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Supporting Strategies | Central MA

Supporting Strategies provides outsourced bookkeeping services and operational support to growing businesses.

Central MA Leadership

John Gleason
Managing Director

An award-winning business development and management consulting executive, John brings over three decades of experience across a broad range of industries. 

After spending six years as Sales Manager with T.H.E. Printers, John cofounded the $14 million printing firm Bay State Press in 1988. He sold the company in 1998 and then founded Gleason Consulting, which helps small business owners improve their internal systems and establish short- and long-term goals. From 2000 to 2011, he also served as Vice President and then Senior Vice President with the national investment banking intermediary Gottesman Company, headquartered in Manhattan.

Outside of work, John enjoys travel, reading, motorcycling and fitness training. He studied Economics at UMass Boston and took graphic arts business courses at Northeastern University.

Darlene Trainor
Business Development Manager

Darlene is a dynamic sales professional with an exceptional background in business development and client relationships.  She brings deep expertise in understanding client requirements and market conditions as well as identifying and solving client problems.

Darlene has worked with CPA and Banking professionals her entire career, focusing on payroll, human resources, benefit administration, and labor compliance. As a Senior Account Executive, Darlene makes sure her clients always come first.

Darlene has a Bachelor of Science from Plymouth University in Business Management and studied at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Darlene is very involved in her community as a Rotarian, and active as well as a Member of the Marlboro, Massachusetts, and Corridor Nine Chambers of Commerce.



Since 2004, growing businesses have counted on Supporting Strategies for expert bookkeeping services and operational support. We give you the support you need, when you need it, at a price you can afford. Our clients rely on the Central MA team for services such as:

• Accounts payable 
• Billing and accounts receivable 
• Financial reporting, planning and analysis 
• HR and payroll support 
• Bookkeeping services and month-end close

If you're a small business owner, you've got enough to worry about. Let Supporting Strategies | Central MA handle your books so you'll have more time to concentrate on your core business.

Why Supporting Strategies
Make sure you're outsourcing your bookkeeping services to a firm you can trust. At Supporting Strategies | Central MA, our team includes talented accounting professionals with years of experience in the field. They take the time to get to know your business and are committed to applying their expertise to help you grow and succeed. As a small business owner, every dollar counts. So we'll work with you to set a budget for our services, with a focus on maximizing efficiencies and cost predictability. We can scale up or down based on your changing demands, charge no minimums for our services and bill only for the actual time spent addressing your needs. 

Why else should you turn to Supporting Strategies for bookkeeping services?

• Our proprietary, cloud-based technology platform allows employees to work remotely (thus reducing costs) and promotes consistency of service delivery. 
• We use best-in-class software tools that increase automation and minimize manual data entry. 
• We follow standard processes and workflows to ensure accounting standards are met. 

Add it all up, and you can rely on Supporting Strategies | Central MA for all your bookkeeping and operational support needs. From invoicing customers and paying vendors to managing payroll and so much more, we're here to help take your small business to new heights.

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