Aprio Cloud, formerly HPC, is the leader in U.S. cloud accounting. Our clients say our people, technology, comprehensive services and fixed fee access to expertise make us unmatched in the industry. Entrepreneurs and small to mid-sized businesses around the world count on Aprio Cloud to pair customized real-time financial insights and meaningful advice to help them make smarter, faster business decisions.
Introducing a team of virtual accounting, bookkeeping, finance advisory, payroll, HR and technology experts that provide dedicated support and advice.
We’re passionate about our craft and technology, but mostly we love helping you succeed.
We bring together best-in-class applications to automate your financial operations.
We provide you an industry-leading technology stack, turnkey-ready and customized to provide the real-time data you need to power faster, smarter decisions.
True strategic advice creates more value than it expends, but as a smaller business you shouldn’t have to incur the cost of full-time staff before you’re ready.
We offer on-demand access to the expertise and advice you need at one fixed price to help you control costs.
Managing Director and Partner, Aprio Cloud
Bruce A. Phillips is a seasoned CPA and a passionate advocate for cloud technology. His leadership expertise running his own CPA firm, tenure as a CFO and COO of tech startups and experience as a cloud technology beta tester make Bruce one of the most respected names in cloud accounting. Prior to co-founding HPC (now Aprio Cloud), Bruce spent seven years at E&Y helping clients navigate challenging tax and compliance environments. When not providing accounting advice Bruce is an active tennis player.
Stacey is an accomplished professional and a jack of all trades. She is involved in a wide variety of projects and knows how to handle it all with a significant amount of composure. She provides support to the entire team and our clients, communicating well with all levels. She works on numerous special projects, ensuring the client’s expectations, deadlines and customer service goals were being met. With her background in sales promotion and graphic design, she can also flex her creative muscles. When she is not following her Boston sports teams or shoveling snow, she is getting back home to her roots in Hawaii.
Ann is our implementation superstar and manages client conversions to Xero including onboarding all new clients to the firm. From a thorough assessment of each client’s procedures and requirements, to workflow design, to Xero add-on integrations, to implementation and training. This savvy Xero expert has it covered. Ann ensures that our clients convert to Xero with ease, have a smooth transition and supports them 100% through the change. Each client ends up with a Xero account tailored and personalized to their needs and a more efficient workflow.
Catherine got her first taste of small business accounting when she was 11 and started working with QuickBooks for her family’s concrete company. Catherine oversees our bookkeeping team, providing support to both the bookkeepers and the clients they serve. Catherine also works closely with our implementation team by maintaining client accounts as they go through the set-up process. She also works with the maintenance team to ensure a seamless transition from onboarding to ongoing. In her free time, Catherine often visits her family and friends, stopping at new frisbee golf courses and waterfalls along the way.
As our clients' businesses grow, eventually they need more than just support or bookkeeping. They need someone to help them understand the numbers and answer critical questions to help them manage and grow their business. Jen is our Virtual CFO extraordinaire and provides a higher level of advice and support to our clients in this phase. With a pedigree background and resume, we were lucky to grab her from her previous CFO position with a Venture Capital firm in Silicon Valley. From cash flow reporting and projections, to quarterly client meetings, budgets and more, Jen is a trusted advisor. Her experience and knowledge is highly valued by our clients.
Ryan went to work in the corporate world at the start of his career, and after learning about all the innovation happening in cloud accounting, decided to get involved with Aprio Cloud. Ryan’s focus at Aprio Cloud will be on creating more efficiency across teams. Ryan lives in Atlanta and enjoys the city life with comedy shows, live music, and the theater. He is also an Atlanta Braves fan and stays active with basketball and hikes in North Georgia.
Ellie is a seasoned financial services industry professional with a passion for Client Relationship and Employee Development. She began her career with Merrill Lynch Asset Management as Assistant Vice President of Operations for their Institutional money market product, where she developed and cultivated professional relationships with Institutional clients and assisted Treasurers, CFO’s and money managers with their short-term cash needs. In addition to her expertise as a hiring manager, she’s experienced in all facets of operations and organizational processes to Aprio Cloud. Ellie is an avid Boston sports fans, always cheering on the Pats, Sox, Celtics and Bruins.
