Cherry, Bekaert & Holland Hires Todd Batchelor as Partner

National CPA Firm Audit Partner Joins The Firm’s Financial Services Group.

Raleigh, NC, January 27, 2012 --( Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, L.L.P. (CB&H), one of the nation’s largest public accounting and consulting firms (, has announced that Todd Batchelor has joined the firm as Partner. The latest addition to CB&H’s growing Financial Services Group, Batchelor has served clients ranging in size from de novo startups to holding companies with assets in excess of $30 billion. A certified public accountant with more than 17 years of experience, Batchelor will assist and advise clients in all phases of accounting and financial reporting.

Prior to joining CB&H, Batchelor was a leader within the financial services practices for both a Big 4 and a large national accounting firm. During his time with these firms, he served a diverse group of financial services clients, including some of the largest financial institutions in North Carolina and California, affording Batchelor the opportunity to advise clients regarding numerous complex accounting and reporting issues, including mergers and acquisitions and FDIC-assisted transactions.

“CB&H is proud to have Todd join as a partner within the firm’s Financial Services Group,” said Cid Hickman, Industry Leader of the Financial Services Group at CB&H. “His extensive experience in the financial services industry, particularly his focus on financial institutions, will be an invaluable asset to our firm.”

- Batchelor earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and his Master’s in accountancy from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C.

- He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA), and the North Carolina Bankers Association.

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