Judith DeFeo

Judith DeFeo

Founder and CEO

An Advanced Certified QuickBooks® ProAdvisor, Judith implements, trains, and supports small and mid-sized businesses in all QuickBooks® versions, either onsite or remotely. She’s passionate about cloud accounting software and the opportunities and freedom it gives companies to manage their accounts differently—with access from anywhere, on any device, anytime.

With 20+ years’ financial industry experience, Judith founded JADDE in 2005. Judith had 15 years with Goldman Sachs in New York, eventually serving as Vice President in their Global Treasury and Banking Division.

Judith is active in the professional community, roles including VP Finance for the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners, member of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers and the National Advisor Network (for QuickBooks® ProAdvisors). She’s also certified by the Sleeter Group, a national consulting network of accounting software professionals.

Judith teaches QuickBooks® courses to small business owners at community colleges.

Irina Gesterak

Irina Gesterak

Client Services Coordinator

Irina Gesterak serves as JADDE Financial Solutions Client Services Coordinator, providing all administrative functions and customer support to the firm’s clients.  Irina is also responsible for project and practice management and assists with new business development.   In addition, her marketing expertise plays an important role in enhancing JADDE Financial Solutions awareness among current and potential clients.     

Irina’s professional experience includes working in various industries as a Marketing Executive and RFP Specialist for BNY Mellon, as well as working in the fields of Advertising/Account Management and Client Service at DDB Worldwide Communications Group, Inc. and Code Red, LLC.   


Stephanie Adago

Stephanie Adago

Associate

With the addition of Associate Stephanie Adago, JADDE Financial Solutions expands its capabilities for day-to-day management of the firms' clients. Stephanie has over a decade of Accounting and Financial expertise, enabling her to support the firm's clients in all aspects of their bookkeeping business, while incorporating her accounting skills to ensure client’s transactions are both accurate and complete.

Prior to joining JADDE, she assumed the roles and responsibilities of various Accounting positions at Hess Corporation, specializing in Budgeting, Financial Reporting, Internal Audit and Treasury Analysis.

She is experienced in accounting operations and maintenance through the establishment and monitoring of thorough internal controls.

Stephanie graduated from Kean University, with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance and a Master's Degree in Accounting.

Robin Felix

Robin Felix

Associate

An Advanced Certified QuickBooks® ProAdvisor and Xero Certified Advisor, Robin employs her all-round cloud accounting expertise to support our clients and remove financial stress.

Prior to joining JADDE as an Associate, Robin worked in various departments at Prudential for 10 years including the Insurance Division, the Derivative Accounting Department and the Retirement Services Finance Department. She played a key role in the integration of Prudential’s multi-billion-dollar acquisition of CIGNA Retirement.

Matthew Hall

Matthew Hall

Associate

With the addition of Junior Accountant Matthew Hall, JADDE Financial Solutions continues to expand its reach of management to various clients. Matthew has several years of Accounting and Financial expertise, with a strong emphasis on Financial Modeling and Analysis.

Prior to Joining JADDE, Matthew managed revenue for Traffic Builders, a digital marketing agency that worked closely with 100+ TV stations within Gray Television. There he played a key role in providing financial summaries and analysis to upper management, along with overseeing the billing process and creating projection reports directly for the CEO.

Matthew graduated from New Jersey City University, with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Finance.

Linda Padula

Linda Padula

Associate

Linda is our all-round QuickBooks® guru using her exceptional knowledge and experience to support JADDE’s clients in all their QuickBooks® needs.

Linda met Judith during their time at Goldman Sachs where Linda worked as a Manager in the Treasury Department monitoring a daily cash flow of $40 billion. Linda also created and implemented the Treasury Department’s Disaster Recovery and Contingency Plans and liaised between the Information Technology Department and management.