NASHVILLE, TN (November 14, 2016) – Elliott Davis Decosimo, one of the nation’s fastest-growing accounting firms, named Craig Liechty, CPA, as Nashville Office Managing Shareholder. Liechty, who recently joined Elliott Davis Decosimo, is based in the firm’s Nashville office and brings more than 20 years of public accounting experience in assurance and consulting services to the banking and financial services industry.
“Craig will lead our Nashville team, which has been serving clients in the area for decades. Craig has a solid track record developing and expanding his client base into new markets. He brings extensive industry and leadership experience, which will be important to the growth of our practice in Tennessee,” said Firm Managing Shareholder, Rick Davis.
Liechty focuses on helping banks implement and assess control processes and procedures. He has experience assisting banks with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reporting, credit quality assurance, analysis of bad debt and loan loss reserves and performance benchmarking. He has assisted clients with public stock offerings, mergers and acquisitions and SEC filings. Liechty has also served clients with a number of consulting engagements including risk assessments, outsourced internal audit and external loan reviews and has experience working with clients in other industries such as credit unions, mortgage banking, investment companies, not-for-profit, real estate development, construction and auto dealerships.
Prior to joining Elliott Davis Decosimo, Liechty was based in Cincinnati at a top 20 firm and worked with financial services clients and was responsible for business development initiatives in the Ohio and Kentucky markets. He is currently a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Tennessee and Ohio Societies of Certified Public Accountants and Financial Managers Society.
In addition to the firm’s core service areas led by Liechty, Nashville is also home to Elliott Davis Decosimo’s entertainment practice, Vaden Group. Vaden Group is under the leadership of Mike Vaden, veteran business manager for music and sports celebrities. In total, the firm comprises a total of more than 50 employees and accounting professionals in the Nashville region in offices located in Brentwood, Franklin and Music Row. Before the end of 2016, the firm’s Brentwood and Franklin offices expect to combine in a new location at 341 Cool Springs Boulevard in Franklin.