Helping Businesses. Every Day.
Chesapeake Financial Corp was initially started with a specific mission: Help those who have the ability to start a small business but might lack necessary financial and accounting knowledge to grow it. With clients all across the nation, our scope of services have evolved in response to changes in response to industry changes and our dynamic tax-code. Our ongoing investment of time and resources in continuing professional education, technology, and client interaction demonstrates our commitment to mutual success.
Thomas ‘T.J.’ Kennedy, owner, is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants as well as the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has multiple years experience in both private and public-sector finance, with an expertise in government affairs, non-profits, construction and restaurant industries.
Prior to starting Chesapeake Financial Corp, he spent several years working in corporate finance as a Comptroller, as well as at the U.S. State Department in a financial role. He also enlisted in the Navy Reserves in 2010. TJ grew up in Pennsylvania where he was “raised in the kitchen” of many small, family owned restaurants and business. “Small businesses are the backbone of the economy and are the reason I started this business. I wanted to apply my expertise and help people like my grandparents grow their businesses. I’m able to do this by educating my clients and handling all of their financial responsibilities so they can focus on their core business competencies.” He holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from James Madison University and is also a QuickBooks ProAdvisor. TJ Currently lives in Virginia with his wife, Laura.