Rick Swafford, CPA/ABV, CVA

Chief Executive Officer


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Rick has more than 35 years of public accounting experience and serves clients in a variety of industries, with a focus on financial services (banking, credit unions, specialty finance, and broker dealers). His career highlights include acting as lead auditor for attestation services for nearly 40 financial institutions over the course of his career.




• Serving as leader of the RM Banking Industry Group and directing the assurance services provided for our financial industry clients;


• Working with a number of community and regional banking institutions;


• Acted as senior manager in charge of the Louisiana and Tennessee receiverships (10 institutions and their subsidiaries) under a national contract with OTS;


• Served as a team member and technical consultant on multiple audits for RTC-OIG that included loan servicing requirements under GNMA, FNMA, and USAP.


He also has extensive experience with internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR) having been involved as either the engagement partner or technical consultant on numerous audits of ICFR under SOX 404 (a).




University of Tennessee; B.S., Accounting




Certified Public Accountant (CPA)


Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)


Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)






American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)


Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA)


Tennessee Bankers Association (TBA)


Financial industry Group of the BDO Alliance USA