By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager
WeiserMazars LLP, a leading accounting, tax and advisory services firm, recently announced the addition of Todd A. Heckman as a Principal in the Management Consulting Practice. Todd has more than 20 years of management consulting and business transformation experience in a wide range of industries, with particular focus on health care, higher education, and not-for-profit organizations. He offered some insights on his new position via email.
What attracted you to WeiserMazars?
I was attracted to WeiserMazars for many of the same reasons that Jonathan Stomberger was – the firm’s culture, client service focus, strong national presence and outstanding international brand comparable only to the Big 4. I am also very excited by our team’s competitive advantages in Organizational, Project Management and Process & Technology consulting. The fact that so many members of the consulting team have prior C-level experience further enhances the appeal of the firm.
We are also proud that our clients include a number of Fortune 500 companies.
What are the challenges/opportunities facing WeiserMazars’ business clients pertaining to regulatory change at the national and international levels?
Not surprisingly, numerous challenges and opportunities face our clients both due to general market conditions and because ofthe current domestic and international regulatory environment.
Systems and data management is an example. Without the proper technologies in place, increasing compliance requirements can be crippling to day-to-day operations. Because we are
experienced, we can guide clients through a variety of solutions to increased efficiency and profits.
How will your wide swath of experience help?
2+2=5. By this, I mean, that our team has a very, as you put it, ‘wide swath’ of experience and by
leveraging that collective experience we achieve greater results for our clients than should be possible on paper.
What other areas of organizational change will you focus on?
Change, preparing for change and adapting to change are the areas our clients most need us to focus on. As such, I will be focusing on three critical sub-categories: Efficiency & Performance, Systems Solutions and Transformation.
What changes do you see in the future?
We are at the start of a substantial shift to agile and responsive consulting firms instead of the former model of “Big Time Consultants.” Nimbler teams like WeiserMazars’ are more able to be “trusted advisors” and providers of tailored solutions as opposed to ‘out of the box.’ We are also more capable of providing innovations customized to individual clients’ needs.