Today is a big day for all of us at Definity Partners! As of October 1st, 2018, Definity Partners is now a part of Clark Schaefer Hackett (CSH).
“Our best clients are moving beyond the tools-based approach for solutions to their most complex business challenges,” says Definity Partners Founder and Chief Innovation Officer Ray Attiyah. “For many years we have looked for the right partner — one with the capabilities, capacity and vision to help us accelerate the pace of innovation and develop more robust and deeply integrated solutions. Joining Clark Schaefer Hackett is a strategic move for Definity Partners — we are thrilled to join forces and extend the impact of Run Improve Grow® to help companies solve their most complex challenges with new, bolder solutions.”
The acquisition combines two complementary businesses into an expanded service offering, differentiating the traditional accounting firm model with new capabilities designed to improve operations and drive business growth for clients.
Definity Partners will operate as an extension of Clark Schaefer Hackett’s advisory services under the continued leadership of President and CEO Jim Barney and Founder and Chief Innovation Officer Ray Attiyah. “Jim and Ray have built a strong reputation for the firm based on a passion for helping clients achieve success — a passion we share at CSH,” says CSH President Kerry Roe. “As we collaborate to combine our expertise and resources, we anticipate going to market with an even more powerful complement of services to make our clients’ businesses better.”
Why Clark Schaefer Hackett?
Clark Schaefer Hackett is a full-service accounting and advisory firm ranked among the top 100 firms in the United States, with 400-plus professionals in offices throughout Ohio and Northern Kentucky. Their demonstrated commitment to their customers – combined with our shared values and people-first approach – are just a few of the many reasons we are excited to join forces and raise the bar for each other and for our clients.
Over the firm’s 80-year history, Clark Schaefer Hackett has grown and expanded to offer more than traditional services in accounting, audit and tax. The firm also provides an extensive array of advisory and outsource services in areas such as transactions, valuations, forensics, human resources, benefits, compensation, risk management, technology and cybersecurity. We look forward to integrating these and other CSH capabilities into the solutions we offer our clients.
What’s in it for them?
“Our mission at Clark Schaefer Hackett is to make our clients’ lives better by removing obstacles to their success,” says Roe. “This new alliance with Definity Partners brings on board new solutions, new services, new expertise and new technology that enable us to deliver even more fully on that mission.”
What’s in it for us?
For many years, Ray Attiyah has led the development of a steady stream of innovation solutions while expanding capabilities through partnership and acquisitions. Definity Partners now has the proven systems, the innovation engine, and the technical ability to impact every corner of a business. After 20+ years and close to a million man-hours of experience, we are ready to scale.
Joining Clark Schaefer Hackett increases our capacity and provides new capabilities thanks to both their traditional and secondary services. As one organization, we can dramatically accelerate our ability to innovate and deliver bolder solutions that help more businesses thrive and grow.
Stay tuned as we release more details in the coming months. As always, we have our eyes on the future and our fearless founder is a few steps ahead of the curve. We are look forward to sharing more about upcoming events and new innovative paths toward growth as we march together toward 2019.
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