Richard E. Davis


Chief Executive Officer

As the firm’s Chief Executive Officer, Rick chairs the executive committee. With more than 35 years of public accounting experience at Elliott Davis, he has worked with a variety of businesses and has a passion for delivering exceptional customer experience. He is responsible for ensuring that Elliott Davis positively impacts the growth and success of its customers, people, and communities. As CEO, Rick leads the strategic planning process ensuring its alignment with the firm’s vision, mission, and core values. He also oversees key initiatives relating to geographic and practice growth; innovation; revenue generation; customer satisfaction; community relations; as well as employee recruitment and retention.

Education, Credentials and Special Training

Certified Public Accountant

B.S., Accounting, Clemson University

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants

Board of Directors, Moore North America

Past Civic and Community Leadership Roles

Board Member, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

Board of Visitors, Clemson University

Board Chair, Governor’s School for the Arts Foundation

President, Greenville County Museum of Art Association

Board Member, United Way of Greenville County, Palmetto Society

Senior Advisory Board Member, Clemson University College of Business

Riley Institute for Diversity Leadership, Class VIII

Leadership Greenville, Class XX