Patrick has more than 28 years of experience helping clients optimize processes and leverage technology to solve problems. He has direct experience with digital transformation, process automation, project management, corporate accounting, internal audit, software selection and implementation. He has served clients in the professional services, manufacturing, distribution, not-for-profit and hospitality industries.

Patrick’s responsibilities include oversight of the firm’s Business Process Automation, Data Analytics, Digital Transformation, Software Solutions and IT Consulting Services. In this capacity, he’s required to stay abreast of the latest advancements in technology, digital trends and best practices to help identify and deliver value added solutions to clients.

Patrick’s responsibilities require significant planning and administrative skills, in addition to a thorough knowledge of specific financial, technological and operating concerns of the entities served.



B.S. – Business Administraton, emphasis Accounting, West Virginia University

Professional and Community Involvement

Member—American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Certified Information Technology (CITP) Credential Holder

Member—Schneider Downs Not-For-Profit Services Industry Group

Member—Butler Country Club, Finance Committee

Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, Past Treasurer

Member—ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association)


What was the best advice you’ve ever received?
Never be afraid to fail.

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your college self?
Enjoy the present. The future will be here soon enough.

What is the best or most interesting thing about your career?
Technology is always changing – most of the time for the better.

What was your first job?
I was a paperboy.

Do you have a “motto?”
Do the right thing. Every time.

Do you have advice for young professionals?
Find your passion and pursue it. You spend too much of your life working not to enjoy what you do.

Our Thoughts On


Big Problem: Emerging Technology Client Unaware Of Sales Tax Requirements Upon Exit

Big Thinking: Perform Multi-jurisdictional Tax Exposure Analysis To Ensure Compliance

Shareholder TREVOR WARREN joined Schneider Downs in 2001 and has more than 20 years of experience in public accounting. He mainly focuses on audit, review and compilation engagements, and he services a diversified number of industries, from automotive to nonprofit. He also leads the firm’s Emerging Technology Services Group.
When one of the firm’s emerging technology clients was making plans to sell their business, Trevor and his team noticed that they were unaware of sales tax filing requirements. Knowing from experience how complex such requirements can be for emerging technology companies who sell products across multiple taxing jurisdictions, Trevor and his team understood that this missing piece would pose issues during due diligence and could negatively impact the client’s sale. To help ensure that the sale went smoothly, Trevor and his team suggested that the Schneider Downs state and local tax group perform a sales tax nexus study on the company. The group performed an analysis on both the client’s material revenue streams and the sales tax reporting requirements in the jurisdictions where they had customers. Then, Trevor and his team used that information to estimate the client’s total tax exposure, pinpoint the jurisdictions with significant exposure and help draft Voluntary Disclosure Agreements in those the jurisdictions. “We know that these requirements can be hard on early-stage companies when they have limited staff and revenue generation is a primary focus,” said Trevor. “By doing this analysis and going through the voluntary disclosure agreement process, we were able to get the company compliant with their sales tax filing requirements at a significantly reduced cost.” In addition, this process eliminated tax issues and exposure for the company upon exit. 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.

Have a question? Ask us!

We’d love to hear from you. Drop us a note, and we’ll respond to you as quickly as possible.


Every moment counts. For urgent requests, contact the Schneider Downs digital forensics and incident response team at 1-800-993-8937. For all other requests, please complete the form below.

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.