Our Team

Meet the faces behind Fusion CPA’s success. We are proudly the best workplace for entrepreneurial CPAs.

We embrace change, technology and learning.

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Meet the faces behind Fusion CPA’s success. We are proudly the best workplace for entrepreneurial CPAs.

We embrace change, technology and learning.

Trevor McCandless

CPA, MTax

Chief Entrepreneurial Officer

  • Years of Industry Experience: 20
  • School: University of Florida & Georgia State University
  • Degree: B.A. in Accounting and Masters in Taxation
  • Industry Specialties: Law, Healthcare, Marketing, Multi-Location Retail, Private Equity, Family Office, Real Estate, and Tech companies
  • Why you love your role at Fusion CPA: I eat, sleep and bleed entrepreneurialism. My work in accounting, tax and consulting allows me to dive into our entrepreneurial clients’ businesses and make truly meaningful impacts.
  • If you could have any superpower what would it be and why: I love traveling and working with people across the globe. I’d love to be able to meet with them at any time.

Katherine Harrington

CPA, MAFM

Tax Director

  • Years of Industry Experience: 25+
  • School: Centenary University
  • Degree: BA in Accounting, Masters in Accounting & Financial Management
  • Industry Specialties: eCommerce, Retail, Healthcare, Real Estate, Technology, and Private Equity.
  • Why you love being an accountant: I have always loved numbers and figuring things out. Now I enjoy applying that passion of numbers toward my clients successes. I work hands on with a proactive approach. I find it very satisfying to provide practical direction and advice to help my clients reach their financial goals.
  • Any family or fur babies: I am married with three children, 2 dogs and a cat
  • If you could have any superpower what would it be and why: Multitasking

Susan Borkowski

CPA

Director of Controller Service

  • Years of Industry Experience: 15+
  • School: Santa Clara University
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Accounting
  • Industry Specialties: SAAS and Manufacturing
  • Why you love your role at Fusion CPA: My life mantra is “its good to have a plan”… accounting feels like the epitome of this mantra!
  • Any family or fur babies: Bronx the Cavapoo (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Poodle cross)
  • If you could have any superpower what would it be and why: Being in two places at one time – there’s so much life to experience!
  • What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? “Don’t force it” – words of my father.

Carlos Cortes

CPA, CMA

Senior Accounting Manager

  • Years of Industry Experience: 9
  • School: Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico
  • Degree: Bachelor : Public Accounting Management
  • Why you love your role at Fusion CPA: Not only do I get to provide value by being an advisor to our clients, but I’m also in a position that allows me to develop tools that drive efficiencies in their processes and allows me to create custom solutions that help solve their unique needs.
  • Any family or fur babies: Married to the lovely and awesome Kelly and father to two amazing boys, Sebastian and Gustavo. 

Steven Sumners

CPA, MAcc

Senior Tax & Accounting Manager

  • Years of Industry Experience: 10+
  • School: Ohio State University, Mercer University
  • Degree: Master of Accounting, Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Industry Specialties: Professional Services (Law Firms, Advertising and Marketing Agencies), Multi-Location Retail, Real Estate, and Family Office
  • Why you love being an accountant: The flexibility to play serve a variety of different types of accounting needs for a variety of types of clients.
  • If you could have any super power what would it be and why: Teleportation for the flexibility to travel anywhere.

Petra Assimiti

CPA, MBA

Tax & Accounting Manager

  • Years of Industry Experience: 16+
  • School: Northwood University & Georgia State University
  • Degree: B.A. in International Business and Masters in Business Administration with Accounting concentration
  • Industry Specialties: Real Estate, Technology, Healthcare, Field Service, and Staffing
  • Why you love being an accountant: Being able to help other people with things that may seem overwhelming to them makes for a very satisfying job to me.
  • Hometown: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Any family or fur babies: Two daughters Annie and Victoria, Bisch-Poo called Puccini.

Blake Gaul

CPA, MTax

Tax & Accounting Manager

  • Years of Industry Experience: 14
  • School: Georgia State University
  • Degree: Undergrad – Accounting & Masters – Masters of Tax Law
  • Industry Specialties: Real Estate, Entertainment, and Multistate Corporations
  • Why you love your role at Fusion CPA: I love being able to take a project from the creation of accounting records all the way through a finished tax return.
  • Any family for fur babies: I’m a single dad to a very handsome (albeit a little cross-eyed) Toy Australian Shepherd named Sammy. He even comes to work with me sometimes!

