Who is Liscio?

We’re a collective of seasoned CPAs, innovative engineers, and passionate sales and support professionals, all dedicated to making your life and your clients’ lives easier. Because we’re always thinking about new and better ways to help you achieve your goals, we designed Liscio to meet your needs today and to anticipate your needs tomorrow.

Our vision is for Liscio to become the new standard in client communication and collaboration. And we built Liscio to help you become the proactive, future-proof, modern firm your clients deserve.

Leadership Team

Darren Root

A familiar face in the accounting profession, Darren is recognized by peers as an innovative influencer. He’s been named on the “Top 25 Most Influential Thought Leaders” by CPA Practice Advisors, and “Top 100 Most Influential People” by Accounting Today multiple times. Darren founded RootAdvisors and Rootworks, the accounting profession’s nationally based membership organization for entrepreneurship and professional development. He’s also written several top-selling business books, including The Intentional Accountant. Darren’s years of experience running both a successful CPA firm and Rootworks positions him to successfully lead the Liscio team. Darren earned his CPA at Deloitte in 1989 and a BS degree in accounting from Indiana University.

Chris Farrell

Chris Farrell is a seasoned technology executive with more than 20 years of experience in finance and accounting. Chris served as the CEO of Nexonia, Inc., the parent company of the Nexonia, Tallie, ExpenseWatch, and SpringAhead brands. His experience as a founder of Tallie and SpringAhead gives Liscio a proven leader with a successful track record scaling up startup  accounting technology platforms. Chris earned his CPA in the heart of Silicon Valley at Arthur Andersen in 1996 and his MBA at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management in 2004.

Sekhar Palli

Sekhar Palli is a proven technology architect and executive who has designed, developed, and deployed cutting-edge software solutions for companies ranging from Art.com to Andreessen Horowitz. Over his 20-year career, Sekhar’s experience spans SaaS, eCommerce, and on-premise software. His passion for matching business process flow with flexible, scalable architectures is an ideal fit for Liscio. Sekhar received his MS in engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee in 1991.