Meet Our Team

Scott J. Scarano, EA | President

Scott J. Scarano, EA | President

Enrolled Agent (EA) Licensed to Practice before the IRS & all 50 States, EA# 104589

Xero Certified Advisor & QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Call/Text: 919-544-9060 | Email: [email protected]

Scott earned his BBA in Accounting from Campbell University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. After graduating, he spent several years working as a staff accountant at local CPA firms in Durham, NC. Scott is the owner of Padgett Business Services of NC and as a small business owner himself, he understands what it takes to help small businesses succeed. Scott is a licensed Enrolled Agent, certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and certified Xero Advisor. He is also an active member of the National Association and North Carolina Society of Enrolled Agents. Scott and his wife, Juana, have 2 children, Julia and Frank. When he is not at the office, he enjoys spending time with his family.

 Samuel T. McCraw, CPA, MAC | Accounting, Advisory & Tax Professional

Samuel T. McCraw, CPA, MAC | Accounting, Advisory & Tax Professional

North Carolina CPA Certificate No. 40711

Xero Certified Advisor & Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Call/Text: 919-296-3099 | Email: [email protected]

Sam is originally from Winston-Salem, NC, and now resides in Durham, NC. He attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Master of Accounting program with a concentration in taxation, and holds a bachelor in accounting and a bachelor in finance from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Sam has worked in a variety of accounting, financial analysis, and tax roles in technology, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, and public accounting. He is a licensed NC CPA and is a member of the North Carolina Association of Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Sam served as a military police officer in the United States Air Force, and deployed to Afghanistan during his active duty service. Sam enjoys playing golf, attending Tar Heel athletics, exploring downtown Durham, and spending time with his Australian Shepherd, Ari.

Toni N. Peay, EA, MBA | Representation & Tax Professional

Toni N. Peay, EA, MBA | Representation & Tax Professional

Licensed to Practice before the IRS & all 50 States, EA# 09248

Xero Certified Advisor & QuickBooks ProAdvisor 

Call/Text: 919-296-3049 | Email: [email protected]

Toni is originally from Brooklyn NY, has lived in Maryland, DC, and Bermuda, and now calls Raleigh, NC, her hometown. Toni earned a Master of Science specialized in Taxation and earned a MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. Toni has worked for the Internal Revenue Service as a Revenue Agent for over 13 years as well as the Division of Employment Security as a Tax Auditor for over 5 years.  Toni is a Licensed Enrolled Agent, certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, certified Xero Advisor and a Real Estate Broker. Toni has three daughters, two are in college playing collegiate basketball. During her leisure time, she enjoys selling Real Estate, jogging and attending many of her daughter’s games.

Anu Shankar, EA, MBA | Accounting & Tax Professional

Anu Shankar, EA, MBA | Accounting & Tax Professional

Licensed to Practice before the IRS & all 50 States, EA# 113980

Xero Certified Advisor & QuickBooks ProAdvisor 

Call/Text: 919-296-3053 | Email: [email protected]

Anu Shankar has lived in the Triangle area for over 20 years and graduated from Meredith College earning an MBA with a focus in Accounting. Her professional experience in a business and tax environment allows her to share her knowledge and expertise. As an Enrolled Agent she has successfully completed over 100 hours of related courses, updated annual training and continuing education. It’s important to her that her clients fully understand their financial situation and she works with them to plan throughout the year to take advantage of tax-saving opportunities. Anu and her husband, Ravi, have two boys. She likes creating picture books and travelling in her leisure time.

Anthony Serricchio, EA | Accounting, Advisory & Tax Professional

Anthony Serricchio, EA | Accounting, Advisory & Tax Professional

Licensed to Practice before the IRS & all 50 States, EA# 125502

Xero Certified Advisor & Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

 Call/Text: 919-205-2727 | Email: [email protected]

Anthony has a BBA in Accounting from Campbell University and after graduating started his career in the public accounting sector. After several years at local Durham CPA firms, he took a brief detour to work as a Tax Auditor with the NC Department of Revenue, where he gained a lot of behind the scenes experience. Ultimately, he felt out of place and wanted to help business owners in a proactive way rather than sitting on the other side of the table. Anthony is very excited to be working so closely with small business owners and to see the positive impact that our services can have on not just their business, but their lives. Anthony is a licensed Enrolled Agent, Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and Xero Certified Advisor. He enjoys spending time with his family, visiting the beach, and watching hockey.

Christopher J. Leon | Accounting Manager & Tax Preparation

Christopher J. Leon | Accounting Manager & Tax Preparation

Xero Certified Advisor

Call/Text: 919-296-3048 | Email: [email protected]

Chris grew up in the Triangle area and graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS in Finance. Since graduating, he has worked as an Accountant for a small business, as well as run his own small business. Chris enjoys working closely with his clients at Padgett, and being able to use his skills and experience to help them run their own businesses to be as successful as possible. In his free time, Chris enjoys traveling, sports, and spending time outdoors with his dog, Marley.

Matthew T. Ray | Accounting & Business Advisory Services

Matthew T. Ray | Accounting & Business Advisory Services

Xero Certified Advisor & QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Call/Text: 919-296-3052 | Email: [email protected]

Matt Ray currently serves as a Staff Accountant and Small Business Advisor to many of our small businesses, he also handles a wide variety of other in-house duties so we like to refer to him as the “Swiss Army Knife” of the office. Matt graduated with a BS in Accounting from UNC Wilmington. Prior to joining us at Padgett, he spent several years as a television reporter in Danville, VA. His favorite part of journalism was the chance to meet new people and, when given the chance, the opportunity to lend a helping hand. He is excited to be doing the same with our Padgett clients. Matt enjoys living here in the Triangle, but doesn’t miss an opportunity to visit the beach any chance he gets.

Steven W. Warren | Internal Operations & Payroll Specialist

Steven W. Warren | Internal Operations & Payroll Specialist

Xero Certified Advisor

Call/Text: (919) 296-3081 | Email: [email protected]

Steve earned his Masters of Music from Northwestern University and BA from Oklahoma State. Prior to his career with Padgett, Steve has gained experience in a variety of roles and industries, mostly with small businesses, where he wore many hats, such as office manager, technology whiz, bookkeeper, and customer service guru.  Most recently Steve was Operations Manager with Kidznotes, a non-profit music education program based in East Durham, NC. Fun fact: when living in California, Steve was a member of the Disneyland Band.  As an administrative and financial professional with over ten years’ experience, Steve’s diverse skills makes him an asset to our team at Padgett.

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