Tatum, a national professional services firm, recently announced that three key senior financial professionals have been hired in its Dallas practice. This new talent will reinforce and drive the future growth of the healthcare, accounting and financial services practices in that office.
Online PR News – 31-January-2012 – – Dallas, January 31 – Tatum, a national professional services firm, recently announced that three key senior financial professionals have been hired in its Dallas practice. This new talent will reinforce and drive the future growth of the healthcare, accounting and financial services practices in that office.
According to Jim Schuchard, Tatum’s managing partner for Dallas, “Tatum already has a cadre of talented professionals here in Dallas. The addition of Ken Venuto, Stephen Fenstermacher and Gary Wetzel will further enhance the quality of service we always provide to clients and enable us to strengthen our presence in Dallas as well as throughout the Southwest. I am excited they have decided to join Tatum and look forward to working with them to bring Tatum forward in this market.”
As a new partner with Tatum, Ken Venuto will be responsible for serving the company’s portfolio of healthcare clients. Prior to Tatum, Ken served as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of a two-hospital system in Wisconsin and a five-hospital system in Tennessee. He also held site-CFO and Regional Fiscal positions with a national hospital management and consulting company. Ken began his career in public accounting and in the Finance and IT departments of a health care system in Pennsylvania. Ken holds a Masters of Business Administration from Amberton University and a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from LaSalle College.
Stephen Fenstermacher, also a partner with Tatum, has led successful initial public offerings for On The Border Cafes, Inc. and Mannatech, Inc. As CFO and CEO of On The Border, he merged the business with Brinker International’s operations. Steve’s specialties include strategic evaluation, operational analysis, operational and financial leadership, capital raising and investor relations. Prior to joining Tatum, he served as Co-CEO & CFO of Mannatech, Inc. for 13 years, as Executive Consultant with Kibel, Green, Issa, CFO and Acting CEO of The Johnny Rockets Group and CEO/CFO of On The Border Cafes Inc. Steve also held executive positions with Foodmaker Inc., Chi-Chi’s Mexican Restaurants, and BATUS Inc. Steve holds a Masters of Business Administration from The University of Pittsburgh, and a Bachelors of Arts from The University of Notre Dame.
Gary Wetzel, a Tatum partner as well, is a proven technology and operations-oriented finance executive with diverse experience spanning engineering, manufacturing, and full P&L operations on a domestic and international scale. He has extensive experience leading private equity and publicly traded companies with employees ranging from 150 to 2,500. Gary has a track record of turning around underperforming operations, streamlining and improving processes, reducing costs, post-merger integrations, and new product development. Prior to Tatum, Gary served as the CFO of Travelocity, where he was the finance/operating advisor to the BU CEO, reporting directly to CFO of parent company Sabre Holdings. Gary also served as the President and CEO of Graphics Microsystems, where he held full P&L and organizational structure responsibility, and led operating cost reduction and restructuring initiatives. Gary holds a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia Business School and his Bachelor of Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Tatum offers C-suite clients a broad range of customized solutions from strategy and leadership through project execution. Tatum, which is now a part of Randstad (RAND.AS), is a national professional services firm with a network of nearly 600 professionals – the majority of whom are C-level executives.
Randstad is an $18.8 billion global provider of HR services and the second largest staffing organization in the world. From temporary staffing to permanent placement to in-house, professionals, search and selection, and HR Solutions, Randstad holds top positions around the world and has approximately 27,500 corporate employees working from its nearly 4,200 branches and in-house locations in 43 countries. Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands, Randstad Holding nv is listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam. Learn more at www.randstad.com.