Carolinas Market Leader and Charlotte Managing Partner
I am an auditor and oversee aspects of assurance, tax, advisory, and transaction advisory services.
Day to Day
I am responsible for overseeing all EY service lines of assurance, tax, advisory, and transaction advisory services throughout four offices in the Carolinas region. I partner with the Carolinas Market Board to enable our regional team of nearly 1,100 professionals to realize our firm ambition of building a better working world and developing the EY brand throughout the Carolinas market. I mainly work with companies in the entrepreneurial space providing a variety of services.
Skills & Qualities Beyond School
People skills are huge. Especially know how to communicate effectively with people from all over the world. Have an entrepreneurial spirit and a self-starter attitude. Always be the hardest worker in the room and do whatever it takes. Know how to take constructive criticism. Be humble and admit when you don't know something.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for college students
Get fundamentals in accounting while in school. You don't necessarily need to major in it, but take the fundamental classes to get you started. Even if you don't become an accountant, having that knowledge is beneficial in a variety of careers. Take your CPA exams as early as you can. Find great mentors in the field that will expose you to exciting opportunities and support you on your journey.