Bennett Thrasher Expands with Graves Technology Merger

Bennett Thrasher LLP is pleased to announce a merger with Graves Technology, an Atlanta-based technology consultancy, effective April 1st. The merger continues the firm’s strategic plan to expand its services to better meet client needs. By joining with Graves Technology, the firm will now add technology services to its extensive roster of tax, audit and consulting offerings. With this addition and recent growth, Bennett Thrasher will have more than 257 professionals across the firm. The new technology services division will be named Bennett Thrasher Technology Services, and have technology consultants located throughout the Southeast, including Georgia, Florida and North Carolina, serving clients nationwide.

“This collaboration is a natural fit for Bennett Thrasher. Graves Technology and Bennett Thrasher are founded on similar cultures, and are focused on family, integrity and serving our clients for greater success,” said co-founding partner Rick Bennett. “Having worked as a client of Graves Technology for more than seven years, we know first-hand that we share a similar commitment to providing the best value and service to our collective clients.”

Adding Value To Clients

Chad Graves, founder of Graves Technology, Inc., will lead Bennett Thrasher’s newly established Technology Services Team as a partner of the firm. Jim Dougherty, who also joins the firm from Graves Technology, will serve as a director of the Technology Services Team. Together with their Bennett Thrasher colleagues, they will add value for both entities by solving client’s challenges such as:

  • Client accounting services,
  • Enterprise system implementation & management
  • IT governance
  • Scalability
  • Security
  • Mitigating risk
  • Consulting
  • Internal controls

“It’s a great feeling to be returning to Bennett Thrasher,” stated Chad Graves, partner of the firm’s Technology Services team. “I began my career at Bennett Thrasher and it was during my time there that inspired me to form Graves Technology. As I rejoin the firm, I look forward to applying the knowledge I have gained in successfully growing Graves Technology to help position Bennett Thrasher as a leader in the technology services industry.”

About Bennett Thrasher Technology Services

Bennett Thrasher Technology Services works with companies to develop customized technology roadmaps and master plans by offering a wide-range of services including network services, support and training, development services and hosting services. Focused on growing small-to-mid-size enterprises with a regional focus and national reach, Bennett Thrasher’s Technology Services Team works with a wide variety of industry sectors but has special expertise in the healthcare, K-12 education, manufacturing and distribution, and professional services sectors. The unit is comprised of engineers, developers and business administrators who all understand clients’ unique IT challenges as exemplified by their Cisco, Dell, Google Chrome, and Microsoft partner certifications, among others.

About Bennett Thrasher

Bennett Thrasher LLP is one of the largest Atlanta-based, full-service certified public accounting and consulting firms and is a Top 100 U.S. accounting firm. The firm creates significant value and a unique positive experience through collaboration—with and between clients, partners, associates and the community. Founded in 1980 by Rick Bennett and Ken Thrasher, today Bennett Thrasher has a dedicated, experienced team of 34 partners and more than 250 associates who believe in the team concept of creating value by working “Better Together.”