MarksNelson Acquires Tech Company Blue Ocean Consulting

MarksNelson (FY16 net revenue of $21.3 million) of Kansas City, Mo., acquired the technology company Blue Ocean Consulting (BOC) of Lenexa, Kan. The addition of BOC’s services is expected to help MarksNelson’s clients craft technology solutions to solve problems.

Blue Ocean Consulting will retain its name until it moves into MarksNelson’s office in the summer of 2018. BOC is known for leveraging technology and software development to make businesses smarter, leaner, faster and more profitable.

“Technology is transforming the way accounting firms do business,” says MarksNelson MP Mark Radetic. “Bringing two known brands in our respective fields together gives us the tools to better serve our clients by providing more comprehensive, innovative offerings. The merger of accounting and technology in one firm gives us the ability to lead the way into the future and meet our clients’ broader business needs.”

“We are constantly looking for opportunities to add services that allow our clients to be more profitable, efficient and productive,” says Radetic. “Technology is driving change in all aspects of business and we recognize the tremendous value we can bring to MarksNelson clients by having technology expertise on staff.”

“MarksNelson is highly rated nationally for their performance among CPA firms and growth. We have experienced a similar trajectory,” says BOC president Scott Carson, who took over the 22-year-old firm in 2015. “We share a belief in empowering and developing our employees. By bringing two strong Kansas City brands together, we will provide more opportunities for our employees and better serve both firms’ clients.”