Brian Prevatt, 31
Tax manager, Hancock Askew &Co., LLP
Prevatt has seen year-over-year growth from new business of at least 40 percent and up to 57 percent in each of the last five years and has earned Most Billable Hours for four years along with Highest Annual Gross Profit.
He is on the Vision Council for United Way, a board member for Royce Learning Center and he is a member of the Savannah Community Foundation’s Emerging Leaders Committee.
How will you do business differently this year or decade?
I realize that I need to be a more compassionate leader. I work with the best people. I am successful because of them. I plan to do business in a way that puts my people and their needs first and contributes to their success in life and business.
What technological or cultural advances are you looking forward to?
I am excited about the synergy that is being created by combining the technology to have personal interactions and professional collaborations from remote locations with hiring a workforce that is a technologically savvy and highly collaborative generation. The possibilities are endless!
What advice do you have for other Savannah leaders?
My advice can be expressed best by my favorite quote: “We must not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time.” T.S. Eliot.
What innovation of yours do you hope will be remembered by future generations?
I hope that I am remembered for devoting my life to meaningful things: raising a great family, working at and contributing to the success of an incredible company, helping others realize their potential, doing good deeds for others.
Basically, I want to be remembered for living a life of value. It’s not innovative. It’s not even unique. But, it is important.