Blayne Shelton brings a career rich in experience to his role as Director of Financial Search & Placement at Smith & Howard. His accounting background is strong and varied. He worked his way through college at a local CPA firm. Upon graduation, Blayne moved to Atlanta and held a variety of roles in public accounting (including the Big 4) as well as industry. His clients in both arenas included small businesses as well as large public organizations and covered such areas as revenue recognition, real estate finance, derivative accounting and a range of consulting projects. He joined the Executive Recruiting side of the business when he returned to a consulting firm he had previously worked for. Since then, Blayne has gained solid experience with recruiting organizations.
He combines his recruiting career with his accounting industry experience to connect with and place qualified financial professionals with businesses. His understanding of the skills needed for financial roles as well as the best fit for a businesses’ culture make him a stand out in the field of financial search and placement.
Blayne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Auburn University. He lives in Dunwoody, Georgia with his wife and two daughters. Blayne is an active volunteer in his local church and enjoys running, cooking and coaching various recreational teams.