Bethany brings a wide variety of accounting experience to the Venture First team. As an accountant in industry for over 20 years, she has worked with start-ups and established companies, small businesses and international corporations. She has shepherded multiple companies through successful audits, worked on system implementation projects, and established internal control processes. After completing her Masters of Accountancy at Samford University, she passed the CPA exam on her first sitting and remains an active member of the AICPA.
In 2020, she founded Excelerate to help companies improve their processes and implement low-cost IT solutions to produce better financial information with more efficiency. She quickly teamed up with Venture First and now serves as a Fractional Controller specializing in onboarding new clients and leading continuous improvement projects for clients. She is currently working on her Lean Six Sigma certification.