Team

Appropriate IT (AI)’s team brings to the organization a long history of working with innovative non governmental organizations, both in the Global South and North, as well as a deep-seated commitment to social justice and human rights. Additionally, AI works with a select list of consultants and partners who specialize in specific technologies and services.

 

Accounting Services

Kregel & Company CPA

Kregel-ScottKregel & Company CPA provides accounting and business entity consulting services for AI. In addition to the services, AI and Kregel & Company are partners in a mutual search for business models of the future where corporations care for people, planet, and profits equally. Kregel & Company is a certified B Corporation.

Kregel & Company CPA is a Philadelphia CPA firm providing accounting and tax solutions for businesses that want a refreshing experience. Specialties include accounting services and financial reporting, business entity and process consulting, as well as tax planning and compliance assistance.
 

Scott R. Kregel, CPA, MST

As the founder of Kregel & Company, Scott holds the firm accountable for keeping a customer-focused mindset every day.

Scott spends his time setting priorities for the company, doing technical reviews, and keeping our customers happy. He is passionate about helping small business owners do good (and well!) in their communities and areas of influence. It’s this same passion that led him to start Kregel & Company. Scott’s experiences with a variety of small to mid-sized businesses over the years, along with his real-world experience of running a small firm, gives him a perspective and ability to intuitively understand and advise what others need.

Scott earned his CPA (Certified Public Accountant) certification early in his career and has continued to advance his education by completing a Masters in Taxation, along with professional certifications as a CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant), Xero Certified Advisor, and Quickbooks ProAdvisor certified since 2009.

You can often find him within a 10-mile radius of the office training for his next marathon. He also loves bringing out the best in his three children, reading business and leadership books, and dreaming up his next great idea.

 

 

CFO Services

The Green Abacus

Barrett-YoungThe Green Abacus provides outsourced controller & CFO services for AI. The Green Abacus exists to support the innovative underground in their pursuit of creative disruption.

As Outsourced CFO, The Green Abacus supervises the transactional level, giving companies really great tools to invoice their customers and pay their bills. The Green Abacus organizes the info, and match it up to the bank. It also provide historical understanding and future planning, providing companies with the financial information needed to make businesses perform.
 

Barrett Young, CPA

Here is what Barrett has to say about his company (and why we at AI think we have found the CFO most ‘appropriate’ for us): Building my own company has been the best test of my life. I absolutely love it. And like you, I’m always adjusting and shifting my services to go where I see the market heading. The best part is that I’m careful about bringing in new customers, and only look to add a few businesses to my customer base each year. You’re not a cog… I don’t try to plug you into my accounting machine.

Barrett is member of Thriveal CPA Network, a community innovative CPA firms that believes in disruption, innovation, learning, and courageous leadership.

 

 

Legal Services

Holland & Knight

Adam AugustHolland & Knight provides corporate counsel and legal services to Appropriate IT.

Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers and other professionals in 20 U.S. offices, as well as Abu Dhabi, Bogotá and Mexico City. Holland & Knight’s lawyers provide representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law. Interdisciplinary practice groups and industry-based teams provide clients with access to attorneys throughout the firm, regardless of location.
 

Adam J. August

Adam J. August is a partner in Holland & Knight’s Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group.

Adam counsels public and private company clients in a variety of industries including information technology, government contracting, software and telecommunications. He has been actively involved in merger, acquisition and disposition transactions with a combined value more than $1 billion, and financing/investment transactions and securities offerings worth more than $600 million. Other commercial and corporate transactions he regularly works on relate to corporate governance; corporate reorganizations; development, production, and distribution of technology goods and services; employment and stock-related issues; and transactions with distressed entities and business bankruptcy.

Adam’s specializations include Mergers & Acquisitions, Exempt Securities Offerings, Commercial Transactions, Corporate Counsel, and Creditors’ Rights.