Jody Padar, The Radical CPA, Joins the Botkeeper Team
Boston, Mass. – Botkeeper has announced today that Jody Padar, one of Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People in the profession, will become Botkeeper's Vice President of Strategy and work to bring the company closer to the accounting profession.
As many in the industry already know, Jody has been working with "the Bots" over the last 18 months, helping to evolve their technology with ongoing customer feedback.
"Botkeeper exceeded our hopes and quickly be- came a partner I sought to join forces with," said Jody Padar, the CEO and Principal of New Vision CPA Group in Chicago, IL (as well as the author of From Success to Significance: The Radical CPA Guide and The Radical CPA: New Rules for the Future-Ready Firm). "Botkeeper shares the same values we have for excellent service, expertise, curating a technology-driven environment which I am excited to be a part of, and which our customers, and the accounting industry as a whole, will significantly benefit from."
"I'm so excited to have Jody join the team," said Enrico Palmerino, CEO of Botkeeper.
"As an early cloud adopter and practice management innovator, this role will be a
commitment to the accounting industry in a way most software vendors can only dream of." Palmerino also noted that it's invigorating to have the industry as excited about this
valuable addition as Botkeeper is:
Sandra Wiley, President of Boomer Consulting — "Jody will be a tremendous asset to
Botkeeper - and our profession - as she assumes the leadership position of Vice
President of Strategy for the company. The marriage of Botkeeper and The Radical CPA
will create an amazing opportunity to blend machine learning and AI with real life
experts to bring the future of technology to our profession now!"
Samantha Bowling, CPA/CGMA/2019 Most Powerful Women in Accounting Award
Winner/Immediate Past Chair of the Maryland Association of CPAs — "This transition
is important not only for Botkeeper, but also for the entire accounting industry." Bowling
went on to say, "Jody Padar's new role as Vice President of Strategy for Botkeeper is the
position she was born to do. Her journey of moving her Father's Firm from old school
paper to paperless and automated has prepared her for this role. There is always a
resistance to technology, but if anyone can navigate our profession through this radical
age of change and innovation, it is her!" Bowling added that she'd "love to see more
companies incorporating new technology into their processes."
Jim C. Bourke, CPA/CITP/CFF/CGMA — "What a great addition to the Botkeeper team!
Jody Padar brings a uniqueness to the table that is not found in many professionals in
our space today. As the VP of Strategy, I am looking forward to her leadership role in
taking Botkeeper to the next level across our profession."
Those who work at Botkeeper employees are also very excited to join forces with Jody
so the company can better serve the accounting industry.
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Botkeeper’s software “Bots” utilize Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to
automate bookkeeping for businesses and the accounting industry. The Botkeeper
platform integrates with a client’s bank, credit card, POS, HR and other softwares/apps,
to categorize, classify and reconcile entries to QuickBooks Online or Xero accounts. In
addition to saving time and money, clients enjoy 24/7 access, ongoing support,
customizable dashboards and accurate, real-time financial information. The company
is headquartered in Boston, MA.
About Jody Padar
Jody Padar is one of the accounting profession's foremost visionaries and pioneers.
Consistently named as one of the Top 100 Most Influential to the Profession by
Accounting Today, Jody has led the transition of next-generation public accounting
firms through open collaboration and change management. She is the author of From
Success to Significance: The Radical CPA Guide and The Radical CPA: New Rules for
the Future-Ready Firm; and is CEO/Principal of New Vision CPA Group in Chicago.
For more information on botkeeper, please visit https://www.botkeeper.com.
Jessica King, VP Marketing / Botkeeper