SOURCE: Tatum

Tatum

March 19, 2015 07:00 ET

Tatum Appoints Sonya Stone as Client Service Partner for Mid-Atlantic Practice

Stone to Drive Business Development, Help Clients Deploy Highly Effective Teams to Solve Their Most Pressing Challenges

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Mar 19, 2015) - Tatum, a Randstad company and leading professional and interim services firm offering hands-on strategic, financial and technology solutions that measurably improve business performance, today announced that Sonya Stone has joined the company as client service partner for its Mid-Atlantic Practice. In this capacity, she will be responsible for business development and oversight of client engagements to ensure delivery of superior client service and that clients in the Mid-Atlantic region connect with the executive-level talent they need to lead their organizations forward.

The appointment marks a return to Tatum for Stone, who previously served five years as a Tatum chief financial officer (CFO) partner and two years as associate managing partner in the Mid-Atlantic Practice.

"Tatum is the only place I've ever come back; the reason is I know of no more compelling purpose than to help people achieve their goals," said Stone. "I am especially excited about helping companies and boards tap into one of our signature programs -- Women Powering Business. Tatum provides a vital service in today's speed-of-light world, enabling companies to easily find the right highly qualified and pre-vetted executives who can lead them through any challenge successfully."

"We are pleased to welcome Sonya back to the Tatum team, as her strong personal brand, superior experience, operating know-how and industry connections make her a most welcome addition," commented Tony Cord, Mid-Atlantic regional office managing partner of Tatum. "Sonya's business development and client relations expertise will be instrumental in helping us expand our network and enhance our client engagements."

In addition to her experience with Tatum, Stone has built a successful career, serving in both senior leadership and client-facing roles for professional and financial services companies and nonprofit organizations. This includes holding the position of director, Consulting & Business Advisory Group at Raffa, where she led the consulting division. She also served as director of Finance at The Heritage Foundation, responsible for all facets of Finance and Accounting for the public policy institute. An entrepreneur at heart, Stone started her first successful business during the 1990s, a CPA and CEO advisory firm. Earlier in her career, she served as CFO and financial and operations principal for Mason Investment Advisory Services, managing all back-office operations, regulatory compliance, finance and accounting functions. Stone is an alumnus of Arthur Anderson, where she started her career as an auditor, and enjoys an extensive and productive network in the Mid-Atlantic.

In addition to her professional experience, Stone volunteers regularly and has worked with over 75 corporate and nonprofit boards, including serving as a board member and treasurer for The Arc of Northern Virginia and Jill's House, organizations dedicated to celebrating children and adults with special needs and providing relief to their families. A Virginia native, Stone holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from George Mason University, and she is a certified public accountant and registered investment advisor.

"I look forward to working with Tatum's clients and our stellar partner network once again, making connections that help more businesses find the leadership they need to accelerate results and create more value," Stone added. 

About Tatum
Tatum is a leading professional and interim services firm offering hands-on strategic, financial and technology solutions that measurably improve business performance. Tatum's executive leaders and consultants help companies navigate critical points in the business lifecycle and execute their strategic initiatives. Our deep management and operational expertise, keen strategic consultancy and a focus on follow-through enable our teams to deliver solutions that drive sustainable impact. With a national footprint of offices in key markets, our firm is ready to mobilize locally anywhere in the country. Tatum is an operating company of Randstad US.