IRVINE, California (March 22, 2013) – The founders of Beacon Resources, a leading advisory and recruiting firm focused on providing mission critical services to the Office of the CFO, have been nominated by the Orange County Business Journal as Entrepreneurs of the Year.
Mike Kelly, Chuck Swanson and Colleen Freeman started Beacon Resources in 2010 in the depths of the recession. These accounting and financial veterans, coming from different backgrounds as well as industries, realized there was a need in the market that was not being met. While demand from clients for human capital hires was cut in half from the highs of 2007, the level of service clients needed for hard to fill roles escalated sharply. Pent up demand for “just in time” technical advising required accounting SWAT teams that could parachute in to tackle complex accounting issues on a variable or outsourced basis.
Just over two years later, Beacon has grown to be ranked among the ten largest management consulting groups in Orange County. “We are honored to be nominated to the OCBJ Entrepreneurs of the Year,” said Mike Kelly. “Our innovative model and our team’s deep accounting roots separate us from the pack, but the credit really goes to the Beacon team: they’re a disciplined group of professionals who persevered through the recession and continue to play to win every day.”
Beacon has deployed consultants who are onsite assisting accounting departments, acting as an outsourced accounting department, or advising CEO’s and CFO’s on complex business transactions and their accounting impact. Along with these teams are an elite group of recruiters who started their careers as accountants and CPA’s, providing them specialized insight to the precise needs of their clients and enabling them to make the best possible placement.
Beacon Resources, LLC is passionate about delivering quality solutions and resources to businesses facing accounting and finance challenges and transitions. Beacon’s three divisions are designed to provide specific solutions and resources to enable their clients to grow in a cost effective manner. Whether your business requires advisory services, interim or direct hire placement, or accounting outsourcing, their professionals are the answer to your needs. Every potential Beacon resource goes through a thorough, in-person review of his or her background, accomplishments, experience, technical skills and goals. This ensures that each Beacon placement is a perfect fit for clients. To find out more, please visit www.beacon-us.org.
Mike Kelly, CPA
Partner, Beacon Resources
(949) 955-1773 ext. 300