Glave Business Solutions

About Glave

Our mission at Glave is to provide the highest quality professional services with a strong focus on the needs of our clients. We want to relieve the headaches caused by issues such as document drafting, bookkeeping, and tax filings so you can focus on your own business goals.

Simply put, our focus is you.

Talking to the people in charge of handling your money and legal matters should not be a stuffy or uncomfortable experience. We know you’re busy, so if you can’t make it to our office we will meet you. Whether you want to meet at your place of business or at one of your favorite meeting spaces in the Grand Rapids community, our professional ease will make any place your place of business.

Tax2U Personal Tax Return Preparation

For tax season, we want to offer you the most convenient experience possible. This begins with scanning documents on site as part of our pick-up/drop-off services for your personal tax return*. And after our experienced preparers ensure everything is perfect, they will meet with you again to go over every aspect of your return and answer any questions you may have.
* Additional charges may apply

Business Startup Consultation

Glave Business Solutions is the only stop you need to make as it provides for all of your business, tax, and legal needs. Avoiding even small mistakes early on will save you time and money in the long run, so knowing which steps to take is crucial for a growing business. We are equipped to help you sidestep these mistakes and we understand first hand the trials facing a new company, so choosing us to help with your startup or small business just makes sense!

Our Team

Steven E. Phillips

A native of Grand Rapids, Steven opted to stay local when he was looking to further his education. Receiving his Bachelor of Arts from Grand Valley State University, and his Juris Doctorate from the Grand Rapids campus of Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Steven has spent his legal career working with businesses of all sizes, on everything from formation to large-scale litigation. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bar Association, and the Grand Rapids Bar Association.

Possessing a passion for helping small businesses and a belief that working with an attorney should not be an intimidating or expensive endeavor, Steven has proven a perfect fit and vital addition to the Glave family.

Steven resides on the Southeast side of Grand Rapids, and spends much of his free time running, mountain biking, and caring for a menagerie of pets.

Ronald D. Hancock II

Ron learned bookkeeping at an early age by working at his family’s car wash in his home state of Texas. This means he has a unique perspective on everything that happens behind the scenes of owning your own business. From working with customers to helping his mom keep the books, Ron has always demonstrated a strong rapport with people and a head for numbers.

After a rewarding and successful career in restaurant hospitality, Ron returned to college in 2004 and eventually graduated from Grand Valley State University with both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Accounting. Ron is also a QuickBooks ProAdvisor and has many years experience in tax preparation, payroll, and bookkeeping.

Ron moved to Grand Rapids from Northern Michigan in 2007 and currently lives on the northwest side. He enjoys travel, disc golf, local music, and spends his free time volunteering at WYCE as a late night programmer.

Aaron D. Hennesey, CPA

Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Aaron graduated from the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University. Having worked for a top five accounting firm and in the tax department at Steelcase, Aaron brings a superior level of experience. In addition to experience, Aaron brings passion. His enthusiasm for the people and small businesses of Grand Rapids have been the driving force behind his development of and involvement with Glave.

When he was with his previous employer, Aaron served multi-million dollar companies, but it was the experience he had improving a friend’s tax return by $500 that he found most rewarding. That is why Aaron has made it a priority to provide affordable tax preparation and advice to those who could most use the assistance.

Aaron lives in the NE side of Grand Rapids with his wife, Kimberly, and their fraternal twins, Jude & Ember.

Kari Santana

Born and raised in Michigan, Kari graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree. She went on to law school at New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. She moved back home to Michigan to be near her family after graduating law school. Kari has spent her legal career working in a variety of civil matters including personal injury cases, medical malpractice, no fault benefits, wills and estate and appeals work.

Kari’s over 10 years of experience is an asset to Phillips & Santana, PLLC. Her wide variety of experience includes defense work for large corporations, working with criminal appeals, bringing suit on behalf of individuals to make sure no fault benefits were received and preparing estate plans. Her variety of experience allows her to connect with her clients.

Kari has passion to help other and takes the intimidation factor out of meeting with an attorney. Whether it is a large complex issue or simple matter, Kari will take the time to make sure each client’s needs are meet and satisfied.

Kari moved to Grand Rapids area in 2014 and lives in the southeast side. She spends her time running, reading and traveling.

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