General Manager, Bookkeeping & Accounting Services
Cebu Team Manager
Vice President of Finance
Managing Director of Jitasa Sarajevo
Managing Director of Global Client Services
Sarajevo Team Manager
CEO / Founder
Strengths & Leadership Development Coach
Vice President of Accounting Services
Pitchyakarn (Pea) Kuasirikul
Director of Global Delivery Team
Senior VP of Sales
Jeff Russell is the Founder and CEO of Jitasa (formerly Easy Office), a certified B-Corporation providing finance and accounting services to non-profits nationwide. Previously, Jeff worked at Accenture as a business process outsourcing advisor and consultant for Fortune 500 companies, and at PACCESS, a supply chain services company, overseeing their Asian operations from his office in Bangkok.
Jeff is active in many non-profits, including as Treasurer for Riverstone International School and is an Advisory Board member for Boise State University's Responsible Business Initiative. His two children, Ty and Lucy, enjoy eating Idaho's fine potatoes and skiing on its snowy slopes.
Jeff is a Georgia Tech Industrial Engineer and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Yale University.
James comes to Jitasa with over 15 years of nonprofit experience. He has worked for nonprofits on three continents (Africa, Asia, and North America), focusing on accounting, finance, and development. Having worked for a range of nonprofits, James brings his extensive experience and passion to support our clients to work with him each day. He holds a BA in Business Accounting & Finance from Bethel University (MN), as well as an MBA from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.
James lives out the spirit of serving others with his family by committing to social justice issues, improving the environment, and developing the next generation of leaders.
Mary brings over 20 years of accounting experience to Jitasa. Mary spent 14 years working on direct accounting and bookkeeping for a nonprofit in the Washington, D.C. area. Her knowledge allows her to teach others accounting best practices. She is also a Quickbooks expert who is comfortable with cost accounting, producing financial statements, and more. She holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Maryland.
Mary lives out the spirit of serving others by teaching new generations of accountants.
Jeremy Fass is the Senior VP of Sales and Marketing for The Jitasa Group. He has been helping businesses across the nation select financial and human resource management software solutions for more than 20 years. Prior to his role at The Jitasa Group, Jeremy operated K12 Enterprise as the CEO, a company he launched with his brother Andrew in 2009. He was also previously Executive Vice President of AVF Consulting.
He holds a degree in Business/Managerial Economics from Hampden-Sydney College and an MBA in Marketing and Accounting from Loyola College.
Jeremy lives out the spirit of serving others by mentoring children through sports and educational programs, and helping to preserve the environment through wildlife conservation efforts.
Steve has over 25 years of Fortune 500 sales and global account management experience. He has a strong background in developing outsourcing solutions for clients in the healthcare, technology, and pharmaceutical / biotech industries. Steve holds a BA degree in Corporate Finance from California State University, Fullerton.
Steve lives out the spirit of serving others as a board member for a number of nonprofit organizations, Steve understands the critical importance of driving efficiency in nonprofit business and operational management.
Tony Hodson works as Jitasa’s VP of Growth, with a focus on competitive strategy and product integration. He joined Jitasa after a 15 year career with Accenture, where he served in a wide variety of leadership positions including client delivery, product innovation, and business development.
Not far from our Baltimore office, Tony lives in Rockville, MD with his wife and their two kids under 3. While they keep him pretty busy, he still finds time to take the fam hiking and biking, and volunteer as a tutor with disadvantaged youth.
As the Vice President of Operations in our Technology Solutions Division, Kevin brings over 20 years of experience to the table. He has managed over 2000 software implementations, and a call center that handled over 35,000 calls a year. He believes in creating a culture of ownership, understanding client needs, and exceeding customer expectations.
Kevin and his wife of 20 years, April, have two kids who keep them on their toes with competitive sports. One a basketball player and the other a competitive gymnast. On the weekend, you can catch Kevin attending one of their events, working on a cars, or coaching basketball.
Don has been with Jitasa for nearly 5 years, starting as a financial analyst and working his way up to Vice President of Finance. He joined the Jitasa team after earning his MBA from Boise State University and many years of experience as a business and budget development consultant for various companies in the Boise area.
