April 19, 2011 – Executive services firm Tatum LLC has added Don Alvarez in the New York practice as managing partner and John Gramer as the national managing partner of Tatum Talent, Tatum's executive search practice. Mr. Alvarez will be leading a team of professionals assisting clients with addressing strategic, financial and operational challenges, such as IPO readiness, managing liquidity, raising capital, growth planning and transaction support. Mr. Gramer will be responsible for building on his executive search expertise, placing candidates in C-suite positions. “Don is an experienced senior financial management executive with a proven track record of sound financial leadership and John had been a leader in executive search for almost ten years at The Mergis Group, Tatum's sister company. They will both be an asset to growing Tatum's New York practice,” said Karen Macleod, president of Tatum. Prior to Tatum, Mr. Alvarez spent six years with Resources Global. With 30 years of executive search experience, Mr. Gramer has built a leading search firm with The Mergis Group in the New York area. He specializes in retained searches of CEOs/presidents, CFOs, COOs and controllers, and internal audit directors.