Meet the dream team

Here’s a brief introduction to the RoseRyan dream team.

Click on their names to learn more about them.

Teresa Ali

Pro since: 1996

Excels at: Full cycle accounting, financial statement preparation, systems implementation, develop and improve processes, manage company documentation, communication and transparency

Prior gigs: Cypherpath, Inc, Clean Solar, Inc, BroadLogic Corporation, SunPower, Inc. Space System/Loral

Fun Facts: Teresa enjoys trying out recipes from around the world, travelling with her family, and has a daily goal of 11,000 steps/day.

Mo Ali

Pro since: 2006

Excels at: SEC Reporting, revenue recognition, leases, business combination, financial due diligence, and process improvement

Prior Gigs: EY, PWC, HCentive, MindTickle, Redaptive, Realterm

Fun Fact: Enjoys playing cricket, tennis, and golf.

Susan Alves

Pro since: 1994

Excels at: general accounting, cash management, monthly close, emerging growth companies

Prior gigs: Electroglas, i2 Technologies, various small businesses

Fun fact: Susan loved running the San Francisco Marathon so much she plans to do it again.

Elizabeth Barclay

Pro since: 1990

Excels at: SEC reporting, general accounting management, merger integration, process improvement and SOX compliance

Prior gigs: Palo Alto Networks, WageWorks, IMVU, Netflix, Power Integrations

Fun Fact: Elizabeth enjoys hiking, tennis, skiing, and traveling to tropical locations.

Jacqueline Bray

Pro since: 2013

Excels at: A/P, A/R, general accounting

Prior gigs: Time for Life

Fun fact: Jackie loves white-knuckle theme park rides and has attended a number of F1 races in Europe.

Robert Bridges

Pro since: 2013

Excels at: Auditing and audit readiness, general accounting, FP&A, process improvement, project management, monthly close, emerging growth companies

Prior gigs: Deloitte

Fun Fact: Robert has a passion for traveling and has traveled to 32 of the 50 states,  internationally to 25 different countries across five continents.

Chris Campbell

Pro since: 2001

Excels at: Financial reporting (SEC and AICPA), SOX compliance, technical accounting, audit preparation, general accounting, process improvement

Prior Gigs: PwC LLP, KPMG LLP, Moss Adams LLP, UCSF Medical Center, Stanford Medicine, Revel Systems

Fun Fact: I live in San Francisco, but fiercely loyal to Los Angeles sports teams (Dodgers, Rams, Lakers, Kings, and USC Trojans)

Jennifer Carino

Pro since: 2001

Excels at: Revenue recognition, financial planning & analysis, process improvement

Prior gigs: EMC, Cadence, TiVo, Roku

Fun Facts: Jennifer loves traveling, baking, music, and board games.

Ariel Castillo

Excels at: General Accounting Procedures, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Month End Close Process, Revenue Recognition, Cash Flow Forecasting and Management, Merger & Acquisition, Due Diligence and Financial Auditing Management

Prior Gigs: ShiftRX Partners LLC, Intraprise Health LLC, BluePrint Healthcare IT, Schulman, Wolfson Abruzzo LLP

Fun Fact: Enjoys ATV riding with family and friends.

Brenda Chando

Pro since: 2002

Excels at: SOX Compliance, Internal Audit, Process Improvement

Prior Gigs: Warner Chilcott, AT&T, EY

Fun Fact: Brenda enjoys exercising to start the day and her favorite place is the beach.

Bernice Chang

Pro since: 1999

Excels at: SEC reporting, XBRL, stock-based compensation, financial statements, budget analysis

Prior gigs: Advanced Micro Devices, NeoPhotonics, NetApp, Novellus Systems, Vivus

Motto: It’s important to have fun at work.

Constance Chee

Pro since: 1998

Excels at: General accounting, monthly close, financial and internal audits, local statutory reporting

Prior gigs: Seagate, Motorola Mattel and Dell

Motto: Believe in the law of attraction!

