35★45 Consulting® Team

Owners

Nancy Griffing, Consultant

Nancy Griffing

CEO, Owner
Houston, Texas

Skills

  • Software Specialist (Legal, Small Business, Long-term Care, Oil & Gas)
  • Database Specialist
  • Accounting Technology & Analysis Reporting
  • Business Advisory Services & Workflow

“With great pleasure, I run a company with a team of many diverse talents.  However, a day doesn’t go by when I am not hands-on with clients.  I love my job, because we can help you, no matter what you need.”

Certifications & Specialties

Microsoft SQL & Access ★ Legal Time & Billing ★ Corporate Billing & Productivity ★ Practice Management

Arthur Cruz, System Engineer

Arthur Cruz

VP, Owner
Houston, Texas

Skills

  • Technology Services Specialist
  • Microsoft Certified System Engineer
  • Network Design
  • Application/Hardware Integration

“I have the privilege of working with the 3545 dream team of IT professionals.  They are as dedicated to their clients as they are to mastering technology.  My engineers don’t just build systems – they make the software thrive in the environment.”

Certifications & Specialties

Microsoft Systems Engineer ★ VMWare ★ Network Design ★ TimeslipsTime MattersPCLawAmicus Attorney

Ken Kennedy-Associate

Ken Kennedy

VP, Owner
High Point, North Carolina

Skills

  • Application Implementation Specialist
  • Custom Solutions Design & Development
  • Management Information Services
  • Application Linking & Data Exchange Expert
  • Business Analysis & Strategy
  • Data Migrations & Conversions Specialist
  • SQL Solutions Provider
  • Customized Report Development

Certifications

Time Matters/Billing MattersTimeslipsTABS3HotDocsWorldoxMicrosoft DBA Partner ★ Crystal Reports ★ Uptime Legal Systems

Laura Kennedy-Associate

Laura Kennedy

VP, Owner
High Point, North Carolina

Skills

  • Project Administration & Management
  • Application Implementation Specialist
  • Business Advisory Services, Talent Management
  • Business Processes & Workflow Specialist
  • Training Specialist
  • Accounting Technology Solutions & Analysis
  • Document Management & Automation

Robin Birmingham, New Business Development

Robin Birmingham (In Memory Of)

New Business Development, Owner
Houston, Texas

Skills

  • Business Client Projects
  • Public Relations
  • Software Demonstrations / Product Information
  • Coordinating Client Projects

“I relish every opportunity to work with our current clients and those who just haven’t met us yet.  Fortunately, I always have the resource to meet your needs at my fingertips.”

Words cannot express the sadness 35★45 feels as we announce the death of our dear friend and partner, Robin Birmingham. For twenty-two years, she has been the heart and soul of the company. Robin lost her fight with Good Pasture’s Syndrome on Sunday evening, April 17, 2016. She is survived by her devoted and loving husband, John Birmingham.

Tribute to Robin Birmingham

Tommy Glenn, Consultant / Data Analyst

Tommy Glenn

Data Analyst, Owner
Austin, Texas

Skills

“I am a recovering CPA – turned programmer 20+ years ago.  I don’t just look at the numbers – I turn them into graphs and charts and meaningful, real-time reports.  If the software can’t do it for you, then my programming team can.”

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Our Team

Ashley Wakefield, Consultant

Ashley Wakefield

Consultant
Houston, Texas

Skills

  • One-on-One Application Training & Coaching
  • Problem Solving/Troubleshooting
  • Workflow & Training Documentation
  • Legal & Medical Application Specialist
“I started working at 3545 when I was in college, before I knew what I wanted to do.  Shortly after I started, I realized this is the career for me.  I added a second major and worked hard to achieve my educational objectives so that I can apply my MIS and accounting skills to my client projects. ”

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Bill Ayres

Associate
Cary, North Carolina

Skills

  • Software Specialist (Legal, Small Business, Long-term Care, Oil & Gas)
  • Database Specialist
  • Accounting Technology & Analysis Reporting
  • Business Advisory Services & Workflow

Certifications

Time Matters/Billing MattersClioCosmolex ★ Intermedia ★ Uptime Legal Systems ★ GFI ★ Bitdefender

Caren Schwartz, Consultant

Caren Schwartz

Associate
Fairfield, Connecticut

Skills

  • Application specialist for time billing and accounting
  • Application linking and data exchange specialist
  • Certifications in a variety of popular accounting and billing applications

