CEO & Co-founder Joseph Davis Added as Treasurer and Board Member of LA Food Bank
Etonien Opens Woodland Hills Practice(Los Angeles, CA) – Etonien, LLC, one of the fastest growing Accounting & Financial Consulting firms, is pleased to announce the opening of its San Fernando Valley | Ventura County Practice and the promotion of Brett Davis to the role of Practice Leader. The Warner Center office will serve clients in the San Fernando Valley and Ventura County, including Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena and Santa Clarita. Brett Davis joined the firm in January 2009 as its Director of Client Services for the corporate office in El Segundo, CA. Prior to joining Etonien, LLC, Brett was a senior financial analyst/investment associate at Marcus & Millichap (Encino, CA), a commercial real estate investment and brokerage firm, and also played professional soccer in New York. Brett has his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Santa Clara University, where he also played four years for the Varsity Division 1 Soccer Team.
Lawrence Greaves, President and Co-founder of Etonien stated, “This is a critical part of our ongoing expansion. We believe the San Fernando Valley and Ventura County markets are robust business environments. This office allows Etonien to more clearly focus our energy on those potential clients in the local market and to recruit and hire top quality professional resources in those local markets. We are thrilled to invest in infrastructure, employees and the community. Our aggressive expansion plans, combined with our business model and dynamic leaders, will allow us to continue to build our brand and carve out our niche as the preeminent provider of Interim Accounting & Finance resources.”
Etonien Sponsors 2009 ACGLA ConferenceEtonien joins esteemed co-sponsors and 1500+ of the leading M&A Advisors, CPAs, Bankers, Attorneys and Private Equity professionals from around the country for two full days of Networking and continuing education on the topic of M&A.
Etonien Opens Houston Practice
(Los Angeles, CA) – Etonien, LLC, one of the fastest growing Accounting & Financial Consulting firms, has hired Mark Harris, as Practice Leader and Aaron Stewart as Senior Recruiter for the firm’s Houston office.
Mark has more than ten years of professional service experience including five years with KPMG LLP, four years with TCG/Tatum and a year with BridgeMark/BDO. Prior to joining Etonien, LLC, Mark was a Director with Tatum, LLC which he joined by way of acquisition. Tatum acquired TCG (The Controller Group) a firm that provided project and interim support in accounting, finance and internal audit, Mark was in charge of business development for the firm’s Houston office. Additionally, Mark was with BridgeMark, a division of BDO Seidman LLP, where he was responsible for opening the firm’s Houston office. BridgeMark provides consulting services that compliment BDO’s suite of audit and tax services. Mark started his career with KPMG and spent five years with the firm providing risk advisory services for Fortune 500 companies. Mark’s services with KPMG included SAS 70 reviews, SOX 404 projects and full scale external audits.
Mark graduated with a BS in Business Administration with a minor in Accounting and an MS in Business Administration, magna cum laude, both earned from Texas Tech University.
Aaron has nine years of recruiting experience for local and national firms with a specialty at the Controller and CFO level.
Prior to joining Etonien, LLC, Aaron was a Search Consultant with SolomonEdwardsGroup LLC. Aaron spent the majority of his time servicing Oil and Gas clients in their recruitment of Accounting, Finance, Tax and Internal Audit professionals. Prior to SolomonEdwards, Aaron was with Aerotek – a national staffing firm where he focused his efforts on business development, recruiting and relationship building to provide services at the CFO and Controller level.
Aaron graduated from Southwest Texas State University with his BS in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing, and he is also a PGA certified golf professional.
Joe Davis, CEO and Co-founder of Etonien stated “We believe the addition of Mark Harris as Etonien’s Practice Leader, Aaron Stewart as our Senior Recruiter and the Houston market in general were a logical next step for our firm’s expansion. We are proactively investing in talented leaders and dynamic business communities that we believe will build the solid foundation of a national presence for Etonien.”
Lawrence Greaves, President and Co-founder of Etonien, commented that “Mark and Aaron are key hires here at Etonien. We look at the Texas market as one of the most significant business communities that we are looking to grow in over the coming years and our commitment to excellence is clear in our hiring of these gentlemen, and our investment in the Texas market. Mark, Aaron and the Texas office exemplify our rapid growth and national expansion plans whilst remaining committed to quality across the board.“
Etonien Co-Sponsors CFO Roundtable, Raising Capital in a Challenging Market
Etonien joins Ernst & Young, Latham & Watkins and UCLA's Anderson School of Management in welcoming Dan J. Cohrs, CFO Rentech Inc., and Mary Ann Sigler, CFO Platinum Equity, to speak on raising capital in a challenging market.
The Descent Slows, Cushman & Wakefield - The economic collapse of late 2008 and early 2009 was the most severe downturn the US economy has experienced since the 1930s. The cumulative decline is US GDP of 3.2% since the recession began has had an impact on the entire Americas' region. Since the US is the largest export market in the region, the loss of demand is having an impact on all the major countries in the Americas.
However, not all countries are experiencing the same impact. First, not all countries have experienced the same level of financial stress. In Canada, the financial system did not get as over-leveraged as in the US, putting the banks in much better condition to weather the storm. In South America, weakness in exports to the US has been offset by healthy domestic demand leading to more moderate declines. And in Mexico, the vagaries of oil prices have caused that economy to rise then fall in 2008 then improve again in 2009.
No country is escaping unscathed, but it appears that the US and its property markets are being most severely impacted by this recession followed by Mexico and South America, with Canada faring best.