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About Our History....

John Cavanaugh and Mark Nelson co-founded Cavanaugh Nelson PLC in January 2000 after a combined 30 plus years of "Big Four" experience, including many years in which they served as partner and senior manager in the Norfolk office of Price Waterhouse. Having developed their skills through decades of experience in providing high quality services to some of the most established companies in Hampton Roads, their intent upon forming Cavanaugh Nelson PLC was to develop a firm and team of professionals built around the same principles that had been so highly valued throughout their Price Waterhouse careers, but with the ability to deliver client services at a fee level associated with smaller firms. The ultimate goal being to add value to the clients they serve and assist them in identifying opportunities, effectively managing their business, maximizing performance, and meeting the expectations of owners' and those charged with governance in a way that is both efficient and cost effective.

Our Values
We strive to set ourselves apart from other professional service providers by the level of professional experience, personal attention, and quality service our firm provides to each client on every engagement.
Industries Served
Providing professional services that are effective and efficient requires knowledge and experience specific to the industry. We have provided a list of the industries we currently serve or have recently served in the past.
Meet Our Team
We have in place a professional team whose collective qualitative experiences we believe exceed our larger more established competitors. We are proud of the consistency of our staffing and feel it provides clients with a degree of assurance in their communication.

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