Matt is an important part of our sales team, with focus on implementation and workflow needs for our clients. He thoroughly enjoys working hands on with prospects and customers to help them evaluate their workflow and navigate what systems and tools will be the most beneficial given their needs and budget. With years of cloud-based accounting experience, Matt has worked with various industries and accounting add-on tools. His experience helps to ensure our customers have a smooth onboarding transition. In his spare time, Matt enjoys playing soccer with friends, and trying new frisbee golf courses wherever he travels.
As our head of tax, Laura oversees tax planning and compliance for our clients as they start up and grow their businesses. Before focusing her skills on tax, Laura was co-founder of a start-up and worked at an early stage venture firm. Both of these experiences, along with her other roles guiding and supporting emerging companies, allows her to think about tax from a real world perspective for both the companies and their owners. When Laura isn’t sharing her passion for tax with our clients, she loves to travel and spend time with family and friends.
Sam is responsible for driving Aprio Cloud’s growth to the next level. Over the last 20 years, he has held roles in all levels of sales, marketing and business development within a wide range of professional service and technology firms around the globe. Sam has also spoken widely on how cloud technology is changing the delivery and capabilities advisory services. He is passionate about how technology is changing the delivery of accounting services and is excited to bring that knowledge and experience to Aprio Cloud during an exciting time. Having lived in Japan for nearly 15 years, Sam has a love for Japanese language, martial arts and food.
Ambra’s passion is working with dynamic people and companies, helping them work through inflection points as they scale. A cross-functional leader, Ambra is responsible for running operations, leading change, shaping strategy and driving through to execution. Prior to joining Aprio Cloud, Ambra was VP of US Business Operations & Strategy for Xero, one of the fastest growing Software as a Service (SaaS) companies globally. Before that, she led operations for the Nickelodeon games group.
Ambra is a member of Hipower, a select group of women corporate leaders, dedicated to unleashing the potential of professionals who advise technology businesses and executives.
Outside the virtual office, Ambra can be found trying to keep up with her family’s over-scheduled sports calendar or taking a spin on her beloved Peloton cycle.
Susie enjoys creating value for clients in the utilization of reporting, measuring and monitoring business performance. With a passion for math and balancing to the penny, Susie makes the perfect addition to the Aprio Cloud team. Susie enjoys assisting clients so their platform is set up to scale with them as their business scales. With a Bachelor's in Accounting and Master's Degree in Management and Strategy, Susie has been working within NetSuite since 2014. In her spare time Susie likes to paint and during summer she enjoys traveling to Lake Chatuge in Northeast Georgia with family and spending time boating and tubing.
Emily decided to pursue a career in accounting as a result of playing Monopoly as a child - all the numbers, money and business fascinated her. It was this interest that led her to study accounting and finance at the University of Southampton, England and then continue on to gain her Chartered Accountant designation. Working in implementation, Emily’s speciality is working with clients to transform their accounting and business needs into the cloud. She has a passion for cloud finance technology and enjoys finding new add-ons to help transform and streamline clients' businesses. On the weekends Emily can be found hiking with her family in the Rocky Mountains, out for jogs in the park or exploring the great Canadian outdoors.
Cortney is a graduate from Georgia Gwinnett College with a bachelors in Accounting. While in college she worked in a variety of accounting roles and eventually landed in business operations upon graduation. Interacting with clients and helping them embrace technology in the accounting world has always been Cortney's dream which is what drew her to Aprio Cloud. During her free time, Cortney enjoys going to the lake with her husband, going hiking with her dog and being with her family.
Lissa developed an interest in remote accounting from an early age, as her grandmother owned a home-based CPA practice. She also loved helping her dad count his tips earned as a mail carrier each Christmas season growing up. These influences, and her aptitude for numbers, led her to graduate from the accounting program at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, where she grew up, fell in love with her high school sweetheart and raised their son. Her passion for cloud accounting combined with her love of helping small businesses succeed led her to joining Aprio Cloud. In her free time, she enjoys biking, spending time with her family - especially her two grandsons - and being a patron of the arts.
