Meet the Boyer & Associates Team
Jack Boyer, CPA (inactive), MCP
Jack founded Boyer & Associates in 1994 with a vision to create a firm that could attract and keep the area’s best ERP consultants, developers, and business development people.
Jack’s career began doing application and sales support for Solomon Software- the firm that created Dynamics SL. Jack was promoted to regional manager when the firm moved him from Philadelphia to Chicago in 1988.
Jack believes that finding the right software is only a piece of the challenge in implementing software. Without the right people to implement it, you only have half a solution. You need the right business analyst to flush out a company’s requirements and you need the right consultants to make the software align with those needs.
Jack has an honors degree in accounting from Penn State (1984) and passed the CPA exam while at Boyer & Associates.
Timothy Jones, MCP – Chief Operating Officer
Tim Jones has worked at Boyer for over 13 years, first stepping into the COO role in mid-2013.
Tim previously worked in an IT leadership position at a 400 million dollar pork producer, Christensen Farms, where he managed technical services and developers for five years. Tim also had experience with another high profile Dynamics consulting organization in Austin, TX.
Tim’s even keel manner, and problem solving skills make him a great asset to our clients, our consulting staff and to the other leaders on our team. He has over 20 years of experience with Dynamics ERP products.
Colleen McCoshen, Director of Finance
Colleen has managed the accounting operations for Boyer& Associates since she first joined the Boyer & Associates team in 1997. She uses one of our Dynamics ERP products with Management Reporter to generate our internal financial statements.
She has been a Dynamics user since the late 1990’s where she managed accounts receivable for a large in-floor heating firm, Wirsbo, based in the southern suburbs.
Colleen also leads the Client Support and Administration group and has managed the support area for Boyer since 1999. She and her team have done a first class job of ensuring clients get timely and reliable answers to their support questions. Colleen’s group supports over 175 Dynamics SL and over 150 Dynamics GP clients-most of which are located here in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Ron Pederson, CPA, Director of Sales & Marketing
Ron is a CPA with 10 years of public accounting experience. Ron worked for Arthur Andersen as a consultant before the existence of Accenture and also has 15 years of Dynamics GP experience. Ron was previously the leader of the DynamicsGP group, and helped grow the practice from just 30 clients in 2002 to over 150 currently. We were fortunate to get Ron and his business development skills. Ron moved into the full time position of owning the business development leadership seat in mid-2013.
Ron has successfully managed some of the largest non-profit implementations of Dynamics GP in the state and is proficient with financial report writing, all financial modules, Integration Manager, and all distribution modules.
Jon Augdahl, MCP-Dynamics SL Practice Manager
One of Jon’s greatest strengths, and passions, is coming up with solutions for professional service and “Project Driven” organizations. Jon likes working with varieties of people and companies and enjoys improving business process through implementing and configuring software to meet specific business requirements.
Jon has been in the software consulting business since 1993 and has worked with many different accounting packages, including Dynamics SL (formerly Solomon), Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains), Niku (formerly Platinum SQL and Proamics), Epicor (formerly Platinum SQL) and Timberline.
This diverse experience equips Jon with tools and understanding that spread across many industries and software packages.
As a consultant at Boyer, he has written over 500 reports, implemented software at over 100 clients and saved businesses thousands of hours and hundreds of thousands of dollars by improving business processes.
Jon’s accounting degree is from the University of North Dakota.
Rich Studer, MCP, Dynamics GP Practice Leader
Rich became Dynamics GP Practice Leader at Boyer in February of 2014, taking over this position from Timothy Jones who had been in that “seat.” Rich brings a tremendous consulting past with him and deep experience with not only Dynamics GP but with Epicor and Intacct as well.
Having run his own successful consulting practice for years and having run a successful Dynamics GP and Intacct practice at BDO USA, Rich brings the right level of experience and know-how to Boyer. Rich started his consulting career as a power user at a large Epicor user in Southern California.
Rich’s accounting degree is from St. John’s in Collegeville, MN.