Supporting Strategies | Northwest Maryland

Supporting Strategies provides outsourced bookkeeping, accounting, controller and operations services to growing businesses.

Northwest Maryland Team

AJ Mitchell

AJ Mitchell

Business Development Partner
(240) 748-1405

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AJ is an experienced business development and client services executive. Driven by client success, he takes pride in providing tailored solutions and exceptional service. As a true business partner, he takes a consultative approach to understanding your business goals before proposing a solution to help achieve them. He is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, achieving a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Sports Management and holds an active Property and Casualty insurance license.
Steve Barber

Steve Barber

Managing Director
(301) 329-0342
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An experienced accounting and finance professional with over 30 years of experience helping small, medium, and large businesses achieve growth and profitability by driving operational and financial efficiencies. Prior to launching Supporting Strategies | Northwest Maryland, Steve served in senior leadership roles in the financial services, healthcare, publishing, and events management industries. His background made Steve a natural fit for delivering consultative and outsourced accounting services to local businesses. He launched Supporting Strategies | Northwest Maryland in 2018. A dedicated Marylander, Steve received his MBA from the University of Maryland and lives in Damascus with his wife and two dogs. His roots stretch north to New Jersey, where he was born and raised and across to the Midwest, where his son attends the University of Kansas. He is a passionate sports fan and attends sporting events whenever he can. In his free time, Steve volunteers on boards for local non-profits and enjoys being outdoors as much as possible.

Meet the Northwest Maryland Team

When you partner with Supporting Strategies, you are assigned a support team comprised of both a Financial Operations Manager and a Financial Operations Associate, as well as access to our Support Desk. By partnering with Supporting Strategies, you gain access to years of collective business experience. Our average team member has about 10 years of professional experience. We leverage a work force of highly skilled and professional individuals looking for a flexible career and match them up to companies like yours that don’t need a full-time resource – but that do need competent, on-demand support.

The following team members are dedicated to serving clients of Supporting Strategies | Northwest Maryland.

Steve-Barber
Stacy-Bochenek,-BA
Philip-Cruz-Levitt,-MSA,-BBA
Katheryn-Dill-,-BAA
Jen-Edo,-MS
Cyndi-Fuhrer,-BS
Valorie-Gutzman,-BBA
Jennifer-Hagedon,-BS
Tara-Love,-MS
David-Maggipinto,-BS
Lauren-McFarland,-BS,-CPA
AJ-Mitchell
Debra-Revere,-BBA
Laura-Sanders,-BS
Stepahnie-Wierwille,-BS,-CPA
Steve-Barber

Steve Barber

Managing Director

An experienced accounting and finance professional with over 30 years of experience helping small, medium, and large businesses achieve growth and profitability by driving operational and financial efficiencies. Prior to launching Supporting Strategies | Northwest Maryland, Steve served in senior leadership roles in the financial services, healthcare, publishing, and events management industries. His background made Steve a natural fit for delivering consultative and outsourced accounting services to local businesses. He launched Supporting Strategies | Northwest Maryland in 2018. A dedicated Marylander, Steve received his MBA from the University of Maryland and lives in Damascus with his wife and two dogs. His roots stretch north to New Jersey, where he was born and raised and across to the Midwest, where his son attends the University of Kansas. He is a passionate sports fan and attends sporting events whenever he can. In his free time, Steve volunteers on boards for local non-profits and enjoys being outdoors as much as possible.
Stacy-Bochenek,-BA

Stacy Bochenek, BA

Financial Operations Associate

Stacy is an accomplished accounting services practitioner with more than 20 years of expertise in the private sector within a variety of industries. She is tech-savvy and skilled in leveraging best practices and technology to provide clients with outstanding service and efficiency. She has worked in all facets of financial accounting operations through the administration of detailed accounting practices, controls, and compliance. Stacy holds a Bachelor of Arts, Accounting from North Central College in Naperville, IL.
Philip-Cruz-Levitt,-MSA,-BBA

