Hi. I'm Blake.

 
 

I'm a CPA who specializes in cloud accounting technology. I’m the producer and co-host of a weekly news show called the Cloud Accounting Podcast. Occasionally I post an article on my Cloud Accounting Blog.

In 2016 and 2017 I was honored to be named to CPA Practice Advisor's “40 Under 40” list.

 
 

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My Background

I work at FloQast as Director of Product Marketing, but I prefer to think of myself as an "Accounting Technologist." At FloQast we're a bunch of accountants making close management software that helps accounting teams close the books faster and more accurately.

Before that, I was a Manager in the Outsourced Finance & Accounting division of the Consulting practice at Armanino LLP, the largest California-based CPA & Consulting firm and a top 25 firm nationwide.

My accounting career began in 2012 when I founded Cloudsourced Accounting, an online bookkeeping and cloud integration firm that grew to serve hundreds of clients. We were one of the first Xero bookkeeping partners in the United States and led the way in leveraging cloud accounting and online project collaboration tools to provide our clients with a superior customer experience.

Cloudsourced Accounting was acquired by Aprio Cloud, (formerly HPC) in 2015. After the purchase, I served as Director of Technology and Marketing for Aprio Cloud, then later worked with cloud accounting software developer Xero as a Xero Ambassador for the U.S. West Coast. 

I earned my bachelor’s degree at Northwestern University, where I majored in cello performance.