Dryrun started out with the business owner in mind.
Over time — we have evolved into a state-of-the-art software platform equipping financial professionals.
The Dryrun Story
Our Co-founder, Blaine Bertsch, worked in the trenches of small business. He needed to find a better way to track his finances, get a handle on his sales pipeline and plan for growth. From those requirements - Dryrun was born.
As time has progressed - the platform and the sophistication of our clients and partners has evolved. Dryrun has become the quintessential software system for CPA’s, Accounting Firms, & Fractional CFO's to offer their clients a more diverse service offering in Financial Modelling & Management, and bring real solutions to their clients – everyday.
The Dryrun Team
Blaine Bertsch is the CEO & Co-Founder of Dryrun and oversees the strategic direction and core operations for the company. Prior to starting Dryrun – Blaine founded a Creative Agency that drove his passion for business management and design. Successfully weathering the 2008 recession inspired the creation of Dryrun. In 2019, Blaine released his book, Pandemic Cash Flow, which takes an in-depth look at root causes of cash flow problems and offers an effective solution to crushing the affliction. Blaine has a Master of Design degree from the University of Alberta and a lifetime of entrepreneurial experience.
Tariq Bacchus is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Dryrun. Tariq leads Dryrun’s technical advancement, integration and security, as well as development and operations. Just like how the core of Dryrun’s financial forecasting is forward looking, so too is Tariq’s initiative to oversee the future, map it, then implement it. His focus is ensuring that Dryrun operates at optimal efficiency, while spearheading the company’s technological innovation. Tariq has an Information Systems Degree (BAIST) from NAIT and over 10 years of full-stack development experience.
Barbara Easter has developed a career as a coach for businesses and families in her 15 years working in the financial and education fields. Serving as the Director of Client Success at Dryrun, Barbara plays an important role in educating and supporting CFOs, accountants and businesses on best practices for real-time financial modeling and management with their business clients as well as onboarding larger firms’ partners, employees and clients. She helps accountants put on their ‘business hat’ and invites business owners into the world of accounting and finance.
Jeremy Burke is the Director of Development at Dryrun. He excels at developing new market opportunities, communities and teams in the business world and comes to Dryrun after a decade with Intuit Canada, makers of QuickBooks. Jeremy has a passion for supporting small businesses, consulting with over 35K small business across Canada and training over 3K accountants and bookkeepers on a vast assortment of business applications, sales, marketing and strategic initiatives. Jeremy strongly believes educating the business owner to overcome the world’s biggest business pandemic “poor financial management” is the key to unlocking a wonderful world economy and success in business not only for owners but the employees and the families they support.
As the Director of Marketing for Dryrun, Jay brings more than 25 years of Marketing and General Management experience from some of the most significant brands and businesses in North America and around the world. Jay’s techniques and approaches have to be on the cutting edge and must always focus on delivering measurable results. Jay has worked across many key industries including health & fitness, technology, automotive, retail, financial, telecommunications, hospitality, packaged goods and the energy sector. With his diversity of experience, he brings a unique perspective to Marketing.
Trevor Whitehead is a Partner Development Manager. He continually looks for ways to engage with clients and customers, build relationships, and help them find solutions to their business problems. Trevor loves Calgary, Alberta where he was born and raised. He’s proud to call the city ‘home’. Trevor entered the tech space working with IOT and integrating tech into the homes of Canada’s senior population, then shifted his focus to the sales side of fintech. While finishing his degree in Business Admin, Trevor worked and managed some of Calgary’s most popular bars and restaurants, giving him extensive customer service experience.
Katherine Schraeder is Dryrun’s Client Success Manager, a role that suits her drive for finding solution-oriented answers to clients’ hurdles. Drawing on skills acquired from several years of work experience in Customer Service, she ensures that every client at Dryrun has a warm, helpful, and engaging experience right from the moment they first contact us to the moment our support is not required anymore. Prior to joining Dryrun, Katherine discovered her passion for building strong relationships with customers and maintaining an encouraging and effective stream of communication within the workplace by working in the field of Human Resources. She has also worked as a Fitness and Nutrition coach, providing her with the expertise to be diverse and adaptable to every client.