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BerryDunn names Sarah Belliveau as CEO and managing principal

She will take over the role on July 1 from John Chandler, who had led BerryDunn since 1999

BerryDunn, a full-service assurance, tax, and consulting firm, has announced the appointment of Sarah Belliveau as the group’s next CEO and managing principal.

Currently the group’s not-for-profit practice leader, Belliveau was selected to head the Portland-based company by an 11-member internal selection committee and an outside consultant that began the process in July 2020.

Belliveau will take over the role on July 1 from John Chandler, who had led BerryDunn since 1999.

He will continue at the firm in order to support the transition period, while also focusing on client work and strategic projects to grow the firm.

Chandler said: “I’m thrilled to introduce Sarah as my successor and confident she will lead our firm extraordinarily well.

“Sarah brings a firm-wide perspective to the job. Her intimate knowledge of our culture, coupled with decades of experience in direct client service, team development, and collaboration with our diverse practice groups makes her an ideal fit. She’s also just a great person.”

Belliveau recognised that BerryDunn had provided “many opportunities for growth and development” throughout her career.

She added: “Our firm’s founders established an entrepreneurial culture without sacrificing a genuine respect, care, and concern for all employees. Their vision and values have propelled us to a place where our clients are true firm promoters. 

“As our firm embarks on its third generation of leadership together, we’ll continue to be the dynamic group our clients and community have come to expect.”

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