Arxis Cloud Staff Bios

DavidCieslak CPA, CITP, GSEC
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866-624-2600 x108

David Cieslak CPA, CITP, GSEC

Principal/Founder

David Cieslak is a Principal with Arxis Technology, Inc., a computer consulting firm with offices in Southern California, Chicago and Phoenix. He is a frequent speaker for the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and other state accounting societies.  He is an Intacct and Sage 300 ERP Certified Consultant, a Windows Certified Professional and holds the GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC). 

Mr. Cieslak currently serves on the CalCPA Board of Directors and is the past Chair of the AICPA IT Executive Committee and past president of the California CPA Education Foundation.  

Education:

  • 1982 - University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Awards:

  • Accounting Today Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting - 2001, 2002, 2005 - 2012
  • CPA Technology Advisor Top 25 Thought Leader 2011-13
  • Accounting Today Technology Pacesetter - 1998, 2000-12
  • Sage President's Circle - 2005, 2009, 2011
  • San Fernando Valley Business Journal/Trusted Advisor Trail Blazer award - 2012
RobertGaby CPA, CITP, CGMA
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866-624-2600 x106

Robert Gaby CPA, CITP, CGMA

Principal/Founder

Robert (Bob) Gaby, CPA, has over 30 years of technology consulting and public accounting experience. He is a founder and principal in Arxis Technology, Inc. (ATI), a management and technology consulting firm with headquarters in Simi Valley, CA. He is also an active partner in Arxis Financial, Inc., a full service accounting firm affiliated with ATI.

Bob received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting and Finance from California State University at Northridge in 1981. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Information Technology Professional, and Certified Global Management Accountant.

His areas of specialization include:

  • Business consulting and advisory services
  • Business process re-engineering
  • Mid-market ERP software selection and implementation
  • Project management
  • SAP Business ByDesign and Sage 500 ERP

Bob has presented before the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Information Technology Alliance (ITA), the Society of California Accountants, and the Institute of Management Accountants.

Bob lives in Santa Clarita, California. He and his wife have three grown children. In his spare time he enjoys skiing, camping, hiking and oenology. He currently serves in on boards and in an advisory capacity to several community and civic organizations.

MarkSeverance, MBA
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866-624-2600 x115

Mark Severance, MBA

Principal, Director of Sales & Marketing

Mark Severance is the Director of Sales and Marketing for Arxis Cloud Solutions and Arxis Technology, Inc. His responsibilities include overseeing lead generation, corporate communication, new client sales, and client satisfaction.

Mark has been recognized as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” by the CPATechnology Advisor and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. He received his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management in 2003.

Mark’s hobbies include running, reading and spending time with his wife and five children.

ScottBurdsall CPA, CITP
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866-624-2600 x135/216

Scott Burdsall CPA, CITP

Consultant - Intacct

Scott Burdsall is a consultant for Intacct at Arxis Cloud Solutions, and the Director of Sage 300 ERP consulting at Arxis Technology. His role at Arxis includes projects, providing consulting assistance where needed, and helping clients to receive as much value as possible from their technology investment and relationship with Arxis. In his role as a project manager, he is a high-end technical resource who directs all aspects of an ERP implementation project, from inception to ongoing support.


Scott is a licensed California and Arizona CPA. He assisted with the testing of the AICPA CITP (Certified Information Technology Professional) exam, and was one of first 25 people with the CITP certification.

Outside of working hours, Scott loves watching movies and playing fantasy baseball.

JanGoodman
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866-624-2600 x125

Jan Goodman

Business Development

Jan Goodman is responsible for Business Development for Arxis Cloud Solutions. She brings over 25 years of experience as a recognized leader in delivering software and services to the SMB market. Prior to joining Arxis in 2006, Jan started two other VAR organizations and was responsible for growing these practices to multi-million dollar organizations.

Her interests include bowling, traveling, reading, and whenever possible, spoiling her grandchildren.

MarcHall CPA
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866-624-2600 x212

Marc Hall CPA

Consultant - Adaptive Planning

Marc Hall, CPA, is Consultant for Adaptive Planning and a Senior Consultant for Sage 300 ERP. His responsibilities include supporting clients, assisting with product implementations, troubleshooting technical issues, and training end users. Marc has over 12 years of financial and technology consulting experience. Specifically, areas of expertise include financial analysis, financial statement design, report writing, data conversion, general accounting, programming, and database management.

