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 3 children, Julia, Frank, and Arya. When he is not at the office, he enjoys spending time with his family.

Surya B. Pethi, CPA | Account Manager & Tax Preparation

Surya B. Pethi, CPA | Account Manager & Tax Preparation

North Carolina CPA Certificate No. 42047

Xero Certified Advisor

Call/Text: 919-299-1362 | Email: [email protected]

Originally from India, Surya has lived in North Carolina for the past 10 years. She has a degree in Accounting from Bangalore University. After successfully completing The Uniform CPA exam, she worked as a Tax accountant at a local CPA firm. She has also volunteered with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program at Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach. Surya is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. She and her husband Prem, have a son and a daughter. During her leisure time, she loves practicing yoga, photography and making paper art.

Justin W. Reed, CPA | Account Manager & Tax Preparation

Justin W. Reed, CPA | Account Manager & Tax Preparation

North Carolina CPA Certificate No. 41913

Xero Certified Advisor

Call/Text: 919-299-1781 | Email: [email protected]

Justin grew up in upstate New York and graduated with a Masters in Accounting from the College of St. Rose. He has spent a majority of his career working in the industry helping businesses of all sizes manage their accounting functions and reach their financial goals. His various jobs have brought him through many states including New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and North Carolina. He is a licensed CPA with the state of North Carolina and a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. Justin lives with his wife Tiffany in Youngsville. In his free time, Justin enjoys spending time with his wife, exploring new places, trying new restaurants and watching sports.

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, hunting, and spending time outdoors with his dog, Marley.

Jacob C. Wemyss | Account Manager & Tax Professional

Jacob C. Wemyss | Account Manager & Tax Professional

Xero Certified Advisor

Call/Text: 919-335-3975 | Email: [email protected]

Jacob is originally from the Kerr Lake region of North Carolina and now resides in the Garner area. He received a BS in accounting from East Carolina and then spent several years as a financial analyst at an investment bank before returning to ECU to get his MSA in accounting. Prior to joining Padgett, Jacob worked at a Wilson CPA firm for over a year gaining valuable tax knowledge. Jacob now enjoys working closely with his clients as a tax accountant and small business advisor. In his free time, Jacob enjoys playing golf, hanging out with his fiancé, Addie, and spending time with his English bulldog, Dee.

David J. Williams | Bookkeeper

David J. Williams | Bookkeeper

Xero Certified Advisor

Call/Text: 919-725-7395 | Email: [email protected]

 

Brittany M. Webb | Bookkeeper

Brittany M. Webb | Bookkeeper

Xero Certified Advisor

 Call/Text: 919-726-7533 | Email: [email protected]

Brittany came to us from Nashville, TN where she earned her bachelor’s degree in public relations at Middle Tennessee State University. From there, she gained experience for three years as a bookkeeper for an accounting firm before making the move to North Carolina with her husband, Daniel, in January. She hopes to return to school in the future to obtain a degree in accounting and finance and further her career path. When Brittany is not working, you can find her filling her camera roll with posed shots of her boxer-lab, Penelope, or traveling with her husband to visit family and friends.

Matthew T. Meyer | Front Office Administrator

Matthew T. Meyer | Front Office Administrator

Xero Certified Advisor

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

Matthew Meyer earned his BA from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and grew up a true Tar Heel fan. Originally from Kernersville, NC, he currently resides in Durham, NC. Prior to joining Padgett, Matthew worked for a corporate law firm in Raleigh, NC, serving as Operations Manager. Matthew is excited to work at Padgett, as he’s always had an interest in tax and finance. Interesting Fact: Matthew was born on an Army base in Stuttgart, Germany. In his free time, Matthew enjoys playing all kinds of sports, traveling and spending time with his family and friends.

Steven W. Warren | Internal Operations & HR Manager

Steven W. Warren | Internal Operations & HR Manager

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 University. Prior to his career with Padgett, Steve gained experience in a variety of roles and industries, mostly with small businesses. 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 World Famous Disneyland Band. In his free time, Steve enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his dog, Calli.

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