Junior Implementation Project Manager
Melanie graduated from Washington & Jefferson College with a degree in Accounting. From there, she spent a few years in public accounting before making the switch to private accounting. Her experience in a broad spectrum of roles while working for small businesses jumpstarted her interest in using technology to make processes more efficient. Outside of work, Melanie enjoys spending time with her two dogs and two cats, developing her blog, crocheting, watching movies, traveling, and expanding her skills in woodworking.
T.J. comes to us with plenty of experience in accounting and corporate finance, but his real passion is helping small businesses grow. He believes the blending of cloud technology and solid accounting processes gives small business owners and entrepreneurs a competitive advantage in their market. As a tech-savvy accountant and member of our implementation team, T.J. leverages and optimizes Xero to craft custom solutions for our clients. When T.J. is not developing solutions, he loves spending time with his family and enjoys all things outdoors including running, mountain biking and snowboarding.
Amy is a CPA who loves providing excellent service to clients and troubleshooting problems of any size. Amy has many years of experience with mid-size businesses, especially retail and
manufacturing, and has provided insights on how to organize and structure workflows for maximum efficiency. She has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and gets excited about implementing new cloud accounting solutions for clients. On her days off, Amy is probably traveling, discovering a new coffee shop, or spending time with friends.
Captivated by small business finance even as a young child, Sophia played “cash register” at her family's Greek diners. Those early experiences taught her the fundamentals of accounting, which led to a professional certification certification in New York State. After obtaining certification, Sophia went on to teach business classes in several developing school districts. After five years of teaching in the classroom, Sophia transitioned into an Assistant Accountant position within the district and from there to working for a small restaurant management company. Sophia has a passion for learning, traveling and shoes!
Preena is one of our Director of Client Services and NetSuite experts. She will be heading up our Cryptocurrency vertical along with other professional services clients in NetSuite. After graduating with her MBA, Preena started working in Washington, DC at a Digital Advertising Agency as the Senior Accounting and Operations Manager. There she had the opportunity to work with clients such as the Obama 2012 campaign, the Human Rights Campaign, and EMILY’s List. She is passionate about making a difference and providing a great client experience by paying attention to the details and always seeking ways to improve processes. In her free time, Preena likes to travel, try new local restaurants, and spend time with her friends cheering on the Carolina Panthers.
Rachel started her career as an auditor in public accounting and holds a Certified Public Accounting license. Her experience working with software and technology companies aligns well with the types of clients Aprio Cloud services. Rachel enjoys working with clients and helping them through challenging accounting issues. She is excited to help start-up companies grow their business. During her free time Rachel loves to camp, hike, spend time boating on the river and lakes of the Midwest, and traveling to new places where she can enjoy the outdoors.
Tina graduated from Indiana University Kelley School of Business with a Human Resources degree. She has over 25 years of experience working to find the best HR/payroll solutions for clients in the manufacturing, healthcare, telecom, financial, CPG and intelligence sectors. She enjoys helping clients with the technical details surrounding the HR and payroll environments. When she’s not working to find great solutions for her clients, she enjoys spending time with her family and her hobbies include photography and trying out new roller coasters with her teenage son.
After a stint in the corporate world, Michelle decided that providing bookkeeping services from a virtual environment was her calling. She enjoys transitioning clients to the cloud with Xero and other add-on technology apps. Michelle loves to help start-up companies grow. She keeps her life in balance practicing hot yoga and walking her two Brittany Spaniel dogs. Her husband is an actuary/analyst, so they enjoy geeking out on numbers together.
Rachel is a graduate from the University of South Florida where she earned her Bachelor's degree in accounting. She started her career at a well-established CPA firm in her hometown of St. Petersburg, Florida. She developed a thorough understanding of accounting for a variety of industries and has a passion for helping small businesses grow. In her free time she enjoys traveling, cooking and getting together with friends.
All the way from Wanaka New Zealand, Sharon has more Xero experience than most. We were lucky for her to find us when she and her husband moved to the U.S. last year. She was so good, we hired her on the spot during our first Skype call. It was one of the best decisions we ever made. Sharon's organization and communication skills, along with her detailed knowledge of how to do everything Xero, are invaluable to Aprio Cloud and our clients.
A graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University with a Masters in Accounting, Christina has experience helping clients with audits, financials, and payroll. She also has experience in manufacturing, performing budgeting and forecasting. In her spare time she enjoys running half marathons, doing yoga, hiking, kayaking, and traveling. Her summers are spent on the baseball diamond, with her teenage son who plays travel baseball.
