Schneider Downs Announces Seven Additions to Ownership Group

“We’ve had another monumental year at Schneider Downs,” said Steven Thompson, Co-CEO. “Each of these talented individuals has demonstrated exceptional commitment to our clients and the Schneider Downs community, and we’re thrilled that they’re continuing to grow with the firm. We’re proud to have added 10 shareholders in the past year, which wouldn’t have been possible without the tremendous rate of growth we’ve achieved and maintained over the past few years. The future continues to be bright for us, and we’re excited to continue providing opportunities for professional development in the future.”

The new promotions touch the firm’s offices in both Pittsburgh and Columbus, and they reach across several areas of the firm’s service offerings, including the firm’s Tax, Audit and Consulting practices, as well as the Merger and Acquisitions/Transaction Advisory practice. 

Included among those promoted to Shareholder at Schneider Downs are:

Ryan R. DeatrRyan R. Deatrick ick joined the firm in 2009. He provides accounting and assurance services to both public and privately held companies, primarily those within the construction and manufacturing sectors. He also has extensive experience serving the employee benefit plans of his clients. Ryan is a member of the firm’s Construction Industry Group and serves as the firm’s subject matter expert related to Topic 606 Revenue Recognition for companies within that sector. Additionally, he frequently presents during internal firm training seminars and writes
articles for the firm’s website. Ryan received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from West Virginia University. 

Woodrow M. MorrisWoodrow M. Morris has over 10 years of public accounting experience in various areas of tax compliance and consulting. He is experienced in working with the management of closely held businesses in implementing tax-planning strategies, as well as providing private equity and capital groups with tax forecast, advisory and compliance-related services. He also assists clients in identifying and applying for a variety of federal, state and local tax incentive programs. Over his career, Woodrow has managed tax engagements for privately held clients in industries such as construction, real estate, manufacturing and professional services. He received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Robert Morris University.

Brett T. Cubellis Brett T. Cubellis has more than 10 years of experience providing tax advisory services to privately-held corporations, partnerships, LLCs and individual clients, advising on various issues involving federal, international and state and local tax matters. Brett’s primary focus is on tax
planning, research and compliance issues for corporate and pass-through entities as well as individuals. Brett has extensive experience working with companies operating in industry sectors ranging from automotive/motorcycle, retail, transportation and logistics, real estate, construction and service companies. He also has experience with transfers and acquisitions of interests in partnerships and closely-held corporations, as well as clients with tax exposure from foreign-owned investments. Brett is a graduate of Youngstown State University.

James A. Sayre James A. Sayre has more than 15 years of experience consulting and advising public and
privately held clients in the areas of income and franchise taxation. James is one of the firm’s leading experts in accounting for income tax, including accounting for mergers and acquisitions, in accordance with ASC 740. He has served clients in various industries, including healthcare, retail, manufacturing, technology and professional services. He provides services to the firm’s clients that include the coordination and review of corporate, partnership and individual tax returns, including implementation of tax planning strategies. James is a graduate of Youngstown State University.

William M. Deller Jr. William M. Deller Jr. has over 10 years of experience providing high-quality consulting, advisory and auditing services to clients across various industries, particularly in healthcare, technology, financial services, higher education, professional services and energy. William leads the Third-Party Risk Management (TPRM) practice at Schneider Downs in program design, execution, and innovative and strategic solutions. In addition, he directs and leads client engagement teams within the firm’s full suite of Cybersecurity Governance, Risk and Compliance services. His specialties include SOC reporting, HIPAA, HITRUST, ISO 27001, GLBA, NIST 800 Series, CIS Cloud Security Controls, organizational policy development and IT general control testing. William is a graduate of Duquesne University.

Brian W. Matthews Brian W. Matthews joined Schneider Downs in January 2007 and has more than 15 years of public accounting experience. Brian has extensive experience providing consulting services including buy side and sell side diligence and financial modeling. Prior to joining the Business Advisory Group, Brian provided audit and assurance services to a variety of industries, including construction, manufacturing, transportation and radio broadcasting, in addition to clients in
the not-for-profit sector and with publicly traded and private equity owned entities. He received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Robert Morris University. 

About Schneider Downs

Schneider Downs is a top 60 independent Certified Public Accounting (CPA) firm providing accounting, tax, audit and business consulting services to public and private companies, not-for-profit organizations and global companies.  The firm offers Risk Advisory; Technology Consulting; Software Solutions; Personal Financial Services; Retirement Plan Solutions and Corporate Finance Services. Schneider Downs is the 13th-largest accounting firm in the Mid-Atlantic region and serves individuals and companies in Pennsylvania (PA), Ohio (OH), West Virginia (WV), New York (NY), Maryland (MD), and additional states in the United States with offices in Pittsburgh, PA, Columbus, OH and Metropolitan Washington. 

About Schneider Downs Wealth Management Advisors, LP

Schneider Downs Wealth Management, LP (“SD Wealth Management” or “SDWMA”) is an SEC Registered Investment Advisor specializing in Investment Management and Financial Planning Services for Individual Investors; Investment Management and Investment Committee Services for Institutions and Non-Profits; and Corporate Solutions and ERISA Fiduciary Services. Registration with the SEC does not imply any level of skill or training.

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