We believe in…
Investing in Relationships
Investing in Relationships to Make a Difference™ is our brand promise. We invest in relationships with each other, our clients and our communities. This helps each of us grow as individuals while also helping us maintain exceptionally high client satisfaction scores.
Being Deliberately Developmental
Each one of us is seeking to grow every day through consistent and deliberate development in our daily work and supporting each other as we continually stretch ourselves.
Supporting our Communities
We encourage everyone in the firm to volunteer within their community. We offer grants as well as paid time off to make it easier to get involved and make a difference.
Rewarding in many ways
Rewards come in different shapes and flavors. We offer our people financial rewards, healthcare benefits, generous time off and developmental opportunities.
Meet the Big Dogs
Like every firm, we have leaders of various types – the “big dogs.” At FD, our big dogs tend to have, well, big dogs.
Seth McDaniel, Managing Partner
Big Dog: Merit, a 60 pound black lab
Baseball Walk-on Song: Kick start my heart by Motley Crue.
Favorite Charity: Boy Scouts of America
Childhood Dream Job: President
Hero: My Dad and Granddad, because they taught me the value of hard work and honesty.
Jeremy Jones, National Practice Leader · Audit
Big Dogs: Daisy Jane & Dearest Elizabeth I love you (Lizzie), the Golden Girls
Baseball Walk-on Song: Welcome to the Jungle (Guns N’ Roses)
Favorite Charity: Marietta Mentoring for Leadership
Childhood Dream Job: Anywhere I could wear a suit
Hero: My Dad because he made sure that I developed a strong work ethic at a young age and because he had the foresight to make me work back-breaking jobs in high school so I would want to go to college rather than being a farmer, construction worker, or mechanic (and he made me do all 3).
Terri Lawson, National Practice Leader · Tax
Big Dog: Pete the 110 lb. one-eyed Golden Retriever
Baseball Walk-on Song: Gimme Some Lovin’ (Spencer Davis Group)
Favorite Charity: Georgia Blind Sports Association and the Center for the Visually Impaired
Childhood Dream Job: Become a United States Senator and a movie critic
Hero: My daughter Ali because she taught me being blind does not define you, and to find joy and humor in everything.
Sabrina Serafin, National Practice Leader · Process, Risk & Governance
Big Dog: Henri the 95 lb. Bernese Mountain Dog
Baseball Walk-on Song: Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars)
Favorite Charity: Trees Atlanta
Childhood Dream Job: Canada’s answer to Janet Jackson
Hero: Oprah Winfrey, for overcoming so many obstacles to become not only the world’s most influential female, but for the "Oprah Effect" on media, popular culture and consumer trends. Most importantly, for her philanthropy, which includes encouraging and teaching millions of followers to live their best life.