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 shareholders and directors — and see the people you do business with.

C. Eddie Brown, CPA
Julian Crawford
Scott Keim, CPA
Jay Peay, CPA
Michael N. Swaim, 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


Jay Peay, CPAJay Peay, CPA
Education: B.A., Accounting, Wofford College, 1984
Practice Areas: Business Planning, Complex Engagements, Estate and Retirement Planning, Money Management, Management Consulting, High Net Worth Individuals, Manufacturing/Distribution, Professional Services
Experience: Cherry, Bekaert & Holland
Professional & Civic: AICPA; SCACPA; SCACPA Personal Financial Planning Committee; Broad Street United Methodist Church Finance Committee; Leadership Laurens; Clinton Family YMCA, Laurens County Chamber of Commerce; Laurens County Community Foundation
Personal Interests: Golf, family


Michael N. Swaim, CPA, CVAMichael N. Swaim, CPA
Education: B.S., Accounting, Mars Hill College, 1969
Practice Areas: Tax Planning and Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions, Management Consulting, High Net Worth Individuals, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Professional Services, Construction
Experience: PriceWaterhouse auditing publicly held companies
Professional & Civic: AICPA; SCACPA/Director; Estate Planning Council of Spartanburg/Chair; First Baptist of Spartanburg Finance Committee/Chair; Mobile Meals/Chair; Boys & Girls Clubs/Chair; Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce; Mars Hills College/Foundation Director and Trustee
Personal Interests: Family, reading, current events, hiking
Favorite Book: Anything by Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum or John Grisham
Favorite Vacation Spot: Maine

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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