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.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Our goal is to build and sustain a diverse environment where everyone feels valued while striving to eliminate barriers.
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.
Annual Performance Bonus
Work Anniversary Cash
Dress For Your Day
Paid Parental Leave
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 PartnerBig 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 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).
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.
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.
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
Shawn Minard, Chief People Officer
Big Dog: Brutus "Beefcake" Minard, 8lb. Maltese
Baseball Walk-on Song: Fat Bottom Girls (Queen)
Favorite Charity: Habitat for Humanity
Childhood Dream Job: General Manager of a Major League Baseball Team
Hero: My Mom – she taught me how to always look on the bright side, stay strong and be an eternal optimist. I miss her dearly.