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About Us

The Spirit of Jitasa

Our name, Jitasa (ji-tah-suh), means “The Spirit of Serving Others.” We exist to serve the nonprofits who make the world a better place.

One Focus

We only work with nonprofits.

Our Mission

Improve the effectiveness and efficiency of nonprofit organizations.

Our Values

Conscientious

We believe in the business of doing good, it’s our principled passion. That means our daily lives are governed by our sense of what’s right.  We are conscientious to those around us – our cube mates, our bosses, our clients, and our suppliers.

Disciplined

We believe that enabling others to do good means being smart and realistic about what you can do today, tomorrow, and the future. It means planning. It means knowing exactly where you stand, and what lies ahead.

Gracious

We believe in order to do good, you have to accept people as they are.  We maintain grace with ourselves, our clients, and those around us.  We recognize the good in everyone, support our community, and pay attention to each other.

Our Story

Fall 2006
While attending Yale University, CEO Jeff Russell crafts the idea of Easy Office
June 2008
The idea comes to fruition and opens in Boise’s Water Cooler, a nonprofit business incubator
Feb 2010
After only two years, Easy Office signs its 100th client
Jan 2011
Easy Office forges a relationship with The Boy Scouts of America
Dec 2011
Easy Office goes global by opening an operations office in Thailand
Mar 2012
Easy Office joins The United Nations Global Compact
Sept 2012
Easy Office signs their 200th client
Oct 2012
Easy Office is certified as a B Corp
Nov 2012
Easy Office rebrands to Jitasa, a name suggested by an employee
Dec 2013
Jitasa Awarded Governors Brightest Star Award for City of Boise
Mar 2014
Jitasa signs their 300th client
Aug 2014
Jitasa signs their 400th client
Apr 2015
Jitasa acquires the like-minded company Dynamic Shared Services
Jul 2015
Jitasa signs their 500th client
Jan 2016
Jitasa expands their international base by opening a 2nd Support Office in Bosnia
Jan 2017
Jitasa ranks Best for Governance among Certified B Corporations
Jul 2017
Jitasa signs their 750th client
Jan 2018
Jitasa named a Top 100 Impact Company by Real Leaders Magazine
Jan 2018
Two years in a row Jitasa ranks Best for Governance among Certified B Corporations
Jan 2019
Jitasa ranks globally in Best for Governance among Certified B Corporations
Mar 2019
Jitasa signs their 1,000th client
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Management Team

Christian Spearow

Christian Spearow

General Manager, Bookkeeping & Accounting Services

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Pitchyakarn Kuasirikul

Pitchyakarn (Pea) Kuasirikul

Director of Global Delivery Team

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Don Needs

Don Needs

Vice President of Finance

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Igor Samardzic

Igor Samardzic

Managing Director of Jitasa Sarajevo

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James Strombeck

James Strombeck

Managing Director of Global Client Services

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Jasmina Hasic

Jasmina Hasic

Sarajevo Team Manager

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Jeff Russell

Jeff Russell

CEO / Founder

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Kelly Soifer

Kelly Soifer

Strengths & Leadership Development Coach

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Mary Soper

Mary Soper

Vice President of Accounting Services

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Steve Doud

Steve Doud

Senior VP of Sales

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Board of Directors

Alexander Toeldte - Chairman of the Board

Mr. Toeldte is the former President, CEO and Director of Boise Inc. and former chairman of the board of directors of the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA). He also held senior executive roles in global food and building materials companies. Mr. Toeldte served as a partner at McKinsey & Company in Toronto, Brussels, Montreal, and Stockholm.

Ricardo Gonzalo - Board Designee for Dick Gephardt

Ricardo Gonzalo is a Partner at Gephardt Group, an Atlanta-based labor and employee relations consultancy. Since 2005, Gephardt Group professionals has developed a strong reputation for solving complex issues where business, employees and government intersect. Gephardt Group is often called upon to help resolve the most challenging labor/employee relations issues, with serious implications to an organization and its employees. Select Gephardt Group clients include General Electric, KKR, Constellium, Chevron and CenturyLink. Mr. Gonzalo joined The Gephardt Group from RedPrairie Software where he managed the Professional Services practice. He began his career in manufacturing at Kraft Foods and was later in operations and program management at The Coca-Cola Company. Mr. Gonzalo holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Notre Dame.

Donald E. Packham - Senior VP, HR, TCS Education System

Don currently oversees all aspects of HR for TCS Education System, a system of nonprofit colleges. With nearly 40 years of professional HR experience, Don has experience in talent management, organizational development, compensation and benefits, and executive support. Previously, Don served 5 years as the FBI’s executive assistant director, and 21 years with BP. Don led many HR activities in harmonizing global service delivery through multiple mergers and acquisitions.

Don’s education includes a B.B.A. in Management from Texas A&M University and M.B.A. from Corpus Christi State University (now a part of Texas A&M). Don is also a member of the Board of Trustees for Dallas Nursing Institute.

Jeanne M. Hillman - Senior Executive Finance & Information Technology

Jeanne is the former VP Chief Accounting Officer and Enterprise Governance for Weyerhaeuser, a $7B public company. She spent 30 years reshaping forest products and homebuilding businesses, including the organizations and systems supporting them. In addition to leading profit improvement and change management initiatives, Jeanne was responsible for the development of strategic and annual plans, competitive benchmarking, capital investment analysis, and enterprise risk assessments.

Ms. Hillman is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Washington, graduate of Seattle University’s Executive Leadership Program, and holds a Cybersecurity Oversight Certificate from Carnegie Mellon/NACD. She served on the University of Washington-Tacoma Business Executive Board for nearly 10 years, including three as Chairperson.

Jeff Russell – CEO/Founder Jitasa

Jeff Russell is the Founder and CEO of Jitasa. 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 a Georgia Tech Industrial Engineer and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Yale University.

Bookkeeping & Accounting Services

Jitasa's mission is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of nonprofits. Our bookkeeping and accounting services are affordable and cater to every nonprofit.

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