Why.

At Pacific Crest Group, we wake up each day, grab a cup of coffee and work on accounting and human resources functions for San Francisco area businesses. Not everyone finds that exciting, but we do! We thrive on working through our client’s accounting and HR problems and taking away the day-to-day burden of hiring, compliance, invoicing and reporting. We live and breathe in this world.

How.

We take a hands-on approach to providing HR and accounting services, and that begins with listening and learning. Once we understand a business, we custom tailor our services to make an operation better and more efficient. Some of our clients need a complete package of strategy-systems -maintenance while others only need specific sections. We work hard at customizing these services for our clients.

Promise.

We take a holistic, systems-based approach to professional services. We want businesses to be successful, and work with business leaders to craft strategy and develop goals. That means gently guiding a business. The process is engaging and directed. As the business grows and advances, we help it change and adapt.

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Meet the team.

Franka Winchester

Co-Founder

Franka has over 20 years of experience and provides sales and marketing for the company. She works directly with clients on accounting and human resources and helps them work on long-term strategy. Franka earned a bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic State University — San Luis Obispo. She has held positions at Softbank and Colo.com. She served as the finance and compliance chair of Entrepreneurs’ Organization and has been a longtime member of the organization.

Franka enjoys spending time with her family and likes outdoors activities such as hiking, skiing and yoga.

 

TJ Van Voorhees

Co-Founder

TJ is responsible for long-term strategy and providing the necessary resources for the company to pull off its objectives. He also sets the company’s tone, culture and leadership. TJ has over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and 15 years of experience in the accounting and human resources field. He earned a bachelor’s degree in applied science and business from the University of San Francisco and has served as the president of the San Francisco chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization. He was previously the CEO of McKendree’s Inc.

In his spare time, TJ enjoys mountain biking, skiing, traveling and volunteering. He has two teenage sons and a mini-Aussie. He’s engaged to be married.

Jehanne De Walque

Operations Manager / Financial Consultant

Jehanne has over 20 years of operational and financial experience and has worked with both U.S.-based and international companies. Jehanne oversees client and staff functions and acts as a financial consultant. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business engineering and international management at universities in both Sweden and Belgium. She has previously worked for Puilaetco, Dexiam, and Newtree.

 

 

She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and the outdoors.

 

Brad Kennison

Controller and Financial Consultant

A certified CPA, Brad has over 35 years of experience in corporate accounting, finance and public accounting. He provides financial information to clients and is experienced in building financial models, cash-flow statements and budgets.

He has worked at Mulberry Neckwear, Margaret O’Leary, Koret of California, and KPMG.

Brad is married with two grown children. He and his wife are avid sports fans, especially for local teams like the San Francisco Giants and Golden State Warriors, and they love to travel.

Veronica Day

Controller

Veronica has over 13 years of experience working with business owners. She has worked with clients in the software, medical and personal care industries. She focuses on systems and technology, and uses QB, QBO, Intuit Payroll and Bill.com. Veronica creates financial reports and streamlines procedures.

In her spare time, Veronica spends time with her family and loves to read.

 

 

Adrienne Robertson

Advanced Accountant

Adrienne has over five years of experience in the accounting industry. She focuses on data management, bookkeeping functions and process and systems. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Sonoma State University. Adrienne has also worked at Wells Fargo, UBS Financial Services and US Bank.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and kids and is a huge sports fanatic. Her favorite teams are the Oakland Raiders, Golden State Warriors and the Oakland A’s.

Melanie Logue

Advanced Accountant

Melanie is responsible for general bookkeeping, month-end reviews, reconciliation work and making sure bookkeeping records are correct and up to date. She earned an associate’s degree in accounting from San Diego Mesa College. She worked for Pacific Crest Group previously in a different capacity before attending college.

 

 

 

Melanie recently adopted a puppy and is expecting a baby in August.

Emily Yepez

Accounting Associate

Emily manages data, accounting processes and payrolls. She also attends San Francisco State University and is working on a degree in finance. She has worked at AMC Investors Services and Mercedes Benz of Marin. 

In her spare time, Emily spends time with her boyfriend and dog, Sadie. She loves traveling, cooking and reading. Her favorite cuisine is Italian and the best meal she cooks is Italian meatballs.

 

Sarah Stephens

Advanced Accountant

Sarah has over 30 years of bookkeeping and accounting experience. She is responsible for paying client’s bills, reconciling bank accounts and doing monthly reporting. She worked at Greenpeace USA and Greenpeace Canada as a production accountant in the fundraising department. Sarah specializes in retail accounting, especially customers that have retail stores and manufacturing operations. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Dominican University of California.

For fun, Sarah enjoys hiking and gardening. In her spare time, she builds hand-made books.

Kim O'Connell

Human Resources Manager

Kimberly began her career working as a Staffing Manager for Robert Half International where she became one of the Top 10 producing recruiters for the company world-wide. Afterwards, she joined SelectQuote Insurance Services in San Francisco and grew the company from 40 internal sales agents to over 120 sales agents across three locations.

Kimberly is dedicated to her clients; eager to help with all aspects of their Human Resources needs; and passionate about helping her clients grow and succeed in their business.

Vitaly Robertson

Accounting 

Vitaly has over 20 years of experience in corporate accounting, finance and investments.  He provides advanced accounting and consulting work for clients. He is also experienced in budgeting, creating financial models, cash flow forecasts and financial consulting.  Vitaly earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in finance and economics.  He has previously worked at Wells Fargo, Waddell & Reed, Getaround, along with several IT start ups.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and likes music, auto racing and outdoor activities.

Tanya Robertson

Payroll/ HR Administrator

Tanya has over 20 years of experience in human resources and payroll. She process payroll for small- and medium-sized businesses and troubleshoots problems with payroll, including tax issues. She has worked in public accounting firms and for private companies in various industries. Tanya earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from University of Florida and is working on Ph.D. in psychology.

In her free time, Tanya enjoys hiking, camping, and biking and some leisure reading when she’s not studying textbooks.