James B. McGuire Assumes CEO Role at Accume Partners

Sep 06, 2007, 01:00 ET from Accume Partners

    NEW YORK, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Accume Partners
 (www.accumepartners.com), a risk management and business advisory firm --
 specializing in governance, compliance, internal audit, operations
 management, and IT consulting services -- announced that its Board of
 Directors has elected James B. McGuire as Chief Executive Officer. Mr.
 McGuire succeeds John White, the company's founding CEO.
     McGuire joined Accume Partners as President and COO last September to
 manage the firm's day-to-day activities. His new and expanded CEO role
 includes a seat on the company's Board of Directors, and responsibility for
 the entire operation, including business unit operations, profitability,
 infrastructure, sales and marketing, and human capital development.
     "Jim McGuire is a top-notch leader who has challenged all of us at
 Accume Partners over the past year, reinforcing our core business and
 taking the firm into new, strategic endeavors," said John Palmer, Managing
 Director and a member of the company's Board of Directors. "The vision for
 our future is exciting, and I am extremely enthusiastic about the company's
 innovation and growth potential under his leadership."
     Providing some insight on the company's future, McGuire explained, "We
 are a leading-edge firm of great integrity with a legacy of focus and
 discipline. I am thrilled to assume the helm at Accume Partners and look
 forward to expanding the company and raising our visibility. With our
 talent, entrepreneurial culture, service suite, and strong track record,
 Accume Partners is ideally suited to leverage the substantial growth
 potential in the services sector. I can't imagine a more exciting time or
 place to apply my experience. I look forward to continue working with our
 leadership team and our Board to advance our strategic initiatives."
     McGuire has spent the vast majority of his career with KPMG where he
 held various leadership roles. In 1997, he was appointed CEO and Vice
 Chairman of KPMG Consulting (U.S.), and was subsequently selected as the
 first CEO of KPMG's Global Consulting practice. Jim was instrumental in
 leading KPMG Consulting's worldwide practice through an unprecedented
 growth cycle, its 2001 IPO, and ultimately conversion of its global brand
 to BearingPoint in 2003.
     He later joined UHY Advisors as President and CEO where he was
 responsible for repositioning the company from a regional firm to a global
 brand with a plan for long-term sustainable growth.
     McGuire was selected as one of the Top Ten Most Influential Consultants
 in 1998 and one of the Top 100 Accountants in 2004, distinguishing him as
 the only individual selected by both professions - an achievement which has
 not been duplicated. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in
 Accounting from the University of Notre Dame, and lives in Greenwich, CT,
 with his wife and two children.
     About Accume Partners
     Accume Partners is a professional services firm that helps clients
 identify and control risks, improve corporate governance, re-engineer
 business processes, enhance operating performance, and optimize the
 alignment of information technology with business goals and strategies.
 Headquartered in New York, NY, Accume Partners has served over 500 clients
 in 30 countries from its 14 U.S. offices located in New York, New Jersey,
 Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, Georgia, California, and central and
 southern Florida. Accume Partners was cited as one of the "fastest growing
 privately-held companies" in 1998, and has continued to experience strong
 demand for its services.

SOURCE Accume Partners