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Smart, primarily as a tax and audit firm. From to under Mr. In with the hire of disenfranchised Arthur Andersen personnel, SMART offerings broadened to include business advisory and consulting services.
Great Hill Partners' model, predicated on leveraged financing ultimately led to the need for further restructuring. With the economic downturn in and a heavy debt load, the company struggled with repeat turnover of CFOs, and the dismissal of the founder and CEO. First major tax outsourcing engagement November John Swanick joins from Deloitte and Touche to lead the Insurance practice.
First major consulting engagement October Opened Chicago office July Opened New York office October Purchased Glenn Ingram Chicago 22 people.
Opened Amsterdam office February Opened London office May In August the firm reports that founder James Smart has stepped down from the position of CEO, and retained as chairman to focus on long-term strategy.
Steve Samek, former head of Arthur Andersen's U.
Terence Montgomery resigns as CFO after brief tenure. The term loan with termination date of March 31, ultimately proved to be the company's death knell.
Continued losses, weak demand, high administration costs and consultant departures, resulted in the forced liquidation of the merged entity so as to satisfy unpaid principal and interest.
Practices were sold off rapidly to meet the March 31 deadline, with the company announcing there would be no proceeds for common stockholders as it winds-down its business.The Reputation Institute and Harris Inter-active, released in February , shows that public trust in business declined preci-pitously for three consecutive years.
Brian leads TaxOps, a rapidly growing specialty tax firm.
He is the principal of barnweddingvt.com, an organization providing content, education and consulting that inspires sustainable growth for accounting professionals and firms. In , somewhere around one, Arthur Andersen workforce joined Deloitte & Touche, efficiently creating the largest Skilled companies Business in Canada.
The combined entity used 6, individuals and represented . Arthur Andersen followed closely behind and was the first to move to the Internet with “barnweddingvt.com” Shortly after, Ernst and Young focused heavily on knowledge management, ultimately developing one of the more sophisticated systems among the professional services firms (Svary and Chard ).
Definition of Problem: The problem faced by Deloitte & Touche is how to best manage the merger with Andersen in order to move beyond being two merged organizations into a unified, market-leading organization.
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