July 23, 2014

CrossCountry Welcomes Ireland Business Executive, Ronan King, to Firm’s Advisory Board

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(McLean, VA) CrossCountry Consulting, a leading financial services advisory firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ronan King of Dublin, Ireland as the company’s newest Advisory Board Member. Ronan is a proven industry leader with more than 40 years of experience as an international consultant and senior finance professional in both the private and public sectors.

“We are excited to have Mr. King join our Advisory Board. His deep relationships in both the United States and Ireland, coupled with his professional experience building and leading businesses will provide exceptional insight to our firm and the market,” said CrossCountry Co-Founder, Dave Kay.

Mr. King brings with him a distinguished and successful career in the professional services industry that will allow him to advise CrossCountry through its ongoing strategic and market growth.

Mr. King qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG (1975-84) and served more than 18 years as a Senior Partner at BDO Simpson Xavier (1987-05), where he founded and developed the management consulting division, acting for major Irish and international clients. King then acted as Chairman of The Private Security Authority (2008-12), responsible for licensing and regulating the private security industry in Ireland and as Chairman of Ballymun Regeneration (2008-14), the largest urban regeneration project in Europe. In 2011, King also helped to establish Property Industry Ireland, acting as the organization’s first Chief Executive Officer, representing a broad spectrum of operators and advisers in Ireland’s recovering property and construction sectors. King previously served as council member and past president of the 300-year-old Dublin Chamber of Commerce and as Deputy Chair of the Special Olympics 2003 World Summer Games.

King is currently Chairman of Amethyst Investments Limited, an advisory firm specializing in devising financial, talent-based and organizational solutions for progressive firms and public sector entities. King is also Chairman of The Green Way, a public-private joint venture he founded to develop an international cleantech cluster in Ireland, offering test-bed opportunities for innovative new technologies which provide potential solutions to global challenges.

In accepting the appointment, King said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with the hugely impressive team at CrossCountry who are providing cutting-edge, cloud-based accounting and finance solutions to high-growth firms in key sectors. The ethos and cultural focus is quite evident in the highly selective recruitment of top-class accounting talent, and the ground-breaking range of services offered. I see huge potential for continued growth both in the US and overseas.”

As an Advisory Board Member, Ronan will provide objective insight to the Company’s leadership to help with strategic direction and decisions, evaluate market opportunities and provide operating and management advice.  Mr. King’s international experience will be invaluable to CrossCountry as the firm continues to look for growth opportunities.

About CrossCountry Consulting CrossCountry Consulting is an independent advisory firm providing performance improvement, finance and accounting, risk and technology consulting services.  CrossCountry assists leading organizations in optimizing their finance, operations, compliance and technology functions in response to business expansion, regulatory mandates, and increased demand for timely and accurate financial and management information.  CrossCountry is comprised almost exclusively of former Big Four professionals with deep experience in project management, business analysis, process improvement and transformational change management.  For more information, visit http://www.crosscountry-consulting.com.