We believe that each client is unique, and we take the time to understand your organizational needs and help you select the solutions to meet them. We do not take lightly the trust placed in us to implement, train and support our clients’ end users.
The GYF ERP Solutions team looks beyond what software and technology can do for your organization. We focus on improving your business processes with software and technology as a tool to achieve the mission and goals you envision. Utilizing excellent client liaison skills and drawing upon our expertise, we ensure an efficient implementation and business process improvements to increase profits and reduce costs.
Based in Pittsburgh, our GYF ERP Solutions team is comprised of consultants with decades of experience in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), accounting and business process improvements. Since its inception, the GYF ERP Solutions Group (formerly known as the Technology Services Group) has helped mid-market companies realize the business benefits of implementing end-to-end ERP applications. In 2014, we became a NetSuite Solutions Provider partner and since then have proudly supported our clients from the first NetSuite demonstration through post-implementation support.
The GYF ERP Solutions Team leverages its domain-specific vertical expertise and knowledge to implement, customize, integrate, and extend NetSuite cloud solutions. Our consultants utilize their backgrounds in project management, accounting and information technology to help clients choose and build solutions to meet their needs.
Additionally, we understand that our clients benefit from networking with other NetSuite users. Because of this, we were instrumental in creating the Pittsburgh NetSuite User Group, which meets quarterly to allow users to exchange ideas and best practices.
The GYF ERP Solutions Team
Jeff serves as the Partner overseeing the GYF ERP Solutions Group. Over the span of his 30+ year career, Jeff has focused on providing accounting, auditing and consulting services to privately held companies and not-for-profit organizations.
Jeff frequently speaks at seminars and business association meetings and has written and instructed classes regarding the impact of information technology on accounting controls and audit risks. He serves as the North American Audit Practice Chair for Geneva Group International (GGI), an international organization of independent accounting, law and consulting firms with over 500 members, including nearly 100 in North America.
Jeff is also on the Board of Directors for the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Pittsburgh Chapter and is a member of the Advisory Board for a sporting goods company.
A member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA/PICPA), Jeff participates in the AICPA Management Consulting Services Division and previously served as the Chair of the PICPA Professional Ethics Committee. He currently serves as an elected member on the AICPA Council, the organization’s governing body. He also holds officer positions on the Boards of Directors of several local tax-exempt organizations.
Prior to joining the Pittsburgh office of an international accounting and consulting firm, Jeff earned a B.S. in Accounting from Duquesne University in 1983 and an MBA, with a concentration in finance, from the University of Pittsburgh in 1984. He was one of three partners who founded GYF in 1990.
Jeff resides in Westmoreland County with his wife, Beth. They have two adult daughters.
As Senior Manager of the GYF ERP Solutions Group, Angie leads the efforts to help clients choose and implement a best-fit ERP/Financial software solution. Her ability to interpret a wide range of complex business processes and her extensive knowledge of ERP/Financials is the winning combination needed to provide exceptional insight into improving clients’ business processes and software-driven workflow requirements.
Angie joined Grossman Yanak & Ford with more than 15 years of experience in distribution and logistics software and related technology. Her career began soon after she graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a B.S. in Psychology focused in Industrial Business Management when she joined a software company focusing on ERP/Financial software. Angie was committed to both business development and client satisfaction through varying roles including Client Trainer, Systems Analyst, Project Manager, Sales Support and, ultimately, Director of R&D and world-wide support. Through these experiences Angie developed the critical skills necessary to understand the unique requirements of various industries.
Following those 15 years in the business community, Angie took time away from the outside workforce to be a stay-at-home mom to her two sons. During this time, Angie founded and operated the Mighty Penguins Sled Hockey Organization, the area’s first non-profit adapted ice hockey program for individuals with disabilities. In this capacity, she defined the mission and charter of the organization, secured non-profit status and developed relationships with Pittsburgh’s top corporations to raise community awareness of the importance sports can have on individuals with disabilities. She has seen firsthand the impact sports can have on building self-esteem and confidence in individuals with disabilities. In 2014, her son, Daniel, who was born with significant disabilities, won a gold medal in sled hockey at the Sochi Paralympic Games.
