About

Silver Pearl is managed by Barry and Julie Dudley, who both work full-time in the business as bookkeepers as well as managers, along with our fantastic administrator, Gaynor Fries. We have an established team of employees, who typically have 10 or more years of accounting experience as well as various certifications, such as the Certified Bookkeeper designation through the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers. You will have a primary bookkeeper who will be familiar with you and your business. And you will always get to know our management team as well!

Julie Dudley

Julie founded Silver Pearl Inc. in 2010 after a 25-year career in which she managed finances, people and computers for Fortune 500 companies, as well as small start-ups. With computer science and human factors/industrial engineering degrees from the University of Wisconsin and University of Massachusetts, Julie’s professional career included work for Pitney Bowes, PPG Biomedical Systems, a multi-state energy company, and her own consulting practice where she managed 12 employees. From 2003-2008, she was a program manager for Microsoft, in Redmond, Washington.

Upon moving to North Carolina in 2008 and shedding the corporate lifestyle of long hours and long commutes, Julie founded The Grey Muzzle Organization, a non-profit that has granted over $1 million in funding to animal shelters, rescue organizations, sanctuaries, and other groups nationwide. In her role as President of Silver Pearl Inc., Julie draws upon her past experiences to quickly analyze and effectively determine how to best collaborate with people to achieve their goals. Through Julie’s clear communications style and down-to-earth approach, clients come to rely upon her as a trusted resource.

 

Barry Dudley

Barry DudleyBefore joining Julie full-time at Silver Pearl in 2013, Barry worked for 30 years in the Information Technology industry. In the tech world, Barry has been a technical architect, lead developer and trainer. His technology work for financial institutions included developing and supporting a large Accounts Payable and General Ledger system. He had a great reputation for working closely with users, managers, and executives to help them solve problems, and he brings that attitude to Silver Pearl to help our clients get more from their financials, including working more effectively with their CPAs.

Barry has completed several accounting courses and uses his project management and analysis skills to help Silver Pearl’s clients understand their accounting to better manage their businesses. Barry also programs custom Excel spreadsheets from QuickBooks data or other sources, to solve specific reporting and data exchange problems for clients.

When not dealing with numbers, Barry enjoys music and dabbling in audiophile equipment. He spent many years in California and Washington where he developed a love of wine, which he continues in North Carolina.

 

 Gaynor Fries

28209081428529.negpAUDfJsFsGxULYehJ_height640Gaynor Fries spent over 20 years supporting C-Level executives in England, Japan, and Bermuda, before moving to North Carolina and starting her own administrative support business – switching her focus to supporting small business. With an extensive background in administration and numerous qualifications in Business Administration, Gaynor also holds a Paralegal Diploma and is a Notary Public in the State of North Carolina. She has been a valued part of the Silver Pearl team since 2012, providing administrative assistance with scheduling, contracts, invoicing and ensuring our clients receive timely responses and the information they need.

When not plugged into a computer, Gaynor enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves to visit new places. She lives in Apex with her husband, David, and their 2 children and 2 dogs – all with their own sets of issues!

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Gain peace of mind about your finances.

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Certified Bookkeepers

Certificate in Non-Profit Management

Certificate in Project Management

Member of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers

Congrats To Our Clients!

How many of us can say we have our own official day? We were thrilled to learn that the Mayor of San Diego recently proclaimed April 19th would be known as Dr. David Ricketts Day in San Diego!

Dr. Ricketts was honored for his work in spurring innovation in cities across the globe. Congrats to Dr. Ricketts!


Many congratulations to Melissa and Lee Katrincic and the team at Durham Distillery on their induction to The Gin Guild in London. They are the only gin distillers from the American South to be inducted.

Durham Distillery was also named number two craft distillery in the USA by USA Today. Cheers to their amazing success!


10 Years of Grey Muzzle! The organization founded by Julie Dudley in 2008 and which has given over $1 million to help homeless and at-risk senior dogs reaches its 10-year anniversary. Congrats to all involved for their hard work!