Chief Executive Officer, The DLC Group
Tom Sweeney joined DLC in 2004 as the Chief Operating Officer and was promoted to CEO in 2010. Prior to joining DLC, Tom served as the Vice President of Finance and Senior Financial Officer for a division of ConAgra Foods. Tom started his career at PwC and has held a number of finance and general management positions at Fortune 500 companies including Kraft, Sara Lee and Schering-Plough. He received his Bachelors in Accounting from Notre Dame and his Masters of Business Administration in Finance and Marketing from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Vice President Human Capital, The DLC Group
Sara Vigeland has over 11 years of experience in Finance and Accounting recruiting, supporting organizations that have ranged in size from the Fortune 1000 to early stage startups. Her ability to recruit the best and most qualified F&A professionals, regardless of level, has helped DLC grow tremendously. Prior to joining DLC, Sara spent five years at Tatum where she held the position of National Recruiting Director supporting the CFO. Before Tatum, she held senior recruiting roles at Corporate DNA, Deloitte, Bank of America and Ameriquest Capital Corporation. Sara holds a dual Bachelors degree from the University of California, Irvine in Social Psychology and Criminal Law.
Alexandra Von Tiergarten
Senior Vice President, The DLC Group
Alexandra Von Tiergarten joined The DLC Group management team in November of 2015 as Senior Vice President. She leads the combined DLC and Beacon businesses in the Los Angeles market. Alexandra reports directly to the CEO and has full P&L responsibility for The DLC Group’s largest market.
Alexandra has a demonstrated history of success within the Finance and Accounting professional services space. She has been routinely recognized and awarded for her extensive sales and recruiting experience. Prior to joining DLC, Alexandra was the West Coast Managing Partner for the Finance and Accounting division of the Lucas Group. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Southern California.
Chief Financial Officer, The DLC Group
Sarina Kaye has been with DLC since the firm’s inception and now serves as the Chief Financial Officer. Sarina has a strong operational background that spans the finance, accounting, IT and HR functional disciplines. In her current role, she is responsible for financial accounting/reporting, budgeting, system implementations, process documentation and redesign, M&A due diligence support, and post-merger integration. Prior to DLC, Sarina was an independent consultant providing accounting, finance and HR services. She also served for four years as the Executive Director of the National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC), where she transformed the NCCC into an international organization. Sarina holds a Bachelors in Finance from California State University, Northridge.
Managing Director, Orange County
Marty McKeever joined DLC in 2003 and serves as the Managing Director of the Orange County, CA market where he is responsible for account management, new business development, talent acquisition and retention, as well as overall management of market performance.
Prior to joining DLC, Marty had 19 years of progressive finance and accounting experience in such companies as Capital Group, Disney and Fluor, Inc.
Marty received his Bachelors in Finance from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and his Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.
Managing Director, San Francisco Bay
Rahul Merani joined DLC in 2005 and now serves as the Managing Director for the company’s San Francisco, Silicon Valley and East Bay markets, while maintaining a strategic group of clients in Los Angeles. Rahul covers the Financial Intermediary community for DLC, west of Chicago, which includes working with: Private Equity & Venture Capital Firms, Investment Banks, Turnaround & Restructuring Firms, Lenders, Hedge Funds, Law and CPA Firms. Rahul’s responsibilities include account management, new business development, talent acquisition and retention, as well as overall management of market performance.
Since 2005, Rahul has been actively involved in the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Los Angeles chapter. He has served as a board member since 2011 and currently serves on several committees including; the Private Equity Roundtable and as a founding committee member of the Corporate Executive Forum and Annual Awards Dinner. In addition to the ACG, Rahul is also involved with The Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA).
Prior to joining DLC, Rahul worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in their Corporate Finance & Recovery group in the Sydney Australia office.
Rahul graduated with dual majors in Accounting and Finance from the University of Technology in Sydney (UTS) and has his Masters in Applied Finance & Investment from the Financial Securities Institute of Australia (FINSIA).
Managing Director, Chicago
Marcia joined DLC in 2006 and now serves as Managing Director for the Chicago market, where she is responsible for new business development, talent acquisition, talent retention and the overall operations of DLC’s Chicago office. She’d previously served as Client Account Director, where her responsibilities included consulting as well as sourcing, managing and leading client engagements. She has over 20 years of finance and accounting experience working with both Fortune 500 and privately held businesses concentrated in healthcare and pharmaceuticals, consumer and industrial products, education, insurance and financial services. Marcia is a CPA and a Project Management Professional (PMP). Her consulting focus has centered on acquisition integration, due diligence support, purchase accounting, carve outs and divestures, shared services, FP&A, business unit reporting and project management.
Prior to joining DLC, Marcia was Chief Accounting Officer for a GTCR portfolio company where she led the finance and accounting integration related to the purchase of 11 businesses. Marcia began her career in audit at Arthur Andersen and also held finance positions at Kraft Foods and Harley-Davidson Financial Services.
