World’s Number 1 Ranked Amateur Turns Professional and Aligns with Leading CPA Firm
(July 22, 2015) Atlanta, GA,– Frazier & Deeter announced a marketing and business relationship with Ollie Schniederjans, the world’s former No. 1 ranked amateur golfer. Ollie announced he will pursue a career as a professional golfer on July 21, 2015.
Ollie played college golf at Georgia Tech, where he had a distinguished college career. He reached No. 1 in the World Amateur Golf rankings, a position he held for an unprecedented 41 consecutive weeks. Ollie was a two-time Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Player of the Year and was named first-team All-American following his junior and senior seasons. He also played for the U.S. Palmer Cup team in 2014 and 2015.
“We have known Ollie and his family for many years and we are truly excited to support his efforts in this exciting stage of his career,” said Shawn Fowler, Partner at Frazier & Deeter. “Ollie is a fine gentleman and has conducted himself in an exemplary fashion during his amateur golf career. We believe Ollie will be successful in any endeavor he pursues and we are excited to see what he can accomplish as a professional golfer.”
“My family and I have been impressed by the culture and company values exhibited by Frazier & Deeter for many years,” said Ollie Schniederjans. “My relationship with Frazier & Deeter has meant a lot to me and my family over the years and I am excited and grateful to be able to partner with them in this new stage of my life as I pursue my goals as a professional golfer.”
“In many ways Ollie and Frazier & Deeter represent common values and are at similar stages,” said Seth McDaniel, Managing Partner of Frazier & Deeter. “Over the last several years Frazier & Deeter has grown from a single office CPA firm to an organization with multiple offices in different states. Like Ollie, we believe we are emerging on a national stage. We understand well that it takes hard work to achieve success and that the journey Ollie is embarking upon will not be easy. We believe that we share Ollie’s values and work ethic and it is for this reason that we are happy and excited to be in a position to support Ollie’s journey and partner with this fine young man and his family.”
“Many of our clients are not ‘overnight successes,’ ” said Fowler. “More often than not it is the client that faces adversity, overcomes challenges, and does the right thing that finally achieves their goals. We have every hope that Ollie will be successful in his endeavors and we plan on being with him for the inevitable ups and downs on his journey.”
“Long-term relationships matter to me,” said Schniederjans. “I am so excited to be aligned with an organization I have known for so long and that believes in long-term relationships as much as I do.”
About Frazier & Deeter
Frazier & Deeter (www.frazierdeeter.com) is a nationally recognized top 60 CPA and advisory firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The firm provides tailored services across a wide range of tax, audit, accounting and advisory needs to achieve each client’s unique financial goals. Frazier & Deeter has been named the #1 Accounting Firm to Work For, the 57th largest CPA firm and one of the Fastest Growing CPA firms among the top 100 firms in the U.S. by Accounting Today magazine. Frazier & Deeter has also been named a 2014 Best Firm for Women’s Leadership Equity by Project MOVE.