Jonathan Crawford

Chief Technology Officer

Jonathan Crawford is the chief technology officer of LeaseAccelerator. He has been with the company since its inception in 2003 and was the original architect and developer of LeaseAccelerator’s industry-leading accounting engine. As CTO, he is responsible for technology services and engineering. His global team of developers ensures the software meets the requirements of our Fortune 500 clients and complies with the new lease accounting standards.

Jonathan has over 30 years of experience in the software industry. His notable career is marked by many achievements. While working at Lockheed, he worked on the storage component of NASA’s Earth Observing System, improving performance sevenfold. He did this by introducing the concept of database management work queue which fixed a hardware failure that was causing the loss of satellite data.

At BancTec, Jonathan served as the architect of a check imaging product that was implemented by the Bank of New York, Bank of America, multiple international banks, and the Federal Reserve. The Fed used the technology to investigate social security fraud, cutting the investigation time from weeks to minutes.

At McCabe and Associates, Jonathan developed a software product that automated cyclomatic complexity used by numerous companies around the US as well as other major programs such as the Trident nuclear submarine. As manager of development, he not only supervised coding efforts, but also quality assurance programs that yielded savings of millions of dollars per year. At one point, he even discovered a coding error that saved the world (but you’ll have to ask him about that).

Jonathan began his career at McCabe & Associates. He received his Bachelor of Science in math and Bachelor of Arts in economics from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

In addition to his formal duties, Jonathan also serves as LeaseAccelerator’s resident beer connoisseur. He prefers cold weather, and loves the mountains and snow. He’s also a die-hard Steelers fan. Jonathan is married, with two children and a dog.

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Expert Guide | Private Companies – How to Get Started

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Learn how to identify implementation challenges, assess your existing processes, and take an enterprise wide census of your leases.

Expert Guide | Separating Lease and Non-Lease Components

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To separate or not separate - That is the question creating anxiety for many technical accountants around the world as they implement the new leasing standards. Understand the pros and…
Lease Accounting Audit Completeness eBook

ASC 842 & IFRS 16 audit worries? Get ahead of the challenge.

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What items will external auditors be focused on after the implementation deadline for lease accounting? There has been little guidance published by the big four firms yet. However, one topic…