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Our team is happy to speak at (or moderate) your next business event.

jody_grunden_speakingWith 20+ years of experience in both public and corporate accounting, Jody Grunden and his partner Adam Hale pioneered the concept of a Virtual CFO back in 2002 just after they founded Summit CPA Group.

What's a Virtual CFO? Read below.

The Summit CPA Group team specialize in topics like Cash Flow Management, Forecasting, Budgeting, Debt Restructuring, Cost Accounting, and Tax Planning.

Our Virtual CFOs have been asked to speak to National Group Conferences, State CPA societies and Client events on various topics including Cash Flow Management, Fraud Prevention and Detection and Strategic Planning.

Team members like Kristen ReinkingJake Grimm, Claudia Burns and Jamie Nau take an active role in public speaking and conference moderation and would be happy to offer their expertise at your next event.

Conferences We Have Recently Participated

DRUPALCON 2017 - BALTIMORE, MD

Jody presented “Forecasting with Metrics for Digital Agencies.”

OWNER CAMP - CHICAGO 2015, SEATTLE 2015, SAN FRANCISCO 2015, PUERTO RICO 2016, MONTREAL 2016, ATLANTA 2016

owner_camp_participantRunning a digital agency is tough. Owner Camp attendees determine the content at each Owner Camp, ranging from discussion topics like managing growth, time tracking, and grooming your client list to the law, sales cycles, and company culture.  

OPERATIONS CAMP - NEW ORLEANS 2015, MIAMI 2015, SEATTLE 2016

operations_camp_participantOperations Camp takes everything a digital studio is, puts it in a box, and flips it over. They reconstruct everything using the collective knowledge and know-how of some of the best studio operators around.

This isn’t a traditional conference—it’s three full days of frank discussion about the tools, practices, and principles that make studios thrive. It’s also about ways to fix the stuff that keeps us up at night.

DIGITAL PM CAMP - NEW ORLEANS 2016

Running digital projects is no easy task. Like many digital PMs, you probably didn’t study any form of project management in college, and you probably don’t have a PMP. Even if you do, you’re facing challenges—the same challenges your peers are facing and solving every day. Digital PM Camp is not about a single person standing in the front of a room, presenting while you scribble notes. It's a series of moderated, candid conversations.

YONDER - SAN DIEGO 2015, SAN DIEGO 2016

Yonder.ioYonder is a roundtable discussion for founders, owners, CEOs, and other company leadership. It's a chance for distributed organizations to get on the same page so that they can move their respective industries in the right direction. Conference participants swap notes and share what they've all learned.

Articles Published on Medium

Want to Add Recurring Revenue Into Your Services-Based Business? Here’s How.

If I were a betting man, I’d ask you to check your most recent credit card statement. Odds are you’re getting billed regularly for some kind of recurring service...

Want to Add Recurring Revenue Into Your Services-Based Business? Here’s How.

How $10 Can Net You An Extra $300,000

Two of the biggest problems I see with service-based businesses are underpricing and a lack of a proper cash reserve, both of which I wrote some thoughts about in this Medium article. Enjoy!

How $10 Can Net You An Extra $300,000

Forecasting? You're Doing It Wrong.

Most companies employ a bookkeeper or accountant who looks at past performance to forecast what the company’s next month, quarter, or year will look like. And that’s fine…but it’s not enough.

Forecasting? You're Doing It Wrong.

The Art of Cash Flow: Tackling the Lifeblood of Your Business

I’ve spent the better part of 15 years as a Virtual CFO, helping service-based businesses boost their financial health with stronger forecasting and cash flow management. In this Medium article, I tackle the subtle art of cash flow, the real lifeblood of your business.

The Art of Cash Flow: Tackling the Lifeblood of Your Business

The Future of the CPA Firm in the U.S.

Our take on what the CPA firm of the future will look like, taking a look at the web design industry as a basis of comparison.

The Future of the CPA Firm in the U.S.

About Summit CPA Group & Virtual CFO Services

Our Virtual CFO service teams you up with a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who works with you to help guide your business to success.

Our bread and butter is working with the following types of service-based businesses:

  • cpa firm web developmentWeb Design Agencies
  • Marketing Agencies
  • Design / Branding Agencies
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Software Development Companies
  • ...Any other service-based business

The cost of hiring a full-time CFO can range from $120,000 to over $200,000 per year plus bonuses and benefits. Our Virtual CFO services provides you with experienced support at a small fraction of that cost.

Book Jody for your next event by calling (260) 918-8822