What Does an Accounting Firm Do - Brandi Bonds

Brandi Bonds / Managing Partner

Brandi believes meeting the needs of clients starts with truly understanding the challenges they face. She knows how to ask the tough questions and digs deep to discover the best solutions. Brandi is a passionate CFO who helps teams reach their strategic goals and initiatives. She is also an IMA board member.

Outside of the office, Brandi is a rock star Professor at Endicott College teaching Finance courses. She volunteers for multiple non-profit organizations and also loves spending time with her family, traveling the world, camping and having serious fun!

What Does an Accounting Firm Do - Kenneth Peterson

Kenneth Peterson / President & Founder

Ken is known for his bold yet practical approach to business finance, challenging clients to make tough decisions for the good of their organizations for over two decades. Ken has seen firsthand, the good, the bad and the ugly. Ken, a natural leader, has brought together a solid team of Chief Financial Officers who are passionate about what they do and have the knowledge to be very effective.

Outside the office you may find Ken at home on his farm, competing with his horse, Carson, throughout New England, or taking a walk with Porter, his loyal black lab.

What Does an Accounting Firm Do - Next Level Now Team Deanna Thompson

Deanna Thompson / Corporate Controller

Deanna has over 25 years of experience in software, manufacturing, insurance, and retail. She is passionate about making calculated management decisions based on providing concise financial information. With her vast experience in startups, implementation, and detailed financial analysis, she prides herself on accurate & timely reporting to meet and exceed the expectations of her clients. Deanna thrives in fast-paced, dynamic environments where she can provide solutions to increase efficiency, effectiveness, and accuracy. Outside of work you can find her catching some rays at the beach, traveling, going to concerts, taking long walks with her two dogs and spending quality time with family.

Outsourced CFOs

What Does an Accounting Firm Do - Brian McGettrick

Brian McGettrick / CFO

Brian is a dedicated financial executive providing accounting, management, operations, human resources, and strategic planning services for a variety of industries. He knows what it takes to plan and execute the successful transition and sale of a company. With over 20 years of financial experience, Brian prepares organizations to think strategically, drive transformation, and stay focused on the big picture.

Outside of the office Brian loves playing tennis, spending time with friends and enjoying life!

What Does an Accounting Firm Do - Dan Plowden Outsourced CFO at Next Level Now

Dan Plowden / CFO

Dan enjoys working with owners and executive teams aligning infrastructure to enable scale, increase productivity, and enhance resilience and effectiveness. He has led change initiatives in for-profit and nonprofit organizations including information systems implementations and succession planning projects including both internal transition and preparation for sale. Dan has held positions including CFO at a national life sciences nonprofit, Interim CFO and HIPAA Privacy & Security officer for a national health equity nonprofit, VP Finance and CFO for a privately held Contract Research Organization, and CFO and Treasurer for a multi-national boutique consulting firm.

Outside of the office Dan enjoys spending time with family, and with his wife fishing and paddling on the quiet waters of Coastal Maine.

What Does an Accounting Firm Do - John Parins

John Parins / CFO

John is a customer-focused technical accountant that assists others in understanding accounting systems. He concentrates on matching the most recent technological advances with current systems, allowing companies to leverage their human capital and get more out of their financial resources. John is a firm believer that “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take,” and is often motivated by his clients who also shoot for the stars.

Outside of the office, John is a husband and father. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and participating in activities such as hiking, water sports, fishing, and winter sports. He can often be found in the kitchen when at home.

What Does an Accounting Firm Do - Steve Payne

Steve Payne / CFO

Steve is an experienced financial executive and entrepreneur who provides steady strategic and tactical leadership, both in periods of growth and in periods of restructuring. He has extensive experience driving operational efficiency and profitability improvement for a wide range of companies in their international and domestic operations. Steve is a firm believer in the statement “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”

Outside of the office Steve enjoys traveling to visit family and friends, as well as planning and completing home improvement projects.

What Does an Accounting Firm Do - Angela Tummons at Next Level Now

Angela Tummons / CFO

Angela is a highly experienced, analytical, and self-driven CFO with over 15 years of accomplishment and progressive advancement in providing financial and accounting services across diverse industries. She looks to streamline financial operational effectiveness without diminishing quality.

Outside of the office Angela enjoys spending time with her family and doodles, as well as traveling.

Outsourced Accounting

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Crystal Arthur / Controller

Crystal has 20 years of accounting and management experience in several industries. She enjoys using her skills and experience to help clients succeed by ensuring accuracy, efficiency, and compliance in accounting processes and financial reporting. She is focused on helping clients understand their financials to make better management decisions. Crystal is a strategic, big-picture, and critical thinker who can find the solutions needed to overcome obstacles and solve long-term problems.

Outside of the office, Crystal enjoys spending time with her family and taking daily walks as well as working in her large vegetable garden, relaxing by the pool, fishing, camping, festivals, and traveling to new places.

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Rachel Billetter / Accountant

Prior to joining Next Level Now, Rachel has held various accounting roles in both the retail and medical affairs industry. She is a recent graduate from Southern New Hampshire University, and is continuing her education there to obtain her master’s in accounting.  Rachel enjoys learning and challenging herself professionally.

