The Right Way to the Cloud™

When John Farrer and his business partner were working on cloud technologies in 2002, they were approached by a CPA firm that needed to be cloud enabled. After getting their first customer’s data and Quickbooks Desktop virtualized, it became clear that they had a uniquely successful solution that could help other CPA firms evolve and connect to their clients. They developed HyperRight™, which allowed Quickbooks Desktop to be multi-tenant, secure, and available. Within the first year Right Networks was serving 14 CPA firms and Accounting Professionals.

 

From the beginning, we’ve helped companies of every size scale by meeting their technical and support needs. Today we cloud connect more than 100,000 people at 15,000 companies the Right Way.

Our Leadership Team

John Farrer

John Farrer

Founder/Chairman

Under John’s leadership, Right Networks has become the leader in cloud-based solutions for accounting firms, accounting professionals, and small businesses. John currently serves as Chairman and provides strategic input to the ongoing growth of the company and its offerings.

Before co-founding Right Networks in 2002, John designed and implemented multi-site server infrastructures for Fortune 100 corporations, including Bell Atlantic and NYNEX Yellow Pages, and consulted for startups on infrastructure design for data centers and voice recognition solutions.

Joel Hughes

Joel Hughes

Chief Executive Officer

Joel is responsible for setting the company direction and leading the successful execution of that with the Right Networks leadership team. As part of that strategy, he led the successful acquisition of Xcentric, a leading cloud solutions company focused on managing IT for accounting firms. He has an extensive track record of building and growing businesses and has deep knowledge in corporate strategy and team building.

Prior to Right Networks, Joel was SVP of Emerging Business at Constant Contact (acquired by Endurance International Group) where he grew the SinglePlatform unit from $2M to $20M over four years. As CEO at NMS Communications, Joel led the transformation of a business unit into the stand-alone public company, LiveWire Mobile.

Michael Dionne, CPA

Michael Dionne, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Mike’s responsibilities include financial and risk management operations including financial strategies, metrics, control systems and financial reporting. He actively leads teams to promote growth, enhance operational efficiencies and engage in long-term strategic planning.

Prior to joining Right Networks, Mike spent over 20 years in public accounting and co-founded a CPA practice serving small businesses and high net worth individuals. He is a member of the NH Society of CPAs and the AICPA.

Will Yapp

Will Yapp

VP of Sales, Marketing & Business Development

Will’s focus is on maintaining and growing Right Networks’ position as the leading provider of cloud-based collaboration offerings for CPA firms, Accounting Professionals, and small businesses. He has a proven track record for driving revenue and negotiating large scale, solution-led deals.

Will has served in senior leadership roles at tech companies including Senet, Inc., Constant Contact (acquired by Endurance International Group), Aepona (acquired by Intel Corporation) and LiveWire Mobile (acquired by OnMobile Live).

Jim Walsh

Jim Walsh

Chief Information Officer

Jim is responsible for guiding the technology strategy for the management and expansion of Right Networks’ infrastructure as well as leading and scaling the corporate information technology and security functions. He is a technology industry veteran and has extensive experience in helping develop teams, workflow and technology operations for mid-stage and later-stage SaaS companies.

Before joining Right Networks, Jim was Vice President and CIO at Virtustream. Prior to Virtustream, he spent seven years at Constant Contact (acquired by Endurance International Group) helping develop and scale the company’s enterprise systems and technology as the company grew from $80MM to $370MM in revenue. Jim has also held senior technology management executive positions at Peoplefluent, Saba Software, and Concentra.

Gary Engel

Gary Engel

VP of Customer Care

Gary is responsible for leading the Right Networks Customer Care team.  Through our Customer Success and Technical Support teams, Gary’s focus is on creating outstanding customer experiences.  Gary brings a blend of strategic vision and operational focus that help ensure that our Accounting Professionals and Small Business customers achieve the full benefits of Right Networks’ cloud solutions.

Prior to joining the Right Networks team, Gary spent 14 years as SVP of Customer Support at Endurance International Group, growing the SaaS company from a start-up to public company.  Gary has also held senior leadership positions at GlowTouch and eSupportNow, always with a focus on customer care operations.

Dana Abraham

Dana Abraham

Sr. Director of HR/Office Operations

Dana is responsible for advancing Right Networks strategy in support of the company’s leadership and growth. Dana has been with RN throughout its vast growth since 2010. She is responsible for leading the human resource programs for the company’s employees throughout the US and Canada. Programs include talent development, staffing, compensation, benefits and employee relations. As an experienced HR executive Dana has a deep understanding of the vibrant organizational culture and well-honed talent for attracting key employees.

Dana has served in various senior leadership roles throughout her career. She is also an active member of SHRM.

The Right Networks difference.

Our Team

In addition to being a really nice group of people (or so we’re told) we’re also on a mission. See, we believe deep in our tech-loving hearts that accounting can just be done better — so much better! — in the cloud.

Our Tech

The other big part of why clients choose Right Networks? Our technology. Our superior virtualization means no downtime, no more waiting around for tech updates and no fear of servers crashing. We’ve got your back so you can get on with your life.

Our Promise

We have over 100,000 happy clients, that’s 10x more than our closest competitor. (How? We take really good care of them.) We’re also endorsed by both Intuit and Thomson Reuters, so you can feel good about choosing Right Networks.