Stephen M. Yoss, Jr., CPA, MSIST, is a certified public accountant, the senior technology strategist and principal of Yossio, a continuing education instructor for financial professionals, and a licensed pyrotechnician. While his interests and skills are varied, they all share a common thread—his love for and skill in finding technology-based solutions.
At age 10, Stephen began working with technology; he started his first IT company at just 13, which focused on designing web applications for local businesses. At 15, he began writing original computer code and has been designing and implementing technological solutions continuously since then. Stephen is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University, with degrees in Accountancy and International Business.
In 2009, Stephen formed Yossio, a company focused on helping organizations develop technology strategies to streamline their business operations. Prior to starting Yossio, Stephen worked as an accountant in his family’s practice, Yoss & Allen. At Yoss & Allen, he completely redesigned the firm’s technology practices and instituted a technological infrastructure to streamline the firm’s practices and allow them strategic flexibility.
Since 2009, Stephen has also been teaching continuing professional education, providing written, webcast, in-house, and live instruction. Stephen is also a professionally licensed pyrotechnician and works on major fireworks displays throughout the nation.