Our Teams and Technology approach
"GrowthForce helped me understand how to build a budget and worked to teach me how to read and interpret my new reports. I felt the fog lifting as they helped me be a stronger leader and, overall, a better business owner”
"GrowthForce gives me clarity, reliability, and confidence. Confidence in the direction that we're moving and confidence in the ability for me to communicate with our board of directors and our executive management."
“The accounting reports I get and make decisions on are very, very accurate. I now have a team of accountants that I can go to and ask questions about my financial reports, to help understand them better and to get some ideas on how I might be able to tweak the company to improve profitability.”
A highly energetic and motivational business leader, entrepreneur and speaker, Steve has a passion for helping businesses and nonprofits reach their growth potential. Regarded as a top accounting industry thought leader and founder of the first company to deliver accounting over the internet, he now serves as Founder & CEO of GrowthForce. His ability to visualize the future of accounting and assemble a highly qualified and motivated team has led GrowthForce to become one of the nation’s largest cloud-based bookkeeping, accounting and controller services. Stephen's worked with Fortune 100 companies, tiny mom-and-pops, and he’s been an executive at a $4bn company and a fundraiser at a non-profit - all of which has given him a wealth of knowledge and insights into the accounting industry.
Martha brings more than 18 years of experience in a variety of industries to her role as Director of Marketing for GrowthForce. Her leadership and marketing knowledge are a compliment to her upbeat personality. From her business and consulting years, Martha brings a wealth of experience in adaptable and transformational marketing leadership. Her aim is to help educate business leaders on the significance of a strong financial management strategy, the importance of having a human capital strategy, and why you need both to be successful.
James Kahn is often the voice of reason - for good reason. His breadth and depth of accounting and finance expertise, combined with his systems knowledge and eight years of experience helping GrowthForce clients means that he has seen it all, and done it all.
Currently, in his capacity as Director of Finance, James identifies where GrowthForce can provide the greatest value to support our clients’ businesses. Additionally, serving as Controller, James is here to ensure each client's needs are well matched with our services.
BS in Accounting, Sam Houston State
Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor
QuickBooks Online Certified
Marsha is dedicated to ensuring each new client is equipped to receive the full potential from their accounting system and GrowthForce team. As Onboarding Director, Marsha’s focus is on the design, set up and integration of each client’s QuickBooks-centric financial system. During onboarding, Marsha creates a detailed documentation and workflow of the various accounting and reporting processes to guarantee a seamless hand-off to client services. Marsha has been with GrowthForce since the early days, and has built a solid reputation based on her extensive QuickBooks expertise, her deep knowledge of industry-specific key performance indicators, and her quick problem-solving and documentation abilities. Her vast industry and accounting software and applications experience comes from serving hundreds of clients in both onboarding and services over the last ten years.
When she’s not analyzing a client’s accounting system or researching new applications, Marsha enjoys practicing TaeKwonDo and boating at her parent’s lake house with her husband and two young sons.
Monty went to college at the University of Maryland where obtained his degree in German, Literature, and Mathematics. He later went to the University of Houston where he studied US History, Writing, and Anthropology.
After working for years in Sales at Doggett Industries, Monty later joined the GrowthForce team in 2020.
In his free time, he likes to go off-road motorcycle touring, traveling with family, hiking, and many other outdoor activities. His favorite community volunteer activities include teaching Sunday school at his local church and teaching chemistry and cinematography merit badge classes to the local Boy Scout troops.
Amanda has been working with GrowthForce since 2013. In her free time, she loves participating in outdoor activities with family & friends.
In Jennifer's free time, she enjoys traveling (it's on her bucket list to travel to several different tropical destinations!), outdoor activities, and hanging out with friends and family. She also is committed to various service opportunities in her community.
After working at JP Morgan, Kyle began working at GrowthForce in 2014. In his free time, he enjoys scuba diving, traveling, playing video games, and spending time with family and friends. It's on his bucket list to go cage diving with great white sharks!
Jacki joined the GrowthForce team in 2016. In her free time, she enjoys reading, walking the dog, and DIY home improvement projects.
Before joining the GrowthForce team in 2018, Jamie worked at America Red Cross and Aspen Pointe Behavior Health. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, road trips, and spending time with family.
Meghan studied at Providence College and after graduation began working for Hudson + Bleeker and Wachsman PR. She later joined the GrowthForce team in 2019.
In her free time, she loves to travel (anywhere warm), cycle, and do yoga. Meghan also volunteers at a local animal shelter where she spends her time as a shelter mom.
It’s on her bucket list to go to the Grand Canyon, run a marathon and own one million dogs!
In Joseph's free time, he enjoys camping, fishing, and grilling on the BBQ for his family and friends. He also spends his time volunteering for church events and other community activities.
It's on Joseph's bucket list to swim with a Great White Shark!
In Janette's free time, she enjoys gardening, spending time with family, exploration travel, and reading. She also spends time volunteering for her community as a SCORE volunteer and IMA Reading Chapter President.
Crystal joined the GrowthForce team in 2019 after working at a bookkeeping firm. Before that, she was a teacher for 10 years and worked for Texas Workforce Commission for 7 years. In Crystal's free time, she enjoys reading and watching movies.
In Irma's free time, she loves to garden, go fishing on the weekends, go to the beach, attend live sporting events, and volunteer at her church. It is on her bucket list to travel to Asia, volunteer with Veterans at the Wounded Warriors Project, and get certified in yoga!
In Ethan's free time, he enjoys traveling, taking his dog Cooper to the beach, listening to music, and visiting with family and friends. It is on his bucket list to travel to Japan!
Marc joined the GrowthForce team in 2017. In his free time, he enjoys fishing and hopes to one day go skydiving and travel the world.
Theresa joined GrowthForce in 2011, working for 10+ years with the team. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and participating in outdoor activities.
Kelly joined the GrowthForce team in 2015. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, playing with her dogs and rabbits, and traveling locally to try new restaurants. She hopes to one day travel Europe, start a dog or rabbit rescue, and write a fiction novel!