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Bennett Thrasher, one of the largest full-service public accounting and consulting firms in the country, announces the promotion of three of its professionals to its partnership effective July 1, 2020. The professionals being promoted are John Cummings, Jim Dougherty and Chris Edwards.

“We are pleased to welcome John, Jim and Chris as new partners,” says Jeff Eischeid, Managing Partner of Bennett Thrasher. “Their dedication to exceptional client service and understanding of the most effective ways to tackle our clients’ challenges will allow BT to further establish its competitive edge in the industry.”

John Cummings, of the firm’s Business Development group, focuses on connecting clients and prospects with Bennett Thrasher’s industry and technical experts. He is particularly well versed in the complex financial challenges related to mergers and acquisitions for private equity groups and real estate companies. John offers a holistic view to accounting, and prior to working in business development, he provided both audit and transaction advisory services, specifically accounting and financial due diligence associated with mergers and acquisitions, to clients. John also served as a controller for Deutsche Bank, one of the world’s leading financial service providers, and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in Georgia.

Jim Dougherty, of the firm’s Technology Services practice, provides outsourced technology consulting and managed services by streamlining internal operations and building networks. He works with a variety of businesses ranging from small private companies to publicly-traded companies. His industry experience includes entertainment, manufacturing and supply chain, not-for-profit, professional services and technology.

Chris Edwards, of the firm’s Tax practice, provides federal and state income tax consulting and compliance services to middle-market and closely-held corporate and flow-through entities. In addition to tax services, Chris has experience in both buy-side and sell-side mergers and acquisitions. His industry experience includes technology, healthcare, manufacturing and distribution and professional services. Chris is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in Georgia and Colorado.

Bennett Thrasher has more than 50 partners across its tax, audit, advisory, business process outsourcing and wealth management services.

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For four decades, Bennett Thrasher LLP has provided clients with strategic business guidance and solutions. Our unwavering dedication to our core values, client service and collaboration has catapulted us into the ranks of the largest and fastest-growing certified public accounting and consulting firms. With a global reach and strong local ties, we provide businesses and high net worth individuals with professional tax, audit, advisory and business process outsourcing services. Our family-oriented “Better Together” approach is grounded in diverse thinking and enables our clients to become more efficient and profitable. Our commitment to diversity and to our community is an essential part of who we are, and it reflects the values on which our firm was founded. To learn more, visit