“What The Intersect Group promised on the front end is what they delivered. The customer service on the back-end has been very proactive. The Intersect Group has provided the support that would be needed in case there was an issue along the way. So they gave us the sense from the very beginning, if something's not right, we're here to fix it. That’s what makes them different and better.”
Accounting Project Manager
Wade Hughes is the strategic visionary leading The Intersect Group, as it expands nationally. His goal has been to create a firm that's a different and better business partner to its clients. The underpinning of this goal is the firm's distinct flexible delivery approach that ensures clients get the right solution, at the right time to achieve success. Wade has a solid leadership background, having started his career in public accounting, and then migrated to large financial systems integration consulting, subsequently founding a technology company. He deeply understands the “intersection” of finance, accounting and IT, giving him an unmatched perspective from which to guide the strategic direction of The Intersect Group.
To help clients succeed, Wade draws on client interactions as well as his extensive consulting experience developed during his 22-year career, which includes working as a practice director for Arthur Andersen Business Consulting and starting up a revenue and CMS software company. He's a graduate of The University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. In addition to leading The Intersect Group's growth, Wade is involved with the community. He's served on the Board of Atlanta Urban Ministries and as a volunteer at Dunwoody United Methodist Church. He also coaches girls softball at Murphey Candler Park. Wade is married and has three children.
Ray Wilson, CPA
Ray has over 30 years of progressive experience and accomplishments, utilizing financial expertise in systems implementation, planning and analysis, operations planning, administration, financing, treasury, and credit. In his role at The Intersect Group, Ray helps clients succeed by thoroughly understanding the precise resources clients need and being able to match those needs with highly-qualified talent.
A finance and accounting domain expert, Ray's career began in the audit department with the Atlanta office of Touche Ross & Co. (forerunner to Deloitte & Touche LLP). Early in his career, he was singled out by partners to transfer to the tax department as part of a new program to enhance audit and tax department relationships. After being promoted, Ray was again asked by partners to become a charter member of the Enterprise Group, with the goal of bringing audit and tax experience to this new department.
In addition, he spent 19 years as the Corporate Controller for three publicly-traded companies: Engraph, Inc., American Business Products, and AFC Enterprises.
Ray is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Georgia State University with a Masters in Taxation. Ray, a resident of Dunwoody, has been married for 26 years and has 4 children.
Cheri Y. Brown
Cheri Brown has over twenty five years of experience managing and implementing large complex solutions that cross technology, organizational, and process boundaries to create business value. She has a successful track record of delivering this value through organization alignment from performance improvements, with particular emphasis on Shared Service Delivery Models on both national and global levels. She has worked internationally and for clients that range from the Global 500 to mid-market companies.
Cheri started her career at Marriott Corporation where she managed billing operations for the east region of the Inflight Catering Division. She then joined Price Waterhouse, PwC Consulting, and IBM, a combined 17 year career in management consulting and outsourcing solution architecting. She also worked for The Hackett Group as Practice Leader, establishing and managing the Globalization/Outsourcing practice. She joined The Intersect Group after having her own successful business for 3 years.
Cheri holds a BS degree in Computer Science from Troy University. She has published white papers and articles on transformation risk and methods for implementing service delivery models. She lives in Marietta with her husband. They are empty nesters of one daughter who attends the University of Alabama.
Michael Matte has over 30 years experience helping organizations leverage IT to create business value. Michael’s experience lies in selling and delivering IT, Business and Operations consulting services and solutions to a variety of industry segments, such as complex system integration programs, financial service solutions, payments processing and program management governance best practices. He has worked for other consulting services organizations, including Cognizant Technology Solutions, KPMG Consulting/BearingPoint and Accenture. He received his MBA from The University of Chicago and a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
David is an enterprising leader with a proven track record for creating efficient shared services organizations with business performance visibility. With a broad based experience in Finance and Accounting, David seeks to ensure that the underlying processes of the shared services team are in alignment with the goals of our customers and employees. Before taking on the role of V.P. of Finance and Administration at The Intersect Group, David served as the company’s Corporate Controller. Prior to joining The Intersect Group team in April 2010, David served as a Region Finance Leader for The Home Depot, Corporate Accounting Manager at ARAMARK and a Senior Consultant at Arthur Andersen.
David is a CPA and received his MBA from The University of Notre Dame and his Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting from Bucknell University. David resides in Dunwoody with his wife and family.