About Us

We are virtual by design. Admin and Beyond is a virtual firm, meaning that we work from our home offices. In fact, we were virtual assistants before virtual assistance was cool. When we originally considered the many types of business models available to us, we unanimously agreed that the shorter commute to work and the dress code were just too good to pass up…and our clients really like that we don’t charge for the additional overhead of having a traditional brick and mortar.

Are we productive working from remote locations? We sure are! Being virtual is actually one of our greatest business strengths. See Our Business Culture below to learn more.

How do we do it? We can easily work within in a virtual framework because we have identified our unique characteristics (personality and brand), we have carefully considered what we would like to accomplish (strategy), who we need on the team to help us help our clients (people), and what resources (technology) we need to deploy to optimize our daily processes.

How did we figure it all out? It took a lot of hard work and the willingness to learn and adapt. The Venn Diagram to the right depicts some of the essential business building blocks we use…and recommend to other small business owners.

Challenges. We know them well. We also know that, with the right knowledge and resources, you can overcome almost any challenge to achieve the level of personal and professional success you desire. Read our story.

WE LIVE FOR THIS STUFF! We’ve been committed to helping people achieve their personal and professional goals since 2006. It is our distinct honor to work alongside individuals who are dedicated to delivering quality products and services.

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If you’re ready to fully optimize your business and reach that next level of success…give us a call!

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide personalized business services, with an uncompromising dedication to honesty, integrity, quality and value. We are committed to helping our clients, staff members, and community achieve their professional and personal goals.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to help more entrepreneurs achieve important milestones to become successful business owners and vital members of the community by developing business training and support programs that allow for sustainable growth.

Our Business Culture

As noted earlier, we are virtual by design. We believe in the entrepreneurial spirit, so we’ve built it into the very fabric of our organization. Admin and Beyond is built on a Results Only Work Environment (R.O.W.E.) philosophy.

Consultants are an integral part of our organization. To achieve maximum results for our clients, team members, and community we work with individuals whose core strengths and philosophies are compatible with our mission.

We intentionally seek out and recruit disciplined, self-directed, qualified professionals who have proven track records in their particular fields. Continued personal development is encouraged through collaboration, creative and critical thinking, and ongoing training.

Our team members find personal satisfaction in producing quality work and are motivated by the challenge of helping others achieve their goals. They have the flexibility to work their own schedule, from their preferred locations, as long as the work is completed to the client’s satisfaction.

Team members, although autonomous in most respects, collaborate regularly via phone, team workspace, web conference and in person to strategize solutions and discuss progress.

Our decision to work with flexible teams has resulted in greater productivity and a higher quality of work, with less far less paid unproductive time and attrition than experienced in most organizations.

Our virtual business model provides clients with access to more professional level resources with less financial strain; keeps our overhead low and our prices competitive; and it allows our consultants the flexibility they need to achieve work-life balance in their own lives.

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Interested in Joining Our Team?

We are always looking to add amazing new team members! If you have:

• 10 + years of experience in your field

• The structure and focus to work from home

• Excellent computer skills

• Excellent customer service skills

• Flexible hours

• The ability to maintain grace under fire

• The ability to travel, as needed

Send us your resume. We’d love to hear from you.

The Management Team

Victoria Andersen

Managing Partner

Experience: I have 20+ years of experience in Administrative Management, Contract Management, Project Coordination, Process Improvement, Event Planning, and Data Management Systems.

Industries I’ve Worked In: Educational Publishing, Medical Software, Food Service

Passion: Helping people see their vision become a reality. That sense of accomplishment is what makes the long hours worth doing every day!

Favorite Quote:“…dream more, learn more, do more, become more…” – John Quincy Adams

Little Known Fact: I have a background in education. I chose the corporate path over the classroom but have always been involved with education in some way.

• Strategic Planning – Business Reputation, Goal Setting, and Marketing Plans

Workflow and Productivity Evaluation and Management

• Development, Implementation, and Enforcement of Processes and Procedures

• Customer Service, Relationship Building, and Networking

• Branding

• Project Management

• Event Planning

• Contract Administration

• Budgeting, Project Costing, and Vendor Negotiations

• Research

• Data Collection and Reporting

• Resource Management

• Training and Coaching

• PC/Microsoft Platform

• Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, PowerPoint, Access

Google Suite

• Adobe – Acrobat Pro, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver

• Web Design – HTML, WordPress, and other drag and drop varieties

• CRM – Variety

• Email Marketing – Constant Contact, Aweber

Art Institute of Pittsburgh

• Web Design and Interactive Media BS Program

• Adobe Illustrator Certificate

• Adobe Dreamweaver Certificate

• HTML Certificate

• CSS Certificate

American Sentinel University

• Database and Business Administration

Other

• Six Sigma Green Belt Training

• After Action Review (AAR) trained facilitator

• Microsoft Access Certification

Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce

• Board of Directors (2017 -2019)

• The Exchange (President 2013-2018 / Member 2012-2018)

• Taste Fest Committee (2017 – 2018)

