Our project personnel includes CPAs and holders of numerous technical certifications, all with a background in nonprofit and local government agencies.
They bring a wealth of knowledge to each project, which not only includes the highest level of software expertise, but also experience as accountants, fundraisers, and technology professionals working in a nonprofit organization. This allows JMT to use our collective experience to mitigate risk, anticipate needs and make holistic recommendations based on the broad range of projects we have successfully delivered.
Our Executive Team
Jacqueline M. Tiso, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Jacqueline is a frequent speaker on financial management and Cloud (SaaS) technology and is regularly called upon for her expertise by the media and as a conference speaker. Several years ago, JMT migrated most of its internal systems to the Cloud, and after experiencing the benefits of these systems, Jacki has been a leading proponent of Cloud systems for non-profits ever since. Jacqueline has received national recognition with the Technology Pacesetter award in Accounting Today, a Var 100 member, as well as being featured on the cover of Accounting Technology.
JMT continues to be the leading partner for back office systems, annually receiving awards including Abila Presidents Circle, Intacct President’s Club, and Sage’s President’s Circle and Chairman’s Club. Jacqueline has over twenty-five years’ experience in the nonprofit sector. Prior to founding JMT Consulting Group, she was CFO and Comptroller for a number of nonprofit organizations. She has assisted nonprofit organizations with all financial aspects of their business from accounting services and technology to high-level management and board consulting. Jacqueline continues to serve on a number of nonprofit boards and committees in support of their efforts to make a difference in the world. LinkedIn
Tom Thornton, Chief Operating Officer
Tom brings over 15 years of experience with software solutions for not-for-profit and public sector organizations as part of Micro Information Products, Sage and nFocus Software. Tom’s extensive industry and operational experience allow him to guide the overall execution of all aspects of JMT’s business including Marketing, Sales, Delivery and Support.
In addition to his experience in professional services, sales, and business development with software solutions, Tom was Director of Product Management for Sage Software, where he was responsible for new product development for all of their nonprofit accounting and fundraising solutions. Under Thornton’s leadership, Sage MIP Fund Accounting received three consecutive Campbell Awards recognizing MIP’s extremely high user satisfaction. LinkedIn
Andy Harleman, Director of Sales
In the mid-90’s, Andy helped found a nonprofit organization serving people with developmental disabilities in the St. Louis, MO area. There, he served as Administrative Director until departing to pursue his ambition to start a small business. Andy gained invaluable business experience and insight during the years he operated his own business before moving into a new endeavor. For the next 5 years, he worked for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), a small business advocacy organization, in the role of new membership sales.
In 2006, Andy found an opportunity to join the team of NFP Consultants, a value-added reseller of software dedicated to the nonprofit sector. This position drew on three of Andy’s passions: nonprofit, small business, and consultative sales. In 2008, NFP Consultants was acquired by JMT Consulting Group, where Andy has pursued his passion helping clients succeed. LinkedIn
Zachary Griggs MBA, Director of Finance and Administration
For the last 5 years, Zachary has managed a dedicated team of professionals that work tirelessly to manage all of the finance, administrative and human resource needs of the rapidly growing JMT Consulting Group.
In addition to Zachary’s work on JMT Consulting Group’s internal finance team, he also offers his time as a subject matter expert and experienced end user of the Intacct and Adaptive software to both his colleagues and clients.
Zachary spends his personal time volunteering at numerous local nonprofits, most recently coaching a youth soccer club of inner city kids in the Greater Boston Area for Hill House Community Center. LinkedIn
Brendan Sohan, Client Sales Manager
Brendan Sohan has been with JMT Consulting for over 6 years, most recently in the Client Sales Manager role. He and his team are responsible for ensuring the success of all JMT clients.
Over the last 6 years, Brendan has made it his personal mission to make sure that all JMT clients are running as efficiently, and effectively as possible on their ERP, Accounting, and Fund Raising systems. The Client Sales team understands your team’s needs, the ways in which your organization operates, and how JMT’s best of breed technologies may be able to streamline your day to day processes. LinkedIn
Carole Turnyanszki, Director of Client Success
Carole joined JMT Consulting in 2003 and is responsible for executing on JMT’s goal of extraordinary client services and communication. Carole has had numerous positions within JMT, which has evolved into her current position of Client Services Manager and continues to foster and maintain client relationships. She is responsible for the on-boarding of new clients and is the advocate for existing clients, facilitating excellent customer service.
Carole’s knowledge and experience with nonprofits have strengthened the relationships she has with clients while engaging as a trusted advisor to ensure success. She also works with vendors as the liaison as well as internal liaison between Client Services and other departments.
Her prior experience of ten years as a buyer has given her the unique understanding and perspective of the client’s needs and viewpoint. Carole also held the Treasurer position for several local nonprofit organizations and remains active in her community. LinkedIn