Larry has over 20 years of staffing experience focused on financial executive search. He is a CPA and also has several staffing industry certifications including the CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant), CSP (Certified Staffing Professional) and the CTS (Certified Temporary – Staffing Specialist).
He joined Accounting Career Consultants in 1997 after spending 3 years with one of the Big 4 CPA firms. He quickly became the top billing consultant in the office and before too long was breaking most of the company’s production records. Within three years he had taken on a management role in the organization and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Accounting Career Consultants. He has had personal involvement in over 400 successfully completed searches. In July of 2012 he became President by completing the purchase of the company from his father, Mel, after 15 years working together.
Mel is the former President and Owner of Accounting Career Consultants. He proudly completed the successful sale of the business to his son, Larry, in July 2012. He combines 20 years of accounting experience (including public accounting and industry positions up to Controller roles) with over 30 years of staffing experience.
He has worked with and has known many of his candidates and clients for 10-20+ years and focuses on long-term relationships. He joined a partner in the business as a franchise of a national company. Within 5 years he bought out his partner and bought out of his franchise agreement and has grown the company into one of the leading boutique financial staffing firms in St. Louis. Mel is a CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant) and he previously was a licensed CPA.
Michelle has over 20 years of staffing industry experience. She joined Accounting
Career Consultants in 2010 and moved into a management role in 2013. Prior to joining Accounting Career Consultants, Michelle had built a strong reputation in the financial community working for two other local financial search firms. She also spent two years in public accounting audit with one of the Big 4 firms prior to getting into the industry. Michelle is a CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant) in addition to a CPA.
Chris came to Accounting Career Consultants after seven years in the financial advisory business with one of the top insurance and financial services companies in the industry. He brings his consultative and relationship-based approach to working with the firm’s clients to help them solve their staffing needs. He has become a valuable resource to some of St. Louis’s top companies.
His primary focus is working with companies on Searches and Projects to improve their financial talent. He is also involved in evaluating Accounting and Financial Candidates both in the St. Louis area as well as nationally for his clients. He spends his time closely identifying the clients staffing needs and challenges through thorough fact-finding and bringing the most well-aligned candidates to fill those roles and make an impact within these organizations.
Chris has his Bachelors in Communications from the University of Missouri-Columbia as well as a Business Minor. He is also a CPC – Certified Personnel Consultant.
Mark joined Accounting Career Consultants in 2012 as a Staffing Consultant and has quickly progressed to a Senior Account Manager. He has quickly become one of the firm’s top producers.
In his position, Mark works with companies to solve their financial staffing challenges and evaluates Accounting and Financial Candidates for the firm’s clients. He has quickly earned a reputation as one of the top accounting and finance recruiters in St. Louis. Mark received his BA in Political Science from Miami University of Ohio after graduating from John Burroughs High School in St. Louis. Mark held numerous leadership roles in the Delta Chi fraternity. He is also a CPC – Certified Personnel Consultant.
Mark has over 20 years of staffing industry experience. Prior to joining Accounting Career Consultants in 2013, Mark established a consistent repeat clientele through relentless effort, loyalty, and delivering positive results. He has successfully placed many of the areas most respected Accounting and Finance Professionals with premier St. Louis organizations.
Mark has a B.S. in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing and Management from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville.
Renee joined Accounting Career Consultants in 2015. She works hard for her candidates to help them find the best next step in their careers and to help her clients find the right talent solution for their situation. She was promoted to Senior Account Manager at the end of 2017. Renee graduated with a BA in History/Political Science and an MA in Computer Science & Information Management from Webster University. She brings strong communication and leadership skills that she developed during her fifteen years of Sales and IT experience and a passion for building relationships to the firm.
Mindy has 10 years of staffing industry experience with Accounting Career Consultants focusing on direct-hire placement in accounting and finance.
Prior to Accounting Career Consultants, Mindy had experience in sales and management with Nordstrom Inc., where she was the number one manager in sales four years in a row. Mindy has a B.A. in Communications and Culture from Indiana University, Bloomington.
Alyssa Ritrovato started at Accounting Career Consultants in March of 2016 as an Intern. She did such a good job that within 3 months she was hired full-time as a Recruiter. She focuses on recruiting candidates for project and full-time accounting and finance roles. She also helps with the firm’s online and social media recruiting efforts. Alyssa is working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resource Management.
John McEvoy, joined Accounting Career Consultants as a Recruiter in early 2017, to identify and work with candidates for the firm’s clients’ accounting and financial direct-hire recruiting needs. In his position, John will recruit, interview and work with candidates to fill the firm’s clients’ jobs. He takes great pride in finding a match that is a great fit for both parties. Prior to joining Accounting Career Consultants, John worked for an event marketing company, developing event marketing campaigns throughout the country. John has a B.A. in Management from Mizzou. He also received his MBA from Rockhurst University in Kansas City. He has also achieved his Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) certification by passing the exam in 2017.
Matthew joined Accounting Career Consultants in 2017 with a primary focus on growing the firm’s relationships with clients around their Contract and Temporary staffing needs.
While new to the Staffing and Recruiting industry, Matthew brings nearly 10 years of professional experience including over 3 years of Account Management in the Aerospace & Defense Industry, more than 5 years of retail banking including 3 years in management and nearly 2 years of Small and Mid-Cap Equity analysis for one of the largest boutique Asset Management firms in the region.
Matthew has a Bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Missouri – St. Louis and served as chapter president of Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society for 2-Year Colleges while completing his Associates degree at St. Charles Community College.