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Phillip Cook has joined A.T. LOCKE, a business providing accounting services, business analysis, and financial and strategic guidance to emerging and midsized organizations, as a client services coordinator on the firm’s rapidly growing team. Cook will work with A.T. LOCKE’s leadership to support all of the firm’s clients across the Upstate and Midlands from the firm’s Greenville headquarters. Prior to joining A.T. LOCKE, he served for two decades with Liberty Life Insurance and its successor companies in project management and operational management capacities. While at Liberty, his responsibilities included call center management, agency administration, training, information technology initiatives, new product development/implementation, and regulatory compliance assignments. A native and current resident of Clinton, South Carolina, Cook holds a BS in business administration from Erskine College. The CPA Practice Advisor selected three CCH leaders for its annual “40 under 40” list. CCH is a Wolters Kluwer business and a leading provider of tax, accounting, and audit information, software, and services.
CCH Chief Architect of ProSystem fx SaaS Robert Baumann, Director of Federal Tax Publishing Jennifer Lowe, and Senior Manager of Accounting & Audit Srinivasu Maradana were honored by the publication as three of the nation’s top 40 under 40, recognizing young leaders who are positively shaping the tax and accounting industry. Jill Jacobs joined Citrin Cooperman as chief marketing officer in the New York City office. Jacobs brings more than twenty years of experience in professional services and will lead the marketing and practice growth initiatives for the firm’s five offices. Prior to joining Citrin Cooperman, Jacobs was the marketing director at Berdon LLP, an accounting firm in New York, where she developed strategic marketing plans for a variety of niche specialties, oversaw communications, and managed the business development area. Previously, she was an international marketing consultant, guiding clients in expanding their business globally. Jacobs sits on the advisory board of the Association for Accounting Marketing Metro NY Chapter and is active in several community organizations, including Step Up Women’s Network. She holds an MBA in international management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BA in political science and Spanish from Binghamton University.
Foundation Financial Group (FFG) announced the promotion of Ronald Hurt to division general manager. In his new role, Hurt will oversee several sales units at FFG’s Raleigh Regional Sales Center. Since he started at FFG, Hurt has been promoted four times in four years. He started in an entry-level marketing position and began taking advantage of FFG’s interactive training programs to advance his career. Within six months, Hurt received his first promotion and became a member of FFG’s management team. FFG employees are recognized for outstanding work, and top performers at each position are given corporate awards. Excellence in sales leadership and management is rewarded with the company’s prestigious Cornerstone Award, and Hurt has received seven awards during his FFG career. When Hurt is not at work, he active in his community, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and the North Carolina Food Bank. Hurt participated in Raleigh’s 2013 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure alongside his FFG coworkers.
Gettry Marcus CPA, P.C. is pleased to announce the addition of Robert Thee and Jill Scher to the firm’s tax services group. Thee and Scher each bring a breadth of experience to further strengthen Gettry Marcus’ premier tax team. Thee has been in tax practice for over thirty years, working extensively in consulting and compliance for closely held businesses and their owners. He has serviced clients involved in a broad range of industries, including wholesalers, manufacturers, retailers, and financial service companies, as well as high net-worth individuals, estates, and trusts. Thee holds a BBA in accounting and an MS in taxation from Baruch. Scher brings over fifteen years of public and private accounting experience. She has worked with a diverse client base of midsize businesses in various industries, including fashion, pharmaceutical, green energy, and publishing. In addition, Scher’s areas of expertise include tax compliance, tax consulting, transaction structuring, and tax representation. Scher holds a BS in accounting and an MS in taxation, both from the State University of New York at Albany.
Grant Thornton LLP has acquired the Oracle consulting business of MarketSphere LLC, a Kansas City, Missouri–based business consulting firm. The acquisition, effective September 1, expands Grant Thornton’s Technology Solutions practice, which is part of the firm’s Business Advisory Services.
The acquisition brings to Grant Thornton more than 160 consultants who provide high-quality business process and technology consulting services to a wide range of midmarket and dynamic organizations across the United States. The unit’s industry-leading team joins Grant Thornton’s talented group of Advisory Services professionals, who focus on providing independent advice to public, private, and not-for-profit organizations in areas such as business consulting, mergers and acquisitions, forensics, valuation, restructuring, and risk and controls. The Grant Thornton team advises on complying with changing legislation, managing risk, containing costs, leveraging technology investments, streamlining business processes, and identifying strategic transaction opportunities.
As a Platinum-level member of Oracle® PartnerNetwork and an Oracle Accelerate solution provider, the MarketSphere Oracle Solutions unit has hands-on product expertise, deep functional knowledge, and integrated technical skills across Oracle’s Enterprise Resource Planning, Human Capital Management, Enterprise Performance Management, and Business Intelligence product suites. The business unit addresses a broad range of process, technology, and organizational needs within the finance, human resources, and supply chain functions, with specialization in strategic business performance, technology integration, and enterprise transformation initiatives. It was awarded the 2012 Oracle Excellence Award for Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing and the 2012 Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Award for Business Analytics. MarketSphere will continue to operate its market-leading Unclaimed Property and Marketing Operations practices.
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