“Integrity is everything in life. Do what you say you will do and be where you say you will be.”
As President and CEO, Michael provides strategic direction to Utonomy and actively manages day-to-day operations.
Michael is a Certified Public Accountant and serves as Chief Financial Officer for a number of Utonomy customers. He has over 25 years experience in accounting, finance, taxation, and organizational development. He has served in a finance-related capacity for Hewlett Packard Company and American Express, and worked as an audit manager in the New York and Sacramento offices for Ernst & Young, LLP.
Michael holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with an accounting concentration, from the California State University in Sacramento.
“If you focus on making the lives of others better, you will eventually achieve true success”
Brenda serves as an accountant for various Utonomy clients and is also Utonomy’s Chief Operating Officer. She has seven years of experience working at non-profit organizations in varying administrative, management, and financial roles. She has a strong passion for helping those in her local community, and especially enjoys serving her diverse client base.
Brenda holds a bookkeeping certificate, a Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Sacramento, and a Master’s degree from California State University, Sacramento.
“There is no substitute for hard work” – Thomas Edison
Rachel is a Certified Public Accountant and began working with Utonomy in 2014. Rachel started her career in public accounting, focusing on financial institutions, manufacturing and non-profits. Today she enjoys serving in managerial accounting positions for Utonomy non-profit and for-profit clients. Rachel is also CFO/co-owner of Flame & Fire, Brazilian Steakhouse in Roseville and serves on the Smile4Life Foundation’s Board of Directors as Treasurer.
Rachel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with concentrations in accounting and finance, from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
“There is no “I” in team. A great team can overcome any obstacle.”
Stephanie joined the Utonomy team in 2008 and currently serves as Controller for various Utonomy clients, specializing in non-profit accounting. In addition to establishing solid client relationships, Stephanie takes great pride in mentoring other staff members to become better accountants. She has an extensive knowledge of audit preparation, which has allowed her to master the successful implementation accounting procedures for Utonomy clients.
Stephanie holds an Associate’s degree in Accounting and continues to work towards a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and plans to obtain a CPA license once completing her Bachelor’s degree.
“Live each day with grace and gratitude even under extraordinary circumstances, always give your best efforts and never stop pursuing your dreams.”
Sarah began working with Utonomy in 2011 and provides managerial accounting services, specializing in the non-profit sector, real estate and the restaurant industry. Sarah is passionate about accounting and loves to mentor others in their pursuit of accounting knowledge.
Sarah is currently studying accounting and management at Azusa Pacific University and plans to obtain a CPA license in the future.
“I respect others, and their time; therefore, my goal is to maintain a high standard of accuracy in my work to keep everyone around me fluid and looking their best. The stronger we are individually; the more successful we are as a team.”
Sara processes customer billing and performs a wide variety of duties keeping the Utonomy office organized and supported. She has been with the company since its inception, and began while simultaneously working as a public relations consultant. Her current passion is teaching martial arts to children and pursuing her third degree black belt in Karate.
Sara holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, with an emphasis in Public Relations, from California State University, Sacramento.
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Applegate, CA 95703
Utonomy was formed in 2001 on the principle that small businesses must have an organized accounting system, qualified accountants, and experienced financial management executives in order to succeed in a competitive business environment. Experience with exceptional companies was the catalyst and inspiration to form Utonomy.