Meet Our Team

Our Team

Meet INSIDE Public Accounting


Kelly Plattthe managing principal of INSIDE Public Accounting and partner in The Platt Group, has worked within the profession since 1994. A co-founder of, Kelly currently directs all aspects of INSIDE Public Accounting’s Annual Survey and Analysis of Firms and the monthly IPA newsletter. She most recently launched The PRIME Symposium, an annual two-day event, built around the best practices of the INSIDE Public Accounting Best of the Best firms.


Mike Platt, the managing principal of The Platt Group, has been working with firms since 1985. As a past executive of two accounting firm associations and co-founder of, Mike has helped large local and regional firms across North America grow and thrive. A frequent speaker, Mike specializes in benchmarking trends, best practices of successful firms and is a frequent presenter, speaker and facilitator at partner retreats.



Chris Camara is the managing editor of the monthly INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) newsletter. Chris conducts research and interviews MPs, CFOs and the profession’s thought leaders to keep IPA readers informed on the top management issues, best practices and innovations within the profession. Chris has worked with The Platt Group as an accounting profession writer since 2000. In 2014 Chris took on the lead role for the annual Association for Accounting Marketing’s Marketer of the Year Award. Chris works closely with firms and marketers across the nation to name the “top” marketer in the accounting profession.



Chelsea Summers, senior brand ambassador and executive assistant to Kelly Platt. Chelsea is not only responsible for expanding the company’s brand and product lines, along with overseeing the company’s social media presence, but helps keep Kelly in line and on time. Chelsea works closely with participants in the annual Survey and Analysis of Firms by assisting them with marketing the accolades that stem from the annual survey. Chelsea also coordinates all advertising in the IPA newsletter, online and in the annual IPA National Benchmarking Report. She provides support to the editorial team, and manages the IPA blog.