Meet Our Team

Steve Kreitzberg, Founder and President

Role: I’m Steve Kreitzberg, the founder, owner, and President of Apparatus Contractor Services, LLC. I am responsible for defining the strategic direction of Apparatus.

Education: BS in Mechanical Engineering 1983, MBA in Finance 1988.

Background: I have thirty-one years’ experience in real estate development and investment and have founded a series of interconnected real estate and construction businesses operating in multiple states. I have a passion for building and growing businesses. Apparatus is particularly satisfying for my team and me because through Apparatus, we’re able to help other aspiring construction industry entrepreneurs grow the size and profitability of their businesses.

Interests: When I am not building entrepreneurial companies my wife Linda and I enjoy spending time with our adult children.

Luke Holcomb, VP of Operations

Role: I’m Luke Holcomb, Vice President of Operations. I am responsible for managing our onboarding and operations teams. This includes guiding new clients through our bootcamp process and making sure we are delivering on our promises.

Education: Studies towards a BA in History with a minor in Psychology

Certifications: Licensed GC in TN and LA

Background: I have worked in the construction industry since 2006 and have experience with real estate Investment and management, insurance restoration, design/build remodeling, and specialty contracting. I have a passion for building structure within businesses to provide scalable solutions. I love working to give owners and managers the tools they need to run successful companies.

Interests: When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife and our four children, trail running, and whitewater kayaking.

Caitlin Brock, Finance Manager

Role: I’m Caitlin Brock, the Finance Manager, HR Manager, and Technology Manager here at Apparatus. I am responsible for handling the finances of the company, our human resource functions, training, and our technology platforms.

Education: BS in Computer Information Systems 2017

Background: I’ve had various roles in project management as well as software development. I’ve been with the company since 2017 and have enjoyed watching it evolve in both team and offerings.  My favorite part about Apparatus is watching our clients gain the confidence in their financials.  It’s been intriguing to learn the various construction software products that connect to QuickBooks® and experience the positive changes in QuickBooks® over the years as new and improved functions are released into the marketplace.

Interests: In my free time I love vacationing to tropical destinations. At home my weekends are spent doing outdoor activities, but most importantly hanging out with my husband and our two dogs.

Bret Barnes, National Sales Manager

Role: I’m Bret Barnes, the National Sales Manager here at Apparatus Contractor Services, LLC.  I am responsible for introducing and educating contractors on the benefits of using Apparatus as their go-to solution for precision bookkeeping.

Education: BA in Finance with a minor in Accounting, 1994

Background: I have over 25 years of financial experience in investment management and have owned two business’ as well.  I have been involved in the construction/renovation industry for over 8 years and have personally experienced why Apparatus benefits so many entrepreneurs. Over the course of my career have held numerous state and federal securities licenses.

Interests: When I am not looking for right fit clients for Apparatus, I enjoy spending time with my wife Sarah (married 25 years), Trenton (17), and Korbin (14).  On most weekends I can be found watching my boys baseball or tennis matches.

Robin Sheridan, Principal Bookkeeper

Role: I’m Robin Sheridan, a Principal Bookkeeper here at Apparatus. I work directly with clients as their primary bookkeeper and point of contact.

Certifications: QuickBooks® Online Certified ProAdvisor, Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination

Background: I have worked as a QuickBooks® bookkeeper/accountant in the construction industry since 1995, with most of my time using QBO since 2008. Since 2008 I’ve worked remotely with business owners, CPAs and management across a variety of construction trades helping manage and evaluate the efficiency and accuracy of business financial accounting and back-office systems. I enjoy helping identify opportunities for improvement; implementing change and/or simply helping maintain existing working systems.

Interests: I grew up in California, raised kids in Minnesota, and am currently residing in Kansas. My happy places are family, learning, traveling, and playing outside in the dirt.

Bronwyn Foley-Ibemere, Principal Bookkeeper

Role: I am Bronwyn Foley-Ibemere, a Principal Bookkeeper here at Apparatus. I work directly with clients as their primary bookkeeper and point of contact.

Education: BS in Business Administration 1999

Background: I have over 20 years of experience in various financial accounting roles.  My most recent 13 years’ experience was in the Optometry industry.

However, most of my professional accounting experience is in the construction industry, and this experience is valuable and essential to my position within the Apparatus family.

When I went off to college, I was inspired to major in accounting, with the goal of achieving a CPA certification. This goal required 150 hours of undergraduate work, and 30 hours of accounting related courses.

