A SMART Idea!
I attended a business seminar where a panel of speakers outlined the ever-increasing list of state, federal, health and workmen’s comp expenses to employers. A few day later, I was seeking an accountant specializing in assisting with financials for a grant proposal. At the same time, I needed to find a competent and qualified person to help a friend assist her mother in the process of downsizing her life. All of these needs collided, and I quickly realized there was no all-encompassing website that could help me. It was obvious: there was a need for a one-stop website where experienced consultants providing a broad variety of services could connect with clients who need expertise in business, not-for-profit, and lifestyle areas. Thus SmartSpider.net was born. Just one year later, my dream is reality. SmartSpider.net is serious about connecting clients with consultants. We have a robust web site, social media, print and and digital marketing. We provide learning tools to both clients and professionals, and we host a variety of events so you can get to know one another face-to-face. One place where you can get all of your consulting needs met – THAT’S SMART! Jane Bradley, Founder of SmartSpider.net.
Meet our Leadership Team
Founder and CEO
Jane Bradley is a third generation New Mexican and has always had a deep and abiding love for her native state.Perhaps it is this love for all things New Mexican that led to the ambition to become the ‘Female Michelangelo of the West.’ A BFA was the natural choice and after success as a studio artist and gallery owner in Santa Fe, Jane became intrigued by the processes of business.This interest leads to additional education, followed by other varying and successful business endeavors.The ability to teach and share has been ongoing and a constant in Jane’s life.
Curiosity is the one word that most clearly defines Jane’s life. This curiosity has led to many personal and professional successes. From moving to a small hamlet in Arkansas with prince charming – to becoming the Executive Director of the Genesis Business Incubator at the University of Arkansas – to moving on to Russia during perestroika and working with technology transfer – to returning to the much loved and missed New Mexico, each new challenge was attacked with enthusiasm and determination.
‘Life has been an adventure and I have loved every minute,’ quotes Jane. ‘These unique talents that I was given – a voracious curiosity, the common sense of a rancher’s daughter, the determination to see projects through to a successful end and the ability to put people together for mutual benefit – have all led to the making of a joyous and fulfilling life.’
And now: to be the founder of SmartSpider Pros Inc. and Smartspider.net, a unique new website that connects a wide variety of consultants with those in need of their services, is the culmination and, yes, the pinnacle of life’s lessons and achievements.
Director of Technology
A longtime interdisciplinarian, Michael Arner received his B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University and his Ph.D. in English Literature from Boston University. He has published essays on art and technology in both academic and popular presses.
In addition to his software enterprises (RoamData, the most successful of the half-dozen companies he has co-founded, was sold to Ingenico earlier this year), he has taught film, literature, and drama at Boston University and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1999, his play, “The Silk Road,” was produced by Sara Arlin and the Chinese Culture Institute at Boston’s New Tremont Theatre.
After almost a quarter-century spent back east, Michael returned to his hometown, Albuquerque, in the summer of 2011, extensive library, a few shamefully non-native plants, cats, three-quarters of a novel, and the artist, Dasha Alexandrova, in tow. He feels extremely fortunate to be back in the Land of Enchantment and to have connected with the dazzling and delightful SmartSpider.net Gang.
Victoria Silva Wilger
Chief Financial Officer
Steve is part owner of The Becerra Group, LLC, an accounting and tax firm. His professional career began with the Internal Revenue Service in 1976 as a student intern. After graduation, he was hired by the Internal Revenue Service as a revenue agent and worked up the ranks to Chief, Planning and Special Programs for the Albuquerque District, which covered the entire state of New Mexico.
Steve opened his own tax and accounting business in 1994, after an 18 year career with the Internal Revenue Service. His firm does Bookkeeping, Accounting, Financial Analysis, Business Development, Tax Consulting, Tax Preparation and Tax Resolution. The firm specializes in small business bookkeeping and accounting, along with Tax Resolution specialists. Steve’s specialty is business planning and strategy. The firm has a staff of seven accountants and bookkeepers and three tax resolution associates.
Steve was also a director for a Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Albuquerque’s South Valley from 1994 to 2014. As director of the SBDC, Steve was charged with administering and managing a program of business consultation and development, as well as managing a small staff of 5. Steve has served on many board and commissions, such as the Bernalillo County Planning Commission, Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, Atrisco Companies, South Valley MainStreet, and Tiwa Lending, to name a few. Steve earned his degree in Accounting at the University of New Mexico, Anderson School of Management.
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