The firm is owned and managed by Ted Galatsianos also known as Ted Yale. Mr. Galatsianos holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Roosevelt University in Chicago and has been practicing accounting and taxation for nearly twenty years.
He is an IRS Enrolled Agent (EA) which is a federally-authorized tax practitioner who has technical expertise in the field of taxation and who is empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the Internal Revenue Service for audits, collections, and appeals.
In addition to being a federally licensed tax practitioner, Mr. Galatsianos holds FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) securities licenses, 6, 63 and 65 as well as Illinois insurance licenses for health, life, property, and casualty.
He has served as the consulting Controller and CFO for numerous start-up companies including one of the largest independently owned restaurant groups in the country with over sixty restaurants in seventeen states. Additionally, he currently serves as the consulting CFO for a mid-size regional mechanical services company on the Fortune 5000 list for being one of the fastest-growing private companies in America for 2010.
He has been instrumental in helping small companies streamline their accounting processes, implement internal control procedures, and manage their business.
Carla Vaughn-Deeds, Director of Operations and Client Services, brings over 25 years of operational experience to the table. She’s worked with both high-level corporations and entrepreneurs with a variety of responsibilities. Most recently she was the Director of Operations for a mid-level consulting firm handling all aspects of managing the business, with both international and domestic clientele for thirteen years. Throughout her career, she’s created more proficient policies and procedures which focused on the “working smarter, not harder” ideal making each company she’s worked for more efficient. Carla’s primary focus is adhering to superior customer communication and satisfaction as well as attention to detail. Carla and Ted (OPS Founder) have collaborated on numerous successful ventures together and unite as a solid team.