Cherelle James is currently the CEO/Co-Owner of My Local CFO, LLC. In her current capacity she is responsible for providingoverall structure for the company and oversee operations; drives the company’s mission and goals through developing strategies as well as ensure long term viability of the company alongside the CFO.
She brings her vast knowledge from various career paths with a BS Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s in Business Administration. She has upheld positions that have allowed her to manage program and company finances as well as teach financial stability. With an “entrepreneur spirit”, she has served as a consultant to small businesses for over ten years and gained experience in the Federal Contracting arena, dealing with budgets in excess of a million dollars. Cherelle has always focused on the bottom line, without the compromise of quality.
Cherelle is a QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor and majority owner in My Local CFO.
Derrick James is currently the CFO/Co-Owner of My Local CFO, LLC. In his current capacity he is responsible for establishing and maintaining the company's long term strategy and annual budget, in collaboration with the CEO, providing critical financial operational information.
He holds Bachelor Degrees in Business and Accounting as well as a Masters in Accounting and Finance. He has global involvement, with over 15 years of experience in the area of accounting and finance and has dealt with budgets in excess of a billion dollars. His passion is truly working with numbers, to decipher their meaning.
Derrick is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor and Ambassador for the Durham Chamber of Commerce.
Edmund Placzkowski, CPA brings more than 24 years in diverse tax, financial, and business consulting experience. Gaining extensive accounting experience through senior accountant and management roles for a variety of companies and CPA firms.
Ed is dedicated to helping clients achieve business success by helping them establish practical and sound tax and financial processes. Focused on services, as well as clients in the banking and financial industry, he is committed to delivering tax and financial services that meet each client’s unique objectives.
Ed has expertise in providing comprehensive accounting services, including individual, corporate, partnership, and nonprofit income tax returns and audits, compilations, and payroll tax reports.