Schellman Acquires Scott S. Perry, CPA PLLC to Expand and Strengthen Crypto and Web 3.0 Trust Practices

TAMPA, Florida, January 24, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tampa Schellman Schellman, a leading provider of attestation and compliance services, today announced the acquisition of Scott S. Perry, CPA PLLC.

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Chief Growth Officer Doug Barbin interviews Scott Perry. (Photo: BusinessWire)

Founded and owned by its namesake Scott Perry, the company has become well known in the security and insurance industry for its expertise in digital certificate authority audits, also known as WebTrust for security authorities. certificate (CA). Scott has also participated in various working groups applying these concepts to federal identity management, trust over IP (verifiable credentials and self-sovereign identity), drone technologies, and more. Based in Bellevue, Washington, Scott S. Perry, CPA PLLC works with several notable large commercial organizations, such as DigiCert, DocuSign, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman. They have also worked with key government agencies such as the Sergeant-at-Arms of the United States Senate and the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

The acquisition was driven by Schellman’s priority expansion of these specialty services as part of its key growth plans for 2022.

“While Schellman has a history of performing assessments for SSL certificate authorities and DNS providers, we believe that applying encryption assessment and certificate management techniques to new domains presents a huge opportunity. growth,” said Doug Barbin, Managing Director and Chief Growth Officer at Schellman. “Scott Perry’s firm is widely respected in this area. We believe that combining his expertise with our global client base and over 300 IT audit professionals will position us to lead this niche market as it grows. expands beyond websites into financial technology, blockchain, government, transportation and digital life applications.”

Upon completion of the merger, Perry will join Schellman’s established group of senior executives and lead this recalibration and relaunch of the firm’s practice in crypto and digital trust services.

“Having already invested 17 years in crypto audits, this next step feels natural,” Perry said. “With my company’s experience, Schellman is now able to fully realize the potential of this booming market. Together, we will immediately take a leadership position in Web 3.0 technology audits and governance services. “

The emerging potential of advanced cryptography to enhance digital lives represents exciting new ground for the industry. Encryption, certificate management and trust are at the heart of today’s and tomorrow’s Internet, necessitating a wide range of advanced assessment offerings. The combination of Perry and Schellman will fuel a strong, knowledgeable approach that will serve a growing global technology customer base well.

“Since our founding, Schellman has always strived to forge its own niche in the technology compliance industry, and Scott has done something similar. We share this idea of ​​a unique approach, as well as a mutual passion for compliance, and so this couldn’t be a better fit,” said Avani Desai, CEO of Schellman. “Our collaboration will now allow us to continue to help our clients communicate trust to their customers and stakeholders in a way newly improved. Between his expertise and our resources, the path to our progress is now set, and we look forward to the opportunities we will have in the future.”

About Schellman:

Schellman is one of the world’s leading providers of attestation, compliance and certification services. Operating as an alternative practice structure as Schellman & Company, LLC, a Top 100 CPA Firm and Schellman Compliance, LLC, a globally accredited compliance assessment firm, we are able to offer our clients services as a CPA Firm, ISO Certification Body, PCI Qualified Security Assessor Company, HITRUST Assessor, FedRAMP 3PAO and one of the first C3PAO authorized by CMMC. Recognized for their expertise tempered by hands-on experience, Schellman professionals deliver superior customer service balanced with unwavering independence. Schellman’s approach builds successful, long-term relationships and enables our clients to achieve multiple compliance goals using a single third-party assessor. For more information, please visit

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