About BC Solutions
Founded in 2007, BC Solutions has become one of the most respected and relied upon members of the YARDI™ Independent Consultants Network. Former Yardi employee Peter Michaels has grown BC Solutions to include team members with more than 90 years of combined Yardi software experience and now serves hundreds of clients ranging from some of the largest global REITs to single-family home operators.
BC Solutions, Inc. is led by Peter Michaels, who has experience as a former Implementation Project Manager and Developer at Yardi Systems, as well as several years working as an independent consultant, where he has worked on some of the largest Yardi Voyager® 7s and Yardi Voyager® 6.0 implementations in the United States. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from UNC Wilmington.
Yardi Consultant/Principal/Business Manager
Brad Strode is a partner and Yardi consultant at BC Solutions, Inc. Mr. Strode specializes in Yardi Voyager® 7s implementations and custom report writing. He has worked as a report specialist for one of the largest Voyager® 7s users in the United States, developing customized Lease and Rider Packets, Renewal Packets, and other custom reports. He has experience and knowledge of New York residential regulations and Yardi New York module. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Boston University and a Master’s Degree in Economics from Duke University.
Professional accountant (inactive CPA) with 17 years’ experience. Mr. Atamian is experienced in Yardi Voyager® 7s Residential implementations, as well as Voyager® and Yardi Genesis® month-end and year-end accounting support. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Science in Accountancy from UNC Wilmington.
Joe Fernandez has been involved in property management for over 18 years. I started in the industry as a Deputy Director of a small nonprofit. When we acquired a portfolio of affordable housing I selected Yardi to do the compliance and property management. A few years later wanting a change and seeing an opportunity I joined Yardi in 2005 as Affordable Housing Consultant. In my almost ten years with Yardi, I flew over one million miles servicing clients. The job took me all over the country, from Anchorage, AK, west coast, east coast and everywhere place in between (even Grand Forks, ND!). What this experience teaches you is whether the client is large or small we listen, solve their problems and care like it was our business. As you can see I love to travel so when I’m not working I’m planning my next adventure and try to take one of my three daughters on these trips.
Whether determining the best mix of hardware and services to maximize his family’s television enjoyment or customizing a SQL report for a BC Solutions client, Rick Hunt is a problem solver. So it makes sense that, after earning a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Tennessee Technological University, Rick started his career providing technical support. Eventually, he made the switch to software development to help eliminate problems from arising in the first place. A master at custom report writing and data transfer, Rick created a process to import and convert more than 50,000 Yardi Affordable Housing tenant records, eliminating hundreds of hours of manual work. When he's not in front of a computer screen, you'll likely find him in the stands of a baseball game or hanging out with his amazingly cool wife and two daughters—sometimes both of those things at once.
Ashley is a Certified Public Accountant with over 10 years of real estate accounting and system experience.
Prior to joining BC Solutions, Ashley’s experience includes serving as Controller for a privately held, national commercial real estate development, investment and advisory firm. In this role, her responsibilities included acting as the company’s system administrator, management of the accounting team, implementing accounting processes and procedures, financial reporting in accordance with GAAP, calculating tenant recoveries for operational assets and overseeing all reporting for construction projects. During this role she implemented the use of the Lease Administration module with Yardi 7s allowing the company to enter leases and track Account Receivable balances to allow accurate and timely reporting of uncollected funds. During this implementation and record scrubbing the company recovered $1M in uncollected additional tenant billings.
Prior to her Controller role, Ashley worked with a global real estate services company providing 3rd party accounting and property management services to clients. In this role she was part of a small group of experienced real estate accountants tasked with opening the start-up office for the East Region Accounting office and centralizing all accounting functions. On day one the start-up office included only 3 desks and a home office Lexmark printer. Fast forward six years later, the office has grown from a team of three accounts to a team over 30. Offices all over the East Region were consolidated into the start-up office, the New York office being the largest office centralized. She was responsible for managing an accounting team of six and overseeing the Accounts Payable and Receivable department and on-boarding financial information for new clients into Yardi Voyager 6.0, Yardi Voyager 7.0 and MRI.
Ashley resides in Charlotte, North Caroline. She is very family oriented and most weekends can be found spending time with her sister, nephew, daughter, son and husband. She also enjoys playing tennis, scrapbooking and cooking.
Francisco Rodríguez has been a software developer since 2010 based out of San Jose, Costa Rica. He has created websites, web applications, and data analysis tools for a varied array of business. He has been in charge of implementing, designing and building software applications, all the way from database to UI design. He is currently doing BI work, custom API work and SSRS/YSR reports at BC Solutions. He enjoys photography, soccer and chilling out on any Costa Rican beach.
Beth Sarate is an accounting and finance professional with over 20 years’ experience (inactive CPA). She began her career in public accounting and after five years transitioned to the private sector. Her responsibilities for the next seven years were focused on Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting. Roles ranged from creating an SEC reporting process for a newly public company to stepping in to manage a mature reporting process.
