Hardesty Adds 2 New Partners Nationwide!

We’re pleased to announce the addition of two new partners to our growing Hardesty practice. Financial professionals Dennis Drent and David Tolly have joined the practice in Southern California and Atlanta, respectively.”   Hardesty is excited to admit partners, Dennis and David to the firm. Both have years of C-level experience, strong leadership skills, and are well known, trusted professionals in the marketplace,” said Karl Hardesty, Founder and CEO of the firm. “They are great resources for us as we expand the Hardesty brand both geographically and by industry.”   Drent, an insurance industry expert, previously served as CEO of Veterinary Pet Insurance Company. Under Drent’s leadership, the company became consistently profitable for the fir ...

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Hardesty Adds Amanda Clauss as Managing Director Leading Aerospace and Defense Practice

IRVINE, Calif., April 1, 2016 — National Executive Services firm Hardesty, LLC has named Amanda Clauss, former Vice President of Boyle Ogata Bregman Executive Search of Irvine, California (BOB Search) as Managing Director and Practice Leader in its Aerospace and Defense Practice. The practice will provide executive search, interim placement, and advisory services to both local and national aerospace and defense companies. Clauss will be based in Hardesty’s headquarters in Irvine, California and their Los Angeles offices.   “Amanda is an experienced technical recruiter with a vast network in the A&D world and is an expert at finding top talent in record time,” said Karl Hardesty, CEO of Hardesty LLC.  “Our plan is to focus regionally first and take advantage of the deep A& ...

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Ranked as One of Orange County’s Fastest Growing Companies – Again

Numbers rule, especially in corporate finance.  And that’s why Hardesty LLC is honored to once again make the Fastest Growing Companies list published by one of Southern California’s most influential business periodicals. Here’s just a few of the story lines from another great year: Expanded offices in the San Francisco Bay Area & Atlanta Opened a new office in Birmingham Added CFO Partners nationwide Introduced new business lines & services Launched new Emerging Growth practice Whether its managing day-to-day corporate finance activities, or adding specialized – and proven – executives needed to help your finance team prepare for buy- or sell-side M&A opportunities, Hardesty delivers.  Our highly experienced, credentialed CFO Partners and senior finance executives ...

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Dianne Dubois Named Managing Partner of Hardesty Bay Area Office

We are pleased to announce that Dianne Dubois has been promoted to Managing Partner of our San Francisco office.  In her new role Ms. Dubois will assume day-to-day management duties, teaming with Karl Hardesty, founder and CEO, as well as Rob Dennison, National Private Equity Partner, in expanding the firm’s Northern California business. Dianne joined Hardesty earlier this year, bringing more than 25 years of financial management experience.  Her professional credentials include serving as CFO for three different companies, as well as a operating her own respected CFO consultancy, which she did over a 7-year period.  She also possesses significant M&A experience, much of which was developed through her role as Partner in a boutique M&A advisory firm. “Dianne’s demonstrated expertis ...

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Hardesty, LLC Hires Kimberly Kovacs to Lead New Emerging Growth Division

We are pleased to announce the addition of Kimberly Kovacs, former managing director of Arroyo Ventures of Laguna Niguel, California, as Practice Leader in our newly formed Emerging Growth Practice division. The practice will provide strategic financial executive, advisory support, and accounting services to start-ups, VC-backed and high growth companies.  Kovacs will be based in Hardesty’s headquarters in Irvine, California. “Kim is a true entrepreneur and has a superb track record as a financial expert helping start-up companies grow and prosper,” said Karl Hardesty, CEO of Hardesty LLC.  “Our plan is to expand services to these companies in California and nationally. We are confident that Kim is the perfect executive to lead this initiative.” “I am ho ...

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