Meet the New President of Schellman & Company, LLC - Doug Barbin
The appointment of Doug Barbin demonstrates the firm’s commitment to maintaining the highest standards of excellence and compliance.
TAMPA, FLA. – June 26, 2023 – Schellman, a leading provider of attestation and compliance services, has announced that Doug Barbin has been appointed as the President. As a 14-year veteran of Schellman, Barbin will be responsible for overall service delivery and growth, along with engagement and contracting on behalf of the accounting firm. Barbin will maintain his current position as National Managing Principal overseeing service delivery for Schellman Compliance, LLC.
“From state licensing requirements to evolving standards and guidance, managing a CPA firm is no small undertaking,” said Barbin. “Our clients trust Schellman to deliver our services with the highest levels of quality and attention to professional standards and I am honored to continue to do so alongside such a talented group of principals and professionals.”
In 2021, Schellman recapitalized with Lightyear Capital, separating the firm into two separate legal entities. Schellman has followed the guidance provided by the Association of International Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) specifically around the role of private equity investments in CPA firms, particularly with the requirement that each legal entity has its own chief executive.
“Doug brings extensive experience and expertise to his role at the firm and is the ideal person to take on this responsibility to lead Schellman to continued success,” said Avani Desai, CEO of Schellman. “His promotion also further demonstrates the firm’s commitment to maintaining the highest standards of excellence and compliance within the industry.
With Barbin’s promotion, he will step down from the Schellman Compliance, LLC Board of Directors. Debbie Zaller, Schellman’s Chief Operating Officer, will join the board, effective immediately.
Barbin holds dual degrees in accounting and criminology from Penn State, an MBA from Pepperdine University, and is a licensed CPA, CISSP, QSA, and ISO 27001 lead auditor. He is also one of the first recipients of the Cloud Security Alliance's Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge-base (CCSK) and is recognized as one of the first true "cloud auditors" in the industry.
Since joining Schellman in 2009, Barbin has been instrumental in diversifying the firm’s offerings beyond the base of CPA assurance services, specifically in the areas of cybersecurity and compliance. Under his leadership, Schellman has developed market-leading offerings including PCI, ISO 27001, FedRAMP, penetration testing, and CMMC, which established Schellman as a leading cybersecurity assessment company. Barbin is a frequent speaker on the security and privacy implications of advanced technologies such as blockchain, identity, and artificial intelligence, and has established himself as a thought leader in the space.
Before joining Schellman, Barbin held senior leadership positions at VeriSign and Price Waterhouse, where he helped build the firm's first computer forensics practice.
To learn more about the growth Barbin is driving at Schellman, visit our website.
Schellman is a leading provider of attestation and compliance services. We are the only company in the world that is a CPA firm, a globally licensed PCI Qualified Security Assessor, an ISO Certification Body, HITRUST CSF Assessor, a FedRAMP 3PAO, and most recently, an APEC Accountability Agent. Renowned for expertise tempered by practical experience, Schellman's professionals provide superior client service balanced by steadfast independence. Our approach builds successful, long-term relationships and allows our clients to achieve multiple compliance objectives through a single third-party assessor.