Jaclyn O'Brien

Founder / Owner

With more than nine years experience in the hospitality and accounting industries, Jaclyn launched FreshEye Innovative Solutions to help small and start-up businesses grow and succeed.  She is a strong leader who is an entrepreneurial self-starter recognized for innovating new processes, procedures, and performance-management policies to improve efficiencies, revenue, and customer experience. She is a positive team player with proven organizational, problem solving, time-management skills, and exceptional quality standards.

 

Jaclyn holds a B.B.A. from James Madison University with a double concentration in Accounting and Hospitality.  Upon graduation, in 2005, she entered into public accounting with Ernst & Young and gained audit experience primarily in the Technology, Entertainment and Communications industry focusing on an integrated audit of AOL LLC.  Her other experience includes Aerospace and Defense Government Contracting, Real Estate, Pharmaceutical, and Financial Services for audits of public and private companies.

In 2009, Jaclyn ventured into the wine industry.  Having started with a winery when it was only six months old and a small production of 3,000 cases, she helped to grow the winery over a 5-year period into becoming one of the largest wineries in Loudoun County, VA with an increase in customer base and wine production of over 10,000 cases.   Jaclyn started with the winery as the Events & Accounting Manager, but her position evolved as the winery continued to expand over time.  She quickly became the go-to person and was promoted as the Operations Manager where she managed and oversaw the accounting and overall operations of the tasting room, events, sales, marketing and business administration

Julianna Hembach

Accounting Manager

Julianna graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelors degree in Business and Marketing.  Upon graduation, she began work with a small government contractor for 6 years handling accounts payable. She was quickly promoted to Senior Accountant where she was responsible for managing the GL and monthly close process.  Juliana decided she needed a change of pace, and moved to a Fortune 500 company with revenues greater than $4.5 billion handling audit and compliance until she was promoted to Project Controller overseeing accruals and revenue adjustments, as well as assisting in the month end close process. 

 

In an effort to be closer to home and spend more time with her family, Julianna took a position with the government managing over $2.5 billion in revenue.  Her primary responsibilities included revenue and overseeing the bank account reconciliations while supervising four employees. She has experience with a variety of systems such as QuickBooks, Deltek, Oracle, EBS, SAP, Bydesign, Navision, SharePoint, PeopleSoft, Hyperion, all Microsoft word applications and CDMS. 

 

She spends most of her free time with family doing all sorts of fun activities from parks, hiking, pool, splash pads and soccer.  She loves to travel, especially to the beach, and she loves to take nature pictures and be outside.

Kenny Gardner

Business Development & Bookkeeper

With over 10 years experience in customer service and business development, Kenny joined the FreshEye team to assist in providing superior customer service.  Kenny is a strong leader with a demonstrated expertise in business administration, team  leadership,  marketing, and sales who's a self-starter recognized for innovating new processes, procedures, and performance-management policies to improve efficiencies and customer experience.  

 

His past experience includes Business Development and Marketing efforts for a Woman Owned Small Business in the DC Metropolitan Area (which is why he decided to join another Women-Owned business), where he worked hand in hand with the owner to determine marketing strategy and provide feedback on operating efficiencies and business administration.  He is driven and highly motivated to better himself everyday, as well as empower others to do the same.

Prior to the business world, Kenny was a Golf Professional at several upscale Country Clubs in the Northern Virginia area, including Dominion Valley, Hidden Creek and Belmont Country Club. He also taught kids guitar and directed shows at the Ashburn School of Rock on the side!

 

In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar, playing golf, reading, investing, and playing fetch with the dog.

Kassie Ogden

Bookkeeper

Kassie is driven to provide outstanding service in bookkeeping and accounting by using her education, training and skillset for her clients. Kassie graduated from Bob Jones University with a B.S. in Business Administration in 2009. She obtained certification in QuickBooks User Pro/Premier for Intuit in 2014. In 2015, Kassie started working at FreshEye Innovative Solutions. Her primary duties, across many clients, include: business and financial data entry, bank and credit card account reconciliation, preparing documents for customer and vendor document preparation. She enjoys the challenges of assisting clients with their business organization to improve productivity. Prior to FreshEye, Kassie has worked as an Office Manager for a local music company, and bookkeeper for several other home-based businesses. Some of her responsibilities included monthly payroll, money handling, financial reporting, and all taxes.

Megan Lockwood

Bookkeeper

Megan Lockwood is a native Virginian with deep roots in the NoVA area, including volunteer work and kids in the public schools. She lives with her husband, 4 children and menagerie of animals in Ashburn. Megan attended the University of Virginia, and in the past several years has been working extensively with Quickbooks and in the Office Management field. She has been happily working for FreshEye since March 2016 and enjoys getting to know her clients and their businesses

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