Meet SmartBean®
Bookkeeping’s Leadership

"We're the Beans You Can Count On!"

CEO & Founder

Success is the ability to reward yourself with the gift of time.
— Lisa Nguyen
Lisa Nguyen, CPP, CPB

I’m certain that every life has purpose. The magic is in learning what that purpose is and embracing it. I’m not yet entirely positive of my life purpose, but I know this: I am happiest with my children (on their good days!), and when I’m able to make a positive impact in the life of fellow small business entrepreneurs.

Over the last 20 years, I have worked for, invested in, and owned my own small business. As a result, I have tremendous respect and empathy for small business entrepreneurs.

It takes intelligence, resilience, tremendous self-awareness and guts to start and build a viable business. My dream is to create products and bookkeeping  services which make intrepid entrepreneurs smile more, love more, and achieve more from life.

Lisa is a Certified Public Bookkeeper, a Certified QBO ProAdvisor, and a Certified Payroll Professional.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton.

VP of Sales

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,
The Little Prince
Victor Constantino

I like to make things. In every stage of my professional life — whether in public service, film, or tech — I’ve demonstrated a need to create, to make real what was once only existed in my imagination. It’s an instinct shared by nearly every entrepreneur: a passion to pursue their vision and the willingness to work hard to realize it.

And it’s that courage and perseverance that inspires my work at SmartBean®. It’s my pledge to address our clients’ bookkeeping needs so that they can focus on the aspects of their lives that they truly love: their business, families, and dreams.

My own diversions outside the office include movies, hiking, American politics, grilling, Danish pastries, writing, wine, and my fourteen-year-old. (Not necessarily in that order, though, as Danish pastries would otherwise be higher on the list!)

Victor, a native of Los Angeles, experienced his first East Coast winter while attending Harvard College. He decided to apply his government coursework and served as a staffer to Rep.Joseph P. Kennedy II (D-MA) on Capitol Hill.  Upon returning to Southern California and year-round sunshine, he embarked on a long-desired career in film, earning inaugural producing credits on Walt Disney Pictures’s 'Invincible' and 'McFarland, USA.'

He joined SmartBean® in July 2020, where he now serves as Vice President, Sales & Branding.

VP of Operations

Love the life you live, Live the life you love.
– Bob Marley
Laura Alexander

Living on the East Coast all of my life I never knew my dream job would be located all the way across the country in California!

One of my favorite parts about working for Smart Bean has been meeting so many new clients located across the U.S.! It is so fun to connect across a screen and help small business owners find direction and clarity in their finances while continuing to grow their businesses.

I believe that every day is a new day and feel best when I am helping others in any way I can with bookkeeping services. Being part of the Smart Bean Family has been such a rewarding experience and I am grateful for such an amazing team to work with.

When my workday ends, you will find me spending every moment I can with my daughter and our pup. From cooking together to running to dance or swim practices, our days are full of love and adventure. My daughter is and will always be my greatest accomplishment. I know without a doubt I was always meant to be her mom, and she was always meant to be my daughter. Just like each our small business bookkeeping clients, watching her grow and flourish is a gift I’ll never forget!