Sean works with Aprio Cloud's Client Success team, helping with our marketing efforts and social media. He embraces data, always looking to improve internal processes and find ways to strengthen the relationships with our clients. In his spare time, Sean likes to watch baseball, ride his bike and go to the batting cages. He is also an avid Miami Dolphins fan.
Melissa graduated from SUNY Oswego with an MBA concentrating in accounting and is a CPA. She has worked in public accounting for several years with a focus on small business and tax. She has worked in a variety of industries and has a passion for helping entrepreneurs and small businesses grow. When she's not working, she enjoys hiking with her dog, cooking, playing rec league sports, and just about anything that allows her to be outside.
Alex graduated with her Masters in Accounting from Penn State and started off her accounting career as a Big 4 auditor. After receiving her CPA and learning the ins and outs of an audit, Alex traveled to Thailand for a brief stint teaching English and returned to work in private equity. It was there she discovered her love of working with small businesses and entrepreneurs. Outside of work, Alex enjoys staying active through group fitness classes, traveling whenever possible, trying to train her puppy that shoes are not chew toys, shopping for home goods and exploring the Philadelphia food scene.
Elena moved to the United States from Russia and has worked in public accounting and payroll for over 12 years. She enjoys the problem-solving aspect of accounting and finds it rewarding when she is able to help her clients with their accounts. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling and having fun with her two small children exploring new parks and creating arts-and-crafts.
David is a graduate of San Diego State University with a Master’s degree in Accounting and an emphasis in Accounting Information Systems. David was addicted to cloud accounting from day one, as it combines his interest in technology with his daily work. At Aprio Cloud, David focuses on providing solutions for ecommerce clients and enjoys working with a wide range of companies. In his spare time, he has fun broadcasting live on his internet stream and shares his passion for board games to viewers worldwide.
Susan graduated with a management degree and concentration in accounting from Ga Tech. She began her CPA career over 20 years ago as an auditor for a Big Six firm and has since worked in many different roles in both public and private accounting. Her experience helping an entrepreneur start a business is what led her to Aprio Cloud where she is pursuing her passion to help other growing businesses. Susan enjoys rooting for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, hanging out with her two dogs and experimenting with new dishes to feed her husband and three boys.
Jordan is a graduate from the University of West Florida with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and soon to have her MBA with a concentration in accounting. She heard about cloud accounting and knew immediately it was something she would be passionate about. Jordan’s focus is to help support both the client and the accounting department. In her free time, Jordan watches her husband’s baseball games and enjoys Orange Theory Fitness, traveling and playing with her dogs.
Karen is a graduate from Georgia Gwinnett College with a degree in accounting and will soon be starting her MBA with a concentration in accounting. She has worked in a variety of industries and is licensed as well with her P&C Certification in insurance. She loves helping people and businesses grow in the tech space, implementing new tools, software and efficient time-saving processes. In her spare time, Karen enjoys spending time with her dogs, traveling, hiking, blogging, and trying out new restaurants.
Sharon joins the team with over 15 years accounting and tax experience. All of her experience is with the Professional Services industry in the small business sector. As the Director of Client Services In-Charge of Professional Services, Sharon overseas a team of Accounting Advisors and provides accounting and advisory support for the clients within the Professional Services vertical. Within the vertical, Sharon fosters a spirit of providing a great client and team member experience, while keeping things fun! Sharon believes in doing what's right for the client and being proactive. When Sharon is not coaching team members and clients, she enjoys family time with her husband and two small boys.
Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, Andrew has lived in Boston, MA and now resides in Portland, ME. Possessing Big 4 experience and having worked in both private and public accounting, comprehensive tax compliance knowledge and experience, Andrew is passionate about helping people and businesses succeed. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as hiking, cooking, reading and playing disc golf.
Ever since Sherry was introduced to accounting, she has enjoyed the art of reconciling client's financials. Sherry has worked in various levels of accounting and human resources and her experience is a value to the team. She enjoys travel, wine and all types of food. Sherry spends her free time listening to live music and attending the symphony.
