Frazier & Deeter Announces Two New Partners To Advisory Practices

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Top 50 accounting and advisory firm adds partners to Transaction Advisory Services practice and Process, Risk & Governance practice.

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Brian and Shelby have played a critical role in the growth of our Transaction Advisory and Process, Risk & Governance practices, they are outstanding examples of delivering excellence in client experience.

Frazier & Deeter, one of the nation’s Top 50 accounting and advisory firms, is pleased to announce that two members of the firm have been named as Partner. Brian Dermott has become a Partner in the Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) practice, and Shelby Nelson has become a Partner in the Process, Risk & Governance (PRG) practice.

“We are excited to name Brian Dermott and Shelby Nelson to our partnership to support the growth of our advisory practices,” said Seth McDaniel, Managing Partner of Frazier & Deeter. “Brian and Shelby have played a critical role in the growth of our Transaction Advisory and Process, Risk & Governance practices, they are outstanding examples of delivering excellence in client experience.”

Brian Dermott, CPA, is a member of Frazier & Deeter’s Charlotte office. As a Partner in the Transaction Advisory Services practice, Dermott leads a team of transaction professionals in the execution of financial due diligence on behalf of private equity groups and strategic corporate buyers. He has over 14 years of diversified financial leadership experience, including public accounting and executive leadership of a high-growth private equity platform investment. Previously, Dermott served as the Chief Financial Officer and Business Unit Leader of FM Expressions, a private equity backed manufacturer and e-commerce retailer. He also led financial advisory services teams at other national accounting and consulting firms, serving a variety of industries including manufacturing and distribution, technology and healthcare.

Dermott holds both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Accounting from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

Shelby Nelson, CISA, CISSP, CDPSE, Cyber SOC, Advanced SOC, is a member of Frazier & Deeter’s Atlanta office. As a Partner in Frazier & Deeter’s Process, Risk & Governance practice, Nelson brings clients the benefit of 23 years of diverse experience in external and internal audit, as well as project and operational risk management. Her career includes responsibility for the successful creation, execution, implementation, optimization and testing of operational and IT controls, as well as specialization in SOC consulting, lecturing and reporting. Nelson has worked with a variety of institutions and industries, assisting clients with reviewing and establishing internal controls over IT environments, regulatory compliance and industry framework assessments. Prior to Frazier & Deeter, she was an IT Audit Manager of a global company and Chief of Staff for a multi-billion-dollar investment organization, where she was the longest-tenured and first female Chief of Staff for the fixed income investment business. Nelson began her career as a dual-track auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Nelson is a frequent subject matter expert speaker at local and national events regarding SOC reporting. She is an AICPA SOC Peer Review Specialist and the 2020 AICPA SOC School curriculum author and instructor. She is a board member of the Atlanta Chamber Players and Audit Committee Community Advisor for Atlanta Public Schools. Nelson holds both her Bachelors and Master’s Degrees in Accounting from the University of Mississippi.

About Frazier & Deeter

Frazier & Deeter is an award-winning accounting and advisory firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The firm provides a wide range of tax, audit, accounting and advisory services to serve the emerging needs of clients as they evolve. Frazier & Deeter and its FD family of brands have nine offices across the United States and one in the United Kingdom. The firm has been recognized repeatedly as a Best of the Best Accounting firm, a Best Firm to Work For in the U.S. and a Best Firm for Women in Leadership. Frazier & Deeter’s brand promise is Investing in Relationships to Make a Difference™.

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