While I was fortunate enough to land a job with a prominent construction firm and dedicated my professional skills and education to the success of the firm, my goal of becoming a CPA was put on hold.

Interests: I am an avid sports fan with baseball being my favorite. I watch baseball most nights when my work day ends! My favorite hobby is traveling, especially with my family and friends. A quiet evening at home reading is a close second!

Bilee Sabino, Principal Bookkeeper

Role: I’m Bilee Sabino, and I am a Principal Bookkeeper here at Apparatus. I work directly with clients as their primary bookkeeper and point of contact. It has been my “specialty” to clean up after less experienced bookkeepers by getting a company’s books in order and then maintaining their integrity. The integrity of a company’s books is my goal with each project.

Education: BS in Accounting 2003

Certifications: QuickBooks® Online Certified ProAdvisor

Background: I used to work as a QuickBooks® Technical Support Professional before being a full-time bookkeeper. My goal is to help businesses analyze their business so they can make proper decisions to help their business grow.

Over the past decade I have worked for both private companies doing full charge bookkeeping and for accounting firms where I had a wide range of duties, including reconciling, full-charge bookkeeping, accounts receivable, accounts payable, etc. I have also worked in payroll. I multi-task very well, I am fast and efficient, organized, and detail oriented.

Interests:  I love to travel and spend my free time at the beach. I spent a year backpacking in Southeast Asia, trying different cuisines and meeting new people.

Tatyana Derevyannykh, Principal Bookkeeper

Role: I’m Tatyana Derevyannykh, Principal Bookkeeper here at Apparatus. I am responsible for helping in keeping our clients organized in financial aspect of their business.

Education: BS in Business Administration, emphasis in Accountancy, 2004

Certifications: QuickBooks® Online ProAdvisor Certified, PTIN with IRS

Background: I began my career in accounting at 18 through a local small airline business. Their CPA gave me all the tasks to do and thereafter said, you need to be an Accountant. I have over twenty years’ experience in full accounting as well as tax preparation, and ten years as a premium auditor. I am passionate about what I do. I love helping and educating clients about their bookkeeping needs or just throw ideas around to brainstorm company growth. Being in my profession so long has given me exposure to the operations and accounting complexities of a variety of small and large businesses all over the country. I speak, write, and read Russian and English.

Interests:  When I am not counting or sorting numbers, my family and I take advantage of the Alaskan outdoorsy lifestyle by going hooligan, salmon, and halibut fishing, camping, four wheeling, occasional hiking with my two children (13 and 20) and two Schnoodle’s (Bo and Ringo), snow machining, snowboarding, visit hot springs in Chena Hot Springs, and travel (mainly to Islands of Hawaii).

Misty Walker, Principal Bookkeeper

Role: I’m Misty Walker, Principal Bookkeeper here at Apparatus.  As Principal Bookkeeper and virtual CFO, my role is to ensure accuracy in financial data and reporting results and to assist and support my clients in the interpretation and application of these results. The overall goal is to ensure the best possible plans and decisions to advance the success of my clients’ businesses.

Education: BS in Accounting 2008, MBA in Accounting 2009

Certifications: Licensed Certified Public Bookkeeper through NACPB, QuickBooks® Online Certified ProAdvisor

Background: I have over 25 years of experience serving the accounting needs of small business owners in multiple industries. I also teach in my area of expertise, which has provided me with lots of experience and opportunities to help others better understand the significance of the accounting process and how the results we generate will help business owners and decision-makers reach their goals.

Interests: I am a Mom to many and Nana to a few. I enjoy learning about and dabbling in natural health and healing for effective alternatives to support and achieve health without all the unwanted and sometimes dangerous side effects of pharmaceuticals.

Jess Panganiban, Bookkeeping Specialist

Role: I’m Jess Christian Panganiban, I am a Bookkeeping Specialist here at Apparatus. My main role is to setup and restructure the chart of accounts for our new clients as they move through our onboarding process.

Education: BS in Accounting 2018 Certifications: QuickBooks® Online Certified ProAdvisor Background: For the past few years I have worked as a full time bookkeeper using QuickBooks® to provide accurate information and reports that will enable my clients to make informed decisions about the growth and development of their businesses. In addition to bookkeeping I also handled things like bank management where I monitored checking accounts, credit cards accounts, and payroll.

Interests: My hobbies include exploring different kind of restaurants, travelling to different places by motorcycle, sports, and working towards completing my bucket list!

