Rod chats about overcoming difficulties, how to approach staffing, and his vision of the future of accounting. Listen to the words of wisdom flow.
Doug Sleeter (@dougsleeter) is a passionate leader of innovation and change in the small business accounting technology world. As a CPA firm veteran and former Apple Computer Evangelist, he has melded his two great passions (accounting and technology) to guide developers in the innovation of new products and to educate and lead accounting professionals who serve small businesses. The CPA Practice Advisor has recognized Doug as one of the "Top 25 Thought Leaders" in the accounting profession for the past several years and he has been named to Accounting Today's "Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting" each year 2008 through 2013. He was recently awarded the 2013 Small Business Influence Champion award. Doug is the publisher of the QuickBooks and Beyond blog, the author of numerous books, and writes a regular column in The CPA Practice Advisor. Doug and his family live in Pleasanton, CA.
Rod is the visionary behind Xero and has been recognized as New Zealand Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013, Business Leader of the Year in 2012, member of the New Zealand Hi-Tech Hall of Fame, NZ Hi-Tech Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006 and 2007, World Class New Zealander for ICT in 2008 and an Honorary Fellow of the NZ Computer Society.