Jody Padar Joins Botkeeper As Vice President Of Strategy

By Annie Baker ● February 2, 2020
  • Botkeeper announced that New Vision CPA Group chief executive officer Jody Padar (known as The Radical CPA) is joining the company as Vice President of Strategy

Botkeeper announced that New Vision CPA Group chief executive officer Jody Padar (known as The Radical CPA) is joining the company as Vice President of Strategy. Padar has been working with “the Bots” in the past 18 months by helping evolve their technology with ongoing customer feedback.

“Botkeeper exceeded our hopes and quickly became a partner I sought to join forces with,” said Padar. “Botkeeper shares the same values we have for excellent service, expertise, curating a technology-driven environment which I am excited to be a part of, and which our customers, and the accounting industry as a whole, will significantly benefit from.”

Botkeeper is developing artificial intelligence to help automate bookkeeping and broader accounting functions for accounting firms. And the platform easily integrates with a client’s bank accounts, credit cards, HR system, and POS system, and makes appropriate entries and adjustments to their QuickBooks or Xero accounts thus providing businesses with a 24/7 AI-driven botkeeper. Plus the new-age software platform — coupled with skilled accountants — helps to automate common bookkeeping workflows for accounting professionals through the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Botkeeper CEO Enrico Palmerino said that he is excited to have Jody join the team.

“As an early cloud adopter and practice management innovator, this role will be a commitment to the accounting industry in a way most software vendors can only dream of.”  Palmerino also noted that it’s invigorating to have the industry as excited about this valuable addition as we are,” added Palmerino.

Boomer Consulting president Sandra Wiley pointed out that Jody will be a tremendous asset to Botkeeper.

“The marriage of Botkeeper and The Radical CPA will create an amazing opportunity to blend machine learning and AI with real-life experts to bring the future of technology to our profession now!” explained Wiley.

Samantha Bowling, CPA CGMA, who is a 2019 Most Powerful Women in Accounting award winner and immediate past chair of the Maryland Association of CPAs noted that Padar’s new role as Vice President of Strategy for Botkeeper “is the position she was born to do.”

“Her journey of moving her Father’s Firm from old school paper to paperless and automated has prepared her for this role. There is always a resistance to technology, but if anyone can navigate our profession through this radical age of change and innovation, it is her!” stated Bowling.

Jim Bourke CPA CITP CFF CGMA acknowledged that Padar is a great addition to the Botkeeper team.

“Jody Padar brings a uniqueness to the table that is not found in many professionals in our space today,” explained Bourke. “As VP of Strategy, I am looking forward to her leadership role in taking Botkeeper to the next level across our profession.”