About Strategic Business Alliance, LLC
Ken Aurigemma – Founder and Owner
Ken Aurigemma is the founder and owner of Strategic Business Alliance, LLC, which serves small business owners in Southern California. Services include outsourced/interim controller/CFO services, Accounting services, (including bookkeeping and payroll), and consulting services for QuickBooks® and Xero.
Ken understands the many demands that business owners face each and every day and provides them with the tools they need to manage and grow their company, while providing them with his CFO-level experience and support. He works closely with the business owner to find ways to save time and money on their accounting and operational needs.
As a Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor and Xero Certified Advisor, Ken provides setup, training, troubleshooting, and support services for QuickBooks and Xero. He has technical expertise and experience in the entire line of Intuit products including QuickBooks® Online, QuickBooks® Enterprise Solutions, QuickBooks® Point of Sale, Merchant Services, Payroll, and many more.
Ken offers accounting solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of each client. He listens carefully to his clients’ needs and designs a customized solution, guiding his clients through the financial systems and management processes with patience and encouragement.
Ken has over 27 years of professional accounting, auditing and management experience, most recently a yearlong assignment with Novasyte, LLC as the Director of Finance. Prior to Novasyte, Ken served as Chief Financial Officer of No Fear, Inc. and its subsidiaries from 2004 to 2012. He was a Controller for LEGO Brand Retail, Inc., the retail division of the LEGO Group, from 2000 to 2004. Following his graduation from Pennsylvania State University with his B.S. degree in Accounting, Ken was employed by the military retailer Navy Exchange Service Command, where he held several positions: Internal Auditor from 1987 to 1990; Senior Accountant from 1990 to 1993; and Accounting Manager from 1993 to 2000.
When Ken is not working, he enjoys cycling, working out at the gym, walking on the beach, reading, as well as local craft beers and wine tastings . He also enjoys spending time with his wife and family (including his dog, Lucy). He and his wife, Christy, have 2 daughters in college, Nicole and Kirsten. Ken is also an avid sports fan, and favors the Padres baseball team, as well as the San Diego Chargers and Penn State Nittany Lions football teams. Each year, Ken travels back to his alma mater to attend the Penn State Dance Marathon (THON), a massive student-run philanthropy that raises funds and awareness for pediatric cancer, in support of his sister and her family.
Kristina FitzSimons is an accountant at Strategic Business Alliance, LLC. She’s been with the company since 2017 and enjoys working with a variety of small businesses, getting to lend a helping hand in myriad areas. She is most passionate about taking on tasks for clients, which offers these clients relief and the ability to focus on their business. She loves assisting in growth and success.
Kristina’s general duties include team management, overseeing and performing daily and monthly client account maintenance, payroll, and more. She is a Xero Certified Advisor. Additionally, she earned her Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration from MiraCosta College and her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University.
When she’s not working, Kristina enjoys playing adult arena soccer, hiking, camping, and cooking/baking with her kids. She has dogs and chickens, loves DIY projects, and likes watching Ted Lasso and documentaries.
Victoria Ossenfort joined Strategic Business Alliance, LLC in 2020, working as the company’s bookkeeper and accountant. She enjoys seeing clients grow a successful business and is most passionate about helping those clients keep their accounts clean and up to date.
Her general duties include bank reconciliation, payroll, data entry, and accounts payable. Victoria is a Xero Certified Advisor. She attended both Palomar College and MiraCosta College.
When she’s not working, she enjoys exploring new areas with her husband and kids, as well as watching Impractical Jokers. She is adamant about always having her nails done, has 12 years of dance experience, and finds time to volunteer in the community.
Thomas Bolton—Accounting Manager
Thomas Bolton is an accounting manager at Strategic Business Alliance, LLC, a role he’s had since 2019. He enjoys helping clients develop and grow their businesses and is most passionate about seeing those clients succeed by better understanding the finances of their companies.
Thomas’ general duties include client management, as well as business development and sales. He is a Xero Certified Advisor and attended MiraCosta College. When he’s not working, he enjoys hiking and camping with his wife and dog. He also likes watching Succession and brewing his own beer.
Alyssa Cole joined Strategic Business Alliance, LLC in 2020, working as the company’s accountant and bookkeeper. She enjoys investigating and researching account transactions, interacting with clients, and developing relationships with business owners and administrative staff. She is most passionate about helping small businesses grow and gain a better understanding of their own financial viability.
Alyssa’s general duties include bank reconciliations, creating and sending invoices, bank statement imports, client meetings, and more. She is a Xero Certified Advisor. Additionally, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from SUNY Albany in New York and her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Manhattan College in New York. She was a member of several honor societies in both undergrad and graduate school and graduated with her Master’s degree Magna Cum Laude.
When she’s not working, she enjoys going to concerts, spending time with her black Lab, and watching The Office and Harry Potter series. She is also a huge NY Jets fan and a licensed mental health counselor.
Christopher Muranyi is a bookkeeper at Strategic Business Alliance, LLC, a role he’s had since 2020. He enjoys the flexibility of working remotely, as well as being able to collaborate with such a supportive team. He is most passionate about helping clients succeed.
Christopher’s general duties include managing various Accounts Receivable (AR) and Accounts Payable (AP) tasks. On the payables side, this includes reviewing, coding, and processing payments. On the receivables side, he performs invoicing, deposits, collections, and revenue recognition duties.
He is a Xero Certified Advisor. When he’s not working, he enjoys painting and woodworking. He also likes to skateboard, surf, snowboard, and watch The Office.