ATHENS, GA: Athens, GA-based Fire & Flavor Grilling Company has added Sean McCallen, CPA, to its leadership team, positioning the family-owned business for strong growth in 2020.
McCallen joins Fire & Flavor as Vice President of Finance to oversee the company’s financial strategy and operations and contribute to development and execution of the company’s strategic goals. He brings strong public and private business experience in financial reporting, accounting policy and transaction accounting. Previously, he was Director of Regulatory Reporting for MassMutual Financial Group in Boston, where he managed the financial reporting to federal and state insurance regulators.
“Sean’s strong financial management background will serve our company well as we continue to grow our business,” said Davis Knox, CEO and Founder of Fire & Flavor. “He brings over 10 years of accounting and financial reporting experience with companies ranging from startups to multi-billion dollar corporations. We’re excited for him to join Fire & Flavor and the Athens community.”
Sean and his wife, Jenny, as assistant professor of Accounting at the University of Georgia, live in Five Points. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time outdoors with their three boys ages 1 month to 5 years.
Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Athens, GA, Fire & Flavor began by selling cedar grilling planks. It has grown to offer sustainably certified charcoal, all natural fire starters, brines, seasonings, smoking chips, wood pellets and more, including the HERO™ Grill. Fire & Flavor serves as the ultimate resource for unique recipes and all-natural offerings that easily take your home-cooked meals and now your outdoor grilling adventure to the next level.