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Friday, June 3, 2011

Q&A with our Baltimore Office Managing Partner - Marty Brunk

Written by Sheree Lasher Ball
Sr. Recruiter
Baltimore, MD

McGladrey is the largest accounting firm in Baltimore (source: Baltimore Business Journal).  Leading our efforts is Marty Brunk, Office Managing Partner.  Marty has been with the Baltimore office since September of 2005.  A graduate of Mount Saint Mary’s University, Marty brings 25+ years of public accounting experience to the table.  He balances his time between serving clients, managing the Baltimore office and growing the practice. In addition to providing a holistic approach to client service, his expertise includes working with companies in private equity (both funds and portfolio companies) and closely held businesses.

Marty is a leader in the community.  He made a commitment to be actively involved in the business community as well as to various charities. Marty sits on the boards of the Maryland Food Bank (immediate past chairman), Catholic Charities of Baltimore (slated for January 2012), the Greater Baltimore Committee and the Downtown Partnership.  He is also very involved with several local University Business School advisory boards.  Marty received the MACPA public service award in 2007.

When he’s not working, you’re likely to find Marty with his wife Mary, at their beach house, on the golf course or traveling to some international destination.

I had a chance to sit down and ask Marty some questions about his thoughts on McGladrey.

Q.  How long have you been working with McGladrey?
A.  I joined McGladrey as a part of an acquisition in 2005, after spending sixteen years as a Partner for a firm in the Baltimore area. 

Q.  What do you enjoy most about working for McGladrey?
A.  I love the people and the clients.  McGladrey is a firm full of talented people with a great client service culture.  Our clients are diverse and successful. We are well positioned in the marketplace.

Q.  What advice would you give a professional who’s considering making a move to McGladrey?
A.  Consider the people you will be working with, the types of clients you will be serving and the education you will be receiving.  McGladrey’s people and clients are world class. McGladrey has an excellent training and development program and many opportunities for personal and professional growth.  If you are with McGladrey for two years or twenty-two years, the relationships you build (both with clients and staff) and the education you receive on the job and in the classroom are invaluable.  

Q.  What’s hot right now in Baltimore (besides the temperature!)? 
A.  We recently moved our offices to a state of the art facility on the water at Baltimore’s harbor east. Harbor East has a combination of commercial, retail and residential life style. It is also closely located near numerous other hotspots. Being located in this dynamic area has given us tremendous visibility and reach into the community.  

Q.  What are the biggest growth opportunities in Baltimore?
A.  We are positioned to attract emerging middle market companies that are doing business throughout the country and many have an international presence. These companies need access to a wide range of subject matter experts including but not limited to state and local tax and international tax consulting and compliance.

Q.  What is your involvement with the McGladrey Classic PGA Tour?
A.  The McGladrey Classic is a great venue. It gives us an opportunity to thank our clients and to build relationships. It is another example of how we are differentiating ourselves.  

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