Chelsea is originally from Taiwan and is a Taiwan CPA. She received an MBA from Indiana University and has experience working at a Big 4 firm in a wide set of advisory roles. She currently lives in Washington D.C. with her husband and Bichon Shih-Tzu. She enjoys exploring new restaurants, gardening and watching The Bachelor.
Janine provides Financial Accounting Advisory Services to domestic business clients, as well as international business owners with operations in the United States. She likes to leverage new technology and cloud-based resources to optimize accounting efficiency.
Janine is a graduate of The University of Georgia where she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. She received her Master of Professional Accountancy degree with a Specialization in Financial Reporting and Assurance from Georgia State University.
She was born and raised in Bavaria, Germany, and has spent the last twenty years in the Atlanta area. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.
Aaron is a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in Finance and Japanese. During his time at university, Aaron traveled abroad many times and continued to work as a part-time bookkeeper. After learning Aprio Cloud was completely cloud based, he had to jump on board as it fit with his lifestyle. Flexibility while still getting all one’s work done is a match made in heaven. After working at the last physical location of HPC, Aaron moved to California to continue to assist all team members with various projects and software.
April is a graduate from Georgia State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a concentration in Accounting. She started her career as an accountant for small to mid-size companies in various industries. April began working at Aprio in July 2016 and currently works with professional services clients. April enjoys learning new things and she is committed to exceeding her client’s expectations by implementing accounting practices that promote growth and efficiency. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and spending time outdoors hiking, fishing, and snowboarding.
Senior Tax Accountant
Cristina is a graduate from St. Thomas University with a Master’s Degree in Accounting. She began and has spent the past 7 years directly in public accounting, focusing on tax compliance, and comes from a long line of accountants. She believes that the accounting industry’s evolution is remote, and enjoys working with Aprio Cloud who she thinks is innovative and ahead of this evolution. She loves reading/writing about philosophy, art in all its forms, the beach, traveling, karaoke, watching rocket launches and old 1960s sitcoms like Star Trek and Bewitched. Most of all, she loves spending time with family.
Tim is a recent honors graduate from Southern New Hampshire University with a major in accounting concentrated on federal taxation. With a background in leadership, management and administration, Tim specializes in client organization around tax matters and helps companies gain and maintain government compliance with business registrations, sales taxes, income and other tax returns, and other miscellaneous documents. He is always willing to lend a hand and is eager to create solutions for our client challenges. When not working, Tim enjoys fishing, hunting and hiking the woods of New England.
Daniel is a graduate from Stevenson University with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting. During his time at Stevenson he played soccer, started his graduate degree in forensic studies, and began his career in tax accounting. He truly believes that online accounting is the future and is thrilled to be working with Aprio Cloud. During his free time, Dan enjoys golfing, playing soccer and spending time with his family.
Amber has over 10 years as an Administrative Assistant working in various industries including Tax Services. Amber continues to stay ahead of the technology resources that Aprio Cloud clients can benefit from. Amber feels strongly in supporting the team and assisting them in creating efficiencies and streamlined processes. Amber enjoys interior decorating, home organizing and spending time with her husband.
Kevin is dedicated to cloud accounting and the advances made possible by the new wave of technology that will shape the accounting industry in the years to come. Kevin has a comprehensive background in the field of accounting and taxation with emphasis on tax compliance, tax consulting, business startup guidance, international services and handling IRS audits. Outside of work, Kevin enjoys spending time hiking, skiing, exploring the outdoors, playing video games and traveling.
Sadie began her career with PWC, providing tax compliance and consulting services to private companies, family offices and individuals. She understands the complexities of the U.S. tax system and analyzes tax implications from business and individual perspectives. A former scuba instructor and accounting tutor, Sadie has a natural passion for sharing information with others and loves guiding clients through tough tax scenarios. When it’s not tax season, Sadie enjoys traveling, scuba diving, hiking and training with her Husky mix, Timber.
Elysa graduated with her BBA in Accounting and Finance and she began her tax career in the private sector. She decided that the virtual environment was an exciting opportunity where she could help people with her love for numbers and problem-solving. In her spare time, Elysa enjoys cooking, the Texas beach and park trips with her family. She spends a lot of time at cheering on her husband's high school football team with her two young daughters in tow.