Meet your Profit First Pros

Meet the team that wants to use their combined 122 years of experience to help you succeed.


Wade Carpenter has been a CPA and specialist in the construction industry for over 30 years. He has worked with contractors from the smallest mom-and-pop to contractors in the hundreds of millions in annual revenue.  He has been coaching contractors in profitability and cash flow for the last 15 years.

His firm is solely dedicated to the construction industry and offers construction bookkeeping, tax, and CFO services for commercial contractors throughout the southeast. He has become certified in Profit First, a methodology to help contractors take home more of what they deserve. Through these teachings, he has helped several contractors on their road to greater profitability. He also practices what he preaches and has implemented it in his own firm and has continued to grow because of it.



Michelle is the CEO of Sum of All Numbers helping entrepreneurs across the United States with understanding their finances.  She grew up in a small farming community in Central California enthralled with her Grandfather and Father's real estate business.  In her teen years she could be found in their office learning about putting deals together, solving problems and crunching numbers.  Her work journey began with obtaining her Real Estate License at 19 years old and working as an escrow and title officer for the remainder of her college years.   While her husband attended medical school in North Carolina, Michelle became the Broker-in-charge of a commercial real estate company overseeing all of the administrative functions pertaining to the company owned properties.
But all that changed when a cute little baby entered the family...followed by 4 more cute little babies (not at the same time!) over the next several years.  Being a mother of 5 meant working outside of the home took a backseat - by choice.  When that last baby entered Kindergarten, Michelle was back in the office again in her role at Sum of All Numbers.  Her love of numbers has made her a great asset when any of her kids have needed help in math - but don't ask her to write an essay or help with any English homework.


Have you ever walked into a room and smelled the aroma of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies? Can you see the golden-brown cookie with just the right amount of chocolate chips in it and know that it is still warm from the oven? (Come on now, use some imagination) Well, Diane Gardner loves to make these memories for her family and friends. There is nothing better than a taste of home even when you are far away.

Diane is a Profit First Mastery Level Professional, an accountant and Certified Tax Strategist, in addition to being an author of 16 books.  Growing up as the daughter to an electrician, she enjoys working with service businesses in the trades.   Her specialty is transforming businesses from cash-eating monsters to money-making machines.