The Prize Performance Team

Rodger Stephens CPA, CGMA

Rodger Stephens CPA, CGMA

From 1987 to 1994, Mr. Stephens managed accounting departments within St. Anthony Publishing and Reuters America, advising company leaders on business performance while solving large and costly business problems including revenue leakage, cost reductions, loss from theft and lack of automation. Together, these companies operated in five different industries – publishing, printing, consulting, telecommunications and media. From 1994 to 2010, Mr. Stephens worked in the business information systems industry as a consultant for EdgeMark Systems, Cognos Corporation and Oracle Corporation. By implementing performance management software and sound business practices, he improved the business performance of hundreds of companies. Rather than go to each client company with a predetermined solution, Mr. Stephens gained an understanding of the client’s industry, business practices, goals and vision before recommending and implementing the most appropriate solutions to improve business performance. Solution areas included accounting, budgeting, sales, customer service, field service, business planning, business intelligence, scorecards, dashboards and reporting.

Understanding Financial Statements by Rodger Stephens

Mr. Stephens, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), He is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). This credential is awarded by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). He is author of the book For Beginning Investors: Understanding Financial Statements. Mr. Stephens served as Treasurer for the Board of Directors of Living Legends of Alexandria, and serves on three committees for a large community association: The Budget Committee, the Replacement Reserve Committee and the Redevelopment Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from North Carolina State University. Originally from Annapolis, Maryland, Mr. Stephens has been a resident of Alexandria, Virginia for the past 28 years.


Professional Affiliations   American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Virginia Board of Accountancy,  Chartered Institute for Management Accountants (CIMA), Alexandria Chamber of Commerce

Eric Byrd

Eric Byrd

Mr. Byrd comes from a background of successfully selling high end video production equipment to television stations and other video production operations with a client list including Cisco, NATO, British Telecom and others. He now offers you a more effective company team through sales process understanding and improvements. He also provides communication skills training for any of your team members including sales team members. Mr Byrd brings an ease to the conversations, presentations and  your team members has with your customers. This comes from adapting big business strategic tools in a simple, easy to understand process applied to small and medium busi

Mr. Byrd teaches you and your team how to communicate more effectively in a noisy, crowded business world. Communicating is more important than ever as a professional. Whether it is when you are networking, giving a presentation or in a sales situation knowing what to say and how to say it can make the difference between success and failure.

Mr. Byrd is also an adjunct professor at Northern Virginia Community College.


Simon Turner

Simon Turner

Mr. Turner is the marketing expert in the Prize Performance skillset.

With a career in strategic development, sales, marketing and executive management, sitting on top of an engineering degree, Mr. Turner has the ability to make the complex seem simple — “clarity and focus are the key to results”.

Additionally, he has over 20 years of global commercial experience, supplying products and services into demanding markets including: pneumatics, fluid control, medical devices, semiconductor, packaging, automotive, rail, truck, printing and others.
Mr. Turner held several director positions at UK-based IMI plc, a billion-dollar multinational, including global strategic planning and market segmentation roles.

He led product management and business development teams in Europe before being recruited to head marketing, sales, product management, customer service, and key account teams at Norgren, Inc., headquartered in Littleton, Colorado.


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