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Founder Bio

Founder, Virginia "Cimmer" Hamilton (Dubin) is a California Licensed CPA, a PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Alumni and a QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor.  She was born in San Jose, California and grew up in Portola Valley, just a few minutes from Stanford University.   Being a Silicon Valley native and growing up so close to Stanford, she embodies the entrepreneurial spirit .  She has worked at numerous Silicon Valley companies, from tiny start-ups to multi-national billion dollar publicly-traded firms. 

Here are a few of the companies Virginia worked for before starting JumpStart CPAs:

Business Objects 


Riverstone Networks  

Director of Internal Audit

TIBCO Software  

Sarbanes Oxley Consultant

Neuron Data 


Covad Communications 

Director of Finance

E*Trade Group 

Assistant Controller

International Asset Systems  

Director of Finance

SyQuest Technology

Controller & SEC Reporting 

Adecco Management 

Consolidation Manager

On a personal level, Cimmer is a life-long equestrian and a single mom with twin boys named Max and Fletcher.  She lives in Saratoga, California and enjoys her horse named Shenanigans and her two cats named Kit Kat and Bean.

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