• Fashion Show Scholarship Committee 2008-2015 (Secretary 2013, Co-Chair 2014-2015)

• Celebration of Excellence (Event program design 2013 – 2016)

• Women’s Professional Networking Committee (2014)

Village of Hoffman Estates Community Volunteer

• Celtic Fest: 2014-2017

•  Wine Wednesday Networking (Committee Member and Host) 2016 -2017

•  Platzkonzert Germanfest: 2013-2016

• Northwest 4th Fest: 2013-2017

• Women’s BIG 10 Basketball Conference: 2013, 2015

•  Received The Village of Hoffman Estates “Great Citizen Award”: November 2015

Civic Duty – Cook County Clerk’s Office

•  Election Equipment Manager (2017 – 2018)

•  Election Judge (2014-2018)

•  Election Administrative Judge (2014-2016)

Schaumburg Business Association

•  Member 2012-2014

Streamwood Chamber of Commerce

•  Member 2014-2015

Believe, Inspire, Grow (B.I.G) Women’s Professional Networking

•  Leader of the Hoffman Estates Chapter – 2012-2014

•  Chicago Regional Leader – October 2013 – January 2014

B.I.G. (Believe, Inspire, Grow), is a women’s support, education, and networking organization that embraces women’s desire to connect with each other.

I originally joined B.I.G. as an investment in myself. I loved it so much that I applied for a Leadership role. In October 2013 I was asked to take the role of Chicago Regional Leader. Through B.I.G., I not only helped other women in my community connect and get inspired, I was inspired by the many incredible women all across the Chicagoland area!

This wonderful organization is no longer active in our area, but the strong relationships we built continue to thrive.

Women In Need Growing Stronger (WINGS) Shelter Program for Women and Children

•  Career Services Mentor: 2007-2010

•  Career Services Advisory Board: 2008-2010

I love to spend my time:

•  With family…especially my honey, two sons and three beautiful granddaughters, whom I love more than life itself

•  With girlfriends…catching up over a glass of wine

•  Fishing

•  Camping

•  Hiking

•  Reading and binge-watching my favorite programs (reserved for the…brrr…winter)

Cynthia Ioriatti

Partner

Experience: I have 35+ years of experience as an Accountant and Controller and have a well-established background in Human Resources, Administrative Management, and International Business.

Industries I’ve Worked In: Manufacturing, Warehouse, Distribution, Retail

Passion: Making sure that my clients have the financial information they need to make informed business decisions!

Favorite Quote: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston S. Churchill

Little Known Fact: I owned and operated a model railroad shop with my former husband.

•  Strategic Planning – Forecasting, Budgeting, and Cost-Benefit Analysis

•  Financial Statements and Analysis (Balance Sheet and Income Statements)

•  Cash Flow Management

•  Cost Control Analysis

•  Inventory Costing and Reconciliations

•  Fixed Assets – Depreciation Schedules

•  Accounts Payable and Receivable (AR and AP)

•  Payroll and 1099 Misc. Processing

•  Credit and Collection

•  Project Management

•  Customer Service and Relationship Building

•  Develop, Evaluate, Enhance and Enforce Processes, Policies, and Procedures

•  Training and Coaching

•  PC/Microsoft Platform

•  Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, Outlook

•  QuickBooks

•  Google Suite

•  CRM – Zoho

•  Payment Systems – Bill.com, Deluxe eCheck

•  Merchant Services – PayPal, GoPayment, Bank-specific, Authorize.net, etc.

Roosevelt University

•  Bachelors of General Studies – Accounting

Harper Community College

•  Certificate – Data Processing Technology

Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce

•  Fashion Show Scholarship Committee 2008-2015 (Donation Calls and Day of Event Support)

•  Celebration of Excellence (Registration table)

Socialize? Who has time for that?

I like to support my daughter in her networking efforts. I’m totally good staying in the office to field phone calls and emails. 🙂

I love to spend my time:

•  With family…my sister, three daughters, four grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren

•  Going to the gym with one of my daughters

•  Working on the family genealogy

•  Reading and watching my favorite programs

More About Our Company

Awards and Nominations

• 2015 Village of Hoffman Estates Great Citizen Award presented to Vickie Andersen

2014 HECC Volunteer of the Year Award

2009-2017 Better Business Bureau Complaint Free Award

2013 HECC SOHO, Chairman’s Award, Volunteer of the Year Nominations

2012 HECC SOHO of the Year Nomination

2011 HECC President’s Award Recipient

2010 HECC President’s Award Recipient

2009 HECC President’s Award Recipient

2008 HECC President’s Award Recipient

Green Initiatives

Our business model proudly supports green initiatives…and helps others do the same!

We are approximately 97% paperless.

When we do use paper, we use all recycled materials.

No daily commute and limited travel reduces emissions.

We promote collaborative web conferencing over travel.

We offer green services our clients can implement as part of their business strategies.

We have upgraded to energy efficient equipment.

Computers and other equipment are shut down when not in use.

We recycle and donate!