Chris Ditty has built a successful 10-year track record in business-management accounting and related operational and administrative roles. The beautiful thing for BDR's coaching clientele is that her experience is heavily concentrated in the contracting industry, with wide-ranging experience across all accounting functions, plus many financial, contract & project-administration and employee management functions. Given her work experience with companies ranging in size from 6 to 300 employees and $500,000 to $90 million in sales, Chris understands the impact of size on employee bandwidth, role specialization, and how you structure accounting and office operation job duties to streamline workflow and maximize employee productivity.
Further, Chris has intimate knowledge of BDR's accounting and procedural-driven business-practice methods as a long term BDR employee with responsibility for the following: A/P for 8 companies; A/R & financial reporting for 7 companies; month-end reconciliation & journey entries for 3 companies; and payroll for 1 company – all while reporting to 5 different business owners.
Her career roles include: BDR Financial Coach, Accounting Assistant, Sub-Contractor Payables Specialist, Contract Administrator and Office Manager. Her experience includes: All accounting and financial reporting functions; payroll; L&I claims management, collections, contract & sub-contractor administration, work-in-process management & billing.
Finally, Chris worked in the Commercial Construction Industry for many years as a Contract Administrator where her duties ranged from contract preparation, progress billing, certified payroll, job-costing, contract closeout & retention billing, as well as preparing monthly financials. Further, Chris worked for a large General Contractor and learned how sub-contractor contracts are managed. Thus, Chris can assist sub-contractors against being abused by GC contracting & payment practices.
Here are two of Chris's many accomplishments: a) Installed commercial contract management and accounting systems for one company, preventing them from losing a lot of money as they entered the commercial contracting arena; b) Developed a multi-tiered tracking data-sheet that consolidated multiple manual worksheets, automating calculations across multiple simultaneous projects, which increased data accuracy, saved time & money and delivered daily reports to all managers, reliably.
Cindy Kimbro is a highly qualified and knowledgeable accounting, finance and business operations professional, who joins BDR as a Financial Coach. Her expertise is industry-specific in HVAC, plumbing and electrical. Her experience spans 12-years, starts at the ground level by "doing everything in the office", and winds through all of the financial and office operations roles found in a contracting business with 35-40 employees. Her performance at all levels resulted in promotion to the strategic financial & office operations leadership role for a large, diversified contracting business. With her propensity for learning, Cindy has attended college for contractor accounting and business management, plus numerous industry-specific training & business planning classes through BDR. As a BDR-coached client for 7-years, Cindy is highly knowledgeable in our business philosophies and practices and she is an expert in contractor accounting, financial analysis and office operations. Furthermore, she has practical experience in accounting and customer-management software conversions & configuration.
Starting in 2001 for this Nashville, TN based, $600,000 contractor, Cindy was the first office employee hired. As such, she performed all office operations roles over the next few years, starting with Service Dispatcher & Installation Coordinator. Her role evolved into bookkeeping and office administration and she was promoted to Office Manager wherein she administered the company's accounting and clerical staff procedures. The company continued to grow, achieving $5.2 million in annual sales and Cindy's role evolved again into Financial Controller and ultimately into Director of Operations. In her final role, she had strategic financial authority and duties including: office operations, accounting system structure and process controls; financial & profit analysis for strategic decision-making; valuation analysis of acquisition targets; management responsibility for all office operations personnel, plus HR and training.
Cindy brings a rare blend of HVAC & Contractor industry expertise and knowledge to bear for BDR's business coaching clients.
Jenn Amerson has a six year background in customer service. Two of those six years were as a trainer in the Customer Service Department of a major airline. In addition to taking on the role of Profit Coach Support Coach for BDR, Jenn will be completing her degree in Business Communications.
Jenn has a passion for people, exceptional customer service and teaching in a fast paced environment. Jenn's high energy and creative thinking are an invaluable compliment to the Support Team.
Kimberly Wibbenmeyer graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance. Kim has worked in the accounting & finance field for over nine years. The first four of these years Kim worked as a staff accountant in the health care field. Her duties ranged from journal entries and balancing bank accounts to preparing budget statements for department managers and assisting with annual audits.
The past five years Kim worked as an office manager and lead accountant for a heating and air conditioning contractor. During a small portion of this time she also worked as a staff accountant in the manufacturing industry. Throughout this time Kim has become an expert at working with Quickbooks, TOM software, Excel and other computing programs. Kim has a diverse background in accounting and has always felt at home with the HVAC Industry. Kim enjoys a challenge and wants to use her diverse experience to help others build, grow and manage their businesses.
Meegan Stanton has been with BDR since 2006, moving quickly through the ranks to become one of BDR's Financial Coaches. Starting as a Financial Analyst, Meegan has provided excellent customer service and shown a strong desire to help others with any accounting issues that may arise. Moving next to Support Coach and Senior Financial Analyst, Meegan used her skills to assist others internally to realize the passion for our customers and service external needs. Meegan's proven ability to work efficiently and promptly to meet customer needs is an invaluable asset.
Meegan has completed her Bachelor's degree in Business with a focus on Accounting at the University of Washington, Tacoma. Her schooling has provided an extensive knowledge base for reading and dissecting financial statements to find your company's opportunities. Meegan's attributes will support BDR and its clients in their journey to profit and growth.
Rachel Millington brings her 13 years of experience in the accounting field to BDR's Profit Coach Team. Before coming to BDR, Rachel worked extensively to help grow a family-owned business through her accounting and QuickBooks expertise. Starting as a Support Coach, Rachel has provided excellent customer service and shown a strong desire to help others with any accounting issues that may arise. To further her desire to assist our customers with their accounting needs Rachel is performing a duel role here at BDR. She is BDR's Financial Intake Specialist & Financial Coach; Rachel uses her accounting and QuickBooks knowledge to assist our clients in creating accurate and clear managerial financial reports through accounting concept training that emphasizes BDR's philosophy and the implementation of accounting concepts.
Shannon Gonzalez has joined BDR as a Financial Analyst. She brings with her a two year degree in Accounting, as well as an Associates of Arts Degree from Green River Community College. She draws experience from one year of data entry processing and office work as a receptionist and five plus years of customer service and management experience in the restaurant industry. Shannon strives for growth, knowledge and accuracy in all she does.
Tarin Schalow brings with her a well-rounded background in customer service and office administration. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon and is currently working on an Associate of Applied Science degree.
Tarin spent several years gaining customer service experience in the retail field, and continues to maintain this customer oriented approach in all that she does. Her administrative experience ranges from working for The Office of Admissions at her alma mater Lewis & Clark, a family run eCommerce company based in Portland, OR and King County of Washington State. Her optimism and attention to detail make a great addition to the BDR team.