Advisory Services Partner Jim Ashe and Family Wealth Services Partner-in-Charge Carolyn Mazzenga talked with Forbes podcaster Alli Breen about the accounting business, for her series Uncommon Ground.
By Allison Breen
In episode 7 of “Uncommon Ground,” I got to chat with two partners from Marcum LLP, the national accounting and advisory services firm; Carolyn Mazzenga, the Partner-in-Charge of the Melville, New York office, and also Partner-in Charge of the Firm’s High Net Worth Individuals Practice group, and Jim Ashe, Partner-in-Charge of the Firm’s Advisory Services division and National Leader of its Forensics Practice Group, as well as a member of its Marital Dissolution and Valuation Services practice groups.
Jim and Carolyn have known each other for over 20 years, and in fact Jim hired Carolyn back in 1991 to head up their tax division. At that time they were a firm of just 15 people, and have grown to a company of over 1600. When I asked if he hired her with the intention of increasing gender diversity at Marcum, he replied “No, I was simply looking for the most qualified person.”