe Slade White & Co., 2003-2006 ...
Director, Dopkins & Co., 1994-2003 ... Senior, Lums-den & McCormick, 1991-1994.
Other Affiliations: North Carolina Association of
CPAs ... Past president, Buffalo Chapter, New York
State Society of CPAs; founding member, Young
CPAs Committee, Buffalo Chapter.
Education: Canisius College, 1991, BS Accounting.
Personal: Born 1968, Buffalo, N.Y. ... Married to
Maryann ... One son.
When the commission
finally makes its decision
later this year on what to do
about adopting IFRS, it will
likely be Kroeker who’s responsible for spearheading it — and explaining it to the profession.
Career Highlights: Chief accountant, Securities and
Exchange Commission, 2009-present; acting chief
accountant, 2009; deputy chief accountant, 2007-
2009 ... Partner, National Office Accounting Services
Group, Deloitte, 2002-2007; manager, National Office Accounting Research Group, 1997.
Other Affiliations: Practice fellow, FASB, 1999-2001.
Education: University of Nebraska, 1992, BS Accounting.
Personal: Born 1969.
Vice president of
After joining the company
a little over a year ago to
head up channel recruit-
ment, Macdonald has been largely respon-
sible for not only reseller expansion, but the
company’s exponential growth over the same
period. A veteran vendor partner builder,
Macdonald has managed to add top-tier VARs
as well as accounting firms of all sizes.
Career Highlights: Vice president of channels, In-
tacct, 2010-present ... Vice president of channels, Pro-
methean, 2008-2009 ... Vice president of worldwide
channels and sales alliances, Deltek Inc., 2007-2008
... Chief channel and strategy officer, Sage Software,
2006-2007; executive vice president of channel and
sales operations, 2004-2006; senior vice president
of business partners and vice president of partner
development, Best Software (later Sage), 1998-2004
... President and founder, Macdonald Consulting
Group, 1989-1998 ... Director of management advisory services, Smith & Howard PC, 1987-1989 ... Vice
president of finance, Resort Storage Management,
1985-1987 ... Manager, Policy Management Systems,
Other Affiliations: Board, Information Technology
Alliance ... Past board member, Southeastern Software Association.
Education: Yale University, 1977, BS.
Personal: Born 1955, Dallas ... Married to Cindy ...
Vice chairman, IASB
Mackintosh puts the “glob-
al” in “global standards”
— having come half-way
around the world from a
regulatory position in Oz
to head up standard-setting in the U.K., he
recently took up the newly important position
of vice chair at the IASB, with the aim of add-
ing technical know-how to new chair Hans
Hoogervorst’s political savvy.
Career Highlights: Vice chairman, International
Accounting Standards Board, 2011-present ... Chairman, U. K. Accounting Standards Board, 2004-2011 ...
Manager, financial management, South Asia, World
Bank, 2002-2004 ... Chief accountant, Australian
Securities and Investment Commission, 2000-2002
... Deputy chair, Australian Accounting Standards
Board, 1999-2001 ... Chair, Australian Public Sector
Accounting Standards Board, 1999-2001 ... Partner,
Coopers & Lybrand, 1976-1996.
Other Affiliations: Member, IASB Standards Advisory Council, 2001-2004 ... Chair, Public Sector Committee, IFAC, 2000-2003 ... Steering Committee, International Organization of Securities Commissions,
2000-2002 ... Fellow, University of Canberra ... Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia ... Fellow,
CPA Australia ... Chartered Institute of Finance and
Maxick & Battaglia
Always the early adopter,
this year Majchrzak be-
came the first representative of a CPA firm to
test Twitter’s new promoted Tweets platform
in beta. Under his guidance, Freed Maxick
was also one of the first firms on the QR code
bandwagon, integrating the technology with
their marketing efforts and leveraging it into
two iPhone application sponsorships.
Career Highlights: Marketing and communications
director, Freed Maxick & Battaglia CPAs, 2003-pres-
ent ... Senior advertising administrator, Fleet Capital