Ann is a graduate of Clemson University where she received her bachelor’s in Accounting. Since starting her career at a CPA firm in Greenville, SC, she’s found joy in her work and being a part of her client’s success. An amazing listener and problem solver, she always takes the time to analyze situations and get to the root of the problem to determine the best solution and procedures moving forward. Ann has a strong belief in staying true to her word and embodies that in the way she always has the backs of others. When she’s not reconciling accounts, you can find her traveling, gardening, or of course, rooting for the Clemson Tigers.
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.
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.
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.
Starting as a junior accountant at a Portuguese bank in NYC, Nita loves technology — both using it and learning about it — and excels when she’s challenged to work through a client’s financial concerns to discover a solution that makes the company goals possible. She’s best at managing priorities and is most valuable when her clients rely on her skills of thinking ahead, whether that’s scheduling and planning out budgets or finding new ways to reduce time spent and increase quality. Living by the words “change is constant,” Nita loves to help out, get her clients organized, and find resourceful ways to improve their business. When she’s not at work, she loves to eat Thai food, travel to California, New York City, or the beach, and spend time with her husband and three boys.
Brooke Donato has over 15 years of experience in managing finance & accounting functions at various corporate, non-profit, and governmental organizations, including Level 3 Communications, TruEffect, CapitalSource, Fannie Mae, the World Bank, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Brooke also spent several years in public accounting at KPMG, where she planned, staffed, and managed the audits of banks & mutual fund clients. She has extensive experience consolidating, analyzing, and reporting financial results and especially enjoys working with high-growth companies, helping them to improve operational analysis and profitability. Brooke is a licensed CPA & graduated from Lehigh University.