September 11, 2018

Marcum LLP Helps Make History: Serves as Official Witness for Debut Episode of New Show Dedicated to Breaking Guinness World Records for Big Issues

Featured John Hughes, Partner, Assurance Services

Marcum LLP Helps Make History: Serves as Official Witness for Debut Episode of New Show Dedicated to Breaking Guinness World Records for Big Issues

New York City, NY – Marcum LLP served as the official witness for the first episode of a new show dedicated to breaking Guinness world records based around big issues. Two Marcum professionals witnessed and certified that the new record was broken in accordance with the required procedures and format set forth by Guinness. The debut episode of Breaking History, a tribute to 9/11 hero Welles Crowther, went live today on Facebook and YouTube.

Marcum Partner John Hughes and Manager Nicholas O’Rourke were on location at the Naumburg Bandshell in New York City’s Central Park to observe nearly 100 volunteers tie together a record 10,920 red bandanas end to end. Equivalent in length to the height of the World Trade Center towers, the 2.2-mile bandana chain honors Mr. Crowther, who sacrificed his own safety to rescue more than a dozen people, and the almost 3,000 others who lost their lives during the attacks. Mr. Crowther was memorialized in the documentary “Man in Red Bandana,” among numerous other tributes.

“The episode we filmed in Central Park was the launch pad for Breaking History, and we never could have pulled it off without Marcum. It was pure coincidence that Marcum’s commitment to community dovetails so well with our show’s theme, but that made the experience even more rewarding. Breaking History is all about people from all over coming together to do BIG things to bring awareness to BIG causes and issues. We are very proud of the program and extremely grateful to Marcum for helping us get off the ground with our first episode,” said Ryan Avery, Breaking History Co-Creator and Host.

“Marcum was very happy to participate in the first episode of Breaking History and to be part of such an interesting and worthy project. It was definitely a different assignment for us, but it was highly professional from start to finish, and the producers took great care in ensuring that all required procedures were followed. We appreciate the opportunity to have been part of the launch of the program and wish them great success with the series,” Mr. Hughes said.

About Marcum LLP
Marcum LLP is one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the nation, with offices in major business markets throughout the U.S., as well as select international locations. Headquartered in New York City, Marcum provides a full spectrum of traditional tax, accounting, and assurance services; advisory, valuation, and litigation support; managed accounting services; and an extensive portfolio of specialty and niche industry practices. The Firm serves both privately held and publicly traded companies, as well as nonprofit and social sector entities, high net worth individuals, private equity funds, and hedge funds, with a focus on middle-market companies and closely held family businesses. Marcum is a member of the Marcum Group, an organization providing a comprehensive array of professional services.


John J. Hughes

John J. Hughes


  • Assurance
  • New York, NY