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Sean Brady, CPA
Sean is the General Manager of DMS. He has been in public accounting since 2010 and earned his CPA in 2011. Sean has a broad range of experiences including auditing, general ledger accounting, tax preparation and tax planning for closely held businesses. His industries of focus are manufacturing and real estate and he has expertise in general ledger accounting, financial reporting, inventory and being a versatile problem solver. Sean prefers to focus his efforts on helping businesses prepare for what is coming - whether it be accounting- and operations-related, tax planning, or longer term business growth or succession planning.
Outside of work Sean enjoys spending time with his family and friends, swimming, walking his dog, traveling, and riding his motorcycle.
Maria is the Chief Onboarding Officer at DMS and has more than 20 years of experience in general accounting. She specializes in multiple accounting packages with a strong working knowledge of QuickBooks, as evidenced by her QuickBooks ProAdvisor designation.
Her extensive experience enables her to provide a seamless transition to QuickBooks based on the client’s specific industry. Maria is also able to work with clients to enhance utilization of an existing QuickBooks installation.
Her clients include a wide range of small businesses with a focus on legal services, retail sales operations, and manufacturing companies. Her knowledge of company operations allows her to collaborate with the client’s management team on forecasting, tax planning, and asset management.
Maria earned her degree from Miami University of Ohio. Maria donates her expertise to non-profit organizations by helping with their 501( c )(3) applications. She enjoys her free time with her family in Vermilion, OH.
Robert Wallish, CPA
Bob is a DMS Financial Analyst with over 10 years of experience. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from John Carroll University. As a CPA, Bob has a wide range of experience, including an extensive background in Corporate Taxation and Financial Accounting. He has focused on financial statement preparation and review, business combinations and acquisitions and federal, state and local taxation. He is detail oriented and a problem solver who likes to work in a team setting to achieve the best results.
Bob lives in North Royalton with his wife and their son and daughter. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and golfing with his father and brother.
Laura is a DMS Senior Accounting Manager with over 30 years of experience in general accounting. Her expertise includes financial statement preparation, budgeting, cash forecasts, account reconciliation and analysis, payroll processing, intercompany reconciliation, sales tax, accounts payable and accounts receivable.
Laura has worked in a wide range of industries which include Automotive Manufacturing, Environmental, Wind Power, Software/EDI Development and Plastics Manufacturing. She has worked for companies in both the Cleveland area and the East Bay area of California.
Laura earned her accounting degree from Cleveland State University and lives in Garfield Heights with her husband Vince and children, Andrew and Alyssa.
Lisa is a DMS Accounting Manager with 15 years of experience in accounting for small to medium-sized businesses. She has associate degrees in Business and Accounting obtained through Lorain County Community College and the University of Akron.
While working in a small public accounting firm she was exposed to a diverse clientele and became proficient in a number of different industries as well as programs such as Sage, Microsoft Office, Thomson Reuters Suite, Lacerte, and QuickBooks - as evidenced by her QuickBooks ProAdvisor designation.
Her skills include bookkeeping, financial statement preparation, payroll processing, trial balance analysis, auditing experience, small business startup, and tax preparation for individuals and businesses.
Lisa resides in Lorain and in her free time enjoys running and catching up with family and friends.
Val is the Office and Marketing Manager at DMS. Val is an experienced office administrator & marketing professional and has worked for small independent businesses, non-profit organizations, and several regional/national corporations. Her skills include Microsoft Office, database administration, event planning, business communications, WordPress, and social media.
Prior to DMS, Val worked in payroll, human resources, and financial systems implementation and management. The consistent theme through Val’s professional experience is her ability to serve the needs of the organization and its clients with an emphasis on superior customer service.
Val has a Bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College. She lives in Fairview Park with her husband Dave and enjoys spending time with their four children.
Denise has 25 years of accounting experience working with companies ranging in size from small family businesses to larger Fortune 500 companies. She has been a company Controller with experience managing accounting, human resources, administrative, and IT departments, and can assist clients with issues in many diverse business areas. Denise has experience in payroll processing and Workers Compensation, and specializes in process improvement. She has managed software integrations and has experience working with Intuit QuickBooks, Sage/MAS90, Microsoft Dynamics, and Solomon software products.
