Randolph P Johnston

RANDOLPH P. JOHNSTON, MCS

Shareholder, K2 Enterprises

Hutchinson, Kansas
randy@k2e.com

Randy Johnston is a nationally recognized educator, consultant, and writer with over 40 years experience in Strategic Technology Planning, Accounting Software Selection, Paperless, Systems and Network Integration, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning, Business Development and Management, Process Engineering and outsourced managed services.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Various Publications – 1978 – Present: CPA Practice Advisor monthly columnist, Journal of Accountancy, CRN, Accounting Technology, PCWeek, InfoWorld, Interface, State Society newsletters, frequent quotes in accounting and computer press
  • Mitchell Publishing – 1981: Basic Using Micros
  • Random House – 1982: Business Computing Systems
  • McGraw Hill – 1984: Computers: An Introduction
  • John Wiley & Sons Publishing – 2002: Technology Best Practices
  • K2 Enterprises – 2003-2012: Accounting Software Solutions

EDUCATION:

  • A.A. in Computer Science, Math – Hutchinson Community College, 1975
  • B.S., summa cum laude, in C.S., Math, Science – Kansas State University,1977
  • Masters of Computer Science, 60+ post graduate hours – Wichita State University, 1981

AWARDS:

  • Accounting Today – Listed as one of the 2004-2016 Top 100 Most Influential People
  • CPA Practice Advisor – Accounting Hall of Fame 2011, Top 25 Thought Leader 2011-2017
  • Accounting Technology – Listed as one of the top nine technology stars in the industry
  • AICPA Technology Conference – Past Chair and featured Speaker for the past 31 years
  • Who’s Who in Business & Industry – 1990-2017; in Computing 1987-2017 – Acknowledged as a leading business professional and as a leading computing professional

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:

  • K2 Enterprises (K2E.com) – Executive Vice President, Shareholder – Nation’s leading technology CPE provider to CPA professionals. Consults to high profile technology vendors. Delivers national seminars to CPAs, business groups and IT leaders on technologies in accounting, healthcare and banking. Creates and presents seminars and articles on 30+ technology topics including CPA Firm Technology, Paperless, Accounting Software, Cloud, Business Continuity, and Strategies leveraging technology. (1990 – Present, Hammond, LA)
  • Network Management Group, Inc. (NMGI.com) – Chairman & CEO, Stockholder – Consults and specializes in Strategic Technology including planning, selection and implementation. Expertise: CPA Firm Technology and strategy; Paperless; Accounting Software, Business Intelligence and CRM; Infrastructure including: Cloud, Business Continuity, Virtualization, Backup, and remote mgmt. (1983 – Present Hutchinson, KS)
  • Hutchinson Community College – Department Chair, Professor, Adjunct – Mathematics & MIS Depts. Designed and taught courses in all areas of mathematics & computing. (1977 – 1997)
  • Professional Data Services – Programmer and system designer – Developed a medical system including the first paperless claims in Kansas, appointments and collection systems. Owned ComputerLand, Entre’ and Connecting Point stores, received first IBM PC and first Compaq portable in KS. (1978 – 1981)
  • Farmland Industries – Programmer and system designer – Developed and maintained P&L, Credit Union and Feedlot accounting. (1977 – 1978)