Speakers & Keynotes

The Digital CPA Community is eager and excited to share information to help propel the accounting profession forward.  Many of the instructors below have received multiple awards and recognition as leaders and influencers in the profession.  Don’t miss your chance to interact and learn with this distinguished group at DCPA17!

DCPA17 Keynote Speakers

Erik Asgeirsson

President and CEO, CPA.com
Erik Asgeirsson has more than 20 years of experience in leading technology organizations and driving business growth. Over the past ten years Erik has driven CPA.com's focus on cloud computing and... More

Leon Katsnelson

Award winning international speaker and a published author, Leon Katsnelson is always up on the cutting edge of technology trends. As Director and CTO of IBM Strategic Partnerships for Data Science,... More

Barry Melancon

CPA, CGMA, President and CEO, AICPA
Barry C. Melancon is the President and Chief Executive Officer at the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the national professional association of CPAs, with more than 400,000 members worldwide.  He... More

John O'Leary

In 1987, John O’Leary was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, John created a massive explosion in his home and was burned on 100% of his body. He was given 1% chance to live... More

Ron Quaranta

Chairman, Wall Street Blockchain Alliance
Ron possesses over 25 years of experience in the financial services and technology industries. He currently serves as Chairman of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, a leading non-profit trade... More

Marc Randolph

Netflix Co-Founder, Executive Mentor & Angel Investor
Marc Randolph is a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, advisor, investor and keynote speaker. Marc was cofounder of the online movie and television streaming service Netflix, serving as their... More

DCPA17 Speakers

Alan Anderson

CPA, owner, ACCOUNT-ability Plus
Al has over 25 years of experience in the accounting profession. After working primarily as a partner and National Director of Audit in the firm of McGladrey and Pullen, LLP and with the American... More

Stephen Barrett

Stephen Barrett, CPA, CITP, is a partner at HKMP and HKMP Technologies, LLC. He oversees the development of HKMP Technologies’ audit methodology management tool — amelio® — which helps firms to... More

David Barrett

Founder and CEO, Expensify
David Barrett started programming at the early age of 6 and has been aspiring to become an expense report magnate ever since. David attended the University of Michigan where he worked in the Virtual... More

Sharon Berman

CPA, CGMA, principal, Rehmann
Sharon has over twenty years of experience in public accounting, at local and national firms, as well as experience in private industry. She is a member of the Rehmann's ACT Executive Committee,... More

Jim Bourke

Jim is a Partner, Member of the Board of Directors at Withum+, Red Bank, New Jersey and is Director of Firm Technology. Jim is past Chair the AICPA's CITP Credential Committee and is currently Chair... More

Michael Cerami

VP, Strategic Alliances & Business Development, CPA.com
Michael joined CPA.com at the company’s inception in January 2001 as Vice President, Strategic Alliances. Since then, he has been a key contributor to the company's growth through the development and... More

Daniel Cohen-Dumani

DANIEL COHEN-DUMANI - PARTNER, MARKET LEADER, MICROSOFT CLOUD SOLUTIONS, Withum Daniel Cohen-Dumani is a Partner and the Market Leader for the Microsoft Solutions & Services practice at Withum.... More

Chris Cromer

Director, Operations, CPA.com
Chris is a technology expert focused on the applications, networking, infrastructure, compliance and security for the CPA.com web properties, which include CPA.com, AICPAStore.com, RIVIO.com and the... More

Kevin Cumley

Director of the Sage Intacct Accountants Program
Kevin Cumley is Director of the Sage Intacct Accountants Program where he is responsible for managing the BPO / outsourcing channel in partnership with CPA.com (an AICPA company). He started his... More

Robert Durak

Director, Private Company Financial Reporting and the CPEA, AICPA
As Director of Private Company Financial Reporting and the CPEA, Bob is the AICPA’s lead staff person on accounting and attest matters affecting private companies. Bob led the AICPA's development of... More

Sarah Ference

CPA, Risk Control Director, CNA
Sarah Ference is a Risk Control Director for the Accountants Professional Liability Insurance Program of Continental Casualty Company, a CNA company and the underwriter of the AICPA Professional... More

Michelle Golden

CPF, K-Coe Isom, Principal
Michelle is a growth and profitability strategist. Participating on K·Coe Isom’s leadership team as Growth Leader, she leads the firm’s overall growth strategies, product positioning and new product... More