Randy Russon is the founder of TOP CFOS. Prior to this, Randy pursued successful entrepreneurial paths in accounting, manufacturing, and retailing.
TOP CFOS provides all the services a top-level CFO would provide to any firm. Randy is very talented when it comes to reviewing a firm’s financials. He has tremendous insight into the numbers and what they mean on financial statements. This is one of his greatest strengths: seeing opportunities to maximize profits and guide companies to higher levels of success. Working with winning companies, he loves to be the catalyst behind soaring profits.
On July 18, 2012, Randy was appointed to the board of directors of Downtown Provo, Inc. Then, he served as chairman of the board in 2013. The mission of Downtown Provo is to revitalize the downtown district of Provo, Utah. With Randy’s key insights into creating value, his talents on the board have been most welcome. Randy also pursued successful entrepreneurial paths prior to founding TOP CFOS.
Born in Provo, Utah, Randy attended Brigham Young University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance. He continues to be an avid reader of books on corporate finance. When Randy is not serving clients, he loves the absolute beauty of the great Utah outdoors. He spends a lot of time with his son 4-wheeling, camping, and hiking.
Tyler serves as an accountant at TOP CFOS.
Prior to joining the TOP CFOS team, Tyler worked as a teaching assistant for the accounting research seminar at Brigham Young University. He has also worked as a financial markets intern for PwC in New York City and an intern at Strata Fund Solutions LLC in Salt Lake City. Tyler has extensive experience as an accounting clerk for the BYU Dance Department and Alice Lane Home Collection. Tyler’s attention to detail and rich accounting background make him an excellent addition to TOP CFOS.
Tyler is currently pursing a Masters of Accountancy degree at BYU. He is married and enjoys traveling, fishing, hiking, and playing sports. Having served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico, Tyler is fluent in Spanish.
Mitch Owens serves as TOP CFOS’ podcast producer and sales executive.
Mitch’s experience and skills bring great value to the TOP CFOS team. Prior to joining the company, Mitch served as an editor for the BYU Prelaw Review where he assisted authors and editors in publishing the prestigious Prelaw Review Journal. He also served as an account manager for a tech startup where he opened their international market in the Asia Pacific region. Mitch also has extensive experience as an office specialist at BYU. In this capacity he performed the majority of FBI background checks performed on BYU campus.
Mitch served as a full-time volunteer representative for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Australia from December 2011 to December 2013.
Originally from Orlando, Florida, Mitch currently resides in Provo where he is studying English and Business Management at Brigham Young University. Mitch is an Eagle Scout and enjoys the outdoors, organizing social events, and playing the guitar.
Jacob Stewart, JD is a professional tax adviser. He works with business owners and their CPAs to help them apply a variety of planning tools that will significantly reduce their tax burden.
Prior to joining our team, Jacob spent several years working as the chief tax and asset protection consultant for a large asset-protection company. In that capacity, Jacob has helped hundreds of medical professionals and other small business owners across the country reduce their taxes and protect their assets. Through his interactions with CPAs, attorneys, and financial planners nationwide, Jacob has gained unique exposure to a large variety of tax planning tools and strategies.
Jacob obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from George Mason Law School. Because of his education and experience, Jacob is able to look at a client’s situation from multiple perspectives and involve asset protection, tax considerations, estate planning, and financial planning in his recommendations to clients.
In addition to his law degree, Jacob has a FINRA Series 65 (investment adviser) certification and has both life and health insurance licenses. He is also licensed to practice law in Utah.
Jacob and his wife have five children. Jacob loves spending time with his family, serving in his church, reading, playing racquetball, hiking, and spending time outdoors. He also speaks fluent Spanish and French.
Omar Widdup is a consultant and has strategically partnered with TOP CFOS providing services as a tax adviser.
Omar has a rich background in business and tax. It includes years working as an accountant for local and international corporations as well for local accounting CPA firms providing consulting and tax services. He is an entrepreneur at heart and has been involved in the formation of local and international businesses for the last three years. Omar is passionate about helping business owners to improve their accounting systems and business strategies. His specialties include FBAR filing, international tax, partnerships, partnerships with foreign partners, and S-Corps.
Omar’s educational accomplishments are quite impressive. He graduated from Southern Utah University with both a Master of Accountancy in Taxation/Audit and an MBA. Previously, he earned a BS in Accounting from BYU. In addition, he earned a Global Management Certificate from BYU as well, which allows him to connect with a wide range of business owners and provide consulting services in many different industries.
Board of Advisors
Jose Inclan serves as an advisor to TOP CFOS. Jose also co-founded Inclan Interactive in 2009. Prior to this, Jose served as marketing manager for Costco.
Inclan Interactive provides technology solutions for small- to medium-size companies, helping them to save time, effort, and resources. Jose brings so much talent to the table as co-founder of Inclan Interactive. He is very much aware of the many technology problems business owners face and utilizes SAAS to serve their needs.
On February 24, 2015, Jose was invited to serve on the board of advisors for TOP CFOS. Jose has a lot of business acumen and brings so many highly valued insights to the board which are much appreciated. These insights always translate into offering greater value to TOP CFOS’ clients. Jose also loves to volunteer and be actively involved in the community. He currently serves on the boards of two local non-profits and teaches American government at Utah Valley University.
Born in Mexico City, Jose attended the University of Utah where he earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees, one in political science and another in film studies. Later on, Jose went back to the University of Utah where he earned an MBA with an emphasis in marketing. Jose loves to travel, play racquetball, and spend time with his family.
Hyrum Oaks serves as an advisor to TOP CFOS. Hyrum Oaks is the creator and race director of the Utah Valley Marathon (named one of the top ten races in the country by Runner’s World Magazine and named the small business of the year by the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce in 2013). Hyrum created the race as a BYU student in 2008 and grew the race from 240 participants the first year to over 7,200 participants by 2012. Hyrum also created the Phoenix Marathon.
Hyrum received a business degree from BYU with an emphasis in recreation management. He is the founder and current CEO of RaceEntry.com, a race registration platform that provides race management tools for thousands of races from all 50 states.
Bill Cox serves as an advisor to TOP CFOS. Bill currently serves as a database manager for Aristotle, a firm “recognized as the leading pioneer in political technology, servicing many of the largest grassroots organizations, PACs, and political campaigns in the US and abroad.”
Bill has a rich entrepreneurial background in business. Most recently, Bill was founder and CEO of Streamvest International, Inc., a firm managing foreign currency investment funds as professional commodity trading advisors. Prior to this, Bill founded the Trader’s Academy and Crystal Forex, which provided online trading education and coaching services in stocks, options, and foreign currency trading. While attending school for his undergraduate degree, Bill formed a real estate investment company which he operated for seven years and purchased over 25 properties.
In March of 2015, Bill was invited to serve on the board of advisors for TOP CFOS. Bill’s active, energetic approach to business brings an important dimension to the board.
Born in Englewood, California, Bill attended Brigham Young University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in business management and travel. Bill loves to invent and develop new companies. He also loves to play basketball , do archery, and spend time with his five children. Bill’s goal is to go back to his Southern California roots and retire on a beach someday.
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