Administrative Staff


Debbie Cooper
Firm Administrator
Professional Experience
Debbie manages all administrative services and firm operations for the Talley Group of Companies. Her specialty areas include strategic planning, operational improvement, profit enhancement, and business process innovation.
Michael Ausman
Director of Project Management
Professional Experience
Michael is the Director of Project Management for Talley and has been with the company since 2011. Michael has over 10 years experience in sales support and marketing. His current responsibilities include the coordination of marketing initiatives for Talley, LLP and its affiliates, the development and execution of print and digital marketing campaigns, as well as assisting the partner group with sales support.
Michael’s current interests and hobbies include working out, basketball, reading, and computers/tech.
Education
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science – International Relations, University of California, Santa Barbara
Certificate of Applied Project Management, University of California, Irvine
David Nguyen
Chief Technology Officer
Professional Experience
As Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Nguyen’s expertise in developing and building the technological infrastructure necessary to stimulate business growth makes him indispensable to Group 11 Advisors’ clients. With 15 years of experience, David not only understands today’s technology- driven business, but also knows how to deliver optimal solutions that fit the distinct needs of each business owner. His expertise is rooted in cloud-based technologies as well as software development and customization, which leads to the most efficient business operations. For smaller companies, the impact of customized software platforms can be astounding, as technology can level the playing field against larger business counterparts and their resources.
David’s business experience includes national and international companies within the manufacturing, distribution, textiles, and technology industries. With technology forming the backdrop for companies to attain maximum accuracy and efficiency in their financial reporting processes, Mr. Nguyen brings access to technological insights and applications to Group 11 Advisors and its clients that can drive the course of business.
David holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the California State University, Long Beach
Kenny Luu
IT Support Technician
Professional Experience
Kenny is an integral part of our IT team and provides technical support and advice regarding problems related to the hardware and software systems. He also supports, configures, maintains, installs, and upgrades corporate IT equipment and ensures the security and efficiency of Talley’s IT infrastructure.

Kenny’s professional experiences involve seven years as an IT Specialist for the United States Navy and three years as an Electrical and Environmental Aircraft Technician for the United States Air Force. His educational background comes from the Naval basic and advance information technology school. His hobbies include spearfishing, scuba diving, snowboarding, off roading, and any other outdoor activities.

Kathleen Quinn
Accounting Manager
Professional Experience
Kathleen has extensive experience in corporate accounting from privately-held to public companies ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. She has served in a variety of industries including real estate, architectural, engineering, construction, manufacturing, distribution, marketing, mortgage services, and non-profit organizations. She also has experience working for a public accounting firm working with small businesses, non-profits, and trusts; also providing support services as well as preparing compilations and tax returns for corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships.

Kathleen developed her passion for accounting since high school when after completing four bookkeeping courses in one semester, she landed her first job for an auto parts distribution company at the age of 15. She thrives at taking a hands-on approach to assisting her clients in achieving their accounting and business goals.

Kathleen holds a BS degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from California State University in Fullerton and is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Management Accountant, and a Certified Global Management Accountant.

She serves on the board at the Orange County Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants. She is actively involved in making quilts for local charitable organizations throughout Orange County. Other times she enjoys being with her husband and three grown children.

Professional Organizations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, member since 2012.
California Societies of Certified Public Accountants, member since 2010
QuickBooks ProAdvisor (QBO, Pro, Premier, Enterprise) member since 2009
Institute of Management Accountants, member since 2003.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting, California State University, Fullerton
Certified Management Accountant since 2011
Certified Public Accountant since 2012
Certified Global Management Accountant since 2012

Leslie Pizzolato
Learning & Development HR Coordinator
Professional Experience
Since joining Talley, LLP in 2014, Leslie previously served as an Executive Assistant to our Managing Partner, Andrew Talley. She now serves as our Learning and Development Coordinator. Her responsibilities include both recruitment, human resources, administrative support, developing and implementing learning strategies and programs.

In her capacity as Learning and Development Coordinator, she is responsible for overseeing the firm’s staff development, team building, and retention efforts, assess the success of development plans and help employees make the most of learning opportunities. Leslie is skilled in building strong working relationships at all levels.

Leslie brings a wealth of experience in accounting, payroll, tax preparation, computer support, sales and customer service.
Leslie is married and currently resides in Irvine, CA. She has two Cairn-mix terrier dogs, Gnocchi and Pierogi. Her hobbies include hiking, baking, traveling and enjoying time with her family.
Professional Organizations:
Speakers Bureau Representative, Make-a-Wish OC Chapter since 2015Education:
Bachelor of Arts, Communication – University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Bachelor of Business Administration, Human Resources – National University
Alexandria Hines
Executive Assistant
Professional Experience
Alexandria Hines is the Executive Assistant to Managing Partner, Andrew Talley, and has been with the company since March 2020. Her additional responsibilities including supporting the Marketing team, Talley Law Group and providing other administrative support for the firm. Prior to working at Talley, Alex worked her way up into numerous roles at a private education company based out of Irvine. Last serving as a Business Manager there, she managed the business and operational side of the school and served as a liaison between the clients and head departments. Her strengths are in customer service, project management, marketing and communications.
Alex earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton with concentrations in both Marketing and Entertainment & Tourism Management.
In her spare time, Alex enjoys spending quality time with her husband and dog, cooking/baking and going to Dodgers games.
Maria “Lupe” Martinez
Administrative Assistant
Professional Experience
Lupe is an integral member of the administrative staff at Talley. Her current responsibilities include billing and accounts receivable.
Prior to working at Talley, Lupe was an office manager for 8 years at a psychology practice.
In her off time, Lupe enjoys reading, and spending time with her husband and two lovely children.
Liz Champieux
Admin Assistant
Professional Experience
Liz Champieux serves Talley on a part-time basis as an Administrative Assistant. Liz’ primarily responsibilities include maintaining client files and archiving client records using the company’s electronic document management program. She also assists the administrative department in various ways as needs arise. Liz, whose husband Tom is also part of the Talley staff, joined the team in January of 2007 after helping to set up the scanning department at her previous place of employment.
When not at Talley, Liz enjoys spending time with her husband and three grown sons (Brandon, Justin, and Andrew), and participating in activities that involve sun, sand and water, whether sitting on the beach, jet skiing, water skiing, or house-boating. She also loves traveling to Vegas or to anywhere there’s a beach.
Lisa Jo
Administrative Assistant
Professional Experience
Lisa brings a wealth of experience in AP, customer service, collections, management, bookkeeping, and tech from her experiences in fast-paced working environments. At her previous firm, she worked in the accounting department as a billing clerk and adapted to a continuously changing accounting system.

She appreciates structure and a good work-life balance.  In her free time, she enjoys pursuing her passion for painting.

Roberta Jeske
Administrative Assistant
Professional Experience
Roberta’s primary responsibilities include answering phones, shipping & receiving, coordinating company events, assisting the partners day-to-day, and supporting the billing department.