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