Evolve was started in 2014 by senior accountants Jodie Thompson and Wayne Patten. Both Jodie and Wayne had been accountants and business advisors for decades running their own successful accounting firm.

They were continually frustrated by the poor quality data they would receive from clients, who had employed professional bookkeepers to manage their accounts. They knew that if the books were in better order, their accountant could spend less time tidying things up every year to prepare annual returns, and could invest more time with their clients working on growing and improving their businesses. So everybody wins!

With the online evolution with accounting software the opportunities to revolutionise the bookkeeping industry were clear, and Evolve was born!

Evolve’s Philosophy is Simple…

  • Provide good quality and efficient online bookkeeping services so our clients have the important information they need at their fingertips at any time.
  • Free up our clients so they can spend their time focussing on building their business – nurturing their customers, training their staff, and looking for new opportunities – all the things that are vital to all growing successful businesses!

Evolve is backed by a team of highly trained individuals – read their profiles below….


Jodie Thompson

Jodie Thompson, Managing Director

Jodie is a qualified CPA and company director having managed her own accounting and advisory firm for over 10 years. Jodie’s experience in establishing and growing businesses is second to none and her hands on approach and technical expertise is valued by our team and our clients alike.

Stacey Carmody

Stacey Carmody, Office Manager

Stacey runs the day to day operations of Evolve and personally oversees all client accounts and staff management. Stacey has worked in her own family business as well as larger businesses and Government. She has had exposure to a wide variety of industries and understands the stresses of running a business. She happily shares her expertise with Evolve clients to help managing their business just that little easier.

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Jazmin Pineda, Team Leader

Jazmin is CPA qualified and worked for two years as Head of Accounting in a local hospital before joining Evolve. Jazmin is also studying her Masters Degree in Business Administration.  Jazmin helps keep our bookkeeping team on track, assisting with issues and training, as well as managing her own set of client accounts.  Out of hours Jazmin enjoys binge watching Korean dramas, playing with her dog Tomtom, and travelling to new places.  Her smile is infectious!

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Jade Saldi, Team Leader

Jade has a background in accounting and collections having worked in both industries for several years before joining Evolve.  Jade is a movie buff and online gamer, and he also enjoys playing guitar and driving around the countryside.  Jade has the biggest cheesiest grin you’ll ever see.  His quiet and warm personality are charming.  Jade is very efficient with his work, with a great eye for detail.  He’s our resident teddy bear!

Steph Aliling, Senior Bookkeeper

Steph has a background working in accounting firms and auditing in the manufacturing sector before joining Evolve.  Out of work she loves biking in local parks, reading books and listing to music curled up with her cat.   Steph is a terrific bookkeeper and our resident “helper”.  She’s always on hand to assist the team get things done, and always with a big smile. 

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Rachel Canlas, Bookkeeper

Rachel worked for 25 years in the fields of banking, realty, water services, and accounting services before joining Evolve. In her spare time she enjoys reading books, and loves to cook or play with her dog. She is a dedicated volunteer in her local Church community. Rachel is affectionately known as “mother” she adds a soothing maternal approach to the team as well as being an awesome bookkeeper for our clients. 

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Anna De Jesus, Senior Bookkeeper

Anna is a qualified CPA who has previously worked in an accounting firm, as well as managing Accounting and Tax Compliance for a large merchandising company.  Anna also teaches accounting part time at a local college.   In her spare time (when she has some!) Anna loves listening to music and singing, and is mad for Korean Boyband BTS.  She’s also a keen movie buff!

Edward Tulud

Edward Tulud, Bookkeeper

Edward has previously worked as an internal auditor for a merchandising company, an Australian tax firm and within the finance department of a Hotel and resort for 3 years in Clark, Phlippines. He loves everything about basketball from the NBA to the small local leagues in the local area, he also enjoys playing as a hobby with friends and recently, with Evolve colleagues. Edward also enjoys watching TV series such as Suits, Supernatural and House of Cards.

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Alidon Guintu, Bookkeeper

Alidon has previously worked as an accountant for a large telecommunications company, as well as working as an offsite accountant/bookkeeper.  Alidon leads his own church band whilst being the resident musician of our evolve team. In his spare time he enjoys playing basketball and making plans with his band but mostly just plays computer games. Alidon has a high work ethic, polite and very easy to get along with.

Ira Gueco

Ira Gueco, Bookkeeper

Ira is a certified public accountant (CPA) and previously worked for 2 years as a general accountant and specialist in local and bpo companies prior in joining Evolve. The humorous lass who has a great personality and an even greater heart. She enjoys hanging out and spending time with her awesome family and friends. She is open to experiencing new things and is undaunted by challenges as she embraces and welcomes life with such excitement and fervor. Growing in her mantra of; It is always in our hearts if our destiny lies, do not get tired of giving our best because in the race of excellence there is no finish line.


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