Industry Veteran C.E. Andrews Appointed New CEO of MorganFranklin Consulting to Lead Expansion
Experienced accounting professional and financial services executive joins D.C.-area consulting firm with vision to drive long-term growth and client service.
McLean, Virginia – April 30, 2013
MorganFranklin Consulting, a leading business consulting and technology solutions company based in McLean, Va., and London, announced today that C.E. Andrews has been appointed the firm's new Chief Executive Officer, effective May 13, 2013. Andrews succeeds Robert Morgan, who has served as CEO since the company's inception in 1998. Morgan and his fellow co-founders Ron Morgan and Rob Franklin will remain active in the company as directors and advisors.
Andrews most recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer of RSM McGladrey, Inc. from June 2009 to March 2012, where he further built the firm's brand, talent, and share in the middle market and continued its profitable growth while under the ownership of H&R Block, Inc. In his new role, Andrews will lead all operations of MorganFranklin Consulting and will play a critical role in planning and executing the firm's growth strategy and vision.
"We are committed to doing what it takes to drive long-term, sustainable growth in the U.S. and abroad," said Bob Morgan. "C.E. Andrews brings the experience MorganFranklin Consulting needs to accelerate our strategy."
"Over the years, I have watched MorganFranklin develop an impressive brand and build solid relationships with respected clients in the markets it serves," Andrews said. "Culturally, it is a perfect fit. A strong foundation is in place and I'm excited for the opportunity to help the team take its success to the next level."
In 2012, MorganFranklin was named one of the leading business transformation consultancies in the United States by Consulting magazine. The firm serves industry and government clients, providing solutions that range from IPO readiness and post-merger integration to public sector audit readiness and finance and IT transformation.
"We are on a mission to build a world-class firm. C.E. Andrews has seen growth in our industry from all sides and that experience is what we need," said Ron Morgan, who has served as President of MorganFranklin Consulting and will remain active in the firm as a director focused on building the company's brand and developing its people.
From 2003 to 2008, Andrews served in various positions at SLM Corporation (Sallie Mae), including President, CEO, Chief Financial Officer, and Executive Vice President, among others. From 1974 to 2003, he served with the public accounting firm Arthur Andersen LLP, managing all lines of business including audit, tax, and consulting. Andrews served as Global Managing Partner for the Worldwide Audit and Business Advisory Practice/Managing Partner of Assurance and Business Advisory from 2002 to 2003, and was Managing Partner for the firm's mid-Atlantic region. During his 29-year career at Arthur Andersen, Andrews served as Partner from 1984 to February 2003 and held positions of increasing responsibility, including key leadership roles in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., office, Mid-Atlantic Market Circle, Southeast Region, U.S. National Practice, and Arthur Andersen Global.
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About MorganFranklin Consulting
MorganFranklin is a strategy and execution-focused business consulting firm and professional advisor. The company provides strategic thinking and hands-on support to help public companies, fast-growing private companies, and government clients manage growth and maximize performance. The firm delivers strategy, accounting and transaction services, risk and compliance, and information management and technology solutions. MorganFranklin is headquartered in the Washington, D.C., area and has supported clients in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
MorganFranklin Consulting is the brand name referring to the global organization of MorganFranklin, Inc. and its subsidiary MorganFranklin Consulting, LLC.