She received her Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Chicago – Booth School of Business, her Masters of Science in Accountancy from DePaul University and her Bachelors degree from DePauw University.
Client Services Director, Chicago
Kerry Heiple joined DLC in 2012 and now serves as Client Services Director for the Chicago market, where she is responsible for new business development.
Prior to joining DLC, Kerry spent seven years successfully building and directing the Chicago practice of a competitive consulting firm. Kerry has over 12 years in Big 4 consulting, having led Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) due diligence engagements in both Chicago and London, as well as leading the KPMG Chicago Transaction Services’ strategic and PE new business development efforts for several years. Kerry is an Illinois Certified Public Accountant. She started her career in audit, at KPMG in Chicago, where she served clients in the Consumer Packaged Goods, Manufacturing and Distribution industries.
Kerry received her Bachelors in Accounting from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana.
Client Services Director, Chicago
John Barton joined DLC in January, 2014 and now serves as Client Services Director for the Chicago market, where he is responsible for account management and new business development.
John has worked closely with financial executives in the Chicago market for more than 20 years. Prior to joining DLC, John spent 5 years as Vice President of Business Development for The Johnsson Group (Finance and Accounting Consulting), where he led the Chicago-based company in new client sales and revenue. Along with more than 10 years experience in Finance and Accounting consulting, John served as Vice President of Outsourcing for two national accounts receivable management companies. John has served the following industries: Consumer Packaged Goods, Energy, Retail, Real Estate, Technology, Telecommunications, Health Care, Equipment, Transportation, Insurance, Manufacturing, Higher Education and Packaging.
A graduate of Northern Illinois University, John volunteers for multiple organizations including Financial Executives International (FEI), Chicago Chapter.
Client Services Director, Chicago
Andy Carpenter joined DLC in 2016 and serves as a Client Services Director for the Chicago market. He is responsible for account management and new business development.
Andy has over 16 years of finance and accounting consulting experience and he has provided F&A solutions to clients throughout the Chicago market. He began his career at Lakeshore Staffing Group where he was instrumental in developing and growing their Finance and Accounting practice. After Lakeshore, Andy was hired as Sales Manager for Smart Resources where he continued to build upon his business development experience while significantly boosting revenue for the firm. Andy then helped launch Accountable Search, as Managing Partner, building the firm into a formidable presence in the Chicago F&A space. Prior to joining DLC, Andy spent almost four years with Advanced Resources, first as a Division Director and most recently as an Engagement Advisor.
Andy’s extensive business development expertise in the Finance and Accounting space, positions him well to be a meaningful contributor to the Chicago DLC practice.
Andy earned his Bachelor of Science in finance and public administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is an active member of Chicago’s chapter of Financial Executives International.
Client Services Director, Los Angeles
Zak Danielson initially joined DLC in 2015 as an Accounting Consultant and now serves as a Client Services Director for the Los Angeles market. He is responsible for account management and new business development.
Zak has over 17 years of finance and accounting consulting and private industry experience and has provided accounting solutions to clients throughout the Los Angeles market. He began his career at KPMG NYC where he serviced clients in both Banking and Advertising industries. Following KPMG, Zak spent time working as Corporate Controller for Tory Burch (NY), Manager of Financial Reporting for the Neiman Marcus Group (TX) and ultimately landed back in Los Angeles working for Verifone Media in the role of Director of Finance within their new media division.
Zak’s extensive background, in both public accounting and private industry, positions him well to be of service to his clients and to be a meaningful contributor to the Los Angeles DLC practice.
Zak earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting from Hunter College in New York City. He is a Certified Public Accountant and when he’s not working, he’s spending time with his family and exploring his West LA neighborhood.
Associate Client Services Director, Los Angeles
Jason Hodge joined DLC in 2017 as an Associate Client Services Director for the Los Angeles market. He is responsible for building new relationships with local hiring managers as well as account management.
Jason has over 7 years of business development and client management experience. He began his career with Merrill Lynch as a Financial Advisor, serving both businesses and individuals. Following Merrill Lynch, he joined an International Fortune 500 staffing firm where he focused on the recruitment and successful placement of accounting and finance professionals in the San Fernando Valley.
Throughout his career Jason has been able to develop a thorough understanding of his client’s needs and present that client with an available solution. His recruiting experience helps him attract great talent and then match that talent with his client’s needs.
Jason earned his Bachelor of Arts in Operations and Management from the University of California, Berkeley. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.
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Awards and Accolades
DLC Recipient of Prestigious 25th Annual Inc. 500 Award
DLC, a leading financial project solutions provider, today announced that it has been recognized in Inc. Magazine’s 25th annual Inc. 500 ranking…
DLC Recipient of LABJ Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies
Beacon Resources Recipient of OCBJ Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies
- 2016 The DLC Group has been ranked among the 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Los Angeles County by the Los Angeