LEADERSHIP LOWDOWN Tony Josifek with Xcellent Accounting and Tim Schlink with AZ Concrete Repair
Xcellent Accounting is a full service CPA firm based in Phoenix AZ and advisor to small business clients throughout the U.S. They offer bookkeeping, payroll and accounting outsourcing, corporate and individual tax preparation, growth and profitability consulting and financial consultation to exiting business owners through business brokers.
Tony Josifek is a licensed CPA with over 25 years of accounting and financial analysis and leadership experience in mid-sized through Fortune 100 companies and multiple industries. Tony has been a part of global brand teams including Monroe shock aborbers, Fram auto filters, Collections Etc. catalog, Bendix King avionics, Hefty bags and Boulder Canyon potato chips.
Tony left the corporate world to help small business owners focus on growing and serving customers by maintaining their accounting, taxes and other compliance and providing insights and resources to improve profitability and growth.
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Az. Concrete Repair Inc., is a 30 year contracting institution in the Valley, is family owned and operated and has grown into a premier specialty flooring and concrete treatment company. They are proficient at Terrazzo, Concrete Polishing, Stains, Waterproofing, Industrial and Decorative fluid applied systems and more. What started in a small rental home decades ago has blossomed into a business that provides for many families, has withstood the test of time and continues to innovate and grow to this day.
“ACRI” is Co-Founded and owned by Tim and Pete Schlink.
Tim Schlink worked side by side with his brother Pete learning the tricks of the trade. Their relationship has provided the cornerstone for stability and growth through the years. With an open door policy and decades of experience Tim understands and manages in many areas including HR, Estimating, Team Building, Job Costing platforms, Systems Efficacy, Employee Performance, Safety and Silica Awareness, Collections disputes and more.
The Leadership Lowdown was created to share the REAL story behind valley leaders’ rise to the top, and the truth about what it takes to TRULY succeed in life and business. Hear the raw stories of these leaders’ journeys…the pitfalls, the victories, and all of the heartaches and triumphs in between.
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ABOUT YOUR HOST
Jodi Low is an accomplished corporate trainer, inspirational speaker, and the Founder and CEO of U & Improved. Jodi has trained thousands of entrepreneurs and executives on how to build a booming business, master a mindset for success, and achieve the lifestyle they desire through heart-fueled leadership.
Through U & Improved—an award-winning personal and professional leadership development company based in Scottsdale—Jodi has redefined traditional leadership training by creating a sustainable and actionable model that is personal, challenging and meaningful to each and every individual who enrolls in any of the two-and-a-half-day experiential training classes. She and her elite training team have advanced the charge in heart-based leadership
development and empower U & Improved graduates with knowledge, tools and awareness to immediately be more effective and responsive leaders at work, home and within their communities.
Among her many accomplishments as a Valley leader, Jodi launched a teen leadership program in 2014 to empower young adults to become more confident, motivated and focused stewards of our future. In 2016, she founded a non-profit arm of the company—the U & Improved Leadership Foundation—that makes the program more accessible to deserving teens.
Jodi has been recognized by industry publications and organizations for her work in leadership development and serves as a source of inspiration within the community. In 2015, she was honored as an “Outstanding Women in Business” by the Phoenix Business Journal and by the Phoenix Suns and National Bank of Arizona with the “Amazing Women” award. She has received both the prestigious “Diversity Leader of the Year” and the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce’s “Sterling Award.” She was also awarded a Silver Stevie Award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 and was a finalist for the Junior League of Phoenix’s Valley Impact Award. Jodi is a devoted single parent who volunteers her time at her daughters’ school programs and with organizations such as Angel Mamas, where she’s served on the board for three years.