Angie lives in Indiana Township with her husband, Mark. Her oldest son, Andrew, is a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician currently in residency with UPMC. Her son, Daniel, is a personal trainer who advocates for individuals with disabilities. He is currently enrolled in the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Science Master’s program concentrating on wellness & human performance.
Founding Member of Pittsburgh-area NetSuite User Group
Kathy is an accomplished information technology manager, with over 15 years of experience in the financial services/banking industry. As a manager with the GYF ERP Solutions Group, Kathy is responsible for establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships with our clients to help identify and implement ERP technologies to enable them to achieve business process improvements, increase profitability, and gain competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Kathy brings expertise in relationship and project management, business process re-engineering and strategic/financial planning project management to the firm. Kathy has experience supporting NetSuite implementations and working with industry-specific SuiteSuccess functionality to help clients maximize the software’s performance.
Kathy graduated from Allegheny College with a B.S. in Economics and earned her MBA from the University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz School of Business. Prior to joining Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP in 2018, Kathy worked in the banking industry, with a focus on Information Management and Research.
Kathy and her husband, Chris, live in Indiana Township and have four sons. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, boating on Lake Erie, playing tennis and volunteering with various school, church and charitable organizations. She is active with the Fox Chapel Crew Club, National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Baldwin Wallace University’s Conservatory of Music.
Jim combines his accounting background and technology experience to serve the clients of the GYF ERP Solutions Group, with a focus on providing support for technology/software implementations. In this role, his primary responsibilities include working directly with clients to improve businesses processes, training users on their ERP systems, and helping organizations to maximize their technology investments.
Each NetSuite implementation can be customized to utilize the modules and other features to meet the needs of the individual client. Jim has experience implementing NetSuite systems and working with industry-specific functionality, including project management, reporting/saved searches, procure to pay, and order to cash.
Prior to joining Grossman Yanak & Ford in 2018, Jim worked in professional services at an international public accounting firm, and at Fortune 500 companies in the Pittsburgh area within the manufacturing and pharmaceuticals industries. Jim brings a cross-functional background stemming from his experience in the areas of Audit and Assurance, Management Consulting, Systems Implementations, and Process Improvement.
Jim earned his B.S. in Business Administration, with dual degrees in Accounting and Accounting Information Systems, from Duquesne University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Pennsylvania.
Outside of work, Jim enjoys playing golf, running, listening to music, and spending time with his family. He lives in Wexford with his wife, Gabrielle, and their greyhound, Prefontaine.
Jordan combines his accounting background and technology expertise to serve the clients of the GYF ERP Solutions Group, with a focus on providing support for technology/software implementations. In this role, his primary responsibilities include working directly with clients to improve business processes, training users on their ERP systems, and helping them to maximize their technology investments. Jordan has experience working within NetSuite in the following areas: reporting/saved searches, custom workflows, fixed assets, procure to pay, order to cash, and revenue recognition.
Before joining Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP in 2017, he had experience with NetSuite from a user’s perspective, primarily from Controller/Accounting roles. Jordan has worked with light manufacturing, distribution, non-profit, and service-oriented businesses.
Jordan graduated from Geneva College in 2013 with a B.S. in Finance, then later returned to Geneva in 2016 to earn a B.S. in Accounting.
Outside of work, Jordan enjoys playing basketball, working out, hunting, and spending time with his family. He lives in Beaver with his wife, Alexa.
Mike combines his public accounting background and ERP technology experiences to serve the clients of the ERP Solutions Group, with a focus on providing support for technology/software implementations and general accounting guidance. In this role, he works directly with clients to improve businesses processes, train users on their ERP systems, and help them to maximize their technological investments. Mike has experience implementing NetSuite and working within industry-specific functionality, including project management, custom PDF form configurations, data migration, saved searches and financial report writing.
