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Dawn Patrick Named Managing Partner of Cherry Bekaert’s Nashville Practice

calendar iconDecember 7, 2017

Regarded as one of the top public accounting firms in the nation, Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is pleased to announce Dawn G. Patrick, CPA has been named Managing Partner of the Firm’s practice in Nashville, Tennessee. In this capacity, she will oversee the execution of the Firm’s growth strategy and ensure a coordinated and seamless service experience for clients throughout the Nashville market.

Cherry Bekaert recently entered the Nashville market via an acquisition of the well-known CPA and consulting firm Frasier, Dean & Howard, PPLC. Nashville was a strategic expansion target of Cherry Bekaert due to its growing economy and innovative business climate that nurtures and attracts companies in the technology, life sciences, advanced manufacturing, healthcare and transportation/logistics sectors.

“Dawn is the perfect match to lead our growth and branding efforts in Nashville,” remarked Kip Plowman, Managing Partner of Cherry Bekaert’s Strategic Markets. “Dawn is well-known in the Southeast for her work in the technology and health sciences arena, and her 25+ years of public accounting experience will allow us to expand our reach in working with leading entrepreneurs and growth companies in the Nashville metro area.”

Dawn is a Tax Partner with Cherry Bekaert and serves as the Leader of THInc®, the Firm’s specialty practice focused on the innovation needs of clients in the technology; health and life sciences; and industrial sectors. Her depth of experience advising and working with emerging and growth companies in these sectors, and their private equity and venture capital investors, will allow Cherry Bekaert to quickly expand its market presence in the Nashville market.

Patrick received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Auburn University. She has held numerous leadership positions and been involved with technology-oriented organizations such as the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), Women in Technology, Venture Atlanta as well as Launch Tennessee’s 36|86 conference. She will quickly immerse herself in the technology, healthcare and entrepreneurial scene in Nashville.