Philip Cruz-Levitt, MSA, BBA

Financial Operations Associate

Philip is a seasoned accounting professional with more than 9 years of experience delivering exceptional service while performing accounting and financial operations functions across multiple industries, including nonprofit and private sector organizations. His proficiencies include all aspects of accounting services having served as both a hands-on practitioner and leader. Philip holds a Master of Science, Accounting from the University of Dallas and a Bachelor of Business Administration, Management from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Katheryn-Dill-,-BAA

Katheryn Dill , BAA

Financial Operations Associate

Katheryn has a passion for helping business owners manage and grow their financial well-being. A hands-on practitioner, she has diligently managed high-volume AP/AR and has served as liaison to Accountants, preparing financial reports and month-end documentation for a variety of entities along with managing these vital relationships.
Jen-Edo,-MS

Jen Edo, MS

Financial Operations Associate

Jen is a sharp, creative, accomplished professional with over 10 years of experience handling a wide range of bookkeeping and controllership functions. An effective team builder, she has earned a reputation for establishing rapport and credibility across all organizational levels.
Cyndi-Fuhrer,-BS

Cyndi Fuhrer, BS

Financial Operations Manager

Cyndi is an accomplished financial business leader who has refined her expertise over the course of 27 years and many professional challenges. She excels at financial project management and in the development and seamless implementation of processes that optimize performance and ensure compliance.
Valorie-Gutzman,-BBA

Valorie Gutzman, BBA

Financial Operations Associate

Valorie is a senior-level financial operations professional experienced within high-growth industries ranging from real estate development to national franchising. With more than 20 years of applied experience and a verifiable record of accounting process optimization, she brings her versatile talents and fresh perspective to our team.
Jennifer-Hagedon,-BS

Jennifer Hagedon, BS

Financial Operations Manager

Jennifer is an accomplished financial business leader who has honed her expertise through 19+ years of practical experience in the nonprofit and healthcare sectors. She excels at controllership, financial project management, and in the development of unified processes that optimize performance and ensure compliance. She started her career in the nonprofit world working with the Michigan Humane society. Most recently serving as Chief Financial Officer for a behavioral health system, Jennifer held responsibility for A/P, A/R, project expense management, financial reporting, analysis, payroll, and close functions. She also managed the Accounting, Payroll, Billing, IT and Contract department teams simultaneously. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science, Accounting from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.
Tara-Love,-MS

Tara Love, MS

Social Media Coordinator

Tara is a skilled communications professional with broad experience developing, refining and amplifying clients’ messages. She excels at all aspects of internal and external communications, from delivering crisis messaging to creating long-term strategic campaigns.
David-Maggipinto,-BS

David Maggipinto, BS

Financial Operations Director

David is an accomplished finance executive with more than 25 years of expertise in the private sector, including 14 years in the Insurance industry. He is an acknowledged expert in the areas of cost reduction, audits, budgeting and reporting with a track record of developing internal controls and procedures that matter to the bottom line.
Lauren-McFarland,-BS,-CPA

Lauren McFarland, BS, CPA

Financial Operations Associate

Lauren is an experienced accounting professional with expertise in budgeting, account analysis and account reconciliation. She brings extensive knowledge of accounting principles and taxation policies along with a proven ability to identify and implement enhancements that streamline processes and increase efficiency and productivity.
AJ-Mitchell

AJ Mitchell

Business Development Partner

AJ is an experienced business development and client services executive. Driven by client success, he takes pride in providing tailored solutions and exceptional service. As a true business partner, he takes a consultative approach to understanding your business goals before proposing a solution to help achieve them. He is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, achieving a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Sports Management and holds an active Property and Casualty insurance license.
Debra-Revere,-BBA

Debra Revere, BBA

Financial Operations Associate

Deb is an accounting and bookkeeping operations professional experienced within a variety of industries. With an 18-year work history and an impressive record of improving and streamlining financial processes for growing companies, she brings her many talents and fresh perspective to our team.
Laura-Sanders,-BS