Mike began his career at Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP in September 2015 as a Staff Auditor. While working in the Assurance & Advisory Services Group, Mike performed audits, reviews, compilations and financial statement analysis for clients in the manufacturing, gas and oil, technology, construction and non-for-profit industries.
After working in the audit department for one year, Mike also began assisting the ERP Solutions Group on an as-needed basis until he joined the group full time in June of 2018. He uses his auditing experience to better understand and communicate the relationships between accounting and the NetSuite system, enabling him to effectively assist clients to utilize their software to generate the information needed for financial statements and tax reporting.
Mike earned a B.S. degree in Accounting and an A.S. degree in Operational Excellence at Saint Vincent College in 2015. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Pennsylvania.
In his free time, Mike enjoys spending time with his family and friends and participating in outdoor activities. He is a resident of Duquesne Heights.
Danielle combines her accounting background and her information systems expertise to serve clients of the GYF ERP Solutions Group, with a focus on providing support for technology/software implementations. In this role, her primary responsibilities include working directly with clients to improve business processes, training users on their ERP systems, and helping to maximize their technology investments. Danielle has experience in NetSuite ERP/Financials, including Estimates, Commissions, Contract Renewals, and industry-specific SuiteSuccess. She focuses on delivering and maintaining quality and exceptional client service.
Prior to joining Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP in February 2018, Danielle performed financial statement audits, third-party assurance assessments, business process analysis, and system pre-implementation risk and controls reviews, specializing in the financial service industry. She brings 2½ years of IT audit and risk assurance experience with an international public accounting firm to the ERP Solutions group.
Danielle graduated Summa Cum Laude from Duquesne University Honors College in May 2015, earning her Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with dual degrees in Accounting and Information Systems. Danielle is also a licensed Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
Outside of work, Danielle enjoys baking, golfing, yoga, and spending time with family and her fiancé, Michael, and their Morkie, Buddy.
Stephens utilizes his background in accounting and information systems to serve the clients of the ERP Solutions Group, with a focus on providing support for technology/software implementations. As an ERP Consultant, his primary responsibilities include working directly with clients to improve businesses processes, training users on their ERP systems, and helping our clients to maximize their technology investments. Stephens has experience implementing NetSuite and working within industry-specific functionality, including project management, contract renewals, dunning, and commissions.
Stephens began his career at Grossman Yanak and Ford LLP in September 2018. Before starting at GYF, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Duquesne University in May of 2017, and his master’s degree in Accounting Information Systems from California State University – Los Angeles in August 2018.
Stephens is currently working toward successful completion of all sections of the CPA Exam and anticipates achievement of this milestone in the near future.
Outside of work, Stephens enjoys relaxing with his family and friends, traveling, cooking and watching college football.
Rhonda has over 30 years of experience administratively with software, technology and customer service. Over the course of her career, she has been committed to customer satisfaction by maintaining a close relationship with her clients.
As Client Relationship Manager of the GYF ERP Solutions Group, Rhonda works with her clients on their maintenance and support issues, any product questions and pricing, and general communications on software and services. Her dedication to customer service fosters great working relationships that have presented the GYF ERP Solutions Group with many opportunities to do business.
Prior to joining Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP, Rhonda worked for a French-owned software company where she was an Administrator in the Human Resource Department.While there, she managed all internal and external communications along with bureaucratic operations. These operations were vital to the proper functioning of the company and allowed for effective business relations.
In addition, she also worked for Bender Consulting Services, Inc. a consulting firm that placed people with disabilities in competitive career opportunities in the public and private sector. While there, she conducted interviews for possible hiring, screened candidates and worked alongside the hiring staff in an effort to grow the company. Being the sole employee conducting initial interviews, Rhonda was a valuable asset to the company and set the stage for further company growth.
Rhonda lives in O’Hara Township with her husband Mark. She has three sons: Travis, who graduated from Ohio State University and is in the Navy as an Arabic interpreter; Troy, who graduated from Duquesne University and is an Analytics Associate for Hiperos; and Trent who is attending the University of Dayton.