Our Board Members
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Chairman of the Board
Travis M. Drouin, CPA, CIA
MFA – Moody, Famiglietti, & Andronico
Leveraging years of experience in public accounting and venture capital, Mr. Drouin provides assurance and financial consulting services to clients across a wide spectrum of industries, particularly angel and venture-backed emerging technology companies. At MFA, Travis is able to execute on the firm’s promise of superior service and expertise by surrounding himself with some of the best and brightest professionals in New England. MFA’s clients rely on Travis and his team for assistance with their complex financial reporting needs, domestic and international tax issues, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, internal control audits and private company valuation matters.
Travis is a certified public accountant and a certified internal auditor, and applies his expertise in the oversight of financial audit engagements in accordance with generally accepted audit standards. While Travis has been in public accounting for almost twenty years, Travis also has first-hand experience with the venture capital community, having spent over three years as Vice President of Information Systems at Bessemer Venture Partners.
Tim Althof is an Independent consultant with extensive company experience across multiple industries. He has had broad business and operating responsibility in international public and private companies. Most recently he was CFO of Grand Circle Corporation in Boston. Earlier career experience includes New England Business Service a NYSE traded company where he was a corporate officer and Vice President in the capacities of Controller, Treasurer, and Investor Relations Officer. Tim has an MBA from the University of Colorado and lives in Hampton, NH with his wife Sue, and enjoys kayaking, hiking, and skiing.
Rudy Bazelmans, Regional Director
Expense Reduction Analysts
Rudy Bazelmans is a Regional Director for Expense Reduction Analysts, a world-wide cost reduction firm that helps reduce client expenses in \ areas such as freight, office supplies, telecom, packaging and over 20 other categories using category experts from around the country. Rudy manages client engagements in the Boston Metro area.
Prior to joining Expense Reduction Analysts, Rudy managed the North American Auto-Attendant Operations team for Nuance Communications. Prior to Nuance, Rudy managed national consulting practices and engineering groups for Aspect Communications, Voicetek, Digital Equipment Corporation , HP and others. Rudy has a Bachelors in Computer Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Masters of Software Engineering from Boston University. Rudy is a frequent public speaker and has numerous published articles.
Paul Becker, CPA
KBW Financial Staffing & Recruiting
Paul Becker started his career in public accounting in Massachusetts at a regional CPA firm. After earning his CPA, he joined a large specialized staffing firm and achieved a Metro Manager role in several key New England locations. He oversaw sales and recruiting efforts for a staff of recruiters and support staff numbering over 80 people. The divisions he managed specialized in accounting and finance and administrative support. Paul has also worked as a corporate recruiter for a Big 4 consulting firm. Paul has a B.Sc. in Accounting from Bryant College in Rhode Island.
Joanne Edgar, CPA CFO
J. Edgar Group PLLC
Founder and Managing Partner for J. Edgar Group, PLLC, a CFO Consulting Services Firm. Joanne founded the firm in 2001. Finding that traditional CPA firms were great at keeping clients compliant but not so helpful at making them successful, she shaped J. Edgar Group into a provider of CFO services on demand.
Joanne has over 27 years in public and private accounting, providing strategic management from the finance perspective. Joanne is acting CFO for a handful of companies including, Namtek Corp., A Risk management compliance practice solving complex security challenges for some of the most critical assets in the nation. Tandem Care, LLC, offering health care consumers current, detailed, and accurate cost and quality comparative information and care management services. Oztek Corp., providing custom design and manufacture for power control and conversion. She is also Trustee of Trust Funds for the Town of Andover, New Hampshire.
Joanne graduated cum laude from Plymouth State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1987. She began her career with KPMG and spent six years as a senior accountant in the audit department, specializing in construction, service, and manufacturing. In 1993, she was appointed corporate controller of Kinderworks Corporation. In 1996, she returned to public accounting with Connor & Associates, P.C., where she specialized in service, construction, and nonprofit (A-133) audits. Joanne has served as Treasurer and Board President for Aids Response Seacoast and Business Network International and as Treasurer for New Hampshire Women’s Lobby.
Jody A. Holt, CFO
Jody is responsible for the financial, administrative and operational aspects of the Company while assisting in formulating future direction and tactical initiatives. Before joining Single Digits, Jody consulted organizations of various size and structure. Jody began her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”) advising companies primarily in the technology sector in the NY, San Diego and Boston offices. In 2013, Jody was recognized as the CFO of the Year from the NH Business Review Magazine for small businesses. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Covenant Retirement Communities and NH Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Jody is a CPA and earned her B.S. in Accounting with Honors from The Pennsylvania State University and was recognized as a University Scholar. She volunteers with the youth at Bethany Covenant Church and enjoys running, tennis, hiking and watching with her husband their three sons in various sporting events.
Board Members Emeritus
Reed Malleck, CFO
Reed Malleck is an Engagement Partner at Tatum, a Randstad Company. In this capacity he performs interim CFO/COO assignments and project work for mid-market companies. From 2008 to 2013 he was CFO of Avidyne Corporation, a maker of avionics systems for light aircraft. He was initially placed into that position via a previous incarnation of Tatum (Tatum LLC), where he had been a Partner since 2007. Prior to Tatum, he was Vice President of Finance and Operations for Healthwyse, LLC, a provider of integrated clinical and financial information systems for homecare and hospice providers. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Malleck was co-founder, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Radianse, Inc., a developer and marketer of RTLS (Real-Time Location Systems) for acute care settings. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Malleck served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of GE Medical Systems Navigation and Visualization Inc. (formerly Visualization Technology, Inc.). Mr. Malleck held various senior operational and financial positions in several business units/geographies of Hewlett-Packard from 1978 to 2000. Mr. Malleck holds a B.S. in Finance and an MBA from the University of Colorado.
John Parsons, CFO
John Parsons is CFO with New Hampshire based Measured Progress, a technology focused mid-market company serving education markets nationwide. During his 30-year career, he has served in financial/operational leadership roles with privately held and public reporting, for-profit and non-profit companies, with common themes of growing both revenue and profit, leading through transitions, developing teams, balancing across key constituencies including clients, investors and boards of directors.
He specializes in operational EBITDA improvement, raising growth capital, M&A from due diligence through integration, managing liquidity, balancing strategic planning with operational execution. Before joining Measured Progress, John served as CFO of Nitrosecurity acquired in 2011 by Intel/McAfee, interim CFO of multiple clients as Partner with Tatum, CAO with mid-market RSA Security acquired in 2006 by EMC, finance/ M&A leader of the telecom business and General Manager of customer financing for Fortune 500 Agilent Technologies, and in multiple roles with Fortune 100 Hewlett-Packard.
John is an actively licensed CPA who started his career with Big 4 Deloitte. He holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and is also adjunct Professor of Finance at Rivier University in Nashua, NH.