New York-based Berdon (FY17 net revenue of $121.1 million) has named Clifford Forrester as its CIO after serving as head of IT for a global law firm and the global IT and security manager for a top 100 law firm. The addition of Forrester is coupled with the firm’s formal launch of Berdon Technology Services and Digital Asset Advisory Practice.
“These key investments are the direct reflection of our commitment to offer more innovative and efficient solutions to our current and future clients in a context of unprecedented technological advancements that continue to change the face of business in all industries,” says MP Mark Bosswick.
Berdon Technology Services (BTS) advises businesses on a variety of IT-related matters, including cybersecurity custom programming, mobile application development, infrastructure build-outs, and more. In addition, it offers a host of IT support services, such as outsourced CTO and/or CIO, help desk services, disaster recovery and cloud computing, among other areas.
“As a business leader, I know first-hand how critical it is for organizations to have a solid and secure IT foundation,” says Bosswick. “BTS nicely complements our current array of client service offerings and further enhances our ability to help businesses achieve their strategic objectives.”
Berdon’s Digital Asset Advisory Practice, which is led by Evan Fox, focuses on providing tax and consulting services in the still-evolving cryptocurrency/digital asset arena, helping Berdon clients navigate the complex and often unsettled tax, accounting and technical aspects of digital assets.
“The addition of these new service lines allows us to grow with the continuously evolving needs of our clients by helping them plan for future changes and achieve their short and long-term objectives,” says COO Rebecca Goodman-Stephens.