Coming from small business, we created a product for small business
Jeremy Burke is the Director of Business Development at Dryrun. He excels at developing new market opportunities, communities and teams in the business world and comes to Dryrun after a decade with Intuit Canada, makers of QuickBooks. Jeremy has a passion for supporting small businesses, consulting with over 35K small business across Canada and training over 3K accountants and bookkeepers on a vast assortment of business applications, sales, marketing and strategic initiatives. Jeremy strongly believes educating the business owner to overcome the world’s biggest business pandemic “poor cash flow management” is the key to unlocking a wonderful world economy and success in business not only for owners but the employees and the families they support.
Jeremy loves coaching his three kids and hundreds of Edmonton’s community youth athletes in a wrestling room at the university, local hockey rink, or on a soccer field. Growing up in small military communities across Canada, sports were important to him and he believes it is vital to share the joy he received on the field. Sports have provided Jeremy with many valuable lessons in leadership and work ethic and he sees it as a great platform to developing highly productive members of our future communities.
Blaine Bertsch is the Co-Founder and CEO at Dryrun, where he oversees the strategic direction and core operations for the company and the software platform. Blaine also leads the application’s design direction, resulting in a beautiful, flexible and actionable customer experience.
Blaine’s mission is to have a lasting positive impact on businesses all over the world by helping them collaborate with their accounting team to manage cash flow and grow.
In 2019, Blaine released his first book, Pandemic Cash Flow, which explores the problems businesses face and offers a collaborative and effective solution to crushing the affliction.
With a Master of Design from the University of Alberta, Blaine has more than 15 years of successful entrepreneurial experience in graphic design, interactive design in the educational and cultural space, and television. Blaine empowers and advises entrepreneurs and mature businesses throughout Alberta and beyond in the online space as well as locally in Edmonton.
Tariq Bacchus is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Dryrun. Tariq leads Dryrun’s technical advancement, integration and security, as well as incorporating new features and upgrades seamlessly. Tariq’s code ensures that accountants, bookkeepers and their business clients can take advantage of a clear, flexible and powerful platform.
Prior to Dryrun, Tariq spent three years in the role of System Developer at Finning Canada, building digital infrastructure that enabled the company to deliver solutions to customers across Canada.
In his spare time, Tariq can be found long-boarding around the world. Past destinations have included Japan, Thailand, Oregon, New York, California, Alaska, New England, Paris, and Mexico with plans to explore Australia, Iceland, Norway, Scotland, Ireland, Singapore, Columbia, and Peru. An experienced amateur photographer, Tariq enjoys photographing the landscapes and cultures that he explores during his travels.
Barbara Easter has developed a career as a coach for businesses and families in her 15 years working in the financial and education fields. In 2018, Barb was nominated to serve as judge for the accounting and bookkeeping industry’s 2018 Inspire Recognition Program which honours excellence in the accounting and bookkeeping fields for their lifetime of achievements.
Serving as the Director of Client Success at Dryrun, Barbara plays an important role in educating and supporting CFOs, accountants and bookkeepers on best practices for real-time cash flow modeling and management with their business clients as well as onboarding larger firms’ partners, employees and clients. Barbara has been an instrumental part in developing Dryrun’s referral channel – connecting businesses that need cash flow advisory to a growing and carefully vetted network of trained Dryrun Partners throughout North America.
Prior to her current role at Dryrun, Barbara worked in Communications, educating and empowering businesses about cash flow literacy. Prior to joining the Dryrun team, she built a successful freelance marketing and communications business, catering to a variety of industry professionals and organisations throughout the world. She helps accountants put on their ‘business hat’ and invites business owners into the world of accounting and finance.
Barb spends her leisure time with her small kids and husband, and also spends a lot of time volunteering ‘behind the scenes’ for a number of community and sports organizations in her community.
Barbara is an accredited writer and editor and is a financial coach for families around the globe through Australian-based Grandma’s Jars and its sister organisation Money Skills for Life. She is professionally fluent in both English and American Sign Language (ASL).