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Nashville Business Journal Selects Nine LBMC Partners as Industry "Power Leaders"



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The Nashville Business Journal recently announced its 2015 list of the accounting industry’s Power Leaders, thirty-nine area accountants considered the “key leaders driving the profession in the Music City.”

Nine LBMC Partners were among Nashville’s finest, recognized for being the “go-to” experts and leaders in the accounting industry in Middle Tennessee.

The LBMC Power Leaders in Accounting recognized were:

Jeff Drummonds, a Certified Public Accountant, is the Managing Partner of LBMC, PC.  In this role, Jeff is responsible for working with the leaders of the audit, tax and advisory practices and chairs the firm’s management committee. Prior to his election to the managing partner position in 2015, Jeff served as leading partner of LBMC’s tax services practice.

Mark Burnette has a wealth of certifications as an accountant as well as in the security arena, including CPA, CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, CGEIT, ITIL, QSA and PCIP. In his role as partner with LBMC Information Security, Mark directs the firm’s resources to craft security solutions that mitigate those risks in a way that is relevant, practical and actionable in the organization’s environment. Because of his seventeen plus years of experience leading and transforming information security functions, Mark understands at a deep level the full range of business, operational, and technology risks that organizations face- and he excels at articulating them in a manner that resonates with business leaders.

Mike Cain, a Certified Public Accountant and Personal Financial Specialist, is President of LBMC Financial Services where he provides strategic oversight of LBMC’s non-traditional portfolio companies. A co-founder of LBMC, Mike has diversified experience with a variety of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, construction, real estate, services, restaurants and others.

Greg Eli, a Certified Public Accountant, brings over 30 years of experience in public accounting and healthcare to his role as leader of LBMC’s healthcare practice. He is responsible for the firm’s strategic direction, development of solutions and service delivery to address the ever-changing needs of the healthcare industry. Greg is a healthcare partner in the accounting and assurance practice, serving on a number of healthcare engagements which include for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare organizations. He continues to be active in several local and national boards and committees related to the healthcare industry, including The Leading Edge Alliance, Nashville Health Care Council and Tennessee Society of CPAs.

Thomas Lewis, CISSP, CISA, QSA, draws on more than twenty years of experience as a business leader and information security professional to help clients manage their security program within the context of the business’ overall risk environment. As Partner-In-Charge of LBMC Security & Risk Services, Thomas has assembled a team of seasoned and nationally recognized security professionals, all of whom provide a real-world perspective to government agencies and contractors, healthcare providers and payers, and other organizations with complex security requirements.

John Mark McDougal, a Certified Public Accountant, is LBMC’s Partner-In- Charge of Accounting and Assurance services, while also serving as the lead Partner for all services provided to the manufacturing and distribution industry. John Mark has over twenty years of experience serving clients primarily in the Southeastern United States.

David Morgan, a Certified Public Accountant and Personal Financial Specialist, recently transitioned into a key new role as Chairman of LBMC Financial Services where he provides strategic oversight of LBMC non-traditional portfolio companies. He works closely with family-owned businesses assisting clients with personal financial planning, estate planning, retirement planning, insurance consulting and investment advisory services.

Lisa Nix, named one of Nashville Medical News 2015 “Women to Watch,” and a Certified Public Accountant, brings over twenty years of experience in public accounting and healthcare to her role as leader of LBMC’s Transaction Advisory Services practice. Lisa has over ten years of experience leading healthcare M&A transaction services teams for both strategic and financial buyers.

Stephen Turner, a Certified Public Accountant, is a partner in the Brentwood, Tennessee, office of LBMC. He primarily focuses on the issues facing partnerships and joint ventures. Stephen has extensive experience serving venture capital, mezzanine debt, and private equity clients as well as clients in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, technology and real estate industries.

LBMC has over 450 employees, with offices in Nashville (Brentwood), Knoxville and Chattanooga, Tenn. Founded in 1984 as a traditional accounting firm, LBMC has expanded its focus to meet a broad range of financial, human resources and technology needs for its diverse client base.  Specific services offered by the LBMC “Family of Companies” include: accounting and assurance services, business and personal tax consulting, investment advisory services, professional staffing, human resources outsourcing, payroll services, technology solutions, healthcare consulting, planning services, litigation support, business valuations, and mergers and acquisitions.  For more information on LBMC, visit its Web site at

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Nashville Business Journal Selects Nine LBMC Partners as Industry "Power Leaders"