Our People Are Our Competitive Advantage.

We have put a great team of experienced professionals together — all working to provide exceptional service. To that end, we invest a great deal of time and resources in continual training and coaching. We employ a consultative approach to the majority of our processes.

Leadership

Brannon Poe,
CPA, Founder

Brannon began facilitating successful accounting practice transitions in 2003. He pioneered a consulting-based approach to transitioning accounting firms, which has culminated in Poe Group Advisors’ unique process – The Seamless Succession™.

He started his career in public accounting as an auditor with Ernst & Young before working for several years in auditing and tax preparation for the regional firm of Elliott, Davis & Company. Subsequently, Brannon became a shareholder in a privately-held, family-owned business and a founding shareholder in a successful start-up manufacturing company. This breadth of experience — with companies large and small — has provided the foundation for Poe Group Advisors to become the industry service leader.

He is the author of “Accountant’s Flight Plan: Best Practices for Today’s Firms” (published by the AICPA and CPA Canada), “On Your Own: How to Start Your Own CPA Firm” and multiple blogs.

Darryl Boyd,
Regional Market Leader

With 20 years of business and management experience, Darryl is an expert at integrating people and strategy, helping clients put their intentions and goals into motion to achieve results. He pays close attention to what clients think and do, and his approach builds bridges of understanding between people, ideas and strategic decisions.

Darryl worked in the financial services industry for more than 10 years before starting his own project management business. He has contracted in a variety of fields such as environmental recycling, marketing, media and software development. Before joining Poe Group Advisors, Darryl was a consultant for Costco Wholesale Canada, managing projects for their real estate division.

Darryl lives in Toronto, Ontario with his wife. In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking, studying ancient history and running.

Randi Vetvik,
Market Leader – Québec

Randi began her career in insurance and banking, holding several management positions at a major Canadian consumer products manufacturer. She played an active role in the transition process after the company was acquired by an international conglomerate.

After ensuring a successful transition, Randi started her own luxury products business, leveraging her entrepreneurial savoir-faire to do everything from original product design to marketing, while managing all of the business’s operations.

Analytical and rigorous in her thinking, Randi employs a 360-degree view of a company and its stakeholders from both a global and detailed perspective. Her approach is that of a transaction facilitator. She listens carefully to the needs of both parties, intervening with nuance and integrity so the process is as harmonious and satisfactory as possible for all parties involved.

A believer in life-long learning, Randi is now writing her doctoral thesis on innovative accounting processes.

Our Team

Stephanie Smith,
Accounting Practice Intermediary

With over 12 years of proven sales and marketing experience in the banking sector, Stephanie brings a strong financial background to her position at Poe Group Advisors. This prior experience lending to and working with small business owners assists her as a skilled negotiator helping maximize value for both buyers and sellers.

Stephanie holds a bachelors degree from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK. When not assisting a client, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family, tennis, knitting and travel.

Carrie Mulrooney,
Accounting Practice Intermediary

Having built and sold their own nationally awarded bookkeeping and accounting practice,
Carrie and her husband Sean can directly relate to those who are looking to grow or exit their
practice. With more than 20 years in the industry, Carrie has a wealth of knowledge and
expertise, offering a diverse perspective on traditional and cloud operations.
 
Carrie is an awarded relationship builder in the profession, with a passion of bringing people
and businesses together. In 2018, Carrie was recognized as one of North America’s Top 50
Cloud Accountants and awarded as a Top 10 Canadian Bookkeeping Influencer.

Carrie lives in Kitchener, Ontario with her husband Sean and their two youngest children, however, coastal waters always draw them to Canada’s eastern shorelines in the summer!

Sean Mulrooney,
Accounting Practice Intermediary

Sean boasts an entrepreneurial background of building businesses combined with
experience in corporate leadership, making him a spectrum of insight for those selling, buying or contemplating next steps for their business. With a designation in business continuity, he also provides direct value in the business transition process.

Having gone through the process of an acquisition with their own national bookkeeping and
accounting firm, Sean and his wife Carrie bring a true understanding of not only the process, but the concerns and needs of those embarking on selling or buying a practice.
 
Sean resides in Kitchener, Ontario with his wife Carrie and their two youngest children. In his
spare time, Sean enjoys cruising along back roads on his motorcycle and cooking up delicious meals with his BBQ and smoker collection.

Laurens Ball,
Accounting Practice Intermediary

With more than 10 years of experience in account management and business development experience, Laurens specializes in working with clients to reach their goals. She brings a passion for building strong, long term client relationships to the Poe Group Advisors team. Her holistic approach and exceptional service make the process simple and streamlined every step of the way. Laurens began her career in New York, working for a wholesale company, where she successfully grew her clients into multi-million dollar revenue streams in just four years. She then took her experience to startups, optimizing their business processes, including building strategic services, developing forecasting tools and implementing financial reports.

Laurens holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia and enjoys living in New Orleans. When she is not working, she loves being active, listening to jazz music and traveling to new places.

Carol Poe,
Buyer Specialist

With more than 10 years of bringing buyers and sellers together, Carol has an excellent knack for making a perfect match. Her process brings qualified buyers to the table so sellers can make easy decisions on who they would like to meet. Carol is the company’s “match maker”. She walks buyers through our process and always has our clients’ best interests at heart.

Carol is co-founder of Poe Group Advisors, wife of Brannon Poe and mother of three. She enjoys, cooking, reading and traveling.

Martha Robbins,
Sales and Marketing Coordinator

Varied experience in the fields of event planning, marketing and sales make Martha’s contribution at Poe Group Advisors invaluable. Contract processing, scheduling and communication are Martha’s strong suits and key to our worry-free sales/purchase process.

Martha holds a bachelors degree from the University of Georgia. Outside of work, Martha enjoys fine art, cooking, baking and family life including the challenges of keeping up with a very active young son and daughter.

Margo Borschewski,
Client Services Team

Trained as an early elementary school teacher, Margo spent several years teaching in a
formal classroom setting, following which, she established her own home daycare. Now that
her children are in their teen years, Margo has made the leap into the business world, joining
Poe Group Advisors in 2018 as part of the Client Services Team. 

Margo lives in Osgoode, Ontario with her husband and three children. She enjoys the
outdoors, creating decor items from reclaimed materials and performing with her local
community musical group.

Sharon Wood,
Client Services Team

From her career in dentistry and later serving as a stay-at-home mother of two, Sharon has
an instinct for precision and organization. She has held numerous roles in administration and customer relations for a variety of small and medium-sized businesses, including not-for- profits. Sharon joined the Poe Group Advisors Client Services Team in early 2019.

In her down time, Sharon enjoys exploring nature, hiking, gardening (when Ottawa's season permits) and reading a good biography.

Ian Brennan,
Accounting Practice Academy Ambassador

A graduate of Belmont University in Nashville where he studied film production, Ian has worked in the film industry for over six years. His ventures have taken him around the globe creating and sharing meaningful content, having pursued work with several companies producing documentaries in Los Angeles, animating for DreamWorks and even editing in Tokyo.

Ian first joined the Poe Group Advisors team after meeting Brannon Poe and hearing of their
shared interest in the entrepreneurial spirit and the key drivers of success. Since joining the team, Ian has had a hand in helping set the foundation for Accounting Practice Academy through video and creative production, amongst many other projects for Poe Group Advisors
as a whole.
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