Marc is a CPA and has a Master’s degree in Accounting Science. When he’s not assisting clients, he enjoys hiking in the Santa Monica mountains.

JonathanLee
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866-624-2600 x240

Jonathan Lee

Consultant - SugarCRM

Prior to joining the Arxis team in 2013, Jonathan was an accounts payable manager for almost 4 years at a small online web-store. Jonathan graduated from CSUN with degree in Information Systems.

In his free time he likes to hit the trail with his mountain bike, cycle, work on his car, and customize software for the Android platform.

LindseyPalladino
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866-624-2600 x131

Lindsey Palladino

Account Manager - SugarCRM

Lindsey Palladino is an Account Manager for SugarCRM at Arxis Cloud Solutions, and an Account Manager for Sage 300 at Arxis Technology. Lindsey has been with Arxis since 2006. She is primarily responsible for providing our clients with professional service and upgrade quotes, renewals, 3rd party solutions and enhancements. She works closely with our consulting staff in scheduling system reviews, and helps ensure that our clients are cared for, informed and equipped for success.

Lindsey is also a part of our Sales and Marketing team. She assists the department with marketing, conference and trade show planning, and in the business development process by aiding prospective clients in the initial stages of their technology evaluation process.Lindsey received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Marketing from California State University Chico.

Outside of work, she enjoys hiking with her dog, music, tennis, reading, sushi, and spending time with her family.

WendyRichards CPA CITP
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866-624-2600 x194

Wendy Richards CPA CITP

Consultant - Intacct

Wendy is a Consultant for Intacct at Arxis Cloud Solutions, and the Director of Consulting Services at Arxis Technology. Previously, she was founder and president of Richards & Associates, Inc., a business software consulting company serving emerging and mid-size companies from offices in Orange County and the Inland Empire. She is a licensed CPA in California and Certified Information Technology Professional through the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Wendy holds a MBA with honors in Accounting Technology from CalPoly-Pomona and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Missouri. She is a licensed microcomputer consultant and a Qualified Installer and Certified Trainer for Sage Software’s Sage 100 ERP accounting software.

JeanSheridan
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805-306-7800 x202

Jean Sheridan

Consultant - Intacct

Jeanmarie Sheridan a Consultant for Intacct at Arxis Cloud Solutions, and is the Director of the Arxis Technology office in Chicago, IL. She originally came to Arxis in June of 1999. As a project manager and consultant, she has a unique ability to coordinate all aspects of an  implementation projects, from planning to “go live” and beyond. Specifically, she works with the client to define their requirements and software specifications, implement and configure the software, and provide ongoing training and technical support. Additional duties have involved the coordination and managing of custom programming projects for clients. Jean received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Loyola University (Chicago, IL). 

Jean is an avid Chicago Cubs fan and is confident this is the year they’ll break the curse and win the World Series!

MattTaylor
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866-624-2600 x126

Matt Taylor

Consultant- SugarCRM

Matt Taylor is a consultant for SugarCRM at Arxis Cloud Solutions, and Sage CRM software consultant for Arxis Technology. He focuses on CRM implementation and support, which includes custom programming, product configuration, workflow setup, data conversion, end user training, and ongoing technical support. Prior to joining Arxis, he started and managed an online retail company for four years. Matt graduated from Cal State Northridge with a business management degree.

Outside of work, he loves to play disc golf, snowboard, wakeboard, and working out.

MinhTram
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866-624-2600 x195

Minh Tram

Account Manager

Minh Tram is an account manager for Arxis Cloud Solutions, and currently the Sage 100 and 500 ERP Account Manager for Arxis Technology. She is primarily responsible for providing clients with information related to their ERP software such as quotes for additional modules, user licenses and enhancement; questions on your annual maintenance renewal; or general feedback on your ERP software. She also works closely with the ERP consulting staff to make sure our clients are receiving top-notch customer service and maximum value from their software.

Minh has been working with Arxis since 1998 and enjoys working in conjunction with the ERP consulting staff to help clients get the most from their ERP software and relationship with Arxis.

When she's not at the office, Minh enjoys spending time with her family and doing puzzles.

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