In his free time, you’ll either find Don in the mountains or hanging out with his family. He lives out the spirit of serving others by increasing awareness about food preparation for those with severe food allergies.
Christian has been with Jitasa for nearly 7 years. It was his first ‘real job’ and he’s never left. He currently works as the General Manager of Bookkeeping & Accounting Services, overseeing all accountants here at Jitasa. Previously, Christian was the Director of Client Services, supervising a team of accountants that work with our +70 Boy Scouts of America councils and another team dedicated to serving Unions.
In his spare time, Christian enjoys basking in the great outdoors, playing with his horses and dogs on his little piece of land, and indulging in his passion for the drums. He also serves as Treasurer for the Idaho Diaper Bank, which helps provide diapers to families in need at little to no cost.
Chances are, you’ve worked with Jon at one time or another. In his nearly 7 years with Jitasa, Jon has held just about every title on the delivery team. For the last 3 years¸ he has been focused on three acquisitions the company has undertaken, and now spends his time focused on Jitasa’s sales and marketing strategies as the VP of Marketing for Jitasa.
On a personal level, Jon is a passionate participant in life. He finds great joy in traveling, attending epic music festivals, and occasionally throwing himself out of perfectly functional airplanes. Jon, like most employees at Jitasa, is a big believer in social good. Currently, he participates as a founding member of Global Shapers Idaho. A group of young leaders using their talents and passions to address issues facing Idaho and the Intermountain West through scalable impact.
Pitchyakarn joined Jitasa in 2011 to help launch the Bangkok office and now serves as the Director of the Global Delivery Team. Over the years, she has played a key role in building new teams for Jitasa’s expanding business segments. Most recently, she has helped to support and mentor Jitasa’s staff in the new office in Cebu, Philippines. Prior to Jitasa, Pitchyakarn worked within EY (formerly Ernst & Young) transaction advisory services, specializing in merger & acquisitions and auditing. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Assumption University in Bangkok and a Master’s of Science in Financial Management from the University of Exeter, United Kingdom.
A lifelong learner, Pitchyakarn enjoys taking on new challenges that enhance services to our clients.
Christine comes to Jitasa as a CPA with experience in corporate and government accounting. Managing people is not new to her for as she was a working scholar and student leader while finishing her Bachelor’s in Management Accounting at the University of San Carlos (USC). Her thirst for excellence and challenge after college had made her decide to pursue Bachelor of Science in Accounting while working in the corporate world. Now handling the team in Cebu with special backgrounds, she is well versed in combining leadership and management trainings, academic preparations and experiences acquired, yet is open for more learning.
Christine lives out the spirit of serving others as a choir member and as a junior auxiliary member of a missionary convent involved most especially in helping the underprivileged people and the youth since her teenage years.
Jasmina has been with Jitasa since April 2015 and played a key role in launching the Sarajevo office. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Finance degree from The College of Idaho. Before joining Jitasa, Jasmina has worked in business development for a nonprofit program with a focus on low-income entrepreneurs, in supervising management for a Fortune 500 company, and volunteered in numerous international and local nonprofit organizations. Jasmina joined Jitasa after an internship with Ernst & Young.
Jasmina is driven by a desire to help, inspire, and develop others using her experience in nonprofit accounting and leadership.
Igor has been with Jitasa since 2013 and is the Founder and Managing Director of Jitasa Sarajevo. He graduated from the United World College in Mostar in 2009. Later that year, he moved to Caldwell, ID where he attended The College of Idaho until 2013, graduating with honors in Business Administration. After graduation, he began his professional career at Jitasa in Boise, ID. His personal values and mission are perfectly aligned with Jitasa’s values and mission. Shortly upon return to his hometown Sarajevo in 2014, he continued working for Jitasa and shortly thereafter launched the Jitasa Sarajevo office. Jitasa Sarajevo now employs over 50 amazing people in a country with one of the highest youth unemployment rates (more than 50%). Since June 2018, Igor serves as a member of the alumni board at the United World College in Mostar.
Igor is passionate about serving others, building things greater than himself, and building a peaceful and sustainable future.
