February 19, 2016
The Philadelphia Business Journal featured an interview with Philadelphia Partner-in-Charge Jeffrey Zudeck, in an article about Marcum's rapid growth.
By Jeff Blumenthal
When New York-based accounting and consulting firm Marcum completed its second major acquisition in the Philadelphia market in December by acquiring Smart Devine & Co., it added 85 professionals six years after entering the Philadelphia market through buying 70-person Bala Cynwyd-based Margolis & Co.
What is the firm's growth plan moving forward?
We are activity seeking opportunities locally and nationally and we want to be the acquirer and not the acquiree. We are building a national platform and infrastructure. But we don't want to grow for the sake of growth. It's about people first and not critical mass. It's sort of like dating. You have to see if there is a cultural fit and a business fit. With Smart Devine, we liked forensic accounting and consulting, surety, higher education and insurance. We think we can be thought leaders in those areas.