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Accenture Interactive Research shows CMOs and CIOs working together.

Nan Nayak

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

Our questions from The CMO-CIO Alignment 2014 report are answered by Nan Nayak, managing director of Customer Experience and Social Practice, Accenture Interactive.


What, specifically, is it about digital disruption that’s fostering the new collaboration between CMOs and CIOs?

Per Accenture’s recent report, the top reason among marketing and IT executives for stronger

Nan [...]

New Deloitte study finds 80 percent of advanced companies analyze social data

Douglas Palmer

By Rob Starr, Content Manager.

Moving Beyond Marketing: Generating Social Business Value Across the Enterprise, is a new MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte study showing  nearly two thirds of surveyed companies find social business initiatives positive. Douglas Palmer, principal, Deloitte Consulting, answered some questions for us.


     Can you define the term social business “maturity,” as it relates [...]

KPMG Corporate Finance LLC acquires boutique investment bank providing M&A and capital advisory services for mid-market companies in America

Phil Isom

By Rob Starr, Content Manager


Recently, KPMG Corporate Finance LLC announced they had acquired substantially all of the assets of St. Charles Capital, and talked with Phil Isom, Head of KPMG Corporate Finance LLC, about the transaction’s importance to the organization’s M&A and capital advisory services for mid-market companies.

He started by supplying a little background for the transaction that [...]

PwC’s 2014 Patent Litigation Study notes new record high of 6,500 lawsuits filed and almost 300,000 patents issued in 2013

Chris Barry

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

Chris Barry, PwC Advisory partner focused on Forensic Services, got directly to the point when we talked with him recently about the two metrics from this recent PwC report that stood out.

“As far as the reasons for the spike in the cases filed and the patents granted,” he said, “there was a change in the [...]


weiser mazars

Edison, NJ (July 24, 2014) – WeiserMazars LLP, a leading accounting, tax and advisory services firm, today announced that as of July 14th, Robert K. Wilson has joined as a Partner in the growing Water & Utilities Practice.  Based in New Jersey, he will primarily focus on delivering audit and consulting services in this important [...]

Accenture Lands New Work From U.S. Department of Treasury

Ed Meehan

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

Financial management services and IT will be the focus of the new $48 million contract. Ed Meehan, Managing Director, US Federal Civilian Portfolio at Accenture Federal Services, answers some questions.


Q: What’s the history between Accenture and the U.S. Department of Treasury?


A: Accenture has served as a trusted partner to the IRS, a bureau of the [...]

Live Forward LLC’s Founder Provides A Quick Overview of Emotional Intelligence

Susan Cucuzza

By Rob Starr, Content Manager,

When the subject of career development in the Big4 comes up, Susan Cucuzza’s opinion ranks with the most credible and educated anywhere. Currently, she’s executive coach and founder of Live Forward LLC, and her impressive resume has many other different and relevant nuances.

Susan had led HR programs nationally and internationally in Fortune 500 firms [...]

Hybrid Clouds—the New IT Consulting Frontier

Alan Radding

Alan Radding, guest blogger

Your own book is the best way to build a consulting practice; ask me about ghostwriting your book

The cloud has become so yesterday. By now every organization has some sort of cloud strategy.

Alan Radding

But what they don’t have is a hybrid cloud strategy, and that is [...]

Latest EY report sweeps the digital searchlight over 30,000 consumers to find growing numbers of empowered technology users in 34 different countries

Marcie Merriman

By Rob Starr, Content Manager,

Consumers on board: how to copilot the multichannel journey is the latest report from EY that’s a globally scaled piece of research reinforcing the notion of the technologically empowered consumer as an emerging game changer. Consumers have always been the hub of the wheel when it comes to the forward motion of any economy and [...]

The MoneyTree Report Sees Software Dominating Biggest VC Investing Upsurge Since Q4 2000


By Rob Starr, Content Manager

Venture Capitalists (VC) have hoisted Software and Biotechnology on their shoulders and carried these two industries as part of VC investment totaling $13 billion in 1,114 deals in Q2 2014. This according to the recently released, The MoneyTree™ Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data from Thomson Reuters.

4 simple but effective tips to help you pass the big 4 partnership admissions process


On partnership track? Then this article will give you 4 simple tips to help you increase your chances of being admitted to the partnership.

I recently met with Tara Fennessy, a Leadership and Personal Impact Specialist who has helped 100s of Big 4 directors take the step up to partner. In our lengthy conversation we discussed the support Big 4 [...]

Eight Reasons Why You Lose Clients – And What To Do About It (Part I)

Andrew Sobel New Headshot 2014

By Andrew Sobel, Big4 Guest Blogger

The playwright Oscar Wilde defined a gentleman as someone who “is never unintentionally rude.” Likewise, you never want to have a good client relationship end unintentionally and without a sound reason.

Unfortunately, relationships often avoidably come to an end. Clients usually just vote with their feet and don’t carefully explain to you why they [...]

Protiviti’s Scott Moritz On Their Latest Turnkey Solution For Corruption Compliance

Scott Moritz

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

Bribes paid by intermediaries are one of the major focuses of corruption enforcement actions and it stands to reason getting a third party anti-corruption program an organization can trust needs to be a primary objective. The Protiviti Governance Portal for Third-Party Anti-Corruption is the latest solution from that firm that helps companies comply with the [...]

Keys to being a Top-Rated 1st Year accountant


A guest blog from Big4Bound (

This is a summary of things that I wish I had known going into my first year, or maybe I was told and should have payed more attention. For many of these you have heard them before but I wanted to actually add some value so I gave you actual ways you can put them into practice. [...]

The President of ECG Resources, Inc. Furthers The Case For Wealth Management As A Career In The Second Part of Our Interview Series

Dave Glaser

By Rob Starr, Content Manager,

Dave Glaser is an Executive Recruiter, and President and Owner of ECG Resources, Inc., with over 33 years of experience in recruiting within the wealth management arena. His specialties include Ultra-High Net Worth Wealth Advisory, Executive Financial Planning, High Net Worth Tax, Trust & Estate and Investment Advisory. Understandably, he’s quite convincing when [...]