A Partner in the Raleigh office, Jonathan serves as the head of the Firm's Innovation team. After graduating from the University of North Carolina, he began as an auditor for many years before moving into firmwide process improvement and innovation. Outside of his work at Cherry Bekaert, Jonathan served as an adjunct professor at Elon University in their accounting department. He has been named as one of CPA.com [http://cpa.com/]'s Innovative Practitioners of the Year, which recognizes innovation in process, services or technology implementation in public accounting firms. Jonathan was also the first-ever recipient of the NCACPA Elevating Women Award, which recognizes a male in the CPA profession who actively supports the advancement of women. He also recently served on the Board of the North Carolina association of CPA's.