Olivia and Carmen Amyette, Infinite Energy Advisors, and Gary Massey, Massey and Company CPA (Family Business Radio, Episode 47)
Family business owners Olivia and Carmen Amyette, Infinity Energy Advisors, and Gary Massey, owner of Massey and Company CPA were the guests on this episode of Family Business Radio. Olivia and Carmen, her mom, talked about Olivia’s accomplishments and drive and her devotion to her grandfather that led her to start her own company after college. They discussed the generational influence in their family on the business, how they run their solar energy business, and more.
Gary Massey talked about how he became a CPA, starting his own firm, and his approach to helping business owners. He discussed how he advises his clients to properly set up a business and stay out of tax trouble, tax planning, and much more.
Anthony then asked his guests to reflect on the obstacles they found when starting their business and what keeps them inspired and motivated.
Anthony concluded the show with comments about the most valuable legacy a family can leave to preserve wealth.
Infinite Energy Advisors
Infinite Energy Advisors (IEA) is a boutique solar energy and energy-efficient home improvement firm. Their mission is to empower individuals, communities, and businesses to foster a better, brighter, cleaner future by taking control of their energy.
IEA specializes in creating cost-effective solar solutions to help their clients save money on power bills and achieve sustainability goals.
They are proud to be named a Best of Gwinnett nominee!
Olivia is the owner of Infinite Energy Advisors. In this family business, her mother Carmen works as a Customer Relations Manager and her father John is the Installation Manager.
Olivia developed a passion for solar energy at Georgia Tech, where she engaged in research projects relating to environmentalism and energy conservation. Olivia took the leap of faith to start her solar company 7 months after graduating from Georgia Tech to follow her passion for renewable energy while also fulfilling her duties as a caretaker of her grandfather.
With more than 4 years of experience as a Technical Program Manager for the Georgia Tech Grand Challenges LLC, Olivia has extensive experience in optimizing technology according to a client’s needs, creating efficient systems, and enriching customer experiences. Having facilitated upwards of 53 research projects during her role as a facilitator at Georgia Tech, Olivia is well versed in project management and has optimized the solar purchasing/installation process to be seamless.
Olivia holds a BS from the Georgia Tech College of Computing, Solar Energy Certifications from Georgia Tech and Solairgen, and is currently working to get NABCEP certified. Her mission is to empower individuals, communities, and businesses to foster a better, brighter, cleaner future by taking control of their energy.
Massey and Company CPA
Massey and Company CPA is an accounting firm located in Atlanta serving the needs of small businesses and individuals throughout Georgia.
Over the years, they noticed that CPA firms tend to be cold, unfriendly, hectic places. Maybe they are just so busy with tax season.
At Massey and Company, their team is bright, friendly and eager to please. Thanks to the team and their guiding principles, they are a different kind of accounting firm.
Gary Massey founded the company in 2013 with these principles which still guide them today:
- Treat people with respect
- Be kind – we are all human
- Make complex issues less stressful
- Charge fair prices
You won’t find stress or drama at the Massey office. Instead, you will find patient, understanding people who sincerely care. All year long.
Gary Massey, Founder, Massey and Company CPA
Gary Massey is the founder of Massey and Company CPA, based in Atlanta. He has over 30 years of experience in tax preparation, tax planning, and IRS and state tax problem resolution. He holds a CPA, a Master’s degree in Accounting and Master’s degree in Business Administration with a specialization in taxation. Gary is also a Certified Tax Representation Consultant.
Gary’s focus includes helping clients with tax problems. This includes representing clients in front of IRS and state agencies to resolve difficult tax issues, including audits, unpaid taxes, liens, levies, penalties, and notices. His work requires negotiation on a wide variety of tax matters, including offers in compromise, installment agreements, currently not collectible status, and penalty abatement.
Gary enjoys collecting art and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He is married to Chelly, a native of The Netherlands.
Anthony Chen, Host of Family Business Radio
This show is sponsored and brought to you by Anthony Chen with Lighthouse Financial Network. Securities and advisory services are offered through Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. (RAA), member FINRA/SIPC. RAA is separately owned and other entities and/or marketing names, products, or services referenced here are independent of RAA. The main office address is 575 Broadhollow Rd. Melville, NY 11747. You can reach Anthony at 631-465-9090 ext 5075 or by email at email@example.com.
Anthony Chen started his career in financial services with MetLife in Buffalo, NY in 2008. Born and raised in Elmhurst, Queens, he considers himself a full-blooded New Yorker while now enjoying his Atlanta, GA home. Specializing in family businesses and their owners, Anthony works to protect what is most important to them. From preserving to creating wealth, Anthony partners with CPAs and attorneys to help address all the concerns and help clients achieve their goals. By using a combination of financial products ranging from life, disability, and long-term care insurance to many investment options through Royal Alliance. Anthony looks to be the eyes and ears for his client’s financial foundation. In his spare time, Anthony is an avid long-distance runner.