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Schellman & Company Overview

Tampa, FL
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Security Services
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
At Schellman & Company, Inc. (formerly BrightLine) we can help companies achieve multiple Compliance objectives through the use of a single third party assessor.

How? We offer a suite of interrelated assessment and certification services ... Read more

Company Updates


    Astronauts, Celebrities, Olympians and Chris Schellman - Accomplished Alumni Award: University of Tennessee

    In February 2018, Schellman was presented with the Accomplished Alumni Award by Development Officer Brian Hardy at a ceremony in Tampa. Schellman joins a distinguished list of outstanding alumni that includes CEOs of major corporations, Olympians, US ambassadors, astronauts, television personalities, authors, artists, and civic leaders.

  • On May 11th, 2018, Schellman & Company participated in their inaugural Day of Giving, an event that saw all their employees trade their normal work hours for volunteer shifts serving a number of selected charitable organizations and causes around the country.

    “The time, energy, and dedication our employees—at all levels and all across America—demonstrates a genuine commitment to give back to the places we live and work. “
    Avani Desai, Schellman President

    Across 21 locations, including up and down the Eastern Seaboard, the west coast, and some states in between, 150 Schellman volunteers participated in the company’s first annual Day of Giving event, lending a hand to different areas of need within their local communities.

    As a firm, Schellman looks forward to continuing their commitment to giving back to the neighborhoods where their employees live and work and doing what they can to help make the world a better place.

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Schellman & Company – Why Work For Us?

About Us

Schellman & Company, LLC is a leading provider of attestation and compliance services.

We are the only company in the world that is a CPA firm, a globally licensed PCI Quali­fied Security Assessor, an ISO Certifi­cation Body, HITRUST Assessor,  and a FedRAMP 3PAO. 

We are a trusted provider to the world’s leading companies, from the Fortune 1000 and publicly traded companies, to privately held entities of all sizes.

Our service delivery model allows for optimum quality and client experience for organizations of every size and complexity.

We are setting the pace and blazing new trails.

We are the only company in the world capable of providing our clients the rare opportunity to achieve multiple compliance objectives through a single independent assessor — using experienced teams dedicated to delivering the highest quality.



The strength of Schellman comes from the experience of our professionals. To date, our team members have collectively completed over 10,000 projects, including more than 9,000 SOC examinations and hundreds of other compliance assessments and certifications.


Our professionals average nearly ten years of professional services experience per individual, which is very uncommon in this industry. These team members are almost exclusively the alumni of Big 4 global accounting firms and tier one technology firms. The vast majority of our personnel held supervisory positions immediately prior to joining our company.

We place significant value in the demonstrated expertise of our professionals. As a result, every project team is comprised of experts in the area of accounting, auditing, information security and controls, and business process auditing. This expertise is demonstrated by our team members’ achievement of combinations of the following certifications:

  • Certified Public Acountant (CPA)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (PCI QSA)
  • Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledgebase (CCSK)
  • ISO Lead Auditor (9000, 20000, 27001)

By focusing on a specific set of interrelated services, our professionals provide relevant assurance and compliance services on a constant basis. It is common for any single member of our project team to have more individual project experience than entire teams of professionals proposed by our competitors. With an average experience level that exceeds 100 previously completed projects per individual, our personnel are among the most experienced in the industry.

Schellman Opportunities

We get it-  you’ve got options.  In a sea full of IT Audit openings, how do you know which position parallels your vision and values?  At Schellman, we make it very clear what we’re all about.

We’re visible.  Do you like to be a recognized contributor, not one of a million?  We’re big on acknowledging our team for their accomplishments and it’s easier to do so when you’re not getting lost in the shuffle.

We’re impactful.  One of the best things about a firm our size is the ability to make a difference.  We want to hear your ideas and suggestions for improvement but there will not be 10 layers for you to bypass; great ideas will be implemented.  Our positions impact our clients by helping them to achieve their compliance objectives and your purpose is well-defined.

