Dawn G. Patrick, CPA

Title:Partner, Tax Services

Leadership Role:Managing Partner, Nashville Practice; Industry Leader, Technology and Health & Life Sciences

Education:BS in Accounting, Auburn University


Dawn G. Patrick

As Managing Partner of Cherry Bekaert’s Nashville practice, Dawn is responsible for overseeing relationships to ensure a coordinated and seamless service experience for clients served in the market. She also serves as the Industry Leader of the Firm’s Technology and Health & Life Sciences practices, having dedicated much of her career to serving clients in the technology industry and supporting the technology community with her time and extensive knowledge. Additionally, Dawn leads THInc, the Firm’s specialty practice focused on innovative companies in the Technology, Health & Life Sciences, and Industrial sectors.

Prior to joining Cherry Bekaert’s Atlanta practice in 2009, Dawn spent over 20 years with a Big Four firm. Throughout her career, she has worked with public and private companies ranging from startups to large multinational corporations. Dawn has held numerous leadership roles in both her career in public accounting and as a part of the technology community. In 2017, she relocated to Nashville to execute the growth and branding strategy for the Tennessee area. She remains involved in the technology community in Atlanta and serves Atlanta-based clients who benefit from her depth of expertise.

Specialties/Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate Tax
  • Federal Tax
  • SEC
  • Tax Outsourcing
  • Tax Provision (ASC 740)
  • Tax Technology
  • THInc

Professional Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA)

Community Involvement

  • Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
  • Women in Technology
  • Award Winner, 2009 Pathbuilders’ Inspira Award for High-Achieving Women
  • Nominee, Women of the Year in Technology
  • Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Who’s Who in Technology in Atlanta