Four Great Companies Merged to Better Serve Nonprofits
In order to better serve the nonprofit sector, at the beginning of 2016 four great companies merged to form the Jitasa Group.
The name Jitasa (ji-tah-suh) means "The Spirit of Serving Others," and it was our shared passion for partnering with nonprofits to make the world a better place that brought us together.
We offer a combination of Accounting Services and Software Solutions designed to serve any size nonprofit in any sector. We are passionate about broadening nonprofit outreach. We believe in positive change. We are the Jitasa Group.
Jeff Russell is the Founder and CEO of Jitasa (formerly Easy Office), a certified B-Corporation providing finance and accounting services to non-profits nationwide. Previously, Jeff worked at Accenture as a business process outsourcing advisor and consultant for Fortune 500 companies, and at PACCESS, a supply chain services company, overseeing their Asian operations from his office in Bangkok.
Jeff is active in many non-profits, including as Treasurer for Riverstone International School and is an Advisory Board member for Boise State University's Responsible Business Initiative. Jeff's wife, Tara Russell, is the Founder and Executive Director of Create Common Good. Their two children, Ty and Lucy, enjoy eating Idaho's fine potatoes and skiing on its snowy slopes.
Jeff is a Georgia Tech Industrial Engineer and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Yale University.
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Jeff is supported by Jitasa's talented Board of Directors
James comes to Jitasa with over 15 years of nonprofit experience. He has worked for nonprofits on three continents (Africa, Asia, and North America), focusing on accounting, finance, and development. Having worked for a range of nonprofits, James brings his extensive experience and passion to support our clients to work with him each day. He holds a BA in Business Accounting & Finance from Bethel University (MN), as well as an MBA from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.
James lives out the spirit of serving others with his family by committing to social justice issues, improving the environment, and developing the next generation of leaders.
Addie brings over 13 years of operations and project management experience to Jitasa. Prior to assuming the role of VP of Technology Services, Addie served as COO for AVF Consulting (AVF) and was responsible for internal operations and the delivery of technology services to AVF's clients.
Addie spent the most significant parts of her career as a chief of staff and project manager at Fannie Mae, an assistant vice president for project management at Wells Fargo Advisors and several different roles at Lincoln Financial Group. Addie earned a master's degree in Business Administration from Washington University's Executive MBA program and a bachelor's degree in Information Systems from Howard University.
Addie lives out the spirit of serving others by traveling the world and encouraging orphans to aspire to greatness. In addition she spends a considerable amount of time mentoring young women.
Mary brings over 20 years of accounting experience to Jitasa. Mary spent 14 years working on direct accounting and bookkeeping for a nonprofit in the Washington, D.C. area. Her knowledge allows her to teach others accounting best practices. She is also a Quickbooks expert who is comfortable with cost accounting, producing financial statements, and more. She holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Maryland.
Mary lives out the spirit of serving others by teaching new generations of accountants.
Jeremy Fass is the Senior VP of Sales and Marketing for The Jitasa Group. He has been helping businesses across the nation select financial and human resource management software solutions for more than 20 years. Prior to his role at The Jitasa Group, Jeremy operated K12 Enterprise as the CEO, a company he launched with his brother Andrew in 2009. He was also previously Executive Vice President of AVF Consulting.
He holds a degree in Business/Managerial Economics from Hampden-Sydney College and an MBA in Marketing and Accounting from Loyola College.
Jeremy lives out the spirit of serving others by mentoring children through sports and educational programs, and helping to preserve the environment through wildlife conservation efforts.
Steve has over 25 years of Fortune 500 sales and global account management experience. He has a strong background in developing outsourcing solutions for clients in the healthcare, technology, and pharmaceutical / biotech industries. Steve holds a BA degree in Corporate Finance from California State University, Fullerton.
Steve lives out the spirit of serving others as a board member for a number of nonprofit organizations, Steve understands the critical importance of driving efficiency in nonprofit business and operational management.