Bookkeeping Professionals Only…
BKX is THE tribal community event for Bookkeeping Professionals only. This sacred time is for you to:
- Accelerate your business
- Connect with a community of like-minded professionals
- Energize by taking time to work on your business
What to Expect
Let's face it...owning a bookkeeping business can be lonely. The trials and opportunities we face are unique. Wouldn't it be great to meet with others who know what you're going through? Guess what? They're all here at BKX.
Experience, "they" say, brings knowledge. I call horse-hockey on this. It's all about learning the right skills at the right time. AND...skills that your clients will actually pay you good money to perform. Those kinds of skills lead to confidence. This is what BKX delivers.
Propel your business (and life) forward. Where else can you go as a BK Pro and be surrounded by ONLY BK Pros? Ummm, that would be no to the where. Except BKX!
Tribe. Family. Posse. Whatever you call us, we are "different". That uniqueness means that we need to stick together. We come together here...at BKX.
Please Note: As we finalize the remaining speakers, the times/dates of speakers may change.
Founder and CEO, Bookkeepers.com
Ben Robinson is the founder and CEO of bookkeepers.com. He has helped thousands of Bookkeeping Professionals to start, grow and transform their practices into true businesses.
He used his background as a CPA for small businesses to formulate a blueprint that helps our profession deliver more value to our clients and earn more money.
Ben was an air-traffic controller in the Air Force before graduating from the University of Central Arkansas. He proudly supports Bookkeeping Professionals around the globe through a partnership with Charity Water.
He lives in Atlanta and has three grown children, one in college and two who work with him.
CPA, Small Business Advisor, and Author
Crystalynn Shelton is a small business advisor specializing in financial accounting software training, coaching, and consulting. She is the author of three Amazon Bestsellers: Mastering QuickBooks 2020, Mastering QuickBooks 2021, and Mastering QuickBooks 2022. In addition to being a small business owner, she has more than 20 years of experience leading accounting departments in the entertainment, oil and gas, education, and computer technology fields.
Crystalynn graduated with her accounting degree from UTA (University of Texas in Arlington), and she is an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. This year, Crystalynn was named as one of the Top 100 ProAdvisors in the country! Crystalynn has taught accounting, bookkeeping, and QuickBooks courses as an Adjunct Instructor for the last 12 years at the University of California at Los Angeles Extension.
When she is not in the classroom, Crystalynn enjoys trying new restaurants with her hubby, watching her Dallas Cowboys play, and curling up with a good book.
Jeff Seibert is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor who was recently named one of Insider’s “Top 100 Seed VCs.” Seibert co-founded Crashlytics (acquired by Twitter for over $100 million), co-created Fabric (acquired by Google after reaching two billion smartphones), and, before that, co-founded Increo (acquired by Box). His latest company, Digits, is setting out to revolutionize business finance.
A self-taught programmer, Seibert released his first app at the age of 13, long before he led the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders seminar series at Stanford University. Driven by a desire to solve problems, build solutions that matter, and protect the privacy and security of end-users. Seibert has invested in more than 60 other start-ups and recently starred in the Netflix phenomenon “The Social Dilemma,” which was nominated for “Best Documentary” at the 2021 BAFTA Awards.
Wayne Chang is a serial entrepreneur and investor who’s been named one of Forbes’ Top 50 Angel Investors and one of “40 Under 40” by Boston Business Journal. Chang’s ability to meld psychology and strategy has led to magical product and design experiences that have scaled to more than seven billion devices. He co-founded Crashlytics (acquired by Twitter for over $100 million), co-created Fabric (acquired by Google), and won an Emmy Award as a producer on the environmental documentary “Chasing Coral.”
A college dropout, Wayne has been awarded an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Throughout his career, he’s been involved in more than 80 start-ups and 32 exits, resulting in $150-plus billion of value created. His latest company, Digits, is backed by $32 million from Benchmark and GV and is setting out to revolutionize business finance.
Molly Pittman is a leading digital marketing strategist, educator, and entrepreneur who has trained more than 10,000 people across the globe. By the age of 24, she had risen from intern to vice president at an 8-figure digital marketing company. Now the CEO of Smart Marketer, Molly is mentoring the next generation of digital marketers. She’s helped her students do everything from get positions at Fortune 500 companies to quadruple their revenue in one month.
Owner, Watch My Green and Affiliate Manager, Bookkeepers.com
Justin Boynton is the owner of Watch My Green and the Affiliate Manager for Bookkeepers.com. He is a former banker turned bookkeeping business owner and started his business in 2017 after completing Bookkeeper Launch. He started working with the Bookkeepers.com team in late 2021 and has loved watching the business grow!
