Sharra Chan, Founder & CEO of Orange Door Inc, is dedicated to empowering small and mid-sized accounting firms through advanced technology and design. The company is focused on developing the next generation of professional tax software with Orange Tax Suite Pro (OTSP), the first mid-market solution based on a true cloud platform. OTSP delivers the networking, mobility, and convenience features that modern practitioners need. Through coordinating customers’ ideas and development efforts, Orange Door Inc strives to produce the most effective tax product in the market, bringing tools to help streamline preparer/client relationships and to improve efficiency of data entry and return handling.
Sharra grew up working in her father's CPA office and after watching numerous family members in the government/small business accounting world, swore that she would never become one. After receiving her degree in IE, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, she has held positions with Intel as an Industrial Engineer and Derived Knowledge as a Logistics Consultant. But Sharra eventually found her way back into her father’s practice. In learning what the tax prep market had to offer years ago, Sharra and her father realized there was no one taking the lead on innovative products that would make a difference in generations going forward. Hence here she is today, with Orange Door Inc., pushing the boundaries of what the industry can offer.