Beth began to transition away from SEC reporting with contributing to and managing accounting and finance projects. From there her work evolved to focus entirely on financial systems. Beth’s roots in financial reporting provide a unique and very valuable perspective. She is able to create effective working relationships with accounting and finance teams to translate day-to-day activities into efficient system design and configuration, including system controls.
Her most recent engagement was a successful implementation of Yardi Voyager, primarily focused on Investment Management. The engagement included a publicly traded real estate investment trust, privately held real estate and corporate entities. Prior to Yardi, Beth managed an applications support team for an Oracle enterprise resource planning (ERP) system which included the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, project accounting, and expense reporting modules.
Lucas began professionally helping businesses with technology solutions when he was 14. Since then he has learned over half-a-dozen computer languages and multiple database technologies and developed a strong passion for leveraging these skills to help business clients overcome the challenges they face and grow optimally. After earning his Bachelors degree in Philosophy from Duke University, he managed the accounting and operational reporting for a small distribution company where he used his software interests to create custom reporting, optimize operations, and implement new accounting software systems. Combined with a newfound interest in the database and accounting challenges businesses face, Lucas joined Yardi Systems, where he became well-versed in Voyager 6.0 and 7S Residential environments troubleshooting reconciliations, providing application support, and helping with reporting issues. Lucas left Yardi to join a marketing analytics startup and dive deeper into data integration. After four years working on software implementations in the email marketing world, Lucas longed for the days of breaking down balance sheets, creating custom reports, and puzzling over the best solutions to a business' operational challenges, so he joined the BC Solutions team to bring his unique skill sets and passion back to help property managers and Yardi clients once again.
Kyle brings two decades of marketing and public relations experience to BC Solutions where he oversees promotion of the firm's services, and helps lead its support of Yardi Breeze. Since 2017, Kyle has held communications consulting roles with clients in the medical, craft brewing and food service spaces, and has worked as an independent travel broker and consultant for National Hockey League teams, along with other individual clients. Kyle spent 17 years in communications and team operations with the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes where he was honored to have his name engraved on the Stanley Cup in 2006 as a member of the team's traveling staff. He is a graduate of the UNC Hussman School of Media and Journalism (formerly School of Journalism and Mass Communication) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and lives in Wrightsville Beach, NC, with his son, Cash.
Kevin began his career in retail sales and moved to the property management software industry in 2010. Starting in support as a Yardi employee, Kevin helped a myriad of clients as a member of the Yardi Helpdesk. This allowed learning of numerous Yardi modules and helping folks navigate and troubleshoot Voyager and the modules connected with it. The next step in Kevin’s career was support/implementation with Progress Residential, an owner of nearly 40,000 single family rental homes. Kevin comes to BC Solutions with a positive attitude and a goal of making Yardi easy and streamlined for all its clients. Kevin currently resides in Wilmington, NC with his wife and 3 children: Aryes (Aries) 10, Greysen 5 and Sebastian 2. When not chasing the kids Kevin enjoys magnet fishing and college sports.
Anurag Bhattarai is a researcher and fundraiser with international work experience in the USA, India and Nepal. Anurag has worked at Duke University, where he was responsible for archival data management for the Department of History. Anurag is also a founder of a non-profit in Nepal, which raised more than $200,000 to improve the nutritional profile of middle school children in one of the poorest regions of the world. He is passionate about soccer, hiking, and music and loves to read in his free time. He is a graduate from Fairmont State University, WV, and has a Master’s degree in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, one of the premier educational institutes in New Delhi, India and lives in Durham, NC with his wife.
Missy Ham has 18 years of technology experience, exclusively in the real estate and retail industries. Prior to BC Solutions, Missy was the Director of Information Systems at a private equity fund manager with a presence across the US and the Business Solutions Manager at one of the nation’s leading owners, operators and developers of retail real estate. She has experience in application development/support, data warehousing, reporting and integrations in JD Edwards, Yardi, MicroStrategy, and other proprietary applications. Missy has also overseen Spreadsheet Server implementations and developed Spreadsheet Server Ad-hoc queries and Query Designer reports. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Converse College.
Sara Gierloff has more than 20 years of experience in the private sector in residential real estate accounting. Prior to joining BC Solutions, Sara was the Senior VP overseeing the accounting departments for two of the largest third-party residential management companies in New York City. During her tenures at those companies, she was instrumental in the implementation of Yardi Voyager 7s, including design of all new internal controls and procedures to compliment various 7s modules. She is well-versed in both NY Residential and Co-op/Condo Modules. Sara also has experience at a CPA firm that specialized in auditing and accounting for CIRAs. Sara holds a Bachelor of Sciendce in Accountancy with a minior in Computer Science from SUNY Utica/Rome.