About Simone

Simone Putnam is partner-in-charge of the Managed Services – Human Resources Department in the Firm’s Washington, DC office. She is also the regional leader of the Executive Search, Transition & Planning practice. Simone came to Marcum via the Firm’s merger with Raffa, P.C., one of the nation’s preeminent public accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, specializing in nonprofits.

Simone has more than 25 years of experience in finance, accounting, human resources, customer service, and business development. She provides clients with executive-level human resources management consulting support. Her clients range from between $3 million – $30 million in annual revenue.

Simone leads a team of professionals who provide services in the areas of talent acquisition, audits and assessments, compensation studies and systems, employee relations, policy development, compliance, benefits planning and administration, payroll management, training, performance management, investigations, on-boarding, terminations, executive level searches, transition consulting, succession planning and leadership development.

Simone and her team take pride in supporting organizations fulfill their missions by creating workplace culture and environments where employees have the creativity and freedom to reach their full potential.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
  • Board Member, Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair, and Governance Committee Member, Carpenter’s Shelter  
Practice Focus

HR Assessments
Compensation Studies
Policy Development
Benefits Consulting
Payroll Management
Performance Management
Employee Relations

Industry Focus

Professional Services Firms


Bachelor of Business Administration
Georgia State University