Nick joined the firm in 2004 and has over 18 years of experience in public accounting.  He possesses extensive experience with advisory services, Sarbanes-Oxley procedures, audits, reviews and compilations.  Nick is committed to providing the highest level of quality accounting services to a broad range of medium to large public and private companies.

Nick serves a diversified number of retail, manufacturing, construction, real estate, technology, ERISA, professional service and natural resources clients.  He is a member of various Schneider Downs internal groups, including the retail industry group, the public company services group and the firms Assurance Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC), where he is engaged in the resolution of complex accounting, auditing and business-related issues.

Additionally, Nick is a leader for the firm’s accounting advisory services practice in which he consults with companies on various technical accounting topics and challenges. He works closely with his clients to understand their unique business and challenges, so that he can offer practical advice and solutions to help his client base achieve their long-term goals and objectives.  Nick is one of the firm’s subject-matter experts on navigating the new revenue recognition accounting standards. He has also authored a number of technical accounting publications and is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars within the region.


B.A. – Accounting, Capital University

Professional and Community Involvement

Board Member and Treasurer – Association for Corporate Growth of Columbus (ACG)

Member – The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Member – The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants


Do you have a hobby/personal passion?
Watching movies and sports and playing games with my family.

What was your childhood dream?
To become a professional Athlete. After that didn’t work, I wanted to be a sports broadcaster….Since I am still waiting for that to happen, I just watch a lot of sports.

People would be surprised to know that I…
…have been skydiving twice!

What is the best or most interesting thing about your career?
Every day is different!  I get to interact with so many different owners and executives on a daily basis and seeing how different companies operate is very interesting.

What was your first job?
I was a dishwasher at a local restaurant.

Do you have a “motto”? (spoken or unspoken)
Something I have told my kids since they were very young is that life is all about choices, try to make the best choices you can and make the best out of the bad ones.

When you have an hour of free time, what do you like to do?
I like to spend free time with my family doing different things like playing games, watching movies, hiking, fishing and just spending time together as a family.

Do you have advice for young professionals?
Use the first few years of your career to learn as much as you can and get exposed to as many different situations as you can as it will help you later in your career.  Just take it all in like a sponge!

Our Thoughts On


Big Problem: A Complex Business Evaluation Case.

Big Thinking: Dispute Settlement And Control Of The Business.

With Schneider Downs since 2014, shareholder TOM PRATT has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting, forensic accounting, litigation support, business valuation and financial reorganization.
Tom’s team was involved in a complex and contentious business evaluation dispute between our client, who was the controlling shareholder, and a non-controlling shareholder. The dispute included allegations of fraud, self-dealing and mismanagement of entities against our client. We worked with our client’s outside legal counsel to help them respond to both the valuation issues and, importantly, refute the allegations being made against him. Our diligent and objective work assisted in the settlement of the dispute, and our client purchased the interests of the non-controlling shareholder prior to going to trial. “We’ve seen just about everything you can see when it comes to disputes between business partners,” Pratt said. “So we know what to look for and what analysis and evidence will help our clients.” Schneider Downs provides Big Thinking and Personal Focus in delivering a variety of services for large and small businesses, both publicly and privately held, as well as nonprofit organizations, government entities and more. Through our commitment to thought leadership and knowledge management, we deliver the solutions our clients need with a personal commitment to service.

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