April Cheung

Pro since: 2000

Excels at: General accounting, month end close, SOX, SEC reporting, process improvement, report automation

Prior gigs: Twitter, Alpha & Omega, Covid Communications, Accretive Solutions

Fun Fact:  Loves bowling; the proudest moment was in a doubles bowling tournament getting 8 strikes in a row and silencing the audience. I ended up having a score of 288 for this game and won the championship with my partner.


Kasey Collura

Pro since: 2004

Excels at: Technical Accounting, SEC Reporting, Revenue Recognition, Leases, General Accounting, Process Improvements

Prior gigs: Verizon, NTT America, Zayo, Lumen (Level 3/Global Crossing), KPMG

Fun fact: Kasey travels to different states and countries to see her favorite band. You could say she's a bit of a groupie.

Laura DenHaan

Pro since: 1988

Excels at: Revenue recognition, financial planning and analysis, process improvement, policies, and procedures

Prior gigs: Yahoo, Clorox, OSISoft, high-tech emerging growth companies

Fun Facts: Laura is passionate about traveling, skiing, and attending concerts and shows. She also enjoys cooking plant-based dishes, learning Spanish and fostering kittens.

Diana Gilbert

Pro since: 1985

Excels at: Technical Accounting, Revenue Recognition, SOX / Internal Controls, Business Systems, Process Improvements

Prior gigs: AcelRx, Broadvision, Electroglas, KPMG, NovaBay, Outset Medical, Primus Power, Vivus, and VNUS Medical

Fun fact: Diana is addicted to volunteering, with work for the Grail Family Services board, City of Sunnyvale Housing and Human Services Commission, the Junior League and in astronomy education.

Linda Hedges

Pro Since:  1993

Excels at:  Full-Cycle General Accounting Including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Bank account reconciliations, General Ledger Reconciliation and month-end closing.  Financial report preparation

Prior gigs:  Schmitt & Associates, High Altitude Accounting, PartPoint, Oppenheimer Management Corporation

Fun Fact:  She now has one 100 pound dog:  German Shepard/Malamute named Kodiak.

Lana Hosmer

Pro since: 2016

Excels at: Full cycle accounting, month end close, daily data entries of Accounts Payables and Accounts Receivables, auditing, financial reporting. International transactions. Implementation of time efficiency within accounting duties.

Prior gigs: General Atomics Aerospace division, LPL Financial, General Dynamics NASSCO, J Public Relations

Fun Fact: I enjoy reading, traveling, and history.

Greg Hyndman

Pro since: 1994

Excels at: Revenue recognition, General accounting, Process improvement, Finance business partnering, Financial and accounting support to the business side of the company (not sure how to say this - basically good at being the point person for anything accounting/finance for a business unit)

Prior gigs: Visa, Uber, AECOM, Univision, HeartFlow

Fun fact: I love running - unfortunately my three rescue dogs are terrible running partners and run in three different directions.


April Iraeta

Pro since: 1982

Excels at: financial management, cost accounting, budget & forecasting

Prior gigs: Sub-One Technology, Tosoh SET

Fun fact: April enjoys cooking and reading as well as being a member of the Altamont Cruisers Car Club.

Pankaj Jalan

Pro since: 2003

Excels at: IT Controls, SOX Implementation, Business Transformation Assessment, Control Design, Segregation of Duties

Prior Gigs: Deloitte, PepsiCo

Fun Fact: Badminton, Music, Spending time with family

Eden Jones

Pro since: 2000

Excels at: Peering around corners to find additional business opportunities, scenario modeling, strategic forecasting, KPI development, financial analysis, executive communications

Prior gigs: Fox Broadcasting, The Family Channel, Aratas Winery, Atlantic Shores Co-Op

Fun Fact: Eden was a competitive gymnast until she, quite literally, grew out of it. She is currently 5'9.5" and can still turn a pretty good cartwheel.

Alexis Kavazanjian

Pro since: 2008

Excels at: All HR functions including recruiting, performance management, talent development, compensation, compliance and employee relations,  helping companies build a strong people operations foundation, create top-notch employee experiences, avoid expensive mistakes, and plan for the future.

Fun Fact: I love the outdoors and am always in search of a great cup of coffee!

