Donald Parkerson

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Donald Parkerson

Partner in the Atlanta Office


Donnie Parkerson is a partner in the Atlanta practice of Hardesty, LLC. During his more than 35-year career, Mr. Parkerson has served in financial leadership positions with companies in the healthcare, multimedia publishing and business services segments. He specializes in developing and implementing strategic organizational initiatives, partnerships, restatements, technology implementations, mergers & acquisitions, turnarounds, SEC reporting and organizational leadership. Mr. Parkerson most recently served as Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Oakstone Publishing, LLC, a multimedia continuing medical education publishing company, where he successfully managed the sale of the business to a strategic buyer. Prior to joining Oakstone Mr. Parkerson served as a CFO Executive Services Partner with Tatum LLC. His Tatum LLC engagements have included turnarounds of companies in financial distress including interim CFO for First Physicians Capital Group, Inc., who had been delisted, where he facilitated and maintained SEC reporting compliance. As Senior Vice President of Accounting and Corporate Controller for Surgical Care Affiliates, LLC he successfully managed the transition of the accounting functions from the predecessor company. Previously, as Vice President and Surgery Division Controller of HealthSouth Corp., he was the primary due diligence contact for accounting. While at HealthSouth he was accounting lead for the surgery division offering memorandum and for Surgical Care Affiliates, LLC financing offering memorandum. Also at HealthSouth Corp., he established and led the information technology audit group; managed company-wide financial enterprise risk assessment; and served as divisional lead for Sarbanes-Oxley financial close and reporting compliance implementation. Before that, Mr. Parkerson co-founded Young, Parkerson & Co., LLP, where he served as audit and technology consulting partner for 25 years.

Mr. Parkerson holds a Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in Accounting from Delta State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Global Management Accountant and a Certified Information Systems Auditor.