Kelly Soifer lives in Santa Barbara, CA (because someone has to!) and has worked in the non-profit sector since 1984. She has broad experience in leadership development, which includes work with college & Millennials, executive leaders, intern programs, churches, non-profits, academic institutions, business & intercultural contexts. She is skilled in Strengths Finder (her Top Five are Activator, Strategic, Maximizer, Individualization, Input) & Covey's 7 Habits, team building & collaboration, staff training & mentoring, long-term planning, public speaking, and community development. She has also taught students extensively and serves as adjunct faculty at Westmont College. Visit her website at www.ksleadershipdevelop.me to access resources for all of these arenas.
She does not own a car, choosing to ride her Italian scooter or bike instead. She is conversationally bi-lingual in Spanish. Her favorite vacations are to the national parks or Italy. She loves to cook. She also happens to own the best cat in the world – his name is Oliver. (Photos available upon request!)
Board of Directors
Alexander Toeldte - Chairman of the Board
Mr. Toeldte is the former President, CEO and Director of Boise Inc. and former chairman of the board of directors of the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA). He also held senior executive roles in global food and building materials companies. Mr. Toeldte served as a partner at McKinsey & Company in Toronto, Brussels, Montreal, and Stockholm.
Richard A. Gephardt
Congressman Richard A. Gephardt served 28 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, 16 years of which he was elected to the role of House Democratic Leader. He has run for President of the United States twice, in 1988 and 2004. Congressman Gephardt is widely recognized as one of the nation's most respected politicians for much of the last two decades. He is an expert on labor, trade, healthcare, and economic issues, foreign affairs and an eloquent voice for fairness, justice and opportunity for every American.
Mr. Gephardt retired from the U.S. Congress in 2005 to found Gephardt Group, a privately held labor/employee relations consulting and government affairs firm. He is also Honorary Chairman of The Gephardt Institute for Public Service at Washington University in St. Louis and has served on the corporate boards of US Steel, Ford Motor Company, Centene Corporation, Spirit Aerosystems and CenturyLink Corporation.
Glenn has a long past of designing, building, and optimizing operations for the government and the private sector. He has worked as a Managing Director for Accenture Federal Services, offered support to UNICEF, served as Managing Director of KPMG LLP, and aided operations as Senior Vice President of communications and external affairs for Viatel. Most recently, Glenn joined Deloitte as the Human Capital Transformation Executive. His education includes a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from American University, as well as a Master’s degree in Science, Technology, and Public Policy from George Washington University.
In addition to serving Jitasa’s board, he presently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Science Museum of Virginia and the Board of Directors for Create Common Good, a charitable not-for-profit.
Donald E. Packham - Senior VP, HR, TCS Education System
Don currently oversees all aspects of HR for TCS Education System, a system of nonprofit colleges. With nearly 40 years of professional HR experience, Don has experience in talent management, organizational development, compensation and benefits, and executive support. Previously, Don served 5 years as the FBI’s executive assistant director, and 21 years with BP. Don led many HR activities in harmonizing global service delivery through multiple mergers and acquisitions.
Don’s education includes a B.B.A. in Management from Texas A&M University and M.B.A. from Corpus Christi State University (now a part of Texas A&M). Don is also a member of the Board of Trustees for Dallas Nursing Institute.
Gary Budzinski - Executive VP & GM at CSC
Gary Budzinski is CEO and Founder of Integrity Innovation International, LLC, a private information technology consulting firm responsible in helping his clients achieve effective and innovative use of technology to drive business results. Integrity Innovation International partners with technology and software supplier companies in large scale transformation in information technology, business process and technology as-a-service, and organizational labor transformation to increase sales and improve delivery operations for global services.
In his last position at Computer Science Corporation he was Executive Vice President and General Manager of Global Infrastructure services a $4B business unit and officer of the company. Prior to this position he was the Senior Vice President and General Managers of Hewlett Packard $12B Services and Consulting business unit.
Jeff Russell – CEO/Founder Jitasa
Jeff Russell is the Founder and CEO of Jitasa. Previously, Jeff worked at Accenture as a business process outsourcing advisor and consultant for Fortune 500 companies, and at PACCESS, a supply chain services company, overseeing their Asian operations from his office in Bangkok.
Jeff is a Georgia Tech Industrial Engineer and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Yale University.
Bookkeeping & Accounting Services
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