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Scharrell
Jackson
Principal/Chief Operating Officer
2010 N Tustin Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Overview

Scharrell Jackson joined BPM in early 2020 with over 35 years of operations, accounting and finance experience, which she utilizes to support BPM as the Firm’s Principal and Chief Operating Officer.

Scharrell leads the Firm’s Corporate Service Team, which include Business Development, Marketing, Information Technology, Human Resources and Administration. Her experiences span from industries such as manufacturing and distribution, real estate and construction to property management, food services and professional services, serving in roles as VP of Finance and Operations, Chief Financial and Operations Officer and Corporate Controller.

Scharrell has a background that results in operational efficiency, human capital development, technological innovation, and business growth and scalability. Her experience leads organizations through business combinations (mergers and acquisitions), and she helps drive BPM’s expansion further into Southern California and other West Coast markets.

She is a purpose-driven leader. She serves on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Orange County, Orange County Pacific Symphony, Presidents Advisory Board of Concordia University, Board of Advisors Center for Leadership, Cal State Fullerton and the Center for Investment & Wealth Management Advisory Board. Within the Firm, Scharrell supports BPM’s Inclusion Now! diversity initiative and is a member of the AICPA Women Inclusion Executive Committee (WIEC).

Scharrell’s passion for motivating established and aspiring leaders does not end when she leaves the office. In addition to her many roles at BPM, Scharrell is a dynamic speaker outside of work and owns a women’s speaker series, Leadership in Heels, where she continues to support the professional growth of women. She is a sought-after speaker and passionate about mentoring leaders and underserviced youth to obtain upward mobility, personally and professionally.   

Scharrell received the Los Angeles African American Vanguard Award and Farmers & Merchant Bank’s Woman of Courage Award, and she was named the Orange County Business Women of the Year. She has been recognized for countless achievements and continues to serve the community and hosts a weekly bible study in her home.

Interesting Tidbit

Scharrell’s favorite past time is music, and her greatest accomplishment is raising three amazing sons as a single mom.

Engagements

  • University of California, Irvine: Journey to the Top (Irvine, CA), 2020
  • Grit & Grace Podcast: Being the Only One in the Room and Why Diversity Inclusion Doesn’t Really Work (Web), 2020

Community

  • Board Member – AICPA Women's Initiatives Executive Committee (WIEC)
  • Board Member – AICPA National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion (NCDI)
  • Board Member – Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Orange County
  • Board of Directors – Pacific Symphony
  • Past Board Member – Human Options, Inc.
  • Past Board Member – Girls Inc. of Orange County
  • Past Committee Member – American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
  • Past Board Member – Working Wardrobes

Certifications

Certificate Executive Leadership – UCLA Anderson School of Management

Education

BA – University of California, Los Angeles