Although I am a chartered accountant by profession, my main interest is in software and technology - in particular how it can be used to make businesses work smarter and more profitably.
In 1995 I resigned as one of four partners in an independent accountancy firm to set-up my own firm, Pearson & Associates based in Skipton, North Yorkshire.
I founded, and manage, the Xero Users Online Community, which is a resource for users of this online accounting software.
My current software ventures are Checkmybooks and Movemybooks. Checkmybooks is client records checking and correction software for accountants. Movemybooks is an data conversion service, for businesses moving from desktop to cloud accounting software.
Happily married to Julie, I am 50 and live in West Yorkshire with a 18 year old son and a 6 year old golden retriever. We have 4 other adult boys who float in and out as their social lives permit. (Ages all as of November 2014).
Tel: +44 (0)7944 970997