About Me

I’m Brian, and I’m the Product Manager at Alterity, Inc. We’re a small software company that makes ACCTivate!, a distribution and inventory management software package that works with QuickBooks.  ACCTivate! is currently the top-rated application that works with QuickBooks.

I was born in Fort Worth, Texas and spent most of my life in Arlington, Texas. I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Information Systems at the University of Texas at Arlington. I met my wife Karla while working at Olive Garden and we got married in October 2002. We bought a house near Lake Arlington two months before our wedding and our son, Jake, was born in February 2005. You can also view over 8,000 of our photos at Flickr.

I began working at Alterity in January 2001, providing technical support and troubleshooting reported bugs in the software. I quickly became proficient in Visual Basic 6.0 and have made a lot of the maintenance repairs plus added a lot of new features into our software. We are currently using Visual Basic 6.0 and .NET, Microsoft SQL Server and Crystal Reports to develop our software.  You can read what some of our customers have to say about us here and here.

Alterity merged with our largest dealer Kerr Consulting and I spent some time traveling to customer’s offices to install our software and train end-users. We later separated from Kerr Consulting and we are now selling our software directly to customers rather than using a dealer network. We have a good relationship with Intuit and most of our customers found us on the QuickBooks Solution Marketplace.

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