He is a father of 3 boys, and his wife Rachel is a school teacher. He enjoys coin collecting, woodchopping, hunting, and is a fan of all Boston sports teams.
He is a firm believer that anyone who has a skill, should look at owning a business. It is the best professional decision he has ever made.
Owner and Founder, Primary Focus Bookkeeping LLC
Kanika is the owner and founder of Primary Focus Bookkeeping LLC. She started her bookkeeping, tax, and business consulting firm in November of 2015. Prior to establishing her firm, Kanika spent over 15 years in corporate accounting. She started out as a staff auditor with Arthur Andersen (yes, a very long time ago…LOL) in Houston, TX, and quickly went into the industry working primarily for publicly traded companies in their financial reporting departments. She has both a bachelor’s and master’s in accounting from Mississippi State University.
Her son Kellen is her reason and the joy of her life. When not working in her business, Kanika enjoys cooking MOSTLY healthy meals, making soap and lip balm, reading, homeschooling, playing the occasional video game with her son, and exploring new places both in-person and virtually.
Owner and Founder of Profit Meadow Bookkeeping
Valerie Johnston is the owner and founder of Profit Meadow Bookkeeping. She launched her business in 2017 after hearing about a guy named Ben Robinson. In a prerecorded video, Ben told her she could start her own business and stay home with her infant daughter. She believed him.
Valerie is the author of two Amazon Bestsellers in nonfiction: D.I.Y. Bookkeeping and Minimalism for Business Owners. She also writes paranormal romance novels. In her debut novel, she wrote a present-day retelling of Beauty and the Beast where the GIRL is the beast. She is currently writing a 16-book series in the paranormal romance genre.
In addition to being a business owner, bookkeeper, and author, Valerie is also a Christian, wife, mother, artist, minimalist, and dreamer.
President/Founder, Tooth & Coin
Jonathan created Tooth & Coin to solve the problem facing many dentists – they have a complicated business and their time is stretched way too thin. Most dentists spend 15,000 hours learning to be a dentist but ZERO hours learning how to be a business owner.
Tooth & Coin aims to completely automate and outsource the bookkeeping, financial reporting, and tax portion of the dentist’s business so that they can focus on what really matters in their practice. By creating an automated workflow for the dentist and by focusing on showing dentists what numbers they need to be watching, Tooth & Coin has allowed dental practices around the country to raise profits by hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.
Jonathan is proud to have been honored as a rising star in Arkansas Business’ 40 Under 40 Class of 2019. This list recognizes 40 intriguing business and political leaders under 40 years old and is nominated by readers and chosen by the editors of Arkansas Business.
When not interviewing dentists on his podcast Start Your Dental Practice, coaching dentists on being a better business owner, or just nerding it up with business owners about ways to be more profitable Jonathan enjoys spending time going to the lake with his wife April, daughter Harper, and son Finn. He’s also been known to play golf (poorly).
Weird facts about Jonathan – he was once ranked in the top ten in the nation at whiffleball, played bass guitar in a rock band for eight years, and spent his college years playing semi-professional poker.
Co-founder and CEO of Keeper
Ben is the co-founder and CEO of Keeper – your one app to run a bookkeeping business.
Prior to founding Keeper, Ben was the CFO of Mira, a Sequoia-backed tech startup. At Mira, he was responsible for all financial operations, from bookkeeping to board reporting.
There, he experienced firsthand the pain of managing a month-end close, which inspired him to build Keeper.
Owner, Specialty Bookkeepers, LLC
Tyler Otto along with his wife Karen are the owners of Specialty Bookkeepers, LLC, where he has developed a winning formula for an innovative, virtually based accounting and tax firm. His company leverages technology to simplify clients’ financial processes, creating greater visibility into their financials and driving profit. He has extensive experience in the finance side of the hotel and tourism industry, where he served as the Corporate Director of Finance with Imprint Hospitality in 2020. Tyler has been featured on the I Love Bookkeeping and Building the Premier Accounting Firm podcasts and most importantly, presented at BKX 2022.
Tyler has a passion for team development and promoting fun and collaborative cultures. He believes that dedication to continuous improvement and learning is the backbone of any successful venture. He loves helping clients make more money. His career has been focused on serving as a financial analyst and business partner, helping business managers make strategic decisions that will grow their businesses for years to come.
Tyler is a fanatic about making new relationships and collaborating with others on large projects. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife Karen and two children. When he’s not geeking out in Visual Basic, he’s found in the woodshop doing any number of woodworking projects, or on his road bike.