A Growing Trend: Accounting Firm Welcomes First Non-Compliance Partners

Peterson-Sullivan.pngSEATTLE, Wash. — Peterson Sullivan, a Puget Sound Top 7 accounting firm, announced today the addition of two new partners: Nicholas Norton CISA, MPAc and Chris Walker.

The promotion of these two partners highlights the growing trend of non-CPA partners joining the ranks of what was previously considered a traditional group of compliance partners.

"This is a positive step for the firm," said Chris Russell, Managing Partner for Peterson Sullivan. "Achieving the level of partner is a huge achievement in one’s career and signifies that they are dedicated to the future of the company. As leaders both internally and in the community, Chris and Nick each bring their own unique talents to the partner group and I am positive they will succeed in continuing to grow Peterson Sullivan in an exciting new direction.”

Prior to joining Peterson Sullivan in April 2018, Norton worked as a partner at public accounting firm, MacPage, in Maine. Since then, his focus has been to oversee and continue the growth of the firm’s advisory practice, which includes IT Risk Services, Managed Accounting Services, and Strategic Business Consulting Services.

“I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity to join this partner group,” Norton said. “This is an extremely exciting time for the accounting industry and for Peterson Sullivan, specifically. The future success of accounting firms lies in our ability to provide value beyond compliance. Through a purposeful focus on building a culture of business advisors and developing a service delivery model that supports this culture, I am committed to fulfilling the firm’s mission, and I am dedicated to continuing the legacy that the partners of PS have built over the past 65 years.”

In her three years since joining the firm as the Chief Marketing Officer, Walker has focused on implementing a strategic, integrated marketing and business development program, which has significantly increased growth and visibility. She is a member of the management team and is heavily involved with associations and boards throughout the region.

“The significance of a non-CPA, non-service leader partner is a powerful statement about the firm’s commitment to growth and transformation; and I am humbled by the trust and confidence placed in me,” Walker said. “It is surreal to have this dream become a reality – to officially join a partner group I respect and admire. I am extremely excited about the future of the firm and my role in driving marketing, business development, operations, innovation, and growth in lockstep with my fellow partners.”

About Peterson Sullivan
Peterson Sullivan is a leading public accounting and advisory firm based in Seattle. Founded 65 years ago, the firm provides comprehensive accounting, audit, tax, and consulting services to publicly traded companies, closely held businesses, and high-net-worth individuals. Our close to 200 professionals are committed to technical excellence and exemplary client service. For more information, visit pscpa.com.