“I am part of 3545 so that I can find the right people to solve our clients’ problems. My role is primarily focused on billing and accounting solutions.  My favorite parts of my job include matching clients to the software that works for them and teaching them how to use it effectively.  I live for the “AHA” moment when a client sees how the software is going to work for them.  My saddest moments are when I meet a potential client who is beyond frustrated with the software they are trying to use. ”

Carolyn MacKenzie, Consultant

Carolyn MacKenzie

Associate
Dade, Broward, Palm Beach Counties, Florida

Skills

  • Time, Billing, Accounting and Practice Management Application Specialist
  • Accounting analysis, reconstruction and reporting
  • Employee Productivity
  • Business Advisory Services

“I love working with 3545 to help our clients improve their productivity through the application of industry leading software applications tailored to their needs. What I live for is understanding a client’s problems with their current software, procedures to recommending better solutions, and training them on how best to apply that solution to meet their needs.  Helping people improve their businesses is like helping people have a better life.  Any day I can do that is a GREAT DAY for me.”

Certifications

Time Matters /Billing MattersPCLawFirm ManagerTimeslipsLNTPAClio ★ Flywire ★ CosmoLex

Debbie Caughron-Office Manager

Debbie Caughron

Office Manager
High Point, North Carolina

Skills

  • Customer & Vendor Relations
  • Marketing & Business Development
  • Office Services
  • Administrative Support Services

Eladio Guevara

Project Manager
Houston, Texas

Skills

  • IT Engineer
  • Desktop and Server Support
  • Backup and Disaster Recover Specialist
  • Managed Services
  • Technical Troubleshooting

“I started my career at 3545 when I was still in undergraduate school.  I stayed because of the challenge and the opportunities to learn every day.  I want to give this opportunity to every new person we hire.”

Certifications

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 ★ Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching: CCNA R&S

Elizabeth Nguyen-To

Project Manager
Houston, Texas

Skills

  • Application Training & Support Specialist
  • One-on-one and group training and Curriculum
  • Custom report writing
  • HTML Report Writing and Integration Services
  • Billing and Accounting Assistance Services

“I believe in client service above and beyond anything else.  If you don’t stay in touch with your clients, you can’t serve them.  I want every client to have a personal relationship with every person they work with at 3545.  How can we help you?”

Certifications & Specialties

Timeslips- Task Based Billing Expert ★ HTML ★ Report Writing

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Hussein Sharaf, PhD

Head Programmer

Skills

  • Application Implementation Specialist
  • Designing and Building Multi-Tier Applications
  • Control Development Processing
  • Business Analysis & Strategy
  • Expert in MS Office Development

Certifications

Microsoft Office ★ Java★ Python ★ SQL ★ C++, C#, C

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Kate Heath, Consultant

Kate Heath

Associate
Albuquerque, New Mexico and Washington, D.C.

Skills

  • Time, Billing, Accounting and Practice Management Application Specialist
  • Accounting analysis, reconstruction and reporting
  • Employee Productivity
  • Business Advisory Services

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Kevin Bross

Associate
Butler, New Jersey

Skills

  • Software Specialist (Legal, Small Business, Long-term Care, Oil & Gas)
  • Database Specialist
  • Accounting Technology & Analysis Reporting
  • Business Advisory Services & Workflow

Certifications

Time Matters/Billing MattersMicrosoftWorldox ★ Intermedia ★ GFI ★ BackupAssist ★ Untangle

Lisa Shaw, Consultant/ Data Analyst

Lisa Shaw

Consultant/ Data Analyst
Houston, Texas

Skills

  • Business Pulse® Management Reporting
  • Customized Report Writing
  • Data Conversions
  • Application Implementation

“I work with data analytics, but mostly I work with people to solve their problems.  Data is meaningless, unless, you can make it come alive and help someone run their business.”

Margarito Penaloza

System Engineer
Houston, Texas

Skills

  • Desktop and Server Support
  • Backup Services Specialist
  • Managed Services
  • Technical Troubleshooting
“I am so happy to be a part of a professional team.  I have the opportunity to learn new things every day, and when I do I can immediately help someone.”