Denise enjoys spending time with her son who attends Brunswick High School and her daughter who is a student at The Ohio State University.
Samantha has over 25 years accounting experience working with companies in many different industries varying from family owned businesses, law firms, and professional sports teams. She has been a company Controller with experience managing Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Payroll. She has a strong background in IT Managed Services and varying Human Resource functions. Samantha has a Bachelor of Arts from Cleveland State University.
Samantha lives in Avon Lake and enjoys reading, music, the outdoors and spending time with her sons, Nicholas and Noah.
Tanya is a DMS Accounting Manager with 10 years of experience in accounting. She has a bachelor's degrees in Accounting, Management, and Finance as well as an MBA from Lourdes University. She recently completed her MSA from Southern New Hampshire University.
Tanya's experiences include full cycle accounting, financial statement preparation and analysis, banking and account reconciliations, inventory and bills of materials analysis and adjustments, key performance indicator tracking, and payroll processing and journal entries. She has spent most of her career in manufacturing.
Tanya lives in Sandusky. She enjoys spending time with her family and reading.
Linda is a DMS Accounting Manager who has over 30 years of experience in general accounting and office administration including financial statement preparation, sales analysis, accounts payable & receivable, account reconciliations and payroll. She has managed the books for a corporate headquarters with over 35 unique and diverse locations and has collaborated with senior executives to develop business plans.
Linda is a detail-oriented and conscientious self-starter who is able to strategize and prioritize effectively. She has extensive experience with QuickBooks and Excel.
Linda lives in Parma. She enjoys traveling with her husband Rick and spending time with her family.
Brandy is the Accounting Systems & Implementation Coordinator at DMS with more than 8 years of accounting and implementation experience. Brandy’s love for software implementation started when she helped her previous employer move from Sage 50 to Sage 300 CRE. Since that day, she has been hooked on finding the perfect software package to meet a company’s needs. Brandy has extensive knowledge of Sage 300 CRE, QuickBooks Online, and QuickBooks Desktop. She has a passion for problem solving and creating workflow processes to help streamline the accounting functions of a business.
Brandy earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Financial Management from Hiram College. She currently resides on the East Side of Cleveland with her husband Michael and their three cats. Brandy spends her free time traveling and hiking.
Casey is a DMS Staff Accountant with over 7 years of accounting experience including financial statement preparation, account reconciliation, accounts payable and general ledger experience. He has a unique background in accounting having worked in various industries including technology distribution, non-profit, home construction and bakeries. Casey earned his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Financial Management from Hiram College.
Casey lives in Sheffield Lake with his wife, Carla, and beagle, Princess Leia, and enjoys fishing and theatre.
Genie Diederich is a DMS Staff Accountant with 5 years of accounting experience. She earned her accounting degree from the University of Toledo. Genie has a unique business background and has experience in accounts payable, accounts receivable, account reconciliation and general ledger, from both the small business and non-profit sectors.
Genie is detail oriented, thrives in a demanding environment and is quick and eager to learn.
Genie lives in Elyria. She lives with her significant other Paul and has two grown children. She enjoys reading, playing golf and spending time with family and friends.
Krista Hoffman is an Administrative Assistant at DMS. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University in 2014 and has had experience in working as a Community Psychiatric Service Provider and as an Application Support Representative prior to coming onboard with DMS. Krista's professional experiences have taught her to be detail-oriented and to prioritize client needs effectively.
Krista grew up in North Olmsted. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, attending concerts, and traveling.
Mike De Stefano
Mike is a co-founder of DMS. Mike began his career over 30 years ago with a large public accounting firm and then transitioned to positions as accounting manager or controller in small, medium-size and large firms. His diverse experience solidified his enthusiasm for helping small businesses in the areas of accounting, finance and human resources. Through DMS, Mike achieved his goal of providing corporate-level experience and services at rates that a small business can readily afford.
Mike is passionate about providing practical, cost-effective solutions to business owners and takes immense personal pride in growing his clients’ success. Positively affecting the bottom-line for his customers provides challenges and personal satisfaction well beyond working for larger corporations. Mike has experience in retail, service, architectural, engineering, real estate and medical fields.
Mike is a 1980 cum laude graduate of Cleveland State University and is a lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio. He is a diehard sports enthusiast and resides with his wife Susan in Highland Heights.