Dave Heistein, CPA Managing Partner
Dave Heistein is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of California. He is a San Diego CPA, as well as an advanced QuickBooks Pro-Advisor and Instructor. He has over 18 years of experience in finance, tax, and operational management.
Dave has worked in various accounting and technology, consulting and management roles for Philip Morris, USWeb, Inspired Arts, and many others, and is now a San Diego based CPA. In 1999, he founded and ran a successful internet and business consulting company called IP Strategy.
Dave holds a BA in Business Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara with concentrations in Accounting and Computer Science.
Melody Thornton, CPA Tax Manager
Melody Thornton, Certified Public Accountant, is a former CohnReznik (J.H. Cohn) partner with more than 20 years of experience in public accounting. As an expert in tax consulting for public and private sector companies, she has worked with clients from a variety of industries including technology, software, Internet business solutions, biotechnology, light manufacturing, and distribution.
Melody also served as President of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA), San Diego Chapter where she worked on the State Council, the state level Taxation Committee and the State Board of Directors.
Melody says, “I always make it a priority to be accessible, responsive and efficient when working with clients so that they can focus on growing their business.”
Dana Kandler Accounting Manager
Dana is one of our accounting, bookkeeping and QuickBooks rock stars. She brings a passion for excellence in customer service and a razor like focus on accuracy and detail.
Dana has a wealth of experience and expertise. Her credentials include a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, a QuickBooks Specialist Certification and certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor status.
In addition to her academic credentials, Dana brings expertise in a number of industries including manufacturing, restaurant, disaster restoration and public accounting. As someone who has also owned her own business, she has a good understanding and unique insights into the accounting and bookkeeping needs of the small businesses.
Dana says… “I enjoy working with Profitwise because we all share the same focus on customer support and service. I believe that customer service and support is the most important part of my job and Profitwise stands 100% behind this conviction.”
Deanna Kahler Staff Accountant
Deanna is a QuickBooks Pro-advisor and serves the important role at Profitwise as Staff Accountant and go-to-person to many of our clients.
Deanna is one of those individuals fortunate enough to have been born and raised in America’s Finest City, San Diego. When not helping clients and the Profitwise team, she enjoys the many activities that living in San Diego has to offer.
Deanna brings stellar academic credentials to the Profitwise team. She has a both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Accounting from San Diego State University.
Deana says … “I really enjoy helping clients with their monthly bookkeeping needs. I enjoy putting my education and natural affinity for detail, logic and balance to work for clients to get and keep their books in order.”
Gina Piskur Staff Accountant
Gina brings her 10+ years of experience in accounting as well as skills in database setup/implementation, report writing and IT support to Profitwise. Not only is Gina proficient in all areas of accounting but also a real whiz in math having earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from San Francisco State University. Gina recently moved to the area and is enjoying getting to know San Diego, especially the beaches.
About joining the Profitwise team Gina says, “I’m very glad to be a part of the Profitwise Accounting team. The company values mirror my own, especially taking the time to understand each client’s particular needs.”
Lisa Davis Executive Business Administrator
Lisa fills the important role of Executive Business Administrator which means she is often the first point of contact for clients and prospective clients and she helps the team out on a wide variety of projects.
Lisa’s experience includes seven years with a start-up architectural firm where her responsibilities included setting up QuickBooks, managing payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable as well as project management and budgeting; just to name a few.
In her “spare” time Lisa volunteers at her kid’s schools, makes sure her 5 daughters get to all of their activities on time and loves to read.
Lisa received her BA in Communication from San Diego State University.
Lisa says, “I’m excited to be working for a company that has such innovative ideas and good rapport with their clients. I enjoy the challenges that each day brings and appreciate the collaboration that goes into meeting each client’s individual needs.”
Seeta Heistein Director of Client Relations
As our Director of Client Relations, Seeta is our people person. She brings an educational and professional background that is perfectly suited to excellence in customer service and a passion for helping people. Prior to joining the team, Seeta successfully applied her relationship skills in a variety of roles including counseling, marketing and business development. She is a native San Diegan who is committed to helping individuals, businesses and communities grow and prosper.
Seeta received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from San Diego State University.
Seeta adds, . . “I enjoy giving a personal touch to our client relations and am dedicated to helping our clients succeed. “
Marjorie Stine Marketing Manager
Marjorie brings over 20 years of marketing experience working with established companies as well as start-ups in the medical device, diagnostics, and professional services field. Her expertise includes business and marketing plan development for new products and services, marketing research and online marketing.
Marjorie has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from CSU, Sacramento and an M.B.A. from Golden Gate University.
Marjorie says, …”I am passionate about helping businesses grow through marketing. Working with Dave and Profitwise Accounting has been a great opportunity to use my skills and experience.”