Founder & CEO
Jason serves as the firm’s Visionary, leading the strategy of which markets to serve and how to approach the profession with transformative education. Jason got his Bachelors in Accounting from Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC. His near 30 year career has been so varied, he’s performed every function in a firm and many other companies he has worked in. From Controller, to National Payroll Manager, to Audit Manager, to Tax Specialist, to Consultant, he has gained the experience to lead all aspects of the firm into great growth. Jason and Julie, his partner, lead the Thriveal CPA Network, a community providing the education, community, and entrepreneurial support for accounting firm owners all over the world.
Caring & Thankful
Jason shows genuine care as a leader for the team, and is deeply thankful for the opportunity to lead alongside other people who do their work from the heart. Not always appropriately delivered, Jason enjoys a good laugh and keeps the team guessing how the next point of strategy or education will be communicated.
Jason is adept at crafting, seeing, and implementing growth strategies that allow he and Julie to lead and operate two full time growing businesses. It takes a commitment of the heart to pull off, which is the model of how they lead. Heart first. This experience with service-based business growth allows him to find joy in the daily work of leading a firm, and the consulting that he and Julie provide to many service-based businesses around the world.
He calls people to become the leader he knows is inside of every entrepreneur. Jason also stays close to the operations and team, with Julie, making sure all strategies are implemented successfully, and creating the development of the organization’s Intellectual Property, courses, and events.
He lives in Greenville, SC, with his wife, and is close to seeing almost all of his 3 kids move out of the house (but not quite). He loves the challenges of living a purposeful, balanced, and sacrificial life, both personally and professionally. Seeking God as the creator and motivator for all of his heart work, he loves the way in which a well placed life can form us into better people with continual practice. Jason is always reading multiple books (at one time), loves to travel, and takes a splash of seltzer and a lime in his bourbon. He is best described as sensitive, yet continually learning to be strong. He longs for the empathetic sacrificial life while balancing his love of dark, quiet, and solitary places.
His morning coffee is always ground, fresh, and hot. Preferably with quiet meditation in the dark before the day begins. He loves to write and read on Sunday afternoon with wine, and a good grilled marinated chicken with veggies before the week begins again. He is a connoisseur of documentaries (everything!), but loves a heist movie when watching alone. A fan of the Kung Fu Wing Chun film genre, he says he can kick stuff. A favorite pastime is time spent on his screened in porch (not yet built) as late summer turns to fall.