At Convergence CPAs, we believe tax planning and financial planning are fundamentally intertwined. Managing your tax situation the right way allows you to maximize your money for other purposes, including additional cash flow for your business, paying off debt and funding your future. With this comprehensive, holistic view in mind, our clients receive the greatest value because we understand how one affects the other. Simply put, we advise our clients with their entire financial picture in mind.
Convergence CPAs is affiliated with Convergence Companies, a family of financial services companies designed to simplify your financial life through collaboration. The financial advisors, insurance agents, accountants and lenders of Convergence Companies all work together on their clients’ needs to take the legwork out of the equation and deliver a superior planning experience.
Tyler Jessup, CPA, CExP, CFP®
Owner and Partner
As a Butler, Missouri native, the work ethic that Tyler Jessup learned growing up on his family’s farm has served him well in his professional career. Education has always been important to Tyler. He earned his Master’s in Accountancy with a graduate certificate in Taxation from the University of Missouri in 2011, became a Certified Public Accountant in 2013, a Certified Exit Planner in 2018, and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in 2022. His passion for tax has been a main theme over the last 10-plus years of helping small business owners organize their financial lives and mitigate unnecessary tax burden. Tyler is registered in both Missouri and Kansas as a CPA, and is a member of Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MOCPA) and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Tyler enjoys foremost being a husband to his wife Shelby and a father to their son, Nikoli. He’s an avid Royals and Chiefs fan, and enjoys hiking, camping, and snowboarding in his free time. Ever-passionate about all things business, Tyler spends time listening to podcasts about accounting, taxes, and economics to continue to expand his knowledge of the craft.
Shelby Jessup, CPA
Owner and Partner
Shelby Jessup has devoted her career to educating her students, peers, and clients while serving her community through her expertise in auditing, accounting, and personal finance. After growing up in a small-town setting with close-knit communities, Shelby initially went to work for a public accounting firm and earned her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation in 2020. She knew that she wanted to spend her career giving back to those around her and now she also teaches the next generation of accountants at Raymore-Peculiar High School as their business teacher while still maintaining her CPA license. She graduated from K-State with her Bachelor’s degree in 2016 and will earn her Master’s in Teaching in December 2023.
Outside of her work, Shelby loves spending time with her husband, Tyler, and stepson, Nikoli. She loves going on family trips to new places, watching musicals, and enjoying K-State and Chiefs football.
Shelly Krueger, CPA
After graduating from the University of Missouri in 1984 with her degree in Accounting, Shelly went to work in the accounting industry for a small public accounting firm. She’s been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and member of the Missouri Society of CPAs since 1985. In 2010, Shelly opened her own successful private practice, and while serving a wonderful group of clients for more than 10 years as a sole practitioner, Shelly saw firsthand the value of good communication and collaboration in her client’s financial lives.
In addition to her professional accomplishments, Shelly is equally proud of her personal ones. She and her husband Charles own a 500-acre farm in northern Missouri where they raised three beautiful and successful children—Ryan, Caroline and Kellen, with two grandchildren between them.
Landon Cummins, CPA
Landon earned a Bachelor of Finance degree from the University of Missouri in 2007, an MBA from William Woods University in 2009, and became a Certified Public Accountant in 2012. He began his career as a staff accountant at a local accounting firm in 2012 before joining the leadership team of a large, Columbia-based mechanical engineering group in 2014. A heart for ministry then led Landon to The Crossing Church in 2018 to serve as Director of Accounting for two years before joining Convergence in the summer of 2020.
During his full-time commitment to various companies and organizations, Landon’s passion for serving others also led him to form his own independent CPA practice to service the personal tax needs of family and friends for many years.
Today, Landon is still drawn to the great outdoors. When he’s not inside crunching numbers or strategizing tax solutions for clients, you’ll find him exploring parks and trails with his wife Heather and their five children or honing his woodworking skills on his latest handcrafted wood project.
Jason Vann, CPA
CPA and CFO Consultant
Jason earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Accounting from the University of Central Missouri in 2014. A Fulton, Missouri native, Jason is an experienced Certified Public Accountant and serves Convergence Companies in a dual role as Chief Financial Officer and tax planning specialist.
Jason joined the Convergence team in November of 2021 where, among other responsibilities, he is charged with growing the firm’s outsourced CFO offering designed to help business owners with all aspects of their business utilizing a unique consultative approach. Jason’s logical and analytical demeanor provides his colleagues and clients confidence, while allowing for the pursuit of improving processes and delivering a great experience to clients. In addition to the outsourced CFO offering, Jason also provides tax and accounting services to businesses and individuals.
Outside of work, Jason enjoys time on the golf course, cheering on the Mizzou Tigers, and spending time with family and friends. Jason is married to his high school sweetheart, Olivia, and together they enjoy spending time with their daughter, Maiya.