Thomas Youngman founded North Star Ventures in 1989 and has more than 30 years of experience installing & designing PC based accounting systems. He is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and a Sage Certified Consultant. He was a manager at KPMG’s Boston office in charge of micro-computer implementations. Tom is a CPA in Massachusetts and North Carolina. He is the former Director of Product Marketing and Design at Layered, Inc. which was acquired by Sage in 1990. He has a BS degree from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA from Wake Forest University.
Chris Diamantides is Vice President at North Star Ventures and has over 30 years of experience installing & developing micro-computer accounting systems. He is a Sage Certified Consultant. He was a consultant at KPMG’s Boston office specializing in computerized accounting system installation and testing. He was the Manager of Quality Assurance at Layered, Inc. and joined North Star Ventures in 1990. Chris has a BS degree in Accountancy from Bentley College.
Stephen Gillis is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, a Sage Certified Consultant, and an Act! Certified Consultant. He has over 30 years of experience installing software, hardware, and network operating systems. He was a senior business systems analyst for an insurance agency in the Boston area supporting clients on PC, WAN, LAN NT and Unix based networks. He has worked as a technical support specialist supporting accounting software and hardware on multiple platforms. Steve has a BS degree in Computer Information Technology from the University of Massachusetts.
Charlene Takesian is a Sage Certified Consultant and has over 30 years of experience installing and designing micro-computer accounting systems and over 35 years of experience in bookkeeping and accounting. She was a technical support representative at Peachtree’s OneWrite Plus division and worked at two CPA firms prior to joining North Star Ventures in 1996. Charlene has an AS degree from Becker College.
Mary Diamantides is the Office Administrator at North Star Ventures. She maintains our Accounts Payable database. Previously, Mary worked in the banking field. She has a BS degree from University of Massachusetts Lowell in Business Administration.
Katie Arvay is the Marketing Coordinator at North Star Ventures. She manages the communication of specials and software changes, processes product quotes and sales, and maintains the customer database. Prior to joining North Star Ventures, she worked as a Marketing Assistant in the finance and investment field. Katie has a BA degree in Psychology from Merrimack College.