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Cathy C. Patton

Certified Public Accountant
North Carolina Certificate ##17358
(919) 232-5989


Cathy has 25 years of experience, 20 years of experience in public accounting and five years of private industry experience. She was previously finance officer with Triangle Transit Authority. She started her career with Coopers & Lybrand in Columbia, South Carolina. She later moved to their Raleigh, North Carolina office where she served as an audit manager for four years. Cathy joined Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (“HPG”) in November 2004 and is currently Senior Manager on the audit team.

Cathy has worked with clients ranging from startup companies financed by private venture capital to public companies. She is a key member of the HPG Technology practice serving primarily on software and software-as-a-service (SaaS) clients. Her experience includes financial reporting, business consulting, auditing, and review services, as well as managing due diligence in mergers and acquisitions and the IPO process. Cathy’s consulting experience is focused on revenue recognition working with many startup technology companies on their initial GAAP implementation for financial reporting to investors and lenders or to prepare for due diligence. She also has experience in other industries including life sciences, CROs, and professional services.

Education and Professional Affiliations

B.S., Accounting
Wake Forest University, 1985

Community Affiliations

McCall Service, Inc., Board of Directors

Second Chance Pet Adoptions, Board of Directors

Eastern NC National Multiple Sclerosis Society, former Treasurer and Trustee