New York, September 6, 2019 –
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this month, Accume Partners today announced key leadership changes, reaffirming the service principles that have marked Accume’s success since 1994.
Managing Director Michael Barrack has been chosen to assume the role of Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. A Managing Director and substantial shareholder in Accume, since 2015, Michael is passionate about building long-term relationships with clients, and delivering business insight and lasting value to support their success. Michael previously headed the Client Services Division of Compushare, a nationwide leading technology management provider and was the Chief Executive Officer of iPay Technologies, a leading bill payment firm to community financial institutions.
Fred Nitting has returned to Accume Partners as Managing Director of the New York practice. Formerly the Financial Services Practice Leader and CEO of Accume Partners during the period 2007 – 2012, Fred has over 35 years of experience in both Professional Services (Big 4 and Consulting) and Private Industry. With a passion for building client relationships and outstanding service delivery, Fred brings with him boundless energy, experience and a proven record of client retention and service excellence in the professional services space.
Announcing the changes, Romir Bosu, CEO of Nadavon Capital Partners, shared “Accume Partners is focusing its energy and resources to the principles that have made Accume successful for the last 25 years – a dedicated focus on trusted advisory client relationships, quality service and deliverables, and a commitment to our client’s success and delivery of lasting value. I am confident that Accume will continue to deliver outstanding value to clients, partners and employees in the years to come.”
About the change, Michael Barrack remarked “I am excited to lead Accume and build on its history of delivering quality audit and advisory services through deep long-term client relationships. Throughout the company, there is a spirit of service and commitment to the client that is authentic and alive in Accume professionals; this 25th anniversary serves as a strong reminder of the unique role we play in the market and the important role we play in protecting, advising and supporting our clients over time. I look forward to continuing and expanding that legacy.”
New York, October 15, 2018 –
Accume Partners appointed Michael R. Fiore as the firm’s IT Internal Audit Practice Leader.
“Michael was selected because of his expertise in IT Audit and Cybersecurity, as well as his ability to successfully cultivate and manage client relationships while demonstrating active leadership. Additionally, Michael’s performance in project management and maximizing service delivery efficiency continues to improve both internal and external client satisfaction,” said David Roath, CEO of Accume Partners. Fiore’s appointment reflects Accume Partners’ increased focus on information technology risk management, assurance, and compliance. The markets that Accume serves are increasingly concerned with leveraging the capabilities of technology and cloud computing while effectively managing the risks and cybersecurity threat to the business.
Prior to joining Accume Partners, Fiore served eight years at CBIZ Risk & Advisory Services, LLC as the Managing Director & Information Technology Audit & Compliance Services Practice Leader. He served as the industry leader for Financial Services, Insurance, Public Sector/Government, Professional Services, and Technology industries. He implemented a Cybersecurity Risk service line and led a team of professionals who performed security vulnerability assessments including penetration testing/vulnerability assessments, cybersecurity risk and control assessments, vendor management/cloud computing security, software development life cycle (SDLC) and HIPAA/GLBA compliance.
Before that, Fiore spent nine years at Ernst & Young LLP as a Senior Manager in the Technology & Security Risk Services practice. Fiore served as the industry leader for the Real Estate, Financial Services/Insurance, and Government/Public Sector industries. Fiore’s career started in banking where he spent his first 20 years with NatWest Bancorp as the head of Corporate IT Internal Audit.
Commenting on his new role, Fiore said, “I am looking forward to working with a great team of talented professionals and utilizing my strong client relationship skills to assist Accume in building the strategic growth goals we set for ourselves. It’s going to be a lot of fun! I look forward to making a meaningful and lasting impact at Accume and at the clients and markets we serve.”
About Accume Partners
Since 1994, Accume Partners has been a trusted advisor that serves clients by delivering integrated Risk & Regulatory, Internal Audit, and Cybersecurity & Privacy solutions to help manage uncertainty and drive business value. Through these key areas of focus, Accume remains at the forefront of changing needs and regulations of its clients, bringing balanced perspectives and specialized knowledge necessary to serve today’s banks and financial institutions.
