October 1, 2015 – Marcum Search LLC, the executive search affiliate of accounting and advisory firm Marcum LLP, has launched a new search practice based in South Florida. Headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, the new office will be led by Bonnie Koppelman and Randi Valdes.
The search consulting division complements the firm’s other divisions focusing on executive recruitment. It will partner with clients to place certified consultants for engagements averaging three to six months, or longer. Positions filled will include accounting managers, financial analysts, directors of finance, controllers, business analysts, and project management professionals, among others.
In her role as vice president of business development, Ms. Koppelman will connect with C-suite executives including chief financial officers, controllers, chief information officers and other finance, accounting and information management leaders, to establish relationships and bring new project opportunities to Marcum Search. She joins Marcum from global consulting firm Resources Global Professionals (RGP), where she spent nine years as director of client service. Her background includes “Big 4” accounting and management roles in accounting, finance, treasury, audit and mergers & acquisitions. Ms. Valdes will be responsible for talent acquisition within the firm’s consulting practice.
Prior to joining Marcum, Ms. Valdes spent 10 years as director of recruiting for the South Florida and Latin American regions at Resources Global Professionals. She brings recruiting knowledge of the South Florida market, along with an extensive local network of candidates skilled in higher level finance, accounting and IT roles. Her background also includes “Big 4” public accounting, consulting, and controller roles with South Florida companies.
“Marcum Search’s new consulting division adds immediate value to our clients by providing critical solutions for their most urgent business needs,” said Michael Paris, executive vice president. “It expands and accelerates our ability to mobilize immediately to adapt and scale to our clients’ requirements, from one person to entire teams, for project and interim support and subject matter expertise.”
With offices in New York, Florida, California and Pennsylvania, Marcum Search has recruiting practices in accounting and finance, legal services, technology, and manufacturing/consumer packaged goods. Service areas include accounting and finance, healthcare, legal, information technology, human resources, financial and investment services, marketing and administrative support. Its parent company, Marcum LLP, is one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the U.S. It offers the resources of 1,300 professionals, including more than 160 partners, in 23 full-service offices in major business markets throughout the U.S., Grand Cayman and China.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media