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Kristen Rampe, CPA
Chief Everything Officer

About

Kristen got into accounting the way most people did: She liked math. She joined the Big-4 out of college and held on for three enlightening years in audit. After finding the long-hours-lifestyle to be more than she was after, Kristen quit public accounting for the first time and ended up in industry at one of her clients.

18 months, and a fraud investigation later (no, not for her own acts!), she jumped back into public at a regional firm in San Francisco. This time she eased out of audit to help form a SOX compliance team from the ground up, and led a variety of intriguing and unique consulting projects.

Fast-forward seven years, she realized her strongest technical talents were those in the areas that were not considered "technical" as a public accountant (you know the ones: communication, client service, building great teams…). Kristen made the decision to use her strengths to bring these essential soft-skills back to the industry she's known from the inside.

Her work now enables deeper client relationships, stronger team collaboration, and increased efficiency; all leading to higher profitability for CPA and professional services firms.  She loves what she does and welcomes the opportunity to work with people who value relationships and communication as a component of success.

Clients

AICPA
AccountingWeb
20-20 Services
CPA and professional service firms nationwide with 12 - 2,000 employees

Values

Fun
Learning
Connection
Compassion
Efficiency

Other Loves

Food
Art and design
Laughter

On Paper

Butler University
PricewaterhouseCoopers
California CPA
Frank, Rimerman
Woman to Watch from the AICPA and CalCPA

Lived

San Francisco
London
Hobart, Tasmania
Indianapolis

Traveled

Mumbai, Kerala, Goa, Beijing, Tokyo, Sydney,  Barranquilla, Paris, Strasbourg, Pont-Aven, Barcelona, Venice, Rome, Zadar, Luven, Stuttgart, Cardiff...

Community

Junior Achievement volunteer
Woman-to-Watch awards review committee
National Forest Foundation carbon offset donations
Stepping Stones Montessori School parent-volunteer

Family

Identical twin-sons, currently six years old and probably 20 feet high up in a tree as you read this.

Chief Husband Officer, an invaluable yet woefully underpaid position.

Share any of these interests or experiences?

I'd love to hear from you!

Testimonials

Kristen taught me that in order to succeed I needed to look outside the box and realize that a career is about more than having a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting and a CPA license. A career involves critical thinking, character and professionalism.
— Alita Eaton, Manager, Salesforce

“Dynamite speaker with fresh insight!”

"Direct and effective and practical take away skills and knowledge, will hit bottom line by better and easier client relations."

“Full of energy and conveys an efficient and effective presentation”

“One of my favorite presenters thus far”

“Kristen was very knowledgeable and probably the best instructor I have ever had. She was so positive and really helpful.”

As a company officer, it is critical to surround yourself with people that can do the job right, exceed your expectations and provide the results desired. My experiences and those of my clients have demonstrated Kristen to be one of those people.
— John Banas, CEO, ComplianceManager