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BrightLine Announces New Corporate Name Change, Broadens Market Reach

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwired - February 15, 2016) - BrightLine CPAs and Associates, Inc., commonly known as BrightLine, a global provider of attestation and compliance services, announced today that it has changed its legal name to Schellman & Company, Inc. (Schellman).

Operating as Schellman will allow the firm to provide public accounting services in all jurisdictions, including those that require CPA firms to include the surnames of current or prior owners in their company name. It also strengthens the firm's position as the only company in the world that can provide a suite of complementary services such as SOC examinations, PCI validations, ISO certifications, FedRAMP authorizations, CSA STAR programs, and HITRUST certifications through a single legal entity.

"As one of the most significant innovators in our industry over the last decade, we view this name change as yet another bold step towards solidifying our role as the market leader for integrated compliance service," Chris Schellman, President, stated. "We are excited that this name change will allow us to offer the high-quality professional services for which we are known, under a single entity, in several major markets, including Massachusetts, North Carolina, Texas, and Minnesota."

To learn more about how Schellman can help meet your compliance and attestation needs, contact us at www.schellmanco.com


Schellman & Company, Inc., formerly BrightLine, is a global provider of assurance and compliance services. As the only company in the world fully accredited to provide a suite of services that includes SSAE 16 (SOC 1) examinations, SOC 2 examinations, globally accredited PCI DSS compliance validation, ISO 27001 certification, FedRAMP authorization, and advanced penetration testing services, we offer our clients the unique opportunity to achieve multiple attestation and compliance objectives through a single third-party assessor. For more information, visit www.schellmanco.com.