North Star Ventures was founded in 1989 to provide small business consulting, training, and technical support assistance for accounting systems. We work with business managers, their CPAs, and their computer dealers to assist in automating those systems.
We are not a certified public accounting firm or a computer dealer. We can recommend several area CPAs or computer dealers if you require those services.
Thomas Youngman founded North Star Ventures in 1989 and has more than thirty years of experience in installing and designing micro-computer accounting systems. He was a manager at KPMG's Boston office in charge of micro-computer implementations, and the former Director of Product Marketing and Design at Layered, Inc. (acquired by Peachtree in 1990). He is a Sage Certified Consultant and a QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Tom has a BS degree from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA from Wake Forest University.
Christopher Diamantides is Vice President at North Star Ventures and has over twenty-five years of experience installing and developing micro-computer accounting systems. He was a consultant at KPMG's Boston office and specialized in computerized accounting system installation and testing. He was the Manager of Quality Assurance at Layered, Inc. and joined North Star Ventures in 1990. He is a Sage Certified Consultant and QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Chris has a BS degree in Accountancy from Bentley College.
Stephen Gillis is a Sage Certified Consultant, Act! Certified Consultant, and QuickBooks ProAdvisor at North Star Ventures and has over twenty-nine years of experience installing software, hardware and network operating systems. He was a senior business systems analyst for an insurance agency in the Boston area for more than four years, supporting clients on PC, WAN, LAN, NT and Unix based networks. He also has worked as a technical support specialist where he supported accounting software and hardware on multiple platforms. Steve has a BS degree in Computer Information Technology from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.
Charlene Takesian is a Sage Certified Consultant at North Star Ventures and has over thirty years of experience installing and designing micro-computer accounting systems and over thirty-five years of experience in bookkeeping and accounting. She was a technical support representative at Peachtree's OneWrite Plus division and worked at two local CPA firms before joining North Star Ventures in 1996. Charlene has an AS degree from Becker College.
Jennifer Boshar is the Office Administrator at North Star Ventures. She maintains our Accounts Payable database. Jennifer has a BS degree from Plymouth State in Business Administration.
Katie Arvay is the Marketing Coordinator at North Star Ventures. She manages the communication of specials and software changes, processes product quotes and sales, and maintains the customer database. Prior to joining North Star Ventures, she worked as a Marketing Assistant in the finance and investment field. Katie has a BA degree in Psychology from Merrimack College.