Strategies Group

Meet the Team

Meet the Strategies Group Team

Leadership Team

Randy Collins

Principal 
President

Randy received his Bachelors degree from Furman University and his Master of Business Administration from Georgia State University. He loves to solve problems and has always been fascinated by the opportunity to help businesses improve their efficiency. He feels like one of the luckiest people on the planet because he gets to work hard with great friends during the day and then go home to an incredible family at night. Randy and his wife Allison have been married for 28 years and are blessed with seven incredible children and one slightly psychotic dog.

Ron Smith

Principal 
Regional Manager

Ron grew up in South Alabama where he spent summers working in construction. After receiving his Bachelors degree in Accounting from Troy University, Ron took graduate classes in Management Information Systems from Auburn University at Montgomery. He later moved with his family to Pensacola, Florida where he worked with a CPA firm before starting his own software consulting business.  For the past 30 years, he has specialized in providing solutions to the construction industry.  Ron serves as an elder at Life Church in Gulf Breeze, Florida. He has also served as president of his local homeowners’ association and as a Cub Scout Leader and coach of multiple youth sports teams.  His passion is his family and missions, especially in Africa.

Consulting Team

Rick Trupp

Lead Software Consultant

Rick came to Strategies Group with over 18 years of extensive experience in construction accounting, purchasing, inventory, service/work order and project management. During this time, Rick worked with customers using enterprise accounting programs such as Sage/Timberline, Viewpoint and Dexter + Chaney's Spectrum. Rick provided services in a variety of roles including customer support, consulting and implementation services, data conversion services, custom report writing and managing consulting teams. Having grown up in a military family, Rick is no stranger to travel, and relocations. His most enjoyable time is with his family – son, daughter, wife, two dogs and bunny.

Scott Calhoon

Business Process Consultant

As a business process consultant, Scott spends most of his time working closely with clients designing and implementing their ERP and CRM software systems with an emphasis on industry best practices and Continuous Process Improvement (CPI). Scott’s overall pursuit is to add value to organizations, blending pure analytics with a form of “Business Artistry” to assist clients in capturing the essence and inherent intellectual property of their respective organizations.

Lisa Conrad

Business Process Consultant

Lisa Conrad started her career in the accounting world and worked as a Controller before moving into consulting. She was intrigued by finding technological means to improve efficiency and gathering data for analysis and by doing so she has furthered her education in the technology field. She has been helping clients for 15 years. She is a big Portland Trailblazer fan and loves to attend games with her son Aaron and also enjoys the great outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

Rebekah Helton

Business Process Consultant

Rebekah is a business process consultant with over 20 years’ experience designing, implementing and supporting ERP systems. While she has engaged with a wide variety of organizations, she has developed specialties in Distribution, Manufacturing, Service Management, and Job Costing applications. Professional areas of expertise include business process reviews, system design & implementation, general consulting, and report writing. Her degree in Elementary Education has provided her with a solid background for consulting and training, and her sense of humor has served her well in working in the areas of accounting, operations, and IT. While away from work, Rebekah enjoys travel, reading, running, and following soccer -- including enthusiastically supporting the Portland Timbers.

Ron Shoop

Software Consultant

Ron brings over 25 years of diversified experience in accounting, sales and software consulting to the Strategies Group team. He holds a degree in Finance from Georgia State University. His experience includes 10+ years as a CFO/Controller in the construction industry. He also served as a Senior Consultant helping Contractors get to the next level of their business. Ron also served as a Project Manager overseeing numerous full-cycle enterprise accounting software implementations throughout his career. As a former contracting business owner, Ron has a passion for helping contractors overcome their everyday challenges and loves celebrating their successes. Ron enjoys his “down-time” sharing new experiences with friends, his wife, daughter, two sons, three labs and cat.

Account Management Team

Pat Chappell

Regional Manager

Since graduating from Clemson University in 1975, Pat has focused on helping developers and construction companies select and implement estimating, project/equipment/service management and financial accounting solutions.  His intense focus on “client wins" has led to many long-term friendships as well as a lot of fun.  When not working, Pat and his lovely wife Margaret spend time traveling and visiting their 4 children and 4 grandchildren.  Pat wastes any spare time trying to lower his (golf) handicap.

John Pezzino

Account Executive

John has worked with Strategies Group clients for over 13 years, providing business solutions to a wide variety of clients and industries, including Manufacturing, Distribution, and Service Companies.  John attended Auburn University, but maintains his affinity for his hometown Miami Hurricanes, and adopted Atlanta sports teams. Having recently moved back into the Atlanta area. John enjoys playing golf, backyard barbeques with friends, and building things with Legos with his grandson.

Operations Team

Graham Gardner

Inbound Marketing Manager

As a project manager on various marketing campaigns, Mr. Gardner stresses the use of collaborative communication to foster a more inclusive conversation. Focusing on relationships and personal connections, Graham advocates for providing clients with meaningful content to create long-term relationships. Graham believes in utilizing digital marketing best practices to establish consistent branding and messaging across all company platforms. Graham previously served as an Executive Member (Treasurer) on the Board of Directors for the Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) of Atlanta. Graham and his wife spend their free time watching sports and enjoying nature with their dog Murphy (@Murph_The_Doodle on Instagram!)

Lanette Swistock

Accounting Manager

Lanette holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Georgia State University. She has experience in retail management, public accounting, and small business accounting. Her focus on providing clients with the utmost care and customer service came early on during her years of working retail. She began her professional career working in public accounting where she specialized in federal and multi-state tax accounting for corporations and small businesses. Merging the two background experiences, she brings to small businesses her public accounting expertise and customer-focused approach from retail. She loves to volunteer, organize everything she can get her hands on, cook new recipes for family and friends, walk the dogs, travel, and hang with the family. Lanette was born and raised in southern California where she met her husband, Ron. She moved to Georgia 21 years ago where she and her husband, of 25 years, are raising their two teenagers, Monica and Nate (and fur babies, Cali and Roxy too).

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