Erik Asgeirsson is a technology industry veteran with expertise in cloud computing , e-commerce and business expansion. He has led CPA2Biz, the technology subsidiary of the American Institute of CPAs, since 2002.During Erik’s tenure, CPA2Biz has posted strong financial results and added several new lines of business, including a package of leading, cloud-based software solutions that help transform client services for accounting firms. In addition, CPABiz.com has become the leading e-commerce site for the CPA profession and one of the top 500 online stores, as ranked by Internet Retailer.Erik believes the rise of always-available data through the cloud, coupled with the maturing capabilities of smartphones and other mobile devices, represents a significant opportunity for small- and medium-sized firms to improve client service and boost profits. It’s an approach he embraces for his own business, as CPA2Biz uses the same programs it offers to CPA firms to automate payroll, billing, tax and accounting workflows.Erik is regularly listed in Accounting Today’s annual Top 100 Most Influential People in the CPA Profession, and is a member of the DigitalNow Advisory Group, which counsels association leaders on opportunities in the digital age.Before joining CPA2Biz, Erik held a variety of senior positions at AT&T in sales, product management and operations. In his last role, Erik was a sales director for AT&T Business Services—the company’s largest division—where he oversaw a market segment with revenues of more than $100 million.Erik holds an MBA from The New York University Stern School of Business and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University. Early in his career, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania.He lives in Rye, N.Y., with his wife and three daughters. In his spare time, Erik is an enthusiastic sailor and skier.
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