North Star Ventures was founded in 1989 to provide small business consulting, training, and technical support assistance for Sage 50 Products and Windows® operating systems.
We work with business managers, their CPAs, and their computer dealers to automate accounting systems using Sage 50 & Intuit accounting software. 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.
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Our Support Staff
Everyone on our Support Staff is Certified by Peachtree in the use of their products.
Thomas Youngman founded North Star Ventures in 1989 and has more than 25 years of experience in installing and designing computer accounting systems. He was a manager at KPMG Peat Marwick's Boston office in charge of computer implementations, and the former Director of product marketing and design at Layered, Inc., Mr. Youngman has a BS degree from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA from Wake Forest University. Tom is a Sage 50 Certified Trainer for Sage 50 University and is Certified in Sage 50 Accounting for Windows.
Christopher Diamantides is Vice President at North Star Ventures and has over twenty years of experience installing and developing computer accounting systems. He was a consultant at KPMG Peat Marwick'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 during 1990. Mr. Diamantides has a BS degree in Accountancy from Bentley College. Chris is a Sage 50 Certified Trainer for Sage 50 University and is Certified in Sage 50 Accounting for Windows and Sage 50 Classic Accounting.
Stephen Gillis is a consultant at North Star Ventures and has over twenty-three years 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. Steve is Certified in Sage 50 Accounting for Windows and Act! Contact Management Software.
Charlene Takesian is a consultant at North Star Ventures and has over twenty-seven years experience in installing and implementing micro-computer accounting systems. She has over 30 years experience in bookkeeping and accounting. She was a technical support representative at Peachtree's One-Write Plus division prior to coming to North Star Ventures. Ms. Takesian has an AS degree from Becker College. Charlene is a Sage 50 Certified Trainer for Sage 50 University and is Certified in Sage 50 Accounting for Windows.
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.