Kacee Johnson Added to Prestigious List of Top 25 Thought Leaders

March 06, 2017 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
March 6, 2017 - Kacee Johnson, Founder and CEO of Blue Ocean Principles, was added to the prestigious list of Top 25 Thought Leaders by CPA Practice Advisor Magazine for 2017. The annual Thought Leader Symposium was held February 26 - 28th at the Rootworks Learning Center located inside the Hyatt Regency in downtown Indianapolis. The event included the induction of technology visionary Doug Sleeter into the Accounting Hall of Fame.

The most respected and influential leaders in the accounting profession are invited to discuss emerging trends, technologies, and best practices that will influence the profession for years to come. "This exclusive event provides a unique opportunity for key members of the accounting profession who are taking the reins and moving the profession forward to share ideas and insights, consider changes and trends in the profession, and discover new and innovative ways in which they can work together to educate and improve the profession as a whole," said Gail Perry, editor-in-chief of CPA Practice Advisor and facilitator of the event.

The thought leaders get a first-hand look into the technology companies' strategic plans, while sharing the issues that matter most to tax and accounting professionals. Participants and vendor attendees are then able to refine strategies for best serving accounting professionals and their clients.

Johnson commented on the recent recognition, "It is truly an honor to be included with this group of individuals whom I have known and learned from for the past eight years." She continued, "It was an incredible event and I extend a warm thank you to Gail, Barry and Isaac at CPA Practice Advisor for being such gracious hosts, as well as to all of the other thought leaders who inspire me to help transform businesses in this great community."

Kacee started Blue Ocean Principles, a strategic consulting firm to app developers and accountants, in October of 2014. She works with top vendors in the space helping them to build products and messaging that fit the needs of accounting professionals. Her firm also acts as an outsourced CMO to accounting firms looking to drive growth.

Starting her career in the accounting technology community as the Executive Vice President and one of the owners of Cloudnine Real Time, she led the company to exponential growth from 87 users to over 20,000 in less than 5 years. Branching off in 2014 to start her own consulting company, Kacee founded Blue Ocean Principles with a simple goal in mind: work with people you enjoy, on projects you believe in.

Kacee has been awarded the CPA Practice Advisor Magazines "Top 40 Under 40" Award in 2012, 2013, 2015 and Top 20 Under 40 Superstar Professionals in 2016. Kacee also sits on the Accountex Leadership Council and the AICPA Women's Global Leadership Planning Committee; she is recognized as one of the young professionals leading businesses into the future.

About Blue Ocean Principles
Blue Ocean Principles offers strategic consulting for business development and marketing management to app developers and accounting firms looking to build a better brand. The full-stack marketing agency specializes in support of Marketing, Sales, and Business Development initiatives. Working with key leadership to create strategies that will take business to the next level, as well as offer outsourced marketing management programs so the client can focus on production aspects of the business. Blue Ocean Principles offers a simplified, accelerated, and a clearly defined path to success by creating solutions that make the client shine brighter than the competition. For more information, visit www.blueoceanprinciples.com or follow @KaceeBOP.

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