Rob Ripp Founder, President & Virtual CFO
Rob began his career learning the ways of corporate financial operations while working at Colgate-Palmolive, Lehman Brothers and Andersen. In 1999 Rob accepted his first full-time CFO job. In 2003 he became an independent practitioner of outsourced CFO services and launched Fintelligent in 2013. He’s done just about everything a growing company CFO does, from startup projections to exits.
Rob enjoys traveling and has visited all 50 states. He has a BS, Business and Economics from Lehigh University and an MBA from Emory University. Rob was a finalist for the NJ Tech Council 2015 CFO Hall of Fame.
Sarah Gemmen, CPA Manager, Client Onboarding & Support
Sarah started her accounting career in the automotive industry and eventually made her way into public accounting. Sarah has over 16 years experience in public accounting in many areas from daily accounting and management to corporate taxes. Her area of expertise includes all levels of financial reporting, system integrations and procedural processes for a variety of industries. She has software certifications in QuickBooks and Intacct. Sarah’s passion is assisting businesses in achieving their goals by finding process efficiencies.
Sarah enjoys spending her free time with her family in the great outdoors or in the kitchen cooking together! Her favorite destination is on the waters of Lake Michigan fishing for salmon or lake trout. She holds a Bachelors Business Administration with an accounting emphasis from Grand Valley State University.
Jess Occhino Virtual Controller
Jess started her public accounting career over 15 years ago at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She then went on to work in private industry for Aon Consulting. Jess has several years’ experience working with many companies across several industries. Her main focus throughout her career has been helping businesses achieve growth and success by offering an understandable platform for them to manage and improve their finances.
Jess enjoys spending her free time traveling with her family. Their favorite destination is Sicily where they get to visit with family and practice speaking Sicilian. She holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Accounting from Fordham University.
Nick Schiavo, CPA Virtual Controller
Nick has over 25 years combined experience with corporate finance & accounting/consulting firms such as The Blackstone Group, PwC and KPMG. His expertise is in accounting controls, financial analysis, due diligence and management reporting.
Nick serves as the Treasurer/Executive Board Member of the MIT Enterprise Forum-NY chapter where he manages strategic financial initiatives for this nonprofit organization that highlights start-up technology companies. He has an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business and a BBA in Accounting from Pace University. Nick is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Cheryl Landry, CPA Virtual Accounting Manager
Cheryl began her public accounting career over 25 years ago in New York working for Ernst & Young and Mahoney Cohen & Company. She then went on to work in private industry for a clothing manufacturer and Xerox Connect, a reseller of computer equipment. Cheryl manages accounting operations for our clients and has expertise in managing collections, customer deductions and inventory.
Cheryl spent several years living in Australia with her family. She spends her free time volunteering her accounting skills to not-for-profit organizations. She holds a B.S. Business Administration from the University of Hartford and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
In-Bey Chao Virtual Accounting Specialist
In-Bey began her career over 25 years ago at AT&T, where she has held management positions in telecommunications engineering, international negotiations and customer sales and service. More recently she has managed the accounting, payroll and benefits process for a technology recruiting firm. In-Bey supports our clients with day-to-day transactions processing.
She loves taking fitness classes and has completed 16 races including 4 half marathons and 1 triathlon. In-Bey holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA from the University of Maryland.