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Success isn't a one-man or one-woman job.
Core Growth Strategies is ready to join your team.

Whether you need a consultant, accountant, advisor, or profitability coach, we're poised to build a custom suite of services to fulfill your needs. When you partner with Core Growth Strategies, you'll discover the benefits of cloud-based operations, and you'll have our certified, tech-focused experts to make the transition seamless.

We know it takes discipline and commitment to make a business profitable, and that's why at Core Growth Strategies, we are picky about our clients. We want to build relationships with teams dedicated to investing the time and effort profitability requires. We select clients who are as positive and passionate about success as we are.

Christeen Era is the President and CEO with more than twenty years of experience in accounting, bookkeeping, and financial consulting. Her “Type A” nature drives her to find, test, and implement tools and technology that will help clients achieve profitability and business growth. Christeen is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Certified Accounting Para Professional Certified Public Bookkeeper, Certified Mastery Profit First, and Certified Provendus Strategist.

President and CEO

Christeen Era

Emily Olsen serves the Core Growth Strategies team as an extremely capable and detail oriented Executive Assistant. Emily has a degree in Finance and has worked in Accounting in the past. She enjoys being able to work with numbers and has taken on payroll and bookkeeping responsibilities along with her administrative tasks. The Pittsburgh native has lived in Florida for the past 7 years with her husband, where they stay busy keeping up with their three children.

Executive Assistant

Emily Olsen

Kimberly Nuesca is an Accountant with Core Growth Strategies. Kimberly brings her 15+ years of accounting experience to serve our clients in updating and analyzing their monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial statements and looks forward to serving as a valuable resource as they implement viable strategies to grow their businesses. A native of Hawaii, Kimberly has lived in several cities across the United States and currently resides in Winter Springs, Florida. Along with her daughter, an aspiring Herpetologist, Kimberly owns and cares for a small menagerie of dogs, fish, bearded dragons, geckos, and snakes. 

Accountant

Kimberly Nuesca

Lisa DePaulis is an Administrative Assistant at Core Growth Strategies, who has special expertise in communication, advising, and problem-solving. Her prior career was in academic advising and career counseling. She loves to listen and support the needs of Core’s small business clients. Lisa has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from SUNY Oswego and a Master’s of Science in Mental Health Counseling at Pace University. She lives in Jupiter, Florida with her husband and three kids. She also competes in an adult women’s soccer league.

 

Administrative

Assistant

Lisa DePaulis

Dave Rinn is Vice President and COO, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team from over 30 years in the accounting, tax, and business management fields. He has previously owned his own accounting firm and served as CFO to businesses large and small. He is a certified Master Profit First Professional and enjoys teaching and coaching business owners. He places great value on education and communication and strives to consistently provide top quality service. He lives in Fall City WA, loves the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Capitals, and is an above average cook.

Vice President and COO

Dave Rinn

Liliya McCormick is an Accountant at Core Growth Strategies. She has a passion for numbers and started her accounting career when she was an undergrad, working at the University of Colorado Denver in the finance office. Liliya owned her own virtual bookkeeping business before coming to work for Core.

Outside of work, Liliya enjoys practicing her favorite hobby, brush lettering calligraphy. She lives in Aurora, Colorado with her husband and their beloved cat, Apollo.

 

Accountant

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Liliya McCormick

Tedra Alexander is a Bookkeeper Administrative Assistant with Core Growth Strategies. With a natural penchant for numbers, Tedra brings her exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills to Core’s team. Efficiency and professionalism guide her work style, and her commitment to “getting things right the first time” makes Tedra an incredible asset.
Along with her husband and their two young children, Tedra lives in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado. The family enjoys spending as much time outdoors as possible and are looking forward to traveling extensively once the children grow a bit older. 

 

Bookkeeper Administrative

Assistant

Tedra Alexander

Etta James is an ambitious French bulldog who has installed herself as Office Manager and de facto “boss” of Core Growth Strategies. Nicknamed “the honeybadger,” Etta approaches all things in life with no fear. She is a risk-taker and a go-getter, and this is how she truly connects with Core’s clients. Etta loves to go on walks, play fetch, and boss her big brother Luca around. She’s passionate about eating cheese and following her favorite celebrity, Mr. Noodle’s poodle Schmoodle, on Sesame Street.

 

Office

Manager

Etta James

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"Core Growth Strategies has been providing us with exceptional services for over 5 years. Christeen and her staff are always reliable, consistent, and willing to go the extra mile when anything unexpected comes up."

— Yui Ueno, ICA Fund Good Jobs

Whether you need a consultant, accountant, advisor, or profitability coach, we're poised to build a custom suite of services to fulfill your needs. When you partner with Core Growth Strategies, you'll discover the benefits of cloud-based operations, and you'll have our certified, tech-focused experts to make the transition seamless.

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