Gilliland & Associates Staff Profiles

Administrative Support

Virta L. Commodore
Office Manager

“I believe that establishing a good relationship with our clients is a win-win situation for everyone.”

Virta handles a variety of diverse duties on a daily basis that keep our office humming. If you need a specific form, have a question about an invoice or about our services, Virta is the person to call. A graduate of Suitland Business School, Virta joined Gilliland & Associates in 2007.



Richard Janowitz
Tax & Accounting Manager

“I try to make each client feel that they are important.”

Ask Richard why he likes his job and he’ll tell you he enjoys working with numbers and helping people.

Richard supervises our accounting staff, reviewing work and managing projects and priorities. A part of our team since 2004, Richard is an Enrolled Agent and a member of the Maryland Society of Accountants. Richard is also an active member in BNI, an international networking organization.

Richard graduated from Quinnipiac College in Hamden, Connecticut. He and his wife Susan have three children. Outside of work, Richard can often be found on the baseball field coaching his son’s team. Richard enjoys swimming, playing sports and enjoying quality family time.

Jerry Perkins, CPA
Staff Accountant

“I respect my customers, and believe it’s important to treat them as I would want to be treated.”

Jerry provides tax and consulting services for individuals and corporate clients, including Federal and State income tax planning and filing, Foreign Entity registration and filing, state sales tax registration and filing, as well as consultation regarding loan restructuring and property disposition.

Jerry joined us in January of 2009. Jerry is a certified public accountant with nearly three decades of experience in tax, financial forecasting, and accounting services.

Jerry is a graduate of George Mason University, and belongs to the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Business Networking International (Past Chapter President).

Jerry and his wife Boo are active in foster care, and in their church where he is a Stephen minister. The Perkins’ have three grown children and are in the process of adopting a beautiful little boy whom they currently foster.

Jerry enjoys boating, fishing and carpentry.

Bill Glassbrook, CPA
Staff Accountant

“I find it is always faster and less expensive to get things done right the first time.”

Bill joined Gilliland & Associates in December, 2012, and provides accounting and tax services for our clients. Bill is a certified public accountant, a certified member of the QuickBooks ProAdvisor® Program, and a member of the Maryland Society of Accountants.

Bill graduated from Bridgewater College and has enjoyed continuing education ever since to broaden the areas in which to help his clients. A long-time resident of the DC Metro area, Bill enjoys reading, working with computers, and other electronics.

Jeremy Thorpe, CPA
Tax Accountant

“I like working with clients and watching their businesses grow year after year, seeing the benefits of them having a good tax accountant.”

Jeremy provides our clients with expert tax accounting services. He is the newest member of the Gilliland team, joining us in January, 2014.

In addition to being a tax accountant, Jeremy became a Certified Public Accountant in 2011. He has a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from George Mason University, where he graduated in 2003; and a Juris Doctor from Rutgers School of Law, which he received in 2006. Jeremy is also a QuickBooks Certified Pro Advisor, and a member of AICPA.

A talented musician, Jeremy plays guitar and mandolin.