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.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our goal is to build and sustain a diverse environment where  everyone feels valued while striving to eliminate barriers.

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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.

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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.

Annual Performance Bonus

Referral Bonus

CPA Bonus

IVF/Adoption Stipend

25 PTO Days + 10 Holidays

Work Anniversary Cash

Philantropic Grants

Holiday Cash

Dress For Your Day

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT

Paid Parental Leave

CHILDCARE Reimbursement

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.

Merit (Seth McDaniel)

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.

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Daisy Jane & Lizzie (Jeremy Jones)

Jeremy Jones, National Service Line Leader

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).

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Otto & Champ (Jeremy Sperring)

Jeremy Sperring, Chief Operating Officer · Tax

Big Dogs: Otto & Champ
Baseball Walk-on Song: Centerfield (John Fogerty)
Favorite Charity: Seattle Chidren’s Hospital
Childhood Dream Job: Professional golfer or back up middle infielder for the Braves
Hero: My Dad. I miss him every day.

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Henri (Sabrina Serafin)

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.

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Winnie (John Hightower)

John Hightower, Chief Strategy Officer

Big Dog: Winston "Winnie" Churchill Hightower
Baseball Walk-on Song: 10K (KB)
Favorite Charity: Wisdom Hunters
Childhood Dream Job: Professional Baseball Player
Hero: My dad - John Hightower Jr.

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Grace (Sean Lager)

Sean Lager, Head of Audit

Big Dog: Grace
Baseball Walk-on Song: Kickstart My Heart (Motley Crue)
Favorite Charity: Nicholas House
Childhood Dream Job: To be the guy that rides on the back of the garbage truck
Hero: My dad

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Merit (Seth McDaniel)

Seth McDaniel

Daisy Jane & Lizzie (Jeremy Jones)

Jeremy Jones

Winnie (John Hightower)

John Hightower

Otto & Champ (Jeremy Sperring)

Jeremy Sperring

Grace (Sean Lager)

Sean Lager

Henri (Sabrina Serafin)

Sabrina Serafin