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Leah Ellis
LeahEllis

I joined Profit First Professionals because I truly believe money is one of the most powerful tools a business owner has to spread their message – and Profit First makes sure they get paid while they do it! As a Guide, I have the opportunity to help our members implement Profit First in their businesses and then have confidence teaching it to their clients. The circle only grows, and more business owners can spread their powerful message and still put food on the table!

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Leah joined the Profit First Professionals team in 2022. She comes to the team as another entrepreneur who knows how hard small business owners work and wants to support them to grow financially healthy businesses. She founded a personal finance coaching business with her husband that has branched into teaching kids, adults, and business owners how to rock their personal and business finances.

Leah Ellis, and her husband, Nathan, live in Southern California with two cats, two bunnies, two young daughters, and an even younger son.

Denise Grove
DeniseGrove

Finances are a struggle for many people largely due to lack of proper education which results in lack of confidence and confusion. Financial stability allows for viable businesses, improves our ability to make a good living and care for our families and employees, which in turn allows us to “do good” by being socially and community-engaged. My goal is to leave people and things better than I found them – especially people. I look forward to guiding others daily towards clearer financial understanding.

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Denise W. Grove joined Profit First Professionals as a member in November of 2017. An Advance Certified Profit First Professional, she leverages her membership to nurture the cash flow of her business financial coaching clients. Also, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and Dave Ramsey Master Financial Coach, Denise guides business owners toward clear understanding of their money for greater financial success. Denise became a Profit First Guide in November 2021.

Denise lives in Georgia with her husband, Ron.

Angie
AngieBurns

Businesses at different levels have different challenges, and I’ve worked in companies ranging from small “Mom and Pop” shops (working for my parents) to large corporations, including helping my husband build and grow an IT company from the ground up.

I’ve seen and been a part of a lot of groups and organizations, and I pull from that experience to help you, no matter what level your company is at. I love training, teaching, and sharing my experience to help you and the other members I guide grow and prosper in your businesses!

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Angie Burns joined the Profit First Professionals Homebase team as a Guide in October 2018; however, she has been a member of Profit First Professionals since June 2017. Angie came to Profit First Professionals with 10 years of banking experience and 6 years of Controller experience for a multi-location medical practice.

Angie lives in Michigan with her husband, Chris, and their dog, Max.

Erin
ErinMoger

My experience as a Guide has sharpened my understanding of the nuances each business experiences as they implement Profit First and as they grow a Profit First consultancy. This goes so far beyond understanding accounting as I learned it in school. I provide you and the other members I guide with accountability and encouragement in each phase of membership – from Profit First implementation onward. Helping you succeed is my mission!

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Erin Moger has been a Profit First Professionals Guide since 2015, shortly after Profit First Professionals launched in Mike Michalowicz’s basement. Erin grew up as a child of an entrepreneur and has experienced entrepreneurship in a different light because of it. She earned her degree in accounting because she saw this field as the way to help small business owners succeed.

Erin lives in New Jersey with her husband, Patrick, their two children, and a number of frogs and lizards.

LizSzporn

I have a passion for education and leadership development, and I love achieving large goals. I use these passions to help support you and our other members by creating effective processes, developing your teams, and creating delivery systems for your Profit First consultancy. I also have extensive experience with social media content, marketing, strategy, and curriculum development, and I’m happy to help in these areas, too!

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Liz Szporn became a Profit First Professionals Homebase Guide in December of 2019. Liz is an accomplished executive and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience and a proven track record of financial success and strong leadership skills. She co-founded Leaderally, a professional development organization dedicated to educators, where she produces content and curriculum for online and in-person workshops.

Liz lives in New Jersey with her husband, Noah, their three children, and their dogs, Bruce and Banks.

Billie-Anne
Billie AnneGrigg

I believe incorporating Profit First consulting into your firm is the number one way to move your business from compliance-based services to the high-level advisory services all business owners need…whether they realize it or not. I love sharing my experience doing just that with you and our other members so you can experience phenomenal success building a business that is more than a job you own.

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Billie Anne Grigg joined Profit First Professionals as a member in September of 2015. She was one of the first Profit First Professionals to join the Mastery program, and she leveraged her membership to grow her bookkeeping business to more than triple the size she ever thought possible. Billie Anne became a Profit First Guide in August, 2017.

Billie Anne lives in Oklahoma with her husband, Mike, their three children, and way too many dogs, cats, and guinea pigs to name.

Ron
RonSaharyan

I believe you should have a business that supports you…not the other way around. Everything I do helps you and our other members achieve this. Whether we only meet on one of the Bridging the Milestones calls or if I have to reach out to nudge you out of your comfort zone, I’m committed to your success as a Profit First Professional and as a business owner.

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Ron Saharyan is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Profit First Professionals. Ron has over 15 years of experience in managing organizational growth and built multiple companies in the staffing industry prior to launching Profit First Professionals.

Ron lives in New Jersey with his wife, Mary, and their daughter.

MikeM
MikeMichalowicz

I devised the Profit First strategy to ensure that any company that uses the system experiences profitability from their very next deposit forward. As the “mouthpiece” for Profit First Professionals, I am committed to spreading the Profit First message to business owners around the world…business owners who want to work with YOU and our other members.

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Mike Michalowicz is the Co-Founder of Profit First Professionals and the author of Profit First. By his 35th birthday, Mike had founded and sold two multi-million dollar companies. Confident that he had the formula to success, he became an angel investor…and proceeded to lose his entire fortune. Then he started all over again, driven to find better ways to grow healthy, strong companies. Mike lives in New Jersey with his wife, Krista. They have three adult children who visit regularly.