We’re challenging.  Our positions aren’t for everyone.  We move quickly, and our projects are in-depth.  You’ll be taking your skill set and knowledge to the next level and enjoy the feeling of completion- often.  We need our team to be prepared to work, flexible and excellent at time management.

We’re rewarding.  We only promote from within and offer an outstanding compensation and benefit package for your hard work.  Our travel is around 50%, we pay a bonus if you’re outside of the Monday-Thursday travel window, and you enjoy working from home when you’re not onsite with the client.

We’re empowering.  What direction do you want to take your career?  At Schellman, we leave the big decisions up to you.  Want to work on SOC, ISO, GDPR, HiTRUST?  You have the ability to choose what you specialize in; we’ll provide the guidance and support to help facilitate the next step of your professional journey.  We appreciate and reward initiative; advancement is based on performance and since we only hire experienced Associates, there is a high level of trust and autonomy in completing projects.  We give you the ability to set your goals, limited only by your own ambitions.


Schellman might not be as well-known, but we are well-liked.  We’ve been recognized in the industry as one of the top Best Small Firms to Work for by Consulting Magazine, but even more importantly, our employees have great things to say about working here.  If our values parallel what you’re looking for, we’d love to hear from you.  Join us in being part of something truly unique in the world of compliance.




We've redefined the grind and our employees love having more time for family, friends, and fun.



Tired of being a jack of all trades, master of none? Gain expertise thanks to our focus on a core set of services within our niche market.



Total compensation is higher than industry statistics and includes bonuses averaging in excess of $15,000.



Why not? Because they are relics of an archaic business model that we prefer to avoid — we've seen collaboration makes for a better environment.



Considering relocation? We provide the flexibility to work from any major U.S. city.



Weekends aren't for work. Standard travel is Monday through Thursday (and we pay a travel bonus when it's not).



Enjoy local and company-wide team-building events, including annual destination retreats with a guest to locations such as Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Key West, and the Bahamas.



All projects are supervised and performed by experienced personnel to avoid the issues that plague services performed by on the job training of new consultants.



Interested in expanding your skillset? We give you the freedom to increase your knowledge by gaining exposure to additional lines of service.

Schellman & Company Reviews

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  • "Big 4 quality minus the BS"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Tampa, FL
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    I’ve worked at a couple of the Big 4’s who are supposed to have “top talent” but it wasn’t until I started working at Schellman that I felt part of a team that works together and supports one another. It’s not a rat race to the top; the majority of employees are incredibly intelligent and eager to help. The pay is wonderful and the bonus structure is very fair and rewarding. Who doesn’t enjoy quarterly bonuses?!


    When I find a con I will update my review; until then Schellman is where it’s at.

    Advice to Management

    As we continue to grow, hang tight to our roots. It’s refreshing to be part of a company that truly cares for each of its employees and strives to grow and excel “the right way”. Keep it up.

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Schellman & Company Interviews



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    Senior Penetration Tester Interview

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Schellman & Company (New York, NY) in June 2018.


    Initial phone screen
    CTF game (24 hours, plus 24 for the report)
    Technical Interview (panel)
    Principal Interview

    It was extremely challenging to fit this interview process in a schedule if you are currently employed. It seems like this style is more suited for college students who don't have much experience.

    The benefits package sounds nice on paper, but the 10% match doesn't occur right away. They also were unwilling to negotiate at all in an offer and hoped the unwritten promises of quarterly bonuses and company trips would make up for an offer below market rate. It would have been nice to have this information up front, especially since the firm seems unwilling to pay for top talent.

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Schellman & Company Awards & Accolades

  • Cool Vendor in Audit & Compliance, Gartner, 2015
  • Best Consulting Firms to Work For (Small), Consulting Magazine, 2017
  • Top 100 Accounting Firms, Accounting Today, 2018
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