Marilyn Kliewer

Pro since: 1989

Excels at: Financial analysis, internal audit, general accounting

Prior gigs: Compaq Computer, Ernst & Young, high-tech companies

Fun fact: Marilyn enjoys volleyball, tennis, swimming, cycling and skiing but lives for the Tower of Terror at Disneyland.

Sharon Knestrick

Pro Since: 1980

Excels at: Training staff, full-cycle accounting, financial statements, budgets, accounting system analysis, system implementation

Prior gigs: Humboldt Spirit, Inc., Robertson Stephens, St. Patrick’s Seminary, Valley Christian School of Dublin, Doyen Sebesta, WN Foods, Isolation Networks, Fitness Anywhere aka TRX

Fun fact: My grandson has been teaching me how to play soccer. I go to all his soccer games and have been surprised to have become a soccer grandma.

Joe Kontur

Pro since: 1992

Excels at: Financial modeling & analysis, M&A due diligence, merger integration, manufacturing controllership, process improvement

Prior gigs: Lumileds, Panasonic, International Rectifier, Hitachi, Intel, IBM

Fun fact: Enjoys riding his motorcycle in the Santa Cruz Mountains on the weekends.

Eric Lattin

Pro since: 2009

Excels at: General accounting, balance sheet reconciliations, financial statement preparation, financial reporting and analysis, payroll administration

Prior Gigs: TimeZoneOne, BTC Media, Dressember Foundation, Nisolo, Not For Sale, Invisible Children

Fun Fact: I am a singer-songwriter in my free time and absolutely love to create music! I also enjoy reading poetry, nothing like a Saturday morning on the balcony with coffee and a good poetry book.

Jake Linville

Pro since: 2007

Excels at: Controllership, Treasury, Process Improvement & Development, ERP Implementation & Integration, External Audit Support, Financial Planning & Analysis

Prior Gigs: KPMG, McGee, Hearne & Paiz, Animal Health International, Sound Physicians, Canadian Tire, Investco, Local Bounti

Fun Fact: I am fluent in written and spoken Spanish and love the game of basketball.

Karie Liu

Pro since: 2005

Excels at: General Accounting, Cash Management, Monthly Close, FP&A, ERP System Implementation, Company Audit, Digital Marketing Performance Analysis

Prior gigs: Playphone, Crowdstar, Machine Zone

Fun fact: My eyes sparkle when there’s food in front of me. I will exercise just because I want to eat more!

Oli Mili

Pro since: 2013

Excels at: Lease accounting(ASC 842), software capitalization accounting, general accounting, financial statement preparation, external auditing

Prior Gigs: Deloitte (from 2013 until 2021)

Fun Fact: I recently started running as new hobby, The longest run I did so far is 15KM
(9.3 miles).

Tikkitra Mizell

Pro since: 2006

Excels at: Controllership, general accounting, financial planning and modelling, revenue recognition, process improvement, and implementation

Prior gigs: Tyco, Office Depot, Charter Schools USA, Tarsus Inc

Fun Fact: Loves to travel. The next goal is Japan.

Theresa Monea

Pro since: 2011

Excels at: General accounting, controllership, healthcare insurance, process improvement, financial statement preparation

Prior gigs: Optalis Healthcare, HCR ManorCare

Fun Fact: Theresa competes in ballroom and swing dancing multi-state events.

Jaclynn Neumann

Pro since: 1991

Excels at: General Accounting, Financial Statements, Payroll, Cash Management, Budgeting, Monthly Close, and General Ledger. Specializes in hospitality/hotel accounting.

Prior gigs: Management Consultants, Inc. and Management Advisors, LLC

Fun fact: I am an identical twin.

Leslie Nieh

Pro since: 1994

Excels at: General / Operational Accounting, Month-end Close, Process Improvements, SOX Compliance

Prior gigs: Dermira, mBlox, Affymax

Fun Fact: Leslie enjoys traveling to warm and tropical places where she can scuba dive.

