St. Louis-based Anders CPAs + Advisors (FY17 net revenue of $31.8 million) has admitted David Hartley as a partner to lead growth of the advisory services practice.
Hartley has more than 25 years of experience in C-suite leadership roles and consulting with privately held businesses on technology strategy and enterprise risk services.
Prior to joining Anders, Hartley was a principal at a Top 100 accounting firm, working with closely held, private and middle-market businesses on technology audits and enhancements. Named the 2018 Outstanding Visionary by the Missouri Society of CPAs, Hartley also served as CIO at a publicly traded coal producer, where he was responsible for overseeing the company’s technology, including strategy, applications development, infrastructure and cybersecurity. Hartley is a frequent speaker and writer.
“Anders already has a strong reputation for delivering high-impact services to clients, with all the right ingredients in place for continued growth,” explains Hartley. “I’m excited to join as a catalyst to accelerate the firm’s growth in high value advisory services. Today’s middle market companies navigate a myriad of opportunities and challenges and need valuable advisors to bring expertise and wisdom along the way.”
MP Robert Minkler says Hartley’s hiring marks a new focus on non-traditional accounting services. “We believe this is where the profession is heading, and it is an opportunity to provide additional value to our clients and to grow the firm purposefully.” With technology driving change in the accounting industry, the firm believes bringing in Hartley is a natural step in developing the firm of the future.
Anders advises clients in areas of technology, outsourced accounting, banking, fraud, valuation, litigation, business transition planning, cybersecurity and data analytics, among others.