Our Philosophy

Great people first, technology-forward thinking second--with just the right combination.

Our Approach

Highly personalized and built on trust.  We become a welcome extension of your team, communicating and taking responsibility like one of your own.

Our Style

We're genuine, we're upbeat and we're 100% professional.

Our History

After years in the corporate world starting at DuPont, Lee Podolsky took time for family and for launching her business: streamlining back offices of start-ups, handling accounting for small companies, and bookkeeping for independent consultants.  She also volunteered in finance and event planning for various nonprofits.  In 2014 she brought it all together and launched Breakwater Accounting + Advisory Corp. to bring clients an unparalleled level of individual service and insight.


a barrier built out into a body of water to protect a coast or harbor from the force of waves.


Every enterprise has its ups and downs.  Surges of opportunity that can tap your cash reserves, undercurrents of revenue woes, ripples of uncertainty around taxes.  Breakwater is here to shield small to medium-size business owners and nonprofit executives from mistakes that come with growth, help them avoid the tidal waves of paperwork that slow them down, and protect their futures.



Looking for a dream team?  You've come to the right place.  At Breakwater, we have staff members who honestly know just about all there is to know about accounting technology, industry-specific financial challenges, and client service.  And if we don't know, we find out. We're relationship driven, with a deep bench so you'll be matched with a team that has just the right personality and expertise to impact your business.

Kim Dolan

Director, Business Development

Mary Hambleton

Director, Operations

Evelyn Jung

Director, Talent, Learning + Culture

Wendy Massey

Segment Leader, Private Client

Lisa McFadden

Client Advisor

Lisa Pearce

Segment Leader, Essential Solutions

Lori Yoder

Segment Leader, Non-Profit

Terri Carpe

Manager, Non-Profit

Marie-Eve DeSantis

CFO + Segment Leader, For Profit

Doug Gerdts

Segment Leader, Essential Solutions

Karen Graham

Client Advisor

Stephanie Knowles

Market Segment Leader, Philadelphia

Amy Marshall

Segment Leader, Workflow Solutions

Jaspreet Grewal

Manager, Non-Profit

Janeen Ernst

Specialist, For Profit

Jeannine Laughman,CFA

Specialist, Non-Profit

Deanna Otto

Specialist, For Profit

Susan Sechter

Specialist, Private Client

Colleen Smarr

Specialist, Non-Profit

Loretta Albano

Associate, For Profit

Jessica Boykin

Marketing Manager + Associate, Non Profit

Sandy Coulter

Associate, Non-Profit

Laura Deitcher

Associate, Workflow Solutions

Adam Kountourzis

Specialist, Non-Profit

Julie Little

Associate, Non-Profit + Workflow Solutions

Kelly Mason

Associate, For Profit

Associate, Non-Profit

Darrell Wisseman

Associate, Non-Profit

Kristine Woodruff

Associate, For Profit

Associate, Non-Profit

1601 Concord Pike, Suite 100   l   Independence Mall  l  Wilmington, DE 19803

302-543-4564  l  info@breakwatercorp.com

  • Lee's LinkedIn
  • Facebook