Chicago, IL, February 2010True Partners Consulting (“True Partners”) is pleased to announce the election of Michael R. Parks and Michael J. Tower to the company’s Board of Directors. “We are very excited about these additions to our Board,” stated Cary McMillan, President and Chief Executive Officer of True Partners. “Their experience, diverse backgrounds and outstanding leadership in the professional services field will be a tremendous asset to us as we continue to grow our business.”
Mr. Parks is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of The Revere Group, a leading global business and information technology solutions consultancy. Headquartered in Chicago, The Revere Group has grown since inception in 1992 to employ over 400 professionals across eight offices throughout the United States. In November 2005, Mr. Parks negotiated the sale of a majority interest in The Revere Group to NTT Data Corporation, a Japanese information technology company and subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone.
Mr. Parks is a board member for Bell Industries, a provider of integrated product and service solutions, and the Chicago Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Parks is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a B.A. in Economics.
Mr. Tower is a Partner at A.T. Kearney, a global management consulting firm focused on strategic and operational CEO-agenda concerns with 54 offices in 37 countries. From the fall of 2005 until January of 2009, Mr. Tower ran A.T. Kearney’s North American operations, the firm’s largest business unit. Mr. Tower’s consulting experience includes a combination of strategy, operations and organizational work across many industries. In addition to his client and managerial roles, he is a member of A.T. Kearney’s Public Sector and Defense Services Board of Directors and the Chairman of the North America Diversity and Inclusion Council. Mr. Tower first joined A.T. Kearney in 1987, and returned to the firm in 2003. Prior to his return, he was Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy, and before that President of Home Improvement Services, for Sears, Roebuck and Co. Mr. Tower started his professional career with Arthur Andersen & Company.
Mr. Tower is a member, and past President, of the board of Shelter, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides emergency care for abused and neglected children. He is a board member of Junior Achievement of Chicago, co-chairing the Volunteer Committee, and a member of both the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago and the Economic Club of Chicago. He is a strategic advisor to PartScription, a start-up enterprise, and serves as a mentor to several members of the Young Leaders Group of the Executives’ Club of Chicago. Mr. Tower holds a B.B.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame, a MM (MBA) degree from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Business and is a certified public accountant.
About True Partners Consulting
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, True Partners was launched by Waud Capital Partners and a group of former Arthur Andersen tax partners in January 2006 to develop a nationwide independent tax and business advisory firm focused on helping public companies and private enterprises navigate the numerous federal and state tax laws and increasingly complex financial regulations. True Partners provides “Big Four” technical expertise while avoiding the potential Sarbanes-Oxley-related conflicts that companies offering both consulting and audit services face.
For additional information about True Partners, visit the company’s website at www.tpctax.com.
About Waud Capital Partners
Waud Capital Partners is a private equity investment firm founded in 1993 that partners with exceptional management teams to invest in middle market growth equity investments, buyouts, industry consolidations and recapitalizations. The firm seeks to invest $10 million to $100 million in private companies in the following four areas: healthcare services, business and consumer services, specialty distribution and value-added industrial. Typically, the companies in which WCP invests have enterprise values between $30 million and $300 million.
For additional information on Waud Capital Partners, visit the firm’s website at www.waudcapital.com.
For Further Information:
Cary D. McMillan
True Partners Consulting
Tel: (312) 235-3300
For Further Information:
David Neighbours, Partner
Waud Capital Partners
300 North LaSalle Street, Suite 4900
Chicago, IL 60654
Tel: (312) 676-8400
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