Suzanne Nomura

Pro for: 2019

Excels at: Bank reconciliation, A/P, A/R, preparation of month-end closes, general accounting, emerging growth companies, inventory and procurement ERP system implementation  resources, material management/procurement 

Prior gigs: MRT, Eksigent, Alloptic  

Fun Facts: Suzanne has taught her cats how to sit and give her their paw. 

Mark Olswing

Pro since: 2000

Excels at: RGL Clean-up, full cycle accounting, monthly close, financial statement preparation, start-ups and early-stage companies, setting up a business's accounting infrastructure, HR and payroll

Prior gigs: Kissmetrics, 6Waves Lolapps, UCSF, Xoom

Fun Facts: Mark is a wine enthusiast who collects wine and is trained in evaluating a wine's style, quality and taste.

Kevin Owyang

Pro since: 1999

Excels at: creating finance infrastructure, general ledger, budget & forecast prep

Prior gigs: Cemaphore Systems, Codian, PharmacoFore, Sunesis, Symbio, biotech & high-tech emerging growth companies

Motto: Do whatever it takes to finish the job.

Vivian Papagiannis

Pro since: 1991

Excels at: Acquisition integration, process improvement, revenue recognition, management, operational accounting

Prior gigs: Dell, SonicWALL, Symantec, Fortinet, Etana Custody

Fun Facts: Vivian loves baking to relieve stress. She also loves the outdoors and her favorite past times are hiking and snowboarding.

Anthony Paras

Pro since: 1982

Excels at: Financial statement preparation, general accounting, reconciliations, operational accounting, process improvement

Prior gigs: Kranz Consulting, Keating Consulting, Vasona Networks Inc., Silicon Valley Finance Group

Motto: "To advise is not to compel."

Jaana Parkkinen

Pro since: 1996

Excels at: SEC Reporting, Revenue Recognition

Prior gigs: Symantec, Shutterfly, Cloudflare

Fun fact: I like to bake dark sourdough rye bread every week.

Grace Perez

Pro since: 2009

Excels at: General accounting, accounting management, payroll management, GL, financial analysis and reconciliation

Prior gigs: DocuSign, Remitly, business and accounting consultant for small local businesses

Fun Fact: Grace's creative outlet is cooking. She has auditioned for "The Next Food Network Star", teaches cooking classes, and sells traditional Filipino desserts.

Gary Potts

Pro since: 1977

Excels at: CFO, planning, analysis, strategy and operations, process improvement

Prior gigs: Service Champions, CFO Consulting, MaxOptix, PwC, Satmetrix

Motto: Follow your heart and believe in yourself!

Stacy Powers

Pro Since: 1995

Excels at: General Accounting, Financial Reporting, Fixed Asset & Depreciation Reconciliation, GL Reconciliation, Payroll/PEO Service, BioScience Inventories

Prior Gigs: FeatherShark, Elasticity, Powers-Leavitt Insurance Agency, Assured Partners, Auragent BioScience, Tower Groves, North Newstead, Sync Payments, Commerce Creative

Fun Fact: I have a green thumb despite living in the desert. Gardening is my passion! I also love to cycle and donate my time to shelter dogs in AZ!


Gene Ramirez

Pro since: 1995

Excels at:  M&A advisory and diligence, merger integration, strategic planning, budget analysis, forecasting, tax compliance, risk management, investor relations, capital raising, and process improvement

Prior gigs:  Bank of America, Robertson Stephens, Eleusis, Vitalz, Davincian Technologies, Morgan Joseph TriArtisan

Fun fact:  Enjoys working out at various boot camps during the week and weekend so he can keep up with his kids.

Ken Roberts

Pro since: 1997

Excels at: SOX compliance, internal audit, financial reporting, financial analysis, accounting systems and implementation
Prior gigs: RGP, Ernst & Young

Fun Facts: Ken attended San Diego State University

Reagan Sakai

Pro since: 1999

Excels at: Preparing emerging companies for upcoming fundraising activities, closing the loop between financial planning and managing the company, early-to-late stage private companies

Prior gigs: 2 public companies (including an IPO). 6 private companies in a variety of industries

Fun Fact: Reagan was born and raised in Hawaii and has served as a senior financial executive in Boulder, Austin, Orange County, west LA, and San Diego.

