Leslie has provided bookkeeping and operational support services to small businesses since 1997, earning the trust of countless entrepreneurs and business leaders. Her expertise spans accounting, financial reporting, payroll, benefits administration and office management. An entrepreneur herself, she has an in-depth understanding of the unique challenges that small businesses and startups face.
Leslie founded Supporting Strategies in 2004 and has since overseen its impressive growth, including the introduction of a national franchise model in 2013. She continues to lead Supporting Strategies' Boston office, the company's flagship location. In addition, as head of Supporting Strategies Partners, she provides coaching and guidance and ensures the successful delivery of support services to franchisees.
Prior to Supporting Strategies, Leslie was Business Manager for a professional services firm. As Finance Manager for a business incubator, she handled bookkeeping and operational support for the organization and its member companies. The experience gave her valuable insights into being an entrepreneur and inspired her to launch Supporting Strategies several years later. Her first professional role was Office Manager for a commercial real estate firm, where she managed activities such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, billings and reporting.
Leslie holds a Master of Business Administration from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.