With Schneider Downs since 2014, shareholder Tom Pratt has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting, forensic accounting, litigation support, business valuation and financial reorganization.
Patrick has more than 23 years of accounting and technology consulting experience. His experience includes corporate accounting, internal audit, public accounting, project management and software implementation. He has served manufacturing, distribution, hospitality, not-for-profit and professional service clients.
Patrick joined the firm in February 1998 and has progressed to the shareholder level. His primary responsibilities include working with clients and prospects to help identify technology solutions that can enhance their business, and building and maintaining new and existing client relationships for the Technology Advisors.
He is a member of the firm’s Not-for-Profit Services Group, which is responsible for developing specialized knowledge for this specific industry segment.
Patrick’s responsibilities require significant planning and administrative skills, in addition to a thorough knowledge of specific financial and operating concerns of the entities served.
B.S. - Business Administraton, emphasis Accounting, West Virginia University
Member—American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants
Member—Schneider Downs Nonprofit Services Industry Group
Treasurer—Board of Directors, Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh
Member—ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association)
What was the best advice you’ve ever received?
Never be afraid to fail.
If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your college self?
Enjoy the present. The future will be here soon enough.
What is the best or most interesting thing about your career?
Technology is always changing – most of the time for the better.
What was your first job?
I was a paperboy.
Do you have a “motto?”
Do the right thing. Every time.
Do you have advice for young professionals?
Find your passion and pursue it. You spend too much of your life working not to enjoy what you do.
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