Our Leadership Team is the reason our franchisees are so successful, and why clients love working with us. Meet some of the all-star players on our corporate team who understand the challenges of opening a bookkeeping business and who make Supporting Strategies a leader in the franchise space.
Leslie Jorgensen, MBA
Founder & CEO
Leslie has provided bookkeeping and operational support services to small businesses since 1997, earning the trust of countless entrepreneurs and business leaders. Her expertise spans accounting, financial reporting, payroll, benefits administration and office management. An entrepreneur herself, she has an in-depth understanding of the unique challenges that small businesses and startups face.
Leslie founded Supporting Strategies in 2004 and has since overseen its impressive growth, including the introduction of a national franchise model in 2013. She continues to lead Supporting Strategies' Boston office, the company's flagship location. In addition, as head of Supporting Strategies Partners, she provides coaching and guidance and ensures the successful delivery of support services to franchisees.
Prior to Supporting Strategies, Leslie was Business Manager for a professional services firm. As Finance Manager for a business incubator, she handled bookkeeping and operational support for the organization and its member companies. The experience gave her valuable insights into being an entrepreneur and inspired her to launch Supporting Strategies several years later. Her first professional role was Office Manager for a commercial real estate firm, where she managed activities such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, billings and reporting.
Leslie holds a Master of Business Administration from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Lynn Stewart, BS
Vice President, Growth
An accomplished sales and marketing executive, Lynn brings over 30 years of professional experience across three distinct sectors: tech startups, global marketing and advertising, and business development.
Sought out to grow new enterprises and occasionally turn around struggling organizations, Lynn has positively impacted companies of all sizes across many verticals. In addition, she is a recognized authority on marketing and public relations strategy who was featured in the book, "The Obvious Expert," by Elsom Eldridge Jr.
Prior to joining Supporting Strategies, Lynn was Director, Client Engagement, at a leading global digital marketing and SaaS technology firm. Her previous roles include Director, Sales, for a Managed Support Provider; VP, Sales (Midwest), with a digital marketing and advertising agency; and VP, Enterprise Sales & Agency Relations, for a developer of software solutions for talent acquisition and human capital planning.
Lynn holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Communications from the University of Pittsburgh.
Nick Pedro, BA
Director of Network Engagement
Nicholas is a vibrant service-oriented professional with extensive experience in developing partnership, retention, and engagement programs across a variety of organizations and cultures.
Leading Network Engagement, Nicholas provides our Managing Directors with training and support in team management and development, onboarding, and retention best practices. He provides guidance on building cohesive teams within a positive and inclusive office culture. Nicholas prides himself on a keen understanding of partner needs and stays atop industry trends, challenges, and opportunities that impact our people and business.
Nicholas holds a BA in Illustration Design from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Frequently serving as facilitator and presenter, Nicholas is a charismatic, ingenious host leading many Supporting Strategies events and our amazing video newsletter.
In 2007, he was a finalist on the sixth season of the popular TV show, American Idol.