Hardesty Continues Rapid Expansion, Ken Anthony to Lead Atlanta Practice

Jul 24, 2014

Atlanta Business Chronicle https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/prnewswire/press_releases/Georgia/2014/07/24/PH75904?ana=prnews

Executive Services Firm Hardesty LLC Continues Rapid Expansion into Southeast, with Ken Anthony to Lead Atlanta Practice

Firm also expands into Dallas/Ft. Worth, hiring Louise King as Partner/ National Director of Recruiting

PR Newswire

IRVINE, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Hardesty LLC, a leading executive services firm focused on the office of the CFO, continues its rapid growth opening an Atlanta practice located at 3424 Peachtree Rd NE. Ken Anthony, a veteran CFO with a proven track record of successful turnarounds and business growth has come on board to lead the new practice. Additionally, Hardesty has hired Louise King, formerly of Tatum LLC, as their new National Director of Recruiting based in the Dallas/Ft. Worth office.
“We are excited to bring the Hardesty name officially to the East Coast and look forward to building our brand and developing deep roots in the Southeast and beyond,” said Karl Hardesty, the firm’s CEO and co-founder. “I am pleased to have Ken manage the Atlanta based southeast practice. He has many years of C-level experience and is a well-known, respected professional in the marketplace. He will be quite an asset to our team.”
Prior to joining Hardesty, Anthony was CFO of Sparus Holdings, Inc., a private equity backed portfolio holding company located in Norcross, GAthat provides professional services to the natural gas industry.  While there he lead the accounting and finance functions for the holding company with four domestic offices, more than 400 field employees, and seven operating entities. Before that, he was a senior vice president and CFO of Impellam North American, a professional staffing services subsidiary of Impellam group located in Houston. He also served as CFO of Atlanta based Cadillac Jack, Inc.; Timbervest LLC; Phillips Electronics and Ownership.com.
During his early career he held various positions at Ernst and Young, Ford Motor Company, Kmart and Apple Computer. He holds a BA in accounting from St. Bonaventure University and an MBA from Stanford University’sGraduate School of Business. He is a CPA with “active” licenses in New Yorkand Georgia and is a member of the New York State Society of CPAs, Georgia State Society of CPAs, and the AICPA.
“We are equally as excited that Louise King has joined the firm as a partner and National Director of Recruiting,” said Hardesty.  “Having a presence inDallas is an integral part of our strategic growth plan and Louise is the perfect executive to build our practice there. She will have national recruiting responsibilities and manage the recruiting function firm-wide.”
King comes to Hardesty from Tatum where she was director of talent, responsible for leading a team of recruiters and personally recruiting CFOs, controllers, CIOs, IT project managers and consultants on a nationwide basis. Before Tatum she was human resources manager for Flowserve, Inc., a leading provider of fluid motion and control products and services operating in 56 countries. She attended LSB College in Dublin Ireland and completed a mid-management program and Southern Methodist Universityin Dallas.
About Hardesty
Hardesty, LLC is a national executive services firm focused on the office of the CFO, providing practical solutions for interim assignments, special projects and permanent positions.  Headquartered in Irvine, California, the company also has offices in Northern California, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta,Miami, Chicago, Seattle and Los Angeles. More information on Hardesty, LLC can be found by visiting: https://www.HardestyLLC.com.
Contact:  Amy Grossman, 215-805-0299