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About Us


After earning a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, Michael Murphy worked in a variety of public and private accounting firms. But it was inevitable he’d start a company of his own, as he grew up in a family of entrepreneurs. In 2000, he founded Platinum Group, a small accounting firm offering bookkeeping, tax, payroll and accounting services, for local Asheville businesses.

When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law in 2010, Platinum began to offer Health Insurance and Employee Benefits to their clients. They saw an opportunity where they could help their clients save money by qualifying them for healthcare subsidies.

Platinum Group provides a full suite of back-office services for small to medium-sized businesses and is committed to the success of its people, clients and community.

Think Simplicity

Platinum Group offers industry leading solutions and services to simplify our clients needs. We provide businesses and individuals a high level of expertise driven by cutting-edge technology and excellent customer service. Our success is driven by your success


Platinum Group uses this approach to create repeated success with each client. We spend time learning about what each client needs, understanding their expectations and implementing plans and processes to achieve success.

OUR Team

You can’t achieve sustainable growth without the support of a great team. While building Platinum Group into the premier provider of back-office payroll, accounting and insurance services, Michael Murphy realized he needed a group of like-minded professionals. He searched for people who excelled in their jobs and yet remained passionate about their own priorities. No matter what division of Platinum Group you're working with, our team thrives on a foundation of camaraderie, support, service and collaboration that is used with each other and our working clients.

Tasha McCormick

Managing Health Agent

Sarah Armstrong

Bookkeeping Specialist

Dinah Cantwell

Accounting Manager, EA

Clive Broadbent, AFSP

Senior Tax Preparer

Michael Murphy

President & CEO

Nicky Murphy

Authorized Agent

Dianne Lurie

Insurance Agent

Shari Skjoldager

HCM Implementation Specialist

Danielle DIaz

HCM Operations Director

Jessie Wilson

Administrative/Marketing Specialist

Tiffeny McCurry

HCM Payroll Specialist

Michelle Fleckner

HCM Solutions Consultant

Emily Macleoud

Administrative Specialist

Joan Rogers

HCM Solutions Consultant

Platinum Group plays an active role in supporting our community. We volunteer our efforts at MANNA Food Bank to help end WNC hunger. We also support Asheville Community Yoga Center to ensure everyone has an opportunity to empower their body and mind.


From mountains to sea, Platinum Group has you covered!

Platinum Group is headquartered in Asheville and nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

Known as North Carolina's financial center, Platinum Group's Charlotte office is located in the prestigious Queen City.

Our Triad location serves the entire Piedmont area from Greensboro to Winston-Salem and High Point.

As one of the fastest growing cities in the USA, Platinum Group's Raleigh location conveniently serves all of your needs.

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