We believe in getting to know you, and encourage our clients to get to know us. It’s important to know who you work with and people are the ultimate measure of any organization.

We pride ourselves on providing expertise with individual attention, always focused on your needs and goals. We want you to be comfortable with those to whom you entrust with your peace of mind and future.

To help you get started, meet SwaimBrown’s directors — and see the people you do business with.

C. Eddie Brown, CPA
Julian Crawford
Scott Keim, CPA
Erin Strickland, CPA
Valerie Heyde, CPA

C. Eddie Brown, CPAC. Eddie Brown, CPA
Education: B.S., Business Administration, University of South Carolina, 1978
Practice Areas:
Corporate and individual tax planning and strategy, International Tax, Business Consulting, Estate Planning, Business Planning, M&A, Succession Planning; Manufacturing, Real Estate, Construction
Derrick, Stubbs & Stith; United States Air Force
Professional & Civic:
AICPA; SCACPA; Estate Planning Council of Spartanburg; SCACPA International Business Committee; South Carolina Baptist Foundation/Trustee
Personal Interests:
Family, friends, world travel
Favorite Books:
Gospel of John; The Gift of the Magi
Click here to view Eddie's video.

Scott Keim, CPAScott Keim, CPA
Education: B.A., Accounting, Wofford College, 1990
Practice Areas: Audit and assurance; employee benefit plans; management consulting; business advisory & planning; business start-up planning; Manufacturing; Construction
Experience: SwaimBrown
Professional & Civic: AICPA; SCACPA; Spartanburg Development Association; Walker Foundation/SC School for the Deaf & Blind; First Presbyterian of Spartanburg; Mobile Meals; Health Resource Center
Personal Interests: Sports enthusiast; golf; tennis; visual arts
Favorite Book: Tuesdays with Morrie

Erin Strickland, CPAErin Strickland, CPA
Education: B.A., Accounting and Art History, Converse College, 1998
Practice Areas: Financial Audits (non-profit and for profit); Employee Benefit Plan Audits; Business Consulting; Accounting Services; Manufacturing; Distribution; Foreign Subsidiaries; Closely-held Businesses; SwaimBrown’s Quality Control Director.
Experience: SwaimBrown
Professional & Civic: AICPA; SCACPA; West Main Artist Co-Op – Board of Governors; Episcopal Church of the Advent – former Vestry Member, Episcopal Church Woman, Outreach Commission, Sunday School Teacher; Jesse Boyd Elementary School PTSO Board Member; Spartanburg Science Center – Past President and Treasurer of Board of Directors; Past Treasurer for Junior League of Spartanburg, Spartanburg Artist Guild and Converse Heights Neighborhood; prior member of the Converse College Alumnae Board; Mobile Meals volunteer.
Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, volunteering, cooking, reading
Favorite Book: Braving the Wilderness, Brene Brown

Valerie Heyde, CPAValerie Heyde, CPA
Education: B.A., Accounting, Clemson University, 1997; Masters of Professional Accountancy in Taxation, Clemson University, 1998
Practice Areas: Corporate, Individual Tax; Tax Planning and Strategy; Tax Research Specialist; Business Consulting; Non-Profits; Closely-Held and Family Businesses; Pass-through Entities
Experience: SwaimBrown
Professional & Civic: AICPA; SCACPA; Mobile Meals volunteer
Personal Interests: reading, gardening, family
Favorite Book: Persuasion by Jane Austen

Julian Crawford
Julian Crawford
Director, Business Consulting/M&A
Education: B.A., Economics, University of Sheffield (UK); The Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK)
Practice Areas: Mergers & acquisitions; business re-engineering; turnaround strategies; supply chain management; corporate strategy development; product cost modeling; strategic business planning; change management planning; business start-ups; state and local tax incentives for industry
Experience: Former VP/Strategy for Teijin Monofilament U.S.; Sales & Marketing Manager for Johns Manville Monofilament; European Strategic Planning Manager for Hoechst Trevira GMBH; Sales Manager for Technical Fibers, Hoechst UK Fibers Division
Professional & Civic: Director of several domestic firms; fluent in German
Personal Interests: Golf, tennis, cricket and rugby; spending time with his children
Favorite Book: J.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings
Of Interest: British national with four years of experience working in Germany; holds two patents

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