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Maria Shust

Project Manager
Cleveland, Ohio

Skills

  • Document Automation & Workflow Specialist
  • Practice Management Specialist
  • Time Matters Power View Designer & Feature Package Developer
  • Online Document Management System Specialist
  • Visual Basic, jQuery & SQL
  • Database Conversions and Integrations

Mary Laura Kennedy, Intern

Mary Laura Kennedy

Intern
High Point, North Carolina

Skills

  • Client Service Specialist
  • Client Relationships
  • Document/Letter Drafting & Editing
  • Office Management Services & Scheduling

Mike Cash, Consultant

Mike Cash

Associate
New York City, NY/New Jersey

Skills

  • Accounting and Business Advisory
  • Back Office Management and Consulting
  • Business Development
  • Financial Performance Advisor

Certifications

PCLawDragon Naturally Speaking

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Neil Quateman, Consultant

Neil Quateman

Associate
Los Angeles, California

Skills

  • Document Management and Office Efficiency
  • Formalized Application Training
  • Application Selection, Integration and Implementation
  • Contributing Author of  The California Guide to Opening and Managing a Law Office

Randall Williams, System Engineer

Randall Williams

Director of Services
Houston, Texas

Skills

  • IT Engineer
  • VMware Specialist
  • Network & System Design
  • Application/Hardware Integration

“I am dedicated to providing the right person for you.  When you have a relationship with the professional working with you, the problems disappear.”

Certifications

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)

Robert Rice, Consultant

Robert Rice

Associate
Dallas, Texas

Skills

  • Application Implementation and Training Specialist
  • Application Customization
  • SQL Server and SSRS
  • Fluent in German

“I have a passion for understanding my client’s problems and discovering the best tool and methods to fix those problems.  I believe that any problem can be overcome with sufficient vision, research and understanding.  Time Matters, SQL Server and SQL Reports are my tools of choice but I can adjust and adapt to any tool if it serves my client’s needs.”

Rosa Katz, Consultant

Rosa Katz

Associate
Redwood City, California

Skills

  • Application Implementation Specialist
  • Management Information Services
  • Accounting Technology Solutions & Analysis
  • Business Advisory Services & Workflow
  • Fluent in Spanish and French

Rose Rowland, Consultant

Rose Rowland

Associate
Cortlandt Manor, New York

Skills

  • Project manager
  • Document automation and workflow specialist
  • Practice management specialist
  • Microsoft Word formatting specialist

Certifications

HotDocsTime Matters ★ Action Step ★ ClioCredenzaNetDocuments

Sarah Rosas, Intern

Sarah Rosas

Intern
Houston, Texas

Skills

  • Client Service Specialist
  • Client Relationships
  • Office Management Services & Scheduling
  • Marketing & Business Development
  • Website Development

Certifications & Specialties

Microsoft Office ★ Adobe Creative Cloud: Photoshop & Illustrator ★ HTML ★ Visual Studios: C#

Selena Hernandez, Administrative Support

Selena Hernandez

Administrative Support
Houston, Texas

Skills

  • Client Service Specialist
  • Client Relationships
  • Office Management Services & Scheduling
  • Marketing & Business Development

Selena Sotelo, Office Manager

Selena Sotelo

Office Manager
Houston, Texas

Skills

  • Customer & Vendor Relations
  • Marketing & Business Development
  • Office Services
  • Administrative Support Services
“I run the office so that everyone can work for our clients.  When you call, I have to make certain I respond quickly and without hesitation.  Our clients need us, and I have to make certain we are ready to respond.  When the office runs smoothly, the clients get the service they deserve.”

Seth Rowland, Consultant

Seth Rowland

Associate
Cortlandt Manor, New York

Skills

  • Document automation and workflow specialist
  • Practice management specialist
  • Time Matters Power View designer and feature package developer
  • Online Document Management System Specialist
  • Visual Basic, jQuery and SQL
  • Database conversion and Integrations

“If you can imagine it, we can build it.  For the past 20 years, I have built a team that delivers document automation and work flow solutions for our clients. We will listen to your concerns and your vision; if our team has the skill set, we will make it happen.”

Certifications

HotDocs ★ XpressDox ★ Exari ★ DealBuilder ★ Time Matters ★ Action Step ★ Amicus Attorney ★ AdvologixPM ★ ClioNetDocumentsDropBox ★ SpringPM

Troy Sajjadian, Project Manager

Troy Sajjadian

Project Manager
Houston, Texas

Skills

  • IT Engineer
  • Network Infrastructure Design and Troubleshooting
  • Network Server Integration
  • Managed Services
  • Microsoft Exchange and VMware Specialist

 “I started working at 3545 when I was getting my second degree. I’ve stayed challenged because of the relationships I have built with our clients.  I want them to have the best expertise possible.  My clients are very important to me.”

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