Terry O’Rourke, President
Terry is the founder and president of Common Sense Solutions. He is actively involved in consulting operations for network services, application development and software implementation, as well as new business development.
Before founding CSS in 1993, Terry served in capacities including Executive VP of Operations, Chief Financial Officer and MIS Director for professional service companies ranging in size from $6 – $35 million in annual sales.
He holds an MBA from Northern Illinois University and is a CPA. Terry’s financial, operational and technical expertise is invaluable to construction and service companies exploring the vast opportunities for utilizing technology. He is well-researched in the construction and service industries and he has become a trusted consultant, advising companies on re-engineering and improved efficiency through the appropriate use of technology and implementation of best practices.
Terry is a member of a number of industry associations and speaks to these groups on wide range of trade-specific technology issues. He also conducts regular webinars and seminars on a variety of construction and service-related technology topics. Terry is the author of, “Computers Should Just Work”, a small business owner’s guide to finding a professional, competent, honest, considerate, on-time, fairly priced and dependable computer consultant.
Jan Tomasik, Vice President
Jan oversees finance and administration for Common Sense Solutions. Jan has a Business Administration degree from
St. Francis University, MBA classes from DePaul University, a Webmaster certification from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and over thirty years of business and technology experience.
Prior to joining CSS, Jan managed administrative and technical personnel and projects for a diverse client list including Federal Express, Ameritech, Corn Products and The Art Institute of Chicago. Her projects included the successful rollout/replacement of all network hardware/software to five branch offices, the implementation of a document management and storage system, and the conversion of payroll, HR benefits, safety and training applications.
Paul Seputis, PSA/CRM Product Manager
Paul oversees all service delivery for our CRM product built for the construction industry, Project Sales Achiever. It’s his job is to see to it that all new software implementations and ongoing support get done on time, on budget and with a delighted client.
Paul has a unique business perspective, having been our internal Controller for the past five years. He truly has a hands-on understanding of the products we use and can speak first hand to the challenges that business owners face when implementing software and using it on a day-to-day basis.
Paul has a Bachelor’s degree from St. Norbert College, and an MBA from Keller Business School of Management.
He has had an eclectic professional background. Prior to joining CSS, Paul spent time as a personal trainer, worked
in the legal and financial services industries, and provided sales and service to retail businesses with their point
of sales equipment.
Amy Farrell, ComputerEase Product Manager
Amy oversees all service delivery for our construction accounting software, ComputerEase. It’s her job to ensure that all new software implementations and ongoing support get five-star ratings from our clients.
Amy is the go-to person when it comes to understanding the ComputerEase product, having worked with it for over 15 years. She has managed new project implementations, consulted on process improvements, handled support calls, conducted end-user training, and performed just about every other task when it comes to making construction accounting software more efficient.
Amy has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Michigan University in organizational communication, plus over twenty years’ experience in the business of construction accounting.
Prior to joining CSS, Amy worked for other ComputerEase dealers as well spending a year working directly for ComputerEase. During her tenure she worked as Senior Trainer and Support Technician.
Before starting with ComputerEase Amy got her start in the construction world by working for a refrigeration contractor. Amy met with the owner and said she liked computers (that was before the term PC) and the rest was history.