Our Team

Lee Richardson, CPA


Lee worked in the Accounting and Auditing department for Touche Ross & Co. in Omaha from 1977 to 1984. His primary clientele during that time were retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and processors with significant inventories which provided him substantial inventory accounting experience many years before the inception of LIFO-PRO.

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Bob Richardson, CPA

Vice President

Bob has worked exclusively with LIFO for more than a decade. He is the head of business development and engineered LIFOPro’s proprietary complimentary resources which serve as valuable tools for CPA firms & prospective clients. Bob also spearheaded the effort to develop a new module in the LIFOPro software designed to support & completely automate internal index inflation calculations. Bob serves as the primary point of contact for LIFOPro’s new clients & is primarily responsible for preparing the analysis & review reports provided to CPA firms & prospective clients.

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David Roads, CPA

Director of Client Services

David manages LIFO-PRO’s client support for LIFO-PRO software as well as LIFO calculation services, LIFO consulting services and LIFO auditing services. He is a performance-driven accounting professional with over 20 years of management experience. David carries a reputation for forging strong working relationships with internal business partners to achieve company objectives.

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Paul Lewis

Director of Information Systems

Paul joined LIFO-PRO full time in 2005 as the Director of Information Systems, after helping Lee to develop the LIFO-PRO software on a part-time basis since 1994. Paul brings over 35 years of broad-based application design, development, system implementation and management experience in the information processing industry with significant work in the manufacturing and retail inventory areas.

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Jamie Pentagulio

Client Development Specialist

Jamie joined the LIFOPro team in 2019 + is our in-house marketing maven. With a unique background (consisting of marketing, customer service and nursing) her diverse skillset ensures your experience with LIFO-PRO will be as seamless and lucrative as possible.

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Alex Howe, MBA

Accounting Manager

Alex is an experienced consultant and sales professional who completed his MBA through the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Alex is innovative and client-focused and he is concerned with providing the highest quality of work for LIFOPro’s clientele. Alex joined the LIFO-PRO team in 2021 with his eyes set on the future. He is an innovative thinker with an emphasis on constant progression and improvement. Coming from a background in consulting, process improvement, marketing and sales, Alex is always thinking about how to provide our clients with the most effective and efficient solutions. Alex is a Nebraska-native and an alumnus of Omaha Central High School before attending the University of Nebraska at Omaha for both undergrad and graduate studies. He is an avid golfer and sports fan, closely following collegiate sports as well as the NFL, NBA, and PGA.

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Dan Cheloha

Business Development Specialist

Dan Cheloha Client Development Specialist Dan graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a Masters degree in Public Accountancy in 1988. He spent three years working in the Audit department at Touche Ross (now Deloitte). Dan has 25 years of experience in sales and marketing, has been a part of the LIFOPro team […]

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Hadeel Basma

Accounting Associate

Hadeel Basma Accounting Associate Hadeel was born and raised in Nebraska. She graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Throughout her time at UNO, she honed her skills and developed a passion for the business world, which was fostered by the supportive faculty and challenging […]

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Joel Richardson

Client Service Manager

Joel Richardson Client Service Manager Joel has been a part of the LIFOPro team for over a dozen years. His LIFO expertise includes Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer/Producer Price Index category assignments (BLS CPI/PPI category assignment), and he is the relationship manager for many of our clients. Joel received a Bachelor of Science degree from […]

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Karim Khayati

Director of Information Technology

Karim Khayati Director of Information Technology As a seasoned technologist with diverse skills, I have established myself as a thought leader and mentor in the tech industry. With expertise in strategic planning, systems architecture, data engineering, and agile transformation leadership, I have a track record of delivering large-scale cloud-based solutions that address mission-critical business needs. […]

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