With its origins in the public accounting industry, Clark Schaefer Consulting was designed from its very inception to be a consulting firm specializing in assisting the elite and emerging companies within our marketplace with finance, control and technology services. We are a firm dedicated to the professional services industry where we focus upon both professionalism and service as we help our clients succeed. Our leadership not only established the framework and values for our Firm’s foundations, but they also provide day-to-day oversight and direction to ensure that we perform our services ethically, consistently, and efficiently. Take a moment to get to know our corporate leadership.
Clark Schaefer Leaders
Providing our firm with leadership and vision, in 2003 Dave combined forces with partners from Clark, Schaefer, Hackett & Co. to establish Clark Schaefer Consulting, LLC. Beginning his career in public accounting where he specialized in IT consulting; the early 1990’s saw Dave become the Director of IT Consulting at Clark, Schaefer, Hackett & Co. where he formed a relationship that would be critical for developing Clark Schaefer Consulting. Dave has managed at Deloitte where he specialized in IT security/controls and internal/IT audit consulting and has been Managing Director of Jefferson Wells International’s Cincinnati office. Dave is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Information System Auditor, Certified Information Technology Professional and Chartered Global Management Accountant. Additionally, he is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Ohio Society of CPAs, Information Systems and Control Association, and the Institute of Internal Auditors.
Managing Director - Columbus
Carly Devlin is the Managing Director of the Columbus office. She has the responsibility of ensuring all services provided to Columbus clients are carried out successfully while also developing and maintaining client relationships. Carly’s background in IT operations, IT audit, information security, and risk management across various industries allows her to effectively oversee the quality of work provided by our consultants.
Carly is involved with many local professional organizations, including ISACA and ISSA, in which she has been a presenter on multiple occasions. Her involvement in professional organizations, experience as a consultant, knowledge of industry best practices and regulatory frameworks, and continued education required by the CISA and CISSP certifications she holds, allows her to provide value add solutions to the issues her clients face.
Whether it’s an accounting process improvement project, information security assessment, or creation of documentation, the main goal of Clark Schaefer Consulting is to provide quality services to our clients. Carly works to ensure that the Columbus office management and consultants share the same goal and commitment to the Columbus community.
Jeff is the Director of Finance/ Accounting and Governance, Risk and Compliance Practice in the Columbus office. He is responsible for leading a department of professionals to ensure clients are provided with high-value solutions in the areas of internal auditing, controls assessment, GRC, business process improvement, anti-fraud, investigations and more. He has extensive experience in financial and strategic planning, reporting, risk assessment, internal audit, project management, business valuation, continuous process/performance improvement and compliance.
Jeff has a solid track record of developing and implementing innovative financial systems, streamlining operations, improving risk management, heightening productivity and controlling costs. His extensive knowledge of US GAAP auditing standards and risk and control issues allows him to deliver comprehensive Internal Audit Services and align business goals of clients with their strategic initiatives.
Jeff is a Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Fraud Investigator, and holds a certification in Risk Management Assurance. Additionally, he is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Emerging leader and consultant extraordinaire, Melissa is the Director of Accounting and Technology in the Cincinnati office. Like you, she has real-life business experience and easily translates this knowledge and nearly 20 years of expertise into practical and creative solutions for our clients. With a passion for accounting and technology, Melissa leads our consultants through an array of engagements which span in both client size and differing markets.
An active member of the AICPA and ACFE, she holds a B.S. with a double major in Accounting and Forensic Accounting from Franklin University. Her extensive experience includes all areas of accounting, SEC reporting, internal audit, and system implementations. A former International Financial Controller and Interim CFO, Melissa thrives on consulting clients who are leaders and innovators in their respective industries.
Seth is responsible for the overall engagement quality and performance of the services we provide to individual clients. Seth has extensive experience in internal audit, risk assessments, and technology related services. He has consulted with numerous organizations to enhance their financial, compliance, systems and operational controls and processes within a wide variety of industries. As a CPA and CISA, Seth uses his unique skills in accounting, controls and systems to ensure that clients are able to establish processes that effectively mitigate the risks within their organization.
Client Development Director
Enthusiastic, creative, and a strategic thinker, Jacquie is responsible for building and maintaining client business associations, understanding objectives, nurturing relationships and coordinating solutions for delivery of our services. She has assisted many corporations with evaluating, developing and providing strategic business services.
Chief Administrative Officer
Critical to overseeing the Firm’s administrative processes, DeAnna has been part of Clark Schaefer Consulting since 2004. DeAnna brings to the Company the ability to take the chaotic nature of consulting and put order to it. She administers a variety of areas including recruiting, human resources, accounting functions and scheduling of our staff. Having a background in marketing as well as international business, DeAnna uses her experience to make our Firm’s daily interactions with the business community we serve so successful. Prior to joining Clark Schaefer Consulting, DeAnna developed marketing and sales skills with Progressive Environmental Services.
Board of Managers
Our Firm’s Board of Managers is a critical component in establishing the overall governance structure of Clark Schaefer Consulting. This strategic oversight group is comprised of our Firm’s President plus the five individuals that reside on Clark Schaefer Hackett & Co.’s Executive Committee. Due to the design of our Board’s structure, we derive a cumulative benefit from years of accounting and business consulting expertise as contained within each of these individuals. Meeting regularly, the Board provides guidance and oversight that helps us effectively serve our clients as well as to plan for our Firm’s future growth and direction. Besides our President, the other members of our current Board and their backgrounds are as follows: