New York City, NY - Marcum Search LLC, the executive recruiting affiliate of accounting and advisory firm Marcum LLP, has launched a national Consulting Practice based in South Florida. The practice, headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, will be led by Bonnie Koppelman and Randi Valdes.

The new Marcum Search Consulting Division complements the Firm's other divisions focusing on executive recruitment and temporary staffing. The Consulting Division will partner with clients to place certified consultants for engagements averaging three to six months, or longer. Consultants will include Accounting Managers, Financial Analysts, Directors of Finance, Controllers, Business Analysts and Project Management professionals.

 In her role as vice president of business development, Ms. Koppelman will connect with C-suite executives including Chief Financial Officers, Controllers, Chief Information Officers and other finance, accounting and information management leaders, to establish relationships and bring new project opportunities to Marcum Search. She comes to Marcum from a global consulting firm, where she spent nine years as the director of client service. Her background also includes "Big 4" accounting and management roles in accounting, finance, treasury, audit and mergers & acquisitions.

In Ms. Valdes' role as Vice President, she will be responsible for talent acquisition within the consulting practice. Prior to joining Marcum, Ms. Valdes spent 10 years as director of recruiting for the South Florida and Latin American regions at a global consulting firm. She brings to Marcum her recruiting expertise and knowledge of the South Florida market, along with an extensive local network of candidates skilled in higher level finance, accounting and IT roles. Her background includes "Big 4" public accounting, consulting, and controller roles with South Florida companies.

 "Marcum Search's new Consulting Division adds immediate value to our clients by providing critical solutions for their most urgent business needs," said Michael Paris, executive vice president. "It expands and accelerates our ability to mobilize immediately to adapt and scale to our clients' requirements, from one person to entire teams, for project and interim support and subject matter expertise."

 With offices in New York, Florida, California and Pennsylvania, Marcum Search has recruiting practices in accounting and finance, legal services, technology, and manufacturing/consumer packaged goods. For more information, visit www.marcumsearch.com.

 About Marcum LLP
Marcum LLP is one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the United States. Headquartered in New York City, Marcum LLP offers the resources of 1,300 professionals, including more than 160 partners, in 23 full-service offices in major business markets throughout the U.S., Grand Cayman and China. Marcum is a member of the Marcum Group, an organization providing a comprehensive range of professional services spanning accounting and advisory, technology solutions, wealth management, and executive and professional recruiting. The Marcum Group companies include Marcum LLP, Marcum Technology LLC, Marcum Search LLC, Marcum Staffing LLC, Marcum Financial Services LLC, Marcum Bernstein & Pinchuk LLP and MarcumBuchanan Associates LLC. For more information, visit www.marcumllp.com.