4 APRIL 2020 Consulting®
Shor tTakes Trends, Views and Analysis
A Marcum Move
Gary Sturisky to lead Marcum’s National Advisory Practice
Consulting: First things first, how is the
firm handling Covid- 19?
Sturisky: At Marcum the most important
thing right now is the health of our
clients, associates and communities.
This is unchartered territory for all of
us. However, as Marcum has invested
heavily in its technology infrastructure,
the firm was able to make a seamless
shift to a remote workforce. Our advisory
teams, along with the rest of the firm, are
currently engaged working with clients.
We are closely monitoring the situation
and have established a Coronavirus
Resource Center to provide insightful and
relevant information and webinars for
our clients during this time. In addition,
our advisory practice has accelerated
bringing to market new offerings that our
clients will require in the near-term, such
as cybersecurity for a remote workforce
(both home and office), cloud consulting,
restructuring and bankruptcy services and
business interruption insurance advisory
consulting. Additionally we are providing
lots of guidance to clients as it relates to
the various stimulus and loan packages
the government is making available.
Consulting: Can you tell me a little bit
about ramping up the last few months?
Sturisky: The announcement about myleading the Advisory team went out inearly February after several months ofdiscussion with Marcum’s Chairman& CEO, Jeffrey Weiner. Jeff and I hadbeen talking for a while about how toaccelerate Marcum’s vision of building
Gary Sturisky, an industry veteran who has held various positions at EY, McGladreyand RSM is leading Marcum’s National Advisory Practice with oversight for allnon-compliance services across industry groups and service lines. The NationalAdvisory Practice encompasses strategic consulting services across all Marcumservice lines and industry groups. As practice leader, he heads a senior leadershipteam representing valuation, forensic and litigation services; tax advisory services;financial advisory services; transaction and integration advisory services; managedservices; and technology consulting. Marcum has been one of the fastest growingindependent accounting and advisory firms in the country with more than 2,300professionals and 31 U.S. offices, plus eight offices overseas. “The announcementwas in early February; the transition took place a few months before althoughI’ve been in contact and discussions with Marcum for about 12 months prior toonboarding,” Sturisky says. Sturisky sat down with Consulting to discuss all ofthis in early March, just as the biggest impacts of Covid- 19 were starting to be feltacross the United States.