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Scott Petree

Partner CPA, CISA, CISSP, CFE, QSA Southfield
Specializes In: Cybersecurity

Computers have served me well professionally and personally. Way back when college students used Pine in computer lounges, I used the email application to learn about the woman who became my wife. We’ve been together since I was 19.
Scott Petree
Partner, CPA, CISA, CISSP, CFE, QSA

Experience
As a leader in the firm’s information technology consulting practice, I assist companies with various assessments of security controls including data privacy, PCI compliance, and IT infrastructure. With more than 17 years of experience, I advise clients on information systems audits, forensic technology, and enterprise risk mitigation in the financial institutions, healthcare, automotive, manufacturing, and government sectors.

Since I’ve always been energized by the opportunity to help others, this career is the perfect blend of my servant nature and my industry expertise. In our cybersecurity practice, we collaborate with management teams and business owners who want a guarantee of high network security. Our clients appreciate that we don’t hope or guess for best outcomes, rather we work every day to put our strongest efforts into securing their organizations.

I’m often asked to present on security-related topics for webinars and conferences. Recently, I spoke to the MICPA on new trends in technology and to the GFOA on COSO and its implications. I’ve led Plante Moran webinars on cybersecurity concerns and fraud prevention. I’m a member of the AICPA, the MICPA, the ISACA-Detroit chapter, and the ACFE. My certifications include Certified Information Systems Auditor, Qualified Security Assessor, Certified Fraud Examiner, and CPA. I have a B.A. in mathematics from Grand Valley State University and a B.B.A. in accounting information systems from Eastern Michigan University.

While we’re in the business of high stakes, I try to take a relaxed approach with clients and with my team. Whether I’m amusing my staff by eating three super burritos or keeping the mood light with, in my opinion, my great sense of humor, I want to keep building great teams of professionals who can tackle any clients’ situation.