Outside of work, Rachel enjoys spending time with friends and family, taking her dogs on walks, and reading.

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Francesca Blanco / Accountant 1

As an early in career employee, Francesca is very excited to be working at Next Level Now and looking forward to gaining knowledge so she can continue as a valued member of our Teams. Post Graduation from Florida State University with a Finance degree, she worked in medical staffing accounting for 9 months in St Petersburg, FL. While in college, she was active in her Kappa Delta sorority, and participated actively in fundraising for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, FSU College of Medicine, and volunteered at a small Costa Rican village of Cedral with Ecotourism projects to improve their economy.

Outside working hours, she enjoys playing volleyball, snowboarding, scuba diving, and being outdoors, which is great when you live in Florida.


Brittney Cirinna / Accountant

Brittney is a very conscientious and detail-oriented accountant. She has real attention to detail and brings great enthusiasm for learning, whether it is new accounting systems, business management or staying on top of technology in the area of finance. We are glad she is part of our team!

Outside of the office, Brittney likes to spend time with friends at the beach, reading and working out at the gym.


Laura Elder / Accountant

Laura has many years of experience in a wide variety of accounting areas, primarily with small business services. She is detail oriented,  determined, and enjoys compiling accurate information for business owners to aid in their decision-making processes. She is very much a team player, big on communication, and creating a happy & positive professional atmosphere. She is very excited to be part of this team and to have the opportunity to learn from so many knowledgeable people.

In her free time, Laura has been an Olympic weightlifting coach for 26 years. She loves to read and to be outside. She is involved in animal rescue, TNR, and has a variety of cats.


Ana Nolet / Controller

Ana’s background includes 20 years of experience in finance/accounting and operations management with several different industries. With exceptional attention to detail, successful accountability at all levels and unparalleled work ethic, as well as great analytical skills. She is self-driven individual with do-whatever it takes attitude, and her strongest skills are multi-tasking and working in fast paced environment.

Outside the office, Ana loves traveling, camping, and enjoying the beach. She is also member of women’s softball league and women’s bowling league. Ana loves life and enjoys each day to the fullest.

What Does an Accounting Firm Do - John-Michael Luskevich

John-Michael Luskevich / Accountant

John-Michael is an analytical and accomplished accountant with more than 10 years of experience in managing all aspects of accounting operations, maintaining high-level accuracy of financial statements, and controlling business costs. He possesses a comprehensive background in utilizing effective technologies to transform accounting procedures into automated and more efficient systems to facilitate seamless outcomes and drive departmental success.

In his free time, he enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time outdoors.

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Candice Poland / Accountant

Candice focuses on the details behind everything. Accounting keeps her on her toes with everyday challenges. She loves to learn and grow so she can provide the best service she can for our clients. Candice looks for opportunities to enhance her education and knowledge in all areas of accounting and business. She also likes to identify sources that may be beneficial for Next Level Now and our clients. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her family and friends. They love traveling and camping.


Melissa Roberts / Accountant

Melissa has a passion for accounting and enjoys the challenges that come with problem-solving. She is detailed-orientated and actively pursues learning opportunities to sharpen her skills. She is committed to providing excellent service to meet and exceed client expectations. Melissa is a high-energy team player who strives to make a difference.

Outside of the office, Melissa enjoys spending quality time with her family. She is passionate about pet adoption and you can always find her two rescue dogs by her side.


Kynda Rogers / Controller

Kynda is an honest and attentive technical accountant whose attention to detail and organizational skills are something she’s known for. She works hard to adapt to new software’s and industries to be able to lead with as much knowledge as possible. Kynda focuses on the needs of the business as well as a company’s goals for the future to create first-class solutions to company difficulties.

Outside working hours, you can find her toting her four children to different extracurricular activities. She also enjoys playing her guitar and learning to cook.

What Does an Accounting Firm Do - Jim Ryan

Jim Ryan / Accountant

At Next Level Now, Jim works hard helping his clients think strategically about their company and finances. Jim has been through the entrepreneurial trenches—having co-founded and grown a 401k recordkeeping firm over the course of 26 years from just an idea between two friends.  He’s worn all the hats, and enjoys meeting new people, understanding their business, and providing actionable solutions.

Outside of the office, Jim can be found spending time with his wife on their boat. He also enjoys working on his cars and grandfather clocks or just kicking back with his dog, Copernicus.

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Our Story

From start to finish

Next Level Now was founded in 2002 by Ken Peterson. Ken saw a need for financial guidance of small-to-mid size businesses. He has seen firsthand the value it can bring to have a CFO on your management team.


There was a Need

Ken started Next Level Now in 2002 out of  a need to provide small to mid-size companies the strategic, key financial information and CFO tools to make better informed and proactive decisions for an organization’s future growth.


A Team Approach

The team philosophy at Next Level Now gives us an upper hand in the ever changing businesses of our clients. We work as a team to solve issues on behalf of our clients and are not afraid of rolling up our sleeves and really diving in. The team aspect makes us a strong group of CFOs ready to work for your organization.


Making a Difference

Our track record speaks for itself. We have made positive contributions on our clients' behalf and are ready to bring your business to the next level. Read some of the accolades from current and past organizations we have worked with.