Steve Loates is an experienced entrepreneur having operated businesses in bookkeeping, online training, coaching, digital marketing, website development, e-commerce, and retail.
Currently, he is the co-owner of AIS Solutions, winner of IPBC’s Bookkeeping Firm of the Year and Intuit’s Global Firm of the Future contest – the first Canadian firm to receive this recognition. He is also the Co-Founder of Kninja Knetwork, which is a Training firm designed to help all Accounting Professionals with their Hiring, Onboarding, Training and Team Challenges.
Steve has been a speaker and workshop facilitator at industry conferences across North America and the Caribbean such as QB Connect (San Jose and Toronto), CPA The One, IPBC Ignite, and Scaling New Heights.
He is also an author of several books, including his most recent “The Kninja Way – Our Journey to Firm of the Future” available on Amazon, and was recognized in 2018 as one of the top 10 Influencers in the Canadian Bookkeeping industry.
Steve is life and business partner to fellow industry influencer, Juliet Aurora, has 3 children, 4 grandchildren and a Rescue Boxer named Godfrey. When he is away from the office he enjoys spending time gourmet cooking, digital photography, F1 racing, sipping Napa reds and exploring new destinations.