TORONTO, July 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Harry Blum has been reappointed as
Managing Partner at Collins Barrow Toronto. First selected for the role
three years ago, Harry has brought new meaning to the phrase "business
as usual." His reappointment comes with unanimous support from the
firm's partners and Management Committee.
"During my initial term as Managing Partner, our foothold in the market
was strengthened through the largest mid-market merger in the city,"
says Harry, who is also Senior Partner, Transaction Advisory Services.
"Additionally, we broke ground in the heart of the financial district
and built Collins Barrow Place, further aligning the firm with key
markets and centres of influence."
"These factors established Collins Barrow Toronto as a powerhouse firm
specializing in meeting the unique needs of mid-sized companies, and
our team was more than ready to deliver," he says. "While efforts were
underway to deepen marketplace recognition, we enhanced client services
to develop new streams of business. Collins Barrow Toronto reinforced
its commitment to delivering excellence and clarity to our clients by
building up specialty areas such as corporate finance, valuation and
litigation support, US tax services, sales tax recovery, and enterprise
Expanding service offerings was a brazen strategy, particularly during a
period of economic uncertainty. While their competitors looked to
maintain capacity or even downsize; Harry, the Management Committee and
partners at Collins Barrow Toronto continued to push for growth. As a
result, over the past three years - revenues nearly tripled.
"All our professionals and partners demonstrated dedication and a
powerful commitment to client service. It's thanks to their
contributions that Collins Barrow Toronto is well on its way to
becoming a pre-eminent firm for the mid-market," remarks Harry. "Today,
our presence continues to build, powered by ongoing acquisition
initiatives and expanded service offerings. We are firing on all
cylinders and I am proud to have this further opportunity to work with
the team to see our initiatives through to fruition."
"This continuity of leadership is well deserved," says Enzo Testa, a
founding partner of Collins Barrow Toronto. "Aside from the numerous
initiatives Harry has spearheaded as Managing Partner, his leadership
has helped usher in a linchpin attitude that challenges the full team
to take a stake in the business. An entrepreneurial spirit has been
brought to bear on each of our engagements and the benefits of this are
apparent to clients in the level of service they receive. It's for this
reason our firm has earned a solid reputation for excellence, within
the local market and beyond."
At the national level, the Collins Barrow network is pursuing an
aggressive growth strategy.
"Harry is spearheading network growth and his significant contributions
have Collins Barrow well positioned as a key contender in the
accounting industry," says Dan Longlade, National Chair of Collins
Barrow. "As the number of member firms continues to climb, we are
ensuring that our clients benefit from consistent, unsurpassed service
nationwide. To this end, Harry has championed numerous strategies that
are underway to increase collaboration between firms across the
network. This way the very best audit, tax and advisory expertise is
available to clients where and when it is needed."
Currently comprised of 21 member firms, the Collins Barrow network is
the eighth largest public accounting group nationally by revenue.
Through its strong infrastructure, shared expertise, resources and
offices from coast to coast, the network provides clients ranging in
size from large, publicly traded companies to owner-managed and
emerging businesses with a full complement of professional services
across every major industry sector.
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