Miles Young, On Time Supplies, Bronson Lavender, Pinnacle Bank, and Gary Massey, Massey and Company CPA (ProfitSense with Bill McDermott, Episode 28)
On this inspiring episode of ProfitSense with Bill McDermott, Miles Young of On Time Supplies shared his story of being compelled to create a solution to the problems he saw in the office supply space and the rewards that come from taking a risk. Bronson Lavender, Senior Vice President with Pinnacle Bank, talked about his passion and calling for helping clients throughout his career in banking. Gary Massey of Massey and Company CPA discussed serving his clients through accounting and tax-related issues, sharing how a bit of preparation saves a lot of work down the road. ProfitSense with Bill McDermott is produced and broadcast by the North Fulton Studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta.
Miles Young, CEO and Co-Owner, On Time Supplies
OnTimeSupplies.com offers top-notch customer service. We are a leading supplier of discount office supplies with lightning-fast delivery. Our team is dedicated to helping people just like you, and we feel like it is a privilege to serve you! We consider it our personal mission to make every customer a reference customer, from the individual home-office buyer to the purchaser of the largest corporate accounts.
Miles has a background in commodities and a decade in sales of software. He saw a need in the office supply industry and started On Time Supplies seventeen years ago.
Miles has a degree from the University of Alabama.
Bronson Lavender, Senior Vice President – Market Manager, Pinnacle Bank
Pinnacle Bank is a Georgia-based bank headquartered in Elberton, Georgia. It has been locally owned and operated since 1934. Currently, Pinnacle Bank has approximately $1.85 Billion in Total Assets and has 24 full-service branches across Northeast Georgia to meet the needs of our clients. Their Vision Statement is to be “The Best Community Bank in Georgia”.
Bronson has been in banking since 1992 and has a degree from University of North Georgia.
Gary Massey, Managing Director, Massey and Company CPA
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. They 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 their office. Instead, you will find patient, understanding people who sincerely care. All year long.
Gary Massey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. He also holds both a Masters in Business Administration degree and a Masters in Taxation degree from Fordham University, New York, NY. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Gary is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. And he is a Certified Tax Representation Consultant.
Gary worked in the tax departments of Ernst & Young, Coopers & Lybrand, and KPMG for 10 years. Gary then transitioned to regional and local CPA firms, specializing in small business and individual tax services. Since 2013, he has been growing Massey and Company CPA, a boutique tax and accounting firm in Atlanta, focused on the needs of small businesses and individuals throughout Georgia.
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 reading and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He is married to Chelly, a native of The Netherlands.
About ProfitSense and Your Host, Bill McDermott
ProfitSense with Bill McDermott dives into the stories behind some of Atlanta’s successful businesses and business owners and the professionals that advise them. This show helps local business leaders get the word out about the important work they’re doing to serve their market, their community and their profession. The show is presented by McDermott Financial Solutions. McDermott Financial helps business owners improve cash flow and profitability, find financing, break through barriers to expansion and financially prepare to exit their business. The show archive can be found at profitsenseradio.com.
Bill McDermott is the Founder and CEO of McDermott Financial Solutions. When business owners want to increase their profitability, they don’t have the expertise to know where to start or what to do. Bill leverages his knowledge and relationships from 32 years as a banker to identify the hurdles getting in the way and create a plan to deliver profitability they never thought possible.
Bill currently serves as Treasurer for the Atlanta Executive Forum and has held previous positions as a board member for the Kennesaw State University Entrepreneurship Center and Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity and Treasurer for CEO NetWeavers. Bill is a graduate of Wake Forest University and he and his wife, Martha have called Atlanta home for over 40 years. Outside of work, Bill enjoys golf, traveling, and gardening.