Acquisition accelerates market position in Risk & Regulatory, Internal Audit, and Cybersecurity & Privacy Solutions
New York, NY, August 6, 2018 – Accume Partners, a leading advisor that delivers Risk & Regulatory, Internal Audit, and Cybersecurity & Privacy solutions, today announced the acquisition of Network Security Services, Inc. (NSS), a prominent provider of information technology auditing and cybersecurity related services. Driven by strong demand from its clients, the acquisition of NSS is the third cyber-security related transaction in recent years by Accume Partners. Accume Partners is widely-recognized for being the largest independent provider of such services to banks and financial institutions nationally, and the addition of Network Security Services provides the continued growth and innovation in serving the ever-changing needs of its clients.
Dave Roath, Chief Executive Officer of Accume Partners said, “We are excited about the acquisition of Network Security Services. Their experience and expertise in providing information technology auditing, managed services, compliance and consulting services to clients provides an important continuation and evolution of our strategic direction to meet the needs of our clients in the dynamic and complex business, regulatory, and information technology environments. We look forward to continuing our path of excellence and innovation in serving the needs of existing Network Security Services clients as well as those of Accume Partners.”
“NSS is excited to be teaming up with Accume Partners,” Glenn Kramer, President of Network Security Services said. “We’ve been searching for a partner that could provide the extended range of services that are now required to maintain contemporary security and compliance support for our clients. Accume Partners’ experience in serving the needs of their clients and track record for growth and innovation in meeting those needs, will provide an important continuation of our existing strategic direction. NSS looks forward to contributing to the continued success of Accume Partners.”
About Network Security Services
Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Houston, Texas, Network Security Services specializes in providing an innovative range of IT security and compliance offerings for small and medium-sized financial service organizations.
About Accume Partners
Accume Partners is the largest independent national provider of Risk & Regulatory, Internal Audit, Cybersecurity & Privacy solutions to the banking, financial, and non-financial services industries.Through these key areas of focus, Accume Partners is able to remain at the forefront of changing needs and regulations of its clients while bringing balanced perspectives and specialized knowledge necessary to serve today’s complex businesses and organizations.
Accume Partners Acquires Aporia Solutions Acquisition strengthens market position and technology audit capabilities
New York, NY, March 20, 2017 – Accume Partners, a leading provider of audit, technology, compliance, enterprise risk, and cybersecurity services principally to the banking and financial services industry, today announced the acquisition of Aporia Solutions, a leading provider of technology and information system auditing and cybersecurity services. Accume Partners is recognized for being the largest independent provider of such services to banks and financial institutions nationally, and the addition of Aporia Solutions sets the foundation for continued growth and innovation in serving the ever changing needs of its clients. Managing Partners Kjerstin Barley and Matt Stander will join the leadership team of Accume Partners continuing to provide excellent service to the existing Aporia Solutions clients.<br/>
This is Accume Partners’ second acquisition in the technology and cybersecurity space in 18 months. The newly acquired firm brings a team of professionals that is amongst the most experienced in the industry and focuses on banking and financial services clients.
Kjerstin Barley, Managing Partner of Aporia Solutions, said, “We are thrilled to be teaming with Accume Partners. Their experience in serving the needs of clients, and track record for growth and innovation in meeting those needs, provides an important continuation of our existing strategic direction. We look forward to continuing our path of excellence and innovation in serving the needs of our existing clients as well as contributing to the future of Accume Partners.”
“With this combination, clients can expect continued commitment to the service excellence Aporia Solutions has delivered for years with an increased range of audit and compliance services, delivered by a firm with a 23 year legacy of high quality service and an unrivalled reputation.” said Matt Stander, Managing Partner of Aporia Solutions.
About Aporia Solutions
Formed in 2001 and headquartered in Houston, Aporia Solutions provides audits and assessments in the areas of technology, information systems and cybersecurity principally to banks and credit unions in the South and Central United States.
Since its inception, Aporia Solutions has focused on providing clients with peace of mind knowing that their systems are protected, the institution will be confident and prepared for the next IT exam, and that there are no surprises for management regarding policies and procedures. Aporia Solutions offers a unique combination of technical expertise, audit proficiency, and banking experience.
About Accume Partners
Accume Partners is the largest independent national provider of internal audit, technology risk, regulatory compliance, enterprise risk, and cybersecurity services to the banking and financial services industry.
Through these key areas of focus, Accume Partners is able to remain at the forefront of changing needs and regulations of its clients, bring balanced perspectives and the specialized knowledge necessary to serve today’s complex businesses and organizations.