Peterson Sullivan Launches Three New Consulting Practices

Peterson Sullivan (FY17 net revenue of $31.9 million) of Seattle, announced the launch of three new consulting practices: IT risk services, led by Cody Page; managed accounting services, led by Nick Norton; and strategic business consulting services, led by Andrew Mitchell.

“I am so pleased to announce the launch of these three new practices,” says Chris Russell, MP for Peterson Sullivan. “The professional accounting industry is experiencing rapid change and major disruption. These services further diversify our consulting offerings outside of traditional compliance. Our clients’ needs drove our professionals to build these specific practices and we are proud to have a culture of flexibility and adaptability in innovating new services to meet their evolving requirements.”
The IT risk services team will lead with the mindset of it’s not if, but when, a breach occurs.

Cybersecurity is a service that transcends industry lines,” says Page, practice lead and former COO. “We focus on preventative measures organizations in every industry can take to help mitigate their risk by providing SOC reports and cybersecurity controls assessments, and we provide general consulting on what to do when a data breach occurs.” Prior to joining the firm as COO, Page worked for Point B, where he led engagement teams in business process outsourcing, cloud technology, and security.

Although an easily overlooked part of the day-to-day functions, managed accounting services (MAS) practice lead Norton believes that by using technology, outsourced bookkeeping services can save a company time and money. “MAS’ streamlined accounting processes modernize the traditional role of bookkeepers, accountants and CFOs,” says Norton. “By providing a suite of services to best meet a company’s needs, we are allowing organizations to focus on what they do best.”

For strategic business consulting services (SBCS) practice lead Mitchell, the launch of this new service line is a long time coming. “I feel so passionately about being able to offer these services for companies because they provide valuable information for sustainable growth,” he said. “Via our tools, reports and processes, business owners are proactively leveraging this data to make impactful changes in their companies. It’s so rewarding to be able to outline the exact steps they need to take to make their company more efficient and successful.”

SBCS will offer a variety of services, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, benchmarking, targeted consulting, financial due diligence and financial modeling and analysis. “The success we have already seen from the launch of these services has surpassed our expectations and has also emphasized how great a need there was for them,” says Russell. “I look forward to the continued expansion of the firm with these and other new service lines. 2018 has been a very exciting year so far.”