Brian Blair, CPA*
I grew up in Midlothian, Texas, a small town about 30 minutes south of Dallas. After high school, I moved to College Station to attend Texas A&M University. While at A&M, I was in the PPA program at Mays Business School, where I earned my bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in financial management. During my time at A&M, I worked as a teaching assistant for a couple of different professors within the accounting department.
I also did an audit internship at Deloitte and a tax internship at PwC. During my final year, I passed all 4 parts of the CPA exam before graduation in May of 2017. After graduation, I returned to Deloitte in their audit and assurance practice, working primarily on clients within the investment management industry. I am grateful for the accounting knowledge I gained and the relationships I built during my time at Deloitte. After about 14 months in audit, I stumbled across Embark’s website, and my interest was piqued. I had not planned to leave public accounting but the culture that Embark has cultivated and the services they provide to their clients was too good of an opportunity for me to pass up.
I’m passionate about building relationships with clients helping solve problems. I enjoy being presented with a challenging or complex issue and working through it with the team. Ultimately, I want to be the go-to resource for a client, in whatever situation or issue they are facing.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my wife, Sarah, reading, and watching movies.