When you work with businesses, the mantra that “there’s no such thing as a bad question” is one of the best ones to have. Meredith Norman has put this concept into practice for more than 25 years, working in both accounting and asset management at commercial real estate investment advisory firms and in accounting and finance roles in the software industry. That’s where her skills at time management, organization, and big picture thinking have helped small businesses manage their finances, and where she also gained extensive tax, treasury, and human resource-related experience. When not at work, Meredith is a big UGA football fan, and you can always find her spending time outdoors with her family, planning trips, and getting pumped about Atlanta United’s seriously impressive winning streak.
Dorrie is a University of Michigan graduate with over 25 years of experience in managing accounting and finance functions at various start-up and mid-sized companies ranging in industries from technology and biotech to Professional services and distribution. Dorrie also spent several years in public accounting in the audit department of Price Waterhouse. A driven and passionate individual in any endeavor, she has extensive experience in financial accounting, complex reconciliations, cash flow, budgeting, and all things accounting and operations. Her eye is always on the prize of improved operational analysis and profitability. With a strong entrepreneurial spirit, she enjoys working with companies in rapid growth stages and loves helping them tackle the issues that come as they grow. A self-professed ‘tech geek”, in her free time Dorrie enjoys all things technology, curling up with a good book and spending time with her family and two dogs in sunny California.
Kyndal is a University of Colorado graduate with over 25 years of accounting experience. She got her start managing the books at RE/MAX International and went on to work a vast array of businesses including a law firm, golf courses, Arabian horses, race tracks, and the Wildlife Art Museum, a non-profit. With her fantastic attention to detail, Kyndal loves looking at the big picture and breaking it into pieces. When she's not cleaning up a company's books or learning new types of businesses, you can find her spending time with her family, including her daughter and twin sons, enjoying the Colorado outdoors.
A proud mother of two, Stephanie fell in love with accounting and finance after taking a few business classes in college. She got her start working on the leadership development program at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works and brings over 20 years of experience to Acuity. A driven and passionate hard worker, she performs best when faced with a challenge and the opportunity to figure things out, which explains her love for forensic accounting. She strongly believes in doing things right the first time and treating everyone the way she’d like to be treated. When she’s not busy handling reconciliations or financial statements, you can find her outdoors: running and working out, reading, or spending quality time with her family.
Josh Bennett is one of those rare things: A perfect mix. One part executive, one part Excel wizard, one part family man, and one part “sports nut,” Josh comes from a long line of entrepreneurs who gave him a practical understanding of how small businesses work. A self-professed technology and blockchain geek, he specializes in the professional services, packaging manufacturing, blockchain, financial technologies, asset management, property management, and cryptocurrency industries. When he's at work, he's committed to helping his clients succeed. When he’s not at work, he’s practicing his X-Games skills or taking his family on a hike — his second love, after Excel Pivot Tables of course.
Julie has always worked in accounting and finance, beginning her a career at a small healthcare and wellness product company before moving on to larger businesses, including mid-sized software corporations in the energy management sector. By the time she joined the Acuity team, she had compiled experience in full cycle accounting from a number of industries, giving her unique insight into working with new clients and how establishing best practices can help them realize, define, and reach their goals. Always a fan of the new and upcoming tech, she enjoys geeking out about new apps (finance and otherwise) and utilizing them to find efficient process solutions that make work and life easier.
A career finance and accounting specialist, Mary Rountree excels at small and medium sized companies where she can make significant contributions to a team’s overall success. With experience in full-cycle accounting and finance, as well as time spent working with a multitude of industries, she finds herself most valuable when building the foundations for a capable and successful management team. After many years on the road as a military brat — Izmir, Turkey is her favorite place to date — she now lives in Georgia with her husband and daughter, who is a competitive swimmer.
Based in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, NC, Lou is a graduate of Georgia State University with a BBA in Finance with experience as a professional consultant for both public and private companies. Her extensive knowledge in the healthcare, technology, and financial services sectors have armed her with a unique and diverse set of skills and qualifications, and she prides herself on her dedication and attention to detail. In her free time, she enjoys music and dancing, antiquing, spending time with friends and family, and traveling. A firm believer in being grateful and projecting a positive attitude in the office and out, she loves collaborating and providing useful, efficient solutions for her clients and their companies.