SOURCE: Two Degrees

August 05, 2008 12:00 ET

Two Degrees Appoints Managing Director for Portland Office and Principal Associates Practice

New Leadership Broadening Two Degrees Brand in Portland Market, Enhancing Client Service and Securing Local Talent

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - August 5, 2008) - Two Degrees, a national accounting and finance professional services firm, today announced that Alex Nelson joined its leadership team. In his new position as managing director, Nelson will oversee the Portland office.

Building on the existing momentum in Portland, Nelson will be laser-focused on growing the PA practice and improving brand awareness. The PA practice differentiates Two Degrees from competitors by addressing common finance and accounting challenges including interim financial management, SEC reporting, financial planning and analysis, international accounting, and process improvement and compliance.

"The Portland office is poised for growth. We knew the right person for this job would quickly step in line to expand the Portland market's consciousness of the Two Degrees' Principal Associates Practice," said Kerry Loveland, general manager of Two Degrees for the Pacific Northwest. "Alex embraces the entrepreneurial spirit of our Portland office and his community-centric leadership style will serve Two Degrees' culture and business model well."

Nelson previously served as Vice President at CrossCurrent, a software startup, where he was responsible for the development and implementation of CrossCurrent's sales and marketing strategies. Prior to that, Nelson managed the Pacific Northwest region for Cephalon.

"Two Degrees brings unique advantages to the market that is attracting highly skilled accounting and finance professionals with a wide range of experience, which allows us to meet the specific needs of our clients," Nelson said. "As managing director, I have inherited a talented team that has established a strong presence in Portland. In the coming months I look forward to building upon that success by partnering with local businesses and exceeding their expectations."

Two Degrees is leading the market for finance and accounting services and provides leadership during growth, transition and peak workloads in financial departments at medium and large enterprises. The firm's progressive entrepreneurial culture attracts top talent in the industry and Two Degrees employs only highly seasoned veterans in the finance world. Unlike other aged companies in the space, Two Degrees gives its associates the opportunity to pursue passions outside of work, enables them to find project work close to home, and rewards outstanding performance.

About Two Degrees

Two Degrees ( is one of the fastest growing professional services firms in the U.S., providing talented accounting and finance professionals on a project, interim and permanent basis. The highly skilled professionals help clients tackle complex accounting and finance projects and fill key roles within their organizations. Two Degrees also provides permanent position recruiting for clients through its extensive network of relationships. The firm's veteran recruiters are former finance and accounting professionals that serve clients through deep relationships in their communities, and a dynamic, personal approach to recruiting. Founded in 1993, Two Degrees has secured clients including Microsoft, AT&T, Ciba Vision, Expedia, Home Depot, Intel, Kimberly-Clark, Morgan Stanley, Nike, Office Max, Qwest, Safeco, US Airways and other Fortune 500 companies across the U.S. Headquartered in Seattle, Two Degrees has offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Phoenix and Portland.

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