Becky Schmal

Pro since: 1991

Excels at: general accounting, monthly close, process improvements, revenue recognition, payroll, system implementations, commissions, management, audit preparation and support, start-ups

Prior gigs: Centrify Corporation, Altera Corporation, Legato Systems (acquired by EMC Software), Boole & Babbage (acquired by BMC Software).

Fun fact: Becky loves building a computer automated haunted house during Halloween. Becky enjoys seeing the smiles on kid’s faces when they complete the tour!

Shehla Syed

Pro Since: 2012

Excels at: General accounting, nonprofit accounting, budgeting and forecasting, variance analysis, ad hoc reporting, process improvement, software migration and app integration

Prior gigs: Bay Landing Tax & Consulting, Kimberly Perry CPA, Shehla Syed CPA

Fun Fact: Loves growing vegetables and watching anime with her kids.

Tracy Thames

Pro for: 1990

Excels at: SOX, Process Improvement, Project Management

Prior gigs: EY, Guidewire Software Inc., Informatica, various public companies

Fun Facts: Proud member of the boomerang club. Was at RoseRyan from 2008 - 2014.

Sam Vukcevich

Pro since: 1980

Excels at: FP&A, cost accounting, operations finance

Prior gigs: 3Com, Lucent, AMD, PwC

Fun fact: I was born in the U.S., but did not speak English when I started school.

Michele Ward

Pro since: 1998

Excels at: AP, AR, General Accounting, Reconciliations, Management

Prior gigs: Owner Celtic Bookkeeping; Cal State 9 Credit Union

Fun fact: Enjoys interior design, and refurbishing and repurposing vintage furniture

Martha Watts

Pro since: 1999

Excels at: General accounting, monthly close, cash management, AP, AR

Prior gigs:  Crescent Jewelers, George's Jewelers, Mica Microwave

Motto: The meaning of life is to fill life with meaning.

Katsue Watts

Pro since: 2000

Excels at: General Accounting, Month-end Closing (included Consolidation), Financial Reporting, Multiple Taxes, Revenue Recognition, Lease Accounting, Internal Control SOX 404, NetSuite System Implementation

Prior gigs:, NetEnrich, Japan-based a start-up Geo Technical Construction company, a Food Manufacture OEM Company and a High-Tech company

Fun Facts: Katsue loves horror stories and supernatural phenomena.

Chris Weals

Pro since: 2000

Excels at: General accounting management, payroll, budgeting and forecasting, cash flow management, process improvement, system implementation, department development, project management.

Prior Gigs: SpinLaunch, Robert Half, Harris, Esri, Frontier Homes, Advatech Pacific, Arrowhead Credit Union

Fun fact: Enjoys travel and adventure, surfing, pickle ball, and philosophical conversations.

Jennifer White

Pro since: 1993

Excels at: Process improvement and corporate accounting

Prior gigs: Applied Materials, Plantronics, Looker and Extreme Networks

Fun Facts: Jennifer was in Sunset magazine numerous times as a kid

Ellen Wieman

Pro since: 2009

Excels at: Full-cycle accounting, financial statements preparation, budgeting and forecasting, cash flow management, process improvement, systems implementation, procurement, staff training, operations management, project management ad hoc reporting, audit preparation and support, start-ups and emerging growth companies

Prior Gigs: FemtoDx, SpinLaunch, Jamie Baker & Company

Fun Fact: Ellen travels and reads extensively, and will be performing with her choir at Carnegie Hall for the second time this June.

Katie Yazbeck

Pro since: 2002

Excels at: Technical accounting, SEC Reporting, M&A, IPO

Prior gigs: RSM, Clean Harbors, GoPro, SanDisk, PwC

Fun Facts: Katie loves to hike and cook and has 2 boys and a morkie.

Suzanne Yost

Pro since: 1990

Excels at: Financial planning and analysis, revenue recognition, general operational accounting

Prior gigs: Genomic Health, Teros, Caliper, Great America

Fun fact: Suzanne loves winter sports. Her favorites are figure skating, hockey and snow skiing.

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