Laura Sanders, BS

Financial Operations Associate

Laura is a dynamic accounting services expert who has worked virtually much of her career. A skilled practitioner in supporting clients across a broad range of industries, her notable record of delivering detailed work and optimized bookkeeping processes makes her an ideal fit to Supporting Strategies.
Stepahnie-Wierwille,-BS,-CPA

Stepahnie Wierwille, BS, CPA

Financial Operations Associate

Stephanie is a business finance professional with accounting experience across a variety of industries. As a CPA, she brings a wealth of knowledge and is highly skilled in compliance and audit preparedness.

Outsourced Bookkeeping, Accounting and Controller Services in Montgomery, Frederick and Carroll Counties, Northwest Maryland



Supporting Strategies delivers expert bookkeeping, accounting and controller services across Montgomery, Frederick and Carroll counties in Maryland, including:
  • Clarksburg
  • Damascus
  • Eldersburg
  • Frederick
  • Gaithersburg
  • Germantown
  • Mt. Airy
  • Olney
  • Poolesville
  • Rockville
  • Skyesville
  • Urbana
  • Westminster
As a local outsourced bookkeeping, accounting and controller services firm with the resources of a national practice, we excel at customer service and in instituting best practices to drive efficiencies and productivity for small- to medium-sized businesses. Clients benefit from our highly trained and dedicated people, proven processes and best-of-breed technology.

Our team consists of former CFO’s, Controllers, and CPA’s, all with over 10 years’ industry related experience and most with advanced degrees. You will work and collaborate with the same dedicated team, who often become an extension of your internal team.

Our services — which cover transactional bookkeeping and human resources to outsourced CFO functions — include accounts payable, billing, accounts receivable, month-end close, budgeting and payroll processing. We specialize in providing financial insight to help business leaders drive revenue and reduce expenses.
 

Your Source for Premier Bookkeeping, Accounting and Controller Services to Diverse Industries in Northwest Maryland

The region’s economy is as expansive and diverse as the cities and towns that make up Montgomery, Frederick and Carroll counties. We’re a hub of nonprofits, government contactors, and technology driven companies. Just some of the industries we serve are:
  • Nonprofits
  • General and Commercial Contractors
  • Consulting Services
  • Government Contracting
  • Residential and Commercial Property Management
  • Medical/Healthcare
Supporting Strategies is equipped to provide bookkeeping, accounting and controller services in Montgomery, Frederick and Carroll counties to these and many other industries.
 

Nonprofit Bookkeeping

We specialize in serving the nonprofit sector by using our proven process to complete the day-to-day bookkeeping and accounting, allowing for proper and timely financial reporting customized to the needs of our clients.

Our expertise in nonprofit bookkeeping and accounting includes grant management, fund accounting, and functional expense analysis. We can support your financial reporting needs includes financial and non-financial data that will improve transparency for your finance committee and board, allowing you to focus on making the better strategic decisions for your nonprofit.

Ready to learn how you can strengthen your business with bookkeeping, accounting and controller services? Schedule your FREE Consultation with Supporting Strategies | Northwest Maryland today.
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Frequently Asked Questions

A: Supporting Strategies provides right-size bookkeeping and controller services for a range of businesses. Whether you own a startup or an established and growing business, we offer bookkeeping and controller services at a level that works for you. We take a custom approach to bookkeeper hourly rates or pricing packages, depending on the size, needs, and growth goals of each business. Contact us now to learn how outsourced bookkeeping and controller services can help you take your business to the next level.

A: Supporting Strategies provides bookkeeping services to growing businesses across a wide range of sizes and stages. Whether you're a startup or a successful established business, Supporting Strategies can provide the bookkeeping services and operational support you need.

A: Supporting Strategies provides a full range of bookkeeping services, including revenue and accounts receivable; expenses and accounts payable; HR and payroll; day-to-day bookkeeping and month-end close; and financials, planning and analysis.

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