MEET THE TEAM

Our team consists of highly skilled professionals with extensive knowledge and experience in their fields. Here at IMS, we believe it is all about the people. We could not be where we are today without the incredible team we have developed over the years.  

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Gregg Patterson

CEO

Gregg formed IMS in 1998. His vision has been to provide specialized expertise to businesses and non-profits with a local, regional, national, and international presence.  His extensive background includes serving in many C-level roles (CEO, COO and CFO) in a broad spectrum....

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Jessica Morgan-Fore

Director of Operations

Jessica is a graduate of Florida State University and joined the IMS team in 2014 as a staff accountant. Now, as the Director of Operations, she provides senior and staff accounting services for a wide range of clients. Her range of expertise includes professional services and....

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Amy Starkey, CPA

Senior Manager
CFO/Controller Services

Amy is a graduate of FSU with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Masters in Accounting Information Systems.  She is a CPA with over 18 years of experience in auditing, accounting management, and accounting information systems support. Amy's audit experience....

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Suzanne Litherland, MBA

Senior Manager
Controller/CFO Services

Suzanne is from Tallahassee, Florida and graduated with an undergraduate degree from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in accounting. She has 15+ years experience in nonprofit accounting, including serving as the Chief Financial Officer at a nonprofit....

Lezlie Stauffer

Controller

Lezlie is a Controller at IMS. She received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting/Management from Jacksonville State University. Her past experience includes working with a real estate development and management company where she was responsible for the oversight of all.... 

Carson Thomason

Executive Assistant

Carson is from Tallahassee, FL and a recent dualled enrolled high school graduate. She works alongside Director of Operations Jessica Morgan-Fore and CEO Gregg Patterson as their Executive Assistant. She handles Admin and HR duties for IMS...

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Laura Gadzinski

Bookkeeper

Laura is new to the IMS team, joining as a Bookkeeper. She recently relocated to Tallahassee from South Florida and brings with her over 15 years of bookkeeping experience in a wide variety of industries. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from...

Naren Bhakta

Bookkeeper

Naren is a native to Florida living in Panama City, to Marianna, to Tallahassee. Naren graduated with his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from FSU. A few years later he decided to pursue his Master's Degree and graduated in 2019 with his Master's in Accounting from Keiser University.

Justin McTamney

Bookkeeper

Justin is from Tallahassee, FL, and is currently attending Flagler College. He is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minor in Finance. He is currently a bookkeeper at IMS Business. After graduation, Justin plans to further his education by receiving his CPA license.

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Mark Kopanski

Bookkeeper

Mark is from Tampa, Florida and is currently a junior at Florida State University pursuing his bachelor's degree in accounting. He is currently a bookkeeper at IMS and plans to stay with the company as he continues his education.

Akira Hung

Part-Time Bookkeeper

Akira received her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and majored in Accounting at the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Akira joined the IMS in 2020 as a Part-Time bookkeeper. She also works as Staff Accountant in a nonprofit organization...

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