Bilal Mian, Bookkeeping Specialist

Role: I am Bilal Mian, and I am a Bookkeeping Specialist here at Apparatus. My role includes working with the Principal Bookkeepers to assist them in ensuring precision books for all our clients.

Education: Bachelor of Commerce 2002 and an MBA in Financial Management 2012

Background: In my professional career, I started from the root level to know everything and make progress gradually. My habit is to indulge deeply in client businesses…it makes me feel like my own business and helps me figure out the core issues and solutions required for the business’ success.

My professional career is over 16 years. Before joining Apparatus, I worked in different sectors like textile, electric, and food companies. These other industries have given me a broad perspective on the unique challenges of operating companies of all kinds.

I have a close relationship with construction contractors. In fact, some of my close friends are construction contractors, so I often talk with them about materials, architecture, WIP, progress billing, income statements, and balance sheets. I enjoy my work and never tire of helping solve the problems faced by Apparatus clients.

Interests: I love trekking and camping in the mountains; it gives me physical and mental health.

Nur Rahmi Indriani, Bookkeeping Specialist

Role: I’m Nur Rahmi Indriani. I am a Bookkeeping Specialist here at Apparatus, My role involves working directly with the Principal Bookkeepers to bring precision bookkeeping to the clients I support.

Education: BS Accounting 2014

Certifications: QuickBooks® Online Certified ProAdvisor

Background: I am a bookkeeping & accounting expert having more than 7 years of experience in a shared service center environment focused on financial operations, AP, AR, tax (locally and international), legal, HR, ERP, Finance, and treasury. I am passionate about really learning the details of my client’s businesses, and I have a curiosity about better solutions for finance and administration problems.

Since 2015, I have been actively working and building operational systems for companies in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, UAE, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia (Bali and Jakarta). I really enjoy working with fast-growing companies.

Interests: In my spare time I like to cook, read books, and play games. I also enjoy traveling on the weekends with my family. I hope in the near future I can have kids, get my CPA certification, and purchase my own house.

Hemant Kumar, Bookkeeping Specialist

Role:  I’m Hemant Kumar, a Bookkeeping Specialist at Apparatus Contractor Services, LLC. I’m responsible for ensuring our clients’ books are current, accurate and informative.  I help our clients succeed by providing them actionable data that lets them make better informed decisions  – decisions based on the data and not just a gut feeling.

Education: BA in Mathematics 2003 and MBA in Business Administration 2008

Background: I have over 17 years of rich and unmatchable experience using QuickBooks® to maintain precision books for a wide variety of companies. It is a matter of great pride when clients are confident about their business financials and are able to scale up because they have all the numbers to make decisions quickly.

Interests: When I’m not working, I love to travel the world and spend time with my family and friends.

Mayur Rane, Transaction Specialist

Role: I’m Mayur Rane. I am a Transaction Specialist here at Apparatus Contractor Services, LLC.  My responsibilities include providing first-line transaction support to the Bookkeeping Specialists and Principal Bookkeepers here at Apparatus.  I take great pride in accurately processing client transactions, analyzing data, maintaining comprehensive and correct records, and assisting with a full range of repetitive accounting tasks.

Education: BS in Commerce 2015, MBA in Commerce 2017

Certifications: QuickBooks® Online Certified ProAdvisor, Hardware and Networking Certification

Background: It may sound extraordinary, but maintaining an accurate balance sheet is a fascinating challenge to me. I take delight in generating high-quality financial statements that clients can rely on month after month. I maintain a growth-minded attitude and always look for the best solutions to meet the diverse needs of our clients and the rest of the Apparatus family.

Interests: In my spare time I love to explore new places, travel with my family, enjoy the sunshine, and play cricket.

Kristel Peralta, Transaction Specialist

Role: I’m Kristel Joy Peralta, and I am a Transaction Specialist here at Apparatus Contractor Services.  I am responsible for processing all client transactions, both online and off, in a timely and efficient manner. I particularly enjoy creating a database of information by identifying documents and their functions and processing my work into categories according to the internal processes developed by Apparatus.

Education: BS in Technical Vocational Teacher Education 2022

Background: I am new with Apparatus and have just over a year of expertise in my current role.  I am excited to be part of Apparatus where I can assist aspiring construction business entrepreneurs to expand the scope and profitability of their operations.

Interests: On my weekends I enjoy picnics, going swimming, and traveling with my family and loved ones.