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Marcum Poaches Someone From EY and Issues a Press Release, Part I

In my mind, Gary Sturisky walked out of EY’s office in Miami, put all of his “Building a Better Working World” swag in a dumpster, stuck out his thumb, and was picked up by a Marcum bus, which drove him to the firm’s office in Fort Lauderdale where he worked happily ever after.

Gary Sturisky

Now that I’ve stopped daydreaming, I can tell you that Sturisky did in fact recently leave EY in Miami to become partner-in-charge of Marcum’s national advisory practice, based in Fort Lauderdale.

Here’s a buzzwordy press release Marcum sent out yesterday announcing its latest catch:

As practice leader, Mr. Sturisky is responsible for the integration of all non-compliance consulting services Firm-wide, leveraging more than a dozen industry specialties to ensure the optimal combination of talent, technical expertise, and innovative analysis in the resolution of client issues. He heads a senior leadership team representing valuation, forensic and litigation services; tax advisory services; financial advisory services; transaction and integration advisory services; managed services; and technology consulting.

A recognized specialist in business transformation, Mr. Sturisky draws on 25 years of global experience in operational performance, including risk management, quality and training. Prior to his Marcum appointment, Mr. Sturisky was a senior partner and the global private equity advisory leader at a Big Four accounting firm. Previously, he was consulting managing partner for a top national CPA firm, where he launched the firm’s first offshore delivery center, serving as its chairman.

“The foundation of Marcum’s business is our role as trusted advisors to our clients. Our National Advisory Practice will be even more crucial to the Firm’s future, as clients rely on us to help them navigate their increasingly complex business and individual challenges. With Gary Sturisky’s leadership and the collaboration of our senior service line and industry group leaders, the National Advisory Practice will be a key driver of Marcum’s continued growth and success and a standard-bearer for the accounting industry,” said Jeffrey M. Weiner, Marcum’s chairman & chief executive officer.

Sturisky worked at EY for two years before hitching a ride on the Marcum bus, according to his LinkedIn profile. Prior to working for the Black and Yellow, he worked at RSM for seven years where he was partner-in-charge of the firm’s U.S. consulting practice.

I hope for Sturisky’s sake he wasn’t one of the recently departed EYers who got screwed by the firm’s new vacation payout policy.