Elliott Davis, LLC Adds Shareholder

December 19, 2008

Michael E. Collins Admitted to Shareholder Group in Charlotte, N.C. Office

GREENVILLE, SC – December 19, 2008 – The Shareholders of Elliott Davis, LLC, one of the largest accounting, tax and consulting services firms in the Southeast, have admitted Michael E. Collins, CPA to the firm’s shareholder group, bringing the total number of Elliott Davis shareholders to 50. Collins is the assurance leader in the firm’s Charlotte, N.C. office.

Collins, a certified public accountant in North Carolina and South Carolina brings more than 23 years of public accounting experience and private industry experience to his new role at Elliott Davis where he is responsible for audits of SEC registrants and private companies in the retail, manufacturing, real estate and construction sectors. Prior to joining Elliott Davis in December 2008, Collins served as an audit partner with KPMG’s Charlotte office; vice president and chairman of executive committee for American Barmag Corporation in Charlotte; and audit senior manager with Ernst & Young’s Charlotte office.

Collins received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; treasurer and board member of Charlotte North Rotary; and past president and treasurer of Alumni Club. He resides in Charlotte, N.C.


Since 1925, Elliott Davis has been the accounting, tax and consulting services firm that provides clients the solutions needed to achieve their objectives while offering their people rewarding opportunities. Today, Elliott Davis has 50 shareholders and 400 employees in 10 offices throughout the Southeast. Elliott Davis’ affiliates include Elliott Davis Capital Partners, LLC, a regional investment banking firm; Elliott Davis Technology Solutions, LLC, a leading full-service network integration and security provider; and Elliott Davis Investment Partners, which creates objective and competent investment solutions customized to meet the needs of individuals, companies, endowments and foundations. The firm is a member of The Leading Edge Alliance, an international professional association of independently-owned accounting and consulting firms based in the U.S., and is strategically aligned with LEA Europe and LEA Asia Pacific, a worldwide network of 300 offices in 80 countries around the globe.

For more information about Elliott Davis and its services, go to www.elliottdavis.com