Amanda Aguillard decided to become a CPA when she was 16, and never looked back. She started Aguillard Accounting LLC in 2012, committed to running a cloud-based practice from anywhere in the world. She was the Xero Evangelist of the Year in 2016 and used her experience as an instructor of the Xero Certification Course to co-found Elefant, a software training company. In 2017, with three other cloud accounting experts, she launched Bluewire Strategy, a consulting group that empowers traditional accounting firms to fully embrace the cloud with technology and processes.
While she holds a Masters Degree in Taxation from the University of Denver, she would much rather craft and implement ecosystems for small businesses, and help other advisors build and grow cloud-based practices. She spends any spare time cooking for her two kids and reading historical fiction.