Armando J Ramos

CPA

Tax & Accounting Manager

  • Years of Industry Experience: 6+
  • School: University of the Sacred Heart
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accounting
  • Why you love being an accountant: I am passionate about helping entrepreneurs in optimizing their tax strategies, promoting growth, and securing a bright financial future. Executing these tasks from any location is an ideal scenario. Especially within a collaborative team setting, I aim to sustain ongoing professional growth through continuous learning.
  • What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
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Robin Munoz

CPA

Senior Accountant

  • Years of Industry Experience: 7
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
  • Why you love your role at Fusion CPA: I get to enhance my skills and abilities as an Accountant. I am being challenged professionally by engaging in some pretty big projects with the support of the Team. And mostly, I enjoyed working in the comfort of my own home and the flexibility of working here gives me a work-life balance which is very vital for me.
  • If you could have any superpower what would it be and why: If I could have a superpower it would be Immortality so that I can enjoy life and be able to see and discover the next future generations.

Danielle Palmer

BBA

Integrations Manager

  • School: Georgia State University
  • Degree: BBA in Managerial Science
  • Something you do for fun: Reading, spending time with my family, and immersing myself in all things WWE & AEW.
  • Why you love being an Integrations Manager: I love to create and implement efficient processes and procedures for an organization. I also love making meaningful connections with others to create opportunities for us all to grow together.
  • Any family: My immediate family consists of my mom, my dad, my little sister, my husband, and baby boy.

Theresa Dagoc

Administrative Specialist

  • Years of Industry Experience: 9+
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Why you love your role at Fusion CPA: The reason why I love my role at Fusion CPA is that I can exercise continual attention to detail, understand priorities, meet deadlines, and the ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands. I am so happy to be part of this team where they value respect for one another and I can work full time in the comfort of my home. 
  • Any family or fur babies: I have my husband, my mom, my dad, and my 3 younger siblings.

Leigh Botha

Customer Success Strategist & Recruitment Manager

  • Years of Industry Experience: 10+
  • School: Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Degree: Bachelor of Technology: Human Resources Management
  • Why you love your role at Fusion CPA: Recruitment has always been my passion! I’m doing what I love in the remote environment that I love for a company that’s innovative and passionate. Who wouldn’t love that!
  • Any family or fur babies: My husband, Rowan, and I have two fur babies, our English Bull Terriers, who drive us nuts but we love them to bits!

Sandra Olivier

Digital Marketing Manager

  • Years of Industry Experience: 15+
  • School: University of Potchefstroom
  • Degree: Bachelor of Commerce : Business Communication
  • Why you love your role at Fusion CPA: The culture and the way in which we work are unbeatable!
    Focused, clear on expectations and responsibilities, and open to new ideas.
    Accountability and solving problems together that’s what I really enjoy about my job.
  • Any family or fur babies: Big extended family and one dog, Emma.
  • What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? Make the day, don’t let the day make you.

Roneque Janse van Rensburg

Content Marketing Manager

  • Years of Industry Experience: 7+
  • School: University of Pretoria
  • Degree: Bachelor of Commerce : Marketing Management
  • Why you love your role at Fusion CPA: Fusion CPA truly lives and breathes its Business Values and the trust, accountability, and teamwork makes for assured top-notch customer service for our customers. Joining the team came with a very warm welcome and I feel enthusiastic about my work every day on the job.
  • What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? Life is not fair, but you can continue to make the best of your situation and those around you everyday to make sure you aren’t part of the injustice.

Samantha Hanekom

Senior Content Writer

  • Years of Industry Experience: 10
  • School: University of the Witwatersrand
  • Degree: BA Publishing: Honors
  • Any family or fur babies: Several pets, including fur and scales.
  • If you could have any superpower what would it be: Telekinesis, because who wouldn’t want to be able to summon a cup of coffee from across the room?
  • What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? You cannot control what others do or how they react; your can only control your own actions.

Yentl Barros

Content Coordinator

  • Years of Industry Experience: 11+
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts : Honors
  • Why you love your role at Fusion CPA: I absolutely enjoy trying to understand how online audiences prefer to consume content, and then to create content that will not only enthuse but also educate those audiences is super exciting for me. 
  • Any family or fur babies: My 4 year-old son.
  • If you could have any superpower what would it be: Make people believe in themselves!
  • What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? To show up as the person I dream of being.

Deepa Kesa

Video Production Team

  • Years of Industry Experience: 5+
  • School: Rhodes University
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts : Journalism and Media Studies
  • Why you love your role at Fusion CPA: I love my role at Fusion because it pushes me out of my comfort zone. I have always wanted to be a presenter, but I never had the confidence to do so. So this role gives me that confidence, plus I get to do my own post production, which I LOVE. Win Win situation
  • What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? To not care about what others say and to always take a risk

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