Who We Are

We are a team of former big 4 accountants.

Balanced Solutions was founded with the central goal of helping leaders of start-ups and small companies focus their time on growing core operations.  As you focus your efforts on operations, we use our expertise to handle the accounting and finance functions, providing accurate and timely information that help with decision-making. 

Balanced Solutions was founded in Cleveland, Ohio by Joe Shadle and Brian Engelhardt in 2019.

Brian Engelhardt


Brian, a CPA, former Manager at PwC in the private company assurance group. He began by serving primarily service-companies in the Washington, DC metro area as well as Cleveland.  After leaving PwC after eight years, Brian ventured into accounting and finance consulting working primarily with technology companies.

Joe Shadle


Joe began the first years of his career at PwC in the public assurance group, working with companies in a variety of industries, such as technology, defense, housing, energy, insurance, and manufacturing.  

John Terwoord


John is a CPA began his career working at PwC as a Senior Audit Associate in the private company assurance group.

Lee Shadle

VP of Sales

If you’re looking to make you’re life a little easier, you’ll probably talk to Lee first. Lee serves as the liaison between our technical accountants and your business.