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.

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Luke Holcomb, Operations Manager

Role: I’m Luke Holcomb, Operations Manager here at Apparatus.  I am responsible for managing our Operations teams…the folks who execute precision bookkeeping for our clients. My Operations teams are responsible for guiding new clients through the Precision Bookkeeping Formula™ onboarding process and ensuring we consistently deliver on our promises to our Clients.

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, Technology 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.

Bronwyn Foley-Ibemere

Senior Associate and Team Leader

Operations Team 1

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

Education: BS in Business Administration 1999

Certifications: QuickBooks® Online Certified ProAdvisor

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!

Muhammad Ashraf, Associate

Operations Team 1

Role: I’m Muhammad Ashraf, and I am an Associate with the Apparatus team. My role is to assist Principal Bookkeepers and our Clients in maintaining accurate books so that they can make financially viable decisions.

Education: Associate of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA-UK, 2004) Executive MBA (2011)

Certifications: QuickBooks® Online Certified ProAdvisor

Background: I started my career as a Management Trainee Officer in the banking industry, where I soon realized my potential in accounts and completed my ACMA-UK.

It’s a pleasure identifying business insights found in financial numbers and supporting our Clients’ business growth through financial advisory.

I have worked with banking, manufacturing, trading, and construction companies. I am excited to use this knowledge and experience in the performance of my duties, fostering an environment that is efficient and organized.

Interests:  I love sightseeing, watching movies, and eating traditional food with friends and family.

Mayur Re

Senior Analyst and Analyst Team Leader

Operations Team 1

Role: I’m Mayur Re. I am a Senior Analyst and Analyst Team Leader 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.

Robin Sheridan

Senior Associate and Team Leader

Operations Team 2

Role: I’m Robin Sheridan, a Senior Associate and Team Leader 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.

Bilal Mian, Associate

Operations Team 2

Role: I am Bilal Mian, and I am an Associate 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

Certifications: QuickBooks® Online Certified ProAdvisor

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.

Hamza Ameer, Associate

Operations Team 2

Role: I’m Hamza Ameer, an Associate at Apparatus dedicated to ensuring the accuracy and clarity of our clients’ financial records. I collaborate with the team to deliver advanced, optimal, and precise solutions for our clients’ needs.

Education: Master in Accounting & Finance (2020)

Background: For several years, I’ve thrived as a full-time bookkeeper and accountant, wielding my expertise in QuickBooks Online and Waveapps to achieve 100% client satisfaction. Previously, I managed the entire accounting and administrative functions of a Chicago-based business for over 3 years. This experience honed my skills in bank management, cash budgeting, accounts payable/receivable (AP/AR), payroll, vendor/customer compliance, and ensuring adherence to state and federal filing and payment requirements.

I’m a proactive and detail-oriented individual with a genuine passion for making financial records crystal clear.

Interests: When I’m not immersed in the world of accounting/finance, I enjoy exploring culinary creations in the kitchen, engaging in friendly competition on the badminton court, cherishing moments with family, and venturing out to travel and discover new places. Finally, I want to complete my ACCA certification too.

Misty Walker

Senior Associate and Team Leader

Operations Team 3

Role: I’m Misty Walker, a Senior Associate and Team Leader 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.

Jagjit Singh Dhillon, Associate

Operations Team 3

Role: I am Jagjit Singh Dhillon, an Associate here at Apparatus. My main goal with clients is to ensure that their books and financial statements accurately reflect their finances. With accurate financial statements, businesses can see their strengths and weaknesses, which will help them continue to grow and succeed. I have been delivering guaranteed services with utmost professional care and diligence.

Education: Bachelor of Business Administration specializing in Finance 2010 and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration in Financial Management 2020.

Certifications: QuickBooks® Online Certified ProAdvisor

Background: I started my career as a Billing Specialist in 2014 with Tata Consultancy Services and then moved to gain necessary experience working with different Multinational Companies in India. I have accumulated 10 years of experience in Accounting, for which I always had a passion due to my love for numbers.

My expertise includes QuickBooks setup/cleanup/catchup, bank and credit card reconciliations, full Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable management, payroll processing, adjusting entries and month-end close activities, and finally, financial Statement preparation. I have worked with various types of businesses, such as eCommerce, IT, Real Estate, Consulting, and Service sector Accounting Firms.

Post-COVID, I have been working remotely, directly with companies and clients, to provide them with end-to-end bookkeeping services. I really enjoy the work-life balance while working remotely.

Interests: Since childhood, I have had a great inclination towards sports. I really enjoy watching and playing cricket whenever I get a chance. Apart from cricket, I also love playing badminton, snooker, and video games.

I am a big foodie and tend to try new and different cuisines every now and then. At the same time, I believe in hitting the gym every day to keep myself fit. While away from work, I enjoy my weekends spending some quality time with my parents by travelling or having dinner together. I have an aspiration to be a CPA in the future.

Fatima Aziz, Analyst

Operations Team 3

Role: I’m Fatima Aziz, and my role at Apparatus is as an Analyst. My role is to ensure all client transactions are entered accurately and timely as we receive them. This includes transactions across all platforms, including email, Dropbox, and various project management software.

Education: BS in Economics (2007)

Background: I have worked previously in various HR and finance departments, handling net pay calculation, tax contributions, retirement plan contributions, health insurance premiums, and other authorized deductions. In previous roles, I’ve learned to pay meticulous attention to detail, apply that to this role, and manage all client transactions carefully when entering them.

Interests: When not working, I like to cook, watch movies, and spend time with my family.

Hemant Kumar

Senior Associate and Team Leader

Operations Team 4

Role:  I’m Hemant Kumar, a Senior Associate and Team Leader 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 with 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 can 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.

Nur Rahmi Indriani, Associate

Operations Team 3

Role: I’m Nur Rahmi Indriani. I am an Associate 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 learning the details of my client’s businesses, and I am curious 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.

Jess Panganiban, Senior Analyst

Operations Team 4

Role: I’m Jess Christian Panganiban. I am a Senior Analyst here at Apparatus. My main role is to set up 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 card accounts, and payroll.

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

Keshav Goel

Senior Associate and Client Success Team Leader

Role:  I’m Keshav Goel, a Senior Associate and Client Success Team Leader at Apparatus. My role is to ensure that my clients receive accurate and comprehensive precision bookkeeping services. The overall goal of the financial data and analysis that I provide is to help clients understand the direction of their company, identify areas for growth and improvement, and improve their data-driven decision-making capabilities to foster overall success.

Education: Master of Professional Accounting (2018), BBA Hons. (2017)

Certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), QuickBooks® Online Certified ProAdvisor

Background: I have over five years of experience in a CPA firm managing end-to-end accounting for small businesses, providing tax services, and conducting financial analyses.

Interests: I’m a fitness enthusiast, and when I’m not working, I love to learn new languages, practice the guitar, and travel to offbeat destinations.