HOUSTON, April 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup and ForrestBrown (alliantgroup’s recently acquired U.K. office) are proud to announce the addition of James Mendelssohn, former Chair and CEO of the MSI Global Alliance, to the firm’s strategic advisory board. A longtime executive for a worldwide association of law and accounting firms, Mendelssohn brings to the board multiple decades of experience in international business management and consulting. In his new role with alliantgroup and ForrestBrown, Mendelssohn will be advising both organizations on how to expand their presence within the U.K. Specifically, Mendelssohn will offer his counsel on long-term strategic growth initiatives as well as on how to foster new business partnerships.
“It is an absolute honour to be joining this distinguished board of professionals,” said Mendelssohn. “During my tenure with MSI Global, alliantgroup was a key partner for our association. I have always held their firm in high regard and I have always admired their commitment to excellent customer service and a winning corporate culture.”
“With their recent acquisition of ForrestBrown, an award winning tax consultancy in their own right, alliantgroup is entering a critical phase in their development,” said Mendelssohn. “I am very proud to be affiliated with both organisations and I look forward to offering my guidance as they expand their footprint within the U.K. and into other markets.”
From 1999 to 2012, Mendelssohn served as the CEO of the MSI Global Alliance, a worldwide association of over 250 independent legal and accounting firms in more than 100 countries. After stepping down as CEO in 2012, Mendelssohn became the association’s Chair from 2013 to 2017. In 2013, Mendelssohn established Firm Management Associates, a specialized consultancy that provides management advice to international organizations and their members. Prior to his international work, he spent 10 years developing marketing functions within two major accountancy practices (both in the U.K. and overseas) and in 1992, established Prism Drivers Ltd, a print and marketing consultancy focused on the professional services sector. His diverse knowledge and expertise in effective management structures in both the U.K. and abroad make Mendelssohn a valuable asset to the future of alliantgroup and ForrestBrown.
“I could not be happier to have James as a member of our board,” said alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav. “As our firm expands into new markets, James will be instrumental in advising and guiding our strategic efforts. No one has more experience than James in how to run an effective international organization and he will be a critical advisor for alliantgroup as our company ventures onto the international stage.”
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