September 20, 2016 – Tatum, an interim services and executive search firm, has named Keith Neus as national managing partner of technology. In this capacity, he is responsible for working with key partners to formalize and build out the firm’s technology service offerings across multiple industries, including healthcare, life sciences, retail, manufacturing, high tech and non-profit.
Having started his career in public accounting, Mr. Neus has more than 20 years of professional services experience. Most recently, he spent the last three years as the national accounts director for Randstad Technologies in its B2B workforce and solutions organizations. In these roles, he led account management and strategic direction for the company’s systems integrator clients as well as supported branch offices and solutions practices to help drive projects, consulting and outsourcing business.
Prior to joining Tatum and Randstad Technologies, Mr. Neus worked in business development for Sherpa, a Charlotte-based IT consulting, recruiting and staffing company. He also served as manager and senior forensic accountant with public accounting firm Klausner Dubinsky & Associates for over a decade. In each position, he’s had hands-on experience leading major initiatives within middle market and Fortune 1000 organizations.
Evolving a Search Firm’s Technology Specialty
“We are committed to growing our capabilities in the technology space to provide greater professional services to our clients, and Keith will be an instrumental member in leading those efforts,” said Tatum president Macon Albertson. “Having spent several years with Randstad Technologies, it was a natural fit for Keith to join Tatum to help bring synergy between each company’s core capabilities. We are thrilled to welcome Keith and look forward to the positive contributions he will make to our business.”
“It is an honor to join the Tatum team to evolve the firm’s technology presence,” said Mr. Neus. “My experience as a professional consultant in public accounting and business development lead for technology solutions, combined with my passion for solving companies’ technology challenges, make this endeavor truly exciting. Technology plays a large part in how businesses function today and impacts every aspect of the company – from sales and marketing to human resources, operations and finance.”
At Tatum, Mr. Neus said, “we have a unique opportunity to expand our relationships with clients by quickly understanding and solving their challenges through technology service offerings. I am delighted to be a part of the team to help drive that area of the business forward.”
This past spring, Tatum appointed Mr. Albertson as its new president. He replaced Kathryn Bolt, who held the role on an interim basis but will continue to serve as group president of Tatum and Randstad Professionals. Mr. Albertson was senior vice president of Randstad Professionals, overseeing business development and service delivery for the firm’s Northeast, Southeast and Midwest regions. He has more than 20 years of experience in the solutions, consulting and recruiting industries.
In recent months, Tatum added Paul Kruglik as office managing partner for its Pacific Northwest practice. Based in Seattle, he is responsible for leading Tatum’s practice in the region. He previously served as managing director for a professional services firm in the Seattle area.
The firm also recently named Eric Marin as a client service partner in its Houston office. He is responsible for developing the company’s business in the Houston market with a specific focus on CFO and CIO services. Prior to joining Tatum, Mr. Marin founded R&M Global Advisors, which merged with MFR PC in 2012 to create a combined consulting firm specializing in board, CEO, CFO and CIO advisory services for the energy sector. He also served as an energy partner for Accenture.
Tatum, a Randstad company, operates offices in 10 U.S. markets, with a network of executives across the country. The firm’s four areas of capability include recruiting interim finance and technology executives for defined timeframes; end-to-end search solutions; staff augmentation of accounting, finance and technology professionals; and executive search using its industry network.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media