Richard E. WaycasterCGMA, CPA

As the firm’s chief financial officer and a member of its Executive Committee, Rich champions the expansion and diversification of the firm’s capabilities into numerous industry and specialty practices, and has been heavily involved in strategic planning and growth initiatives. Working closely with the Office Leaders and Specialty Group Leaders throughout the firm, Rich is focused on ensuring that all areas of our business are positioned to provide excellent client service and remain aligned with our firm’s core ideology of having a positive impact on our clients, our people, and our communities. With more than 25 years of experience in both financial and operations management, including several years with a Big Four accounting firm as well as a CFO in Industry, he has overseen the rise of Elliott Davis to one of the Top 40 accounting and consulting firms in the U.S.

Education, Credentials and Special Training

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Sustainability, Furman University
  • B.S., Business Administration, magna cum laude, West Virginia University

Civic and Community Activities

  • Board Member, Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Former Board Member, American Red Cross

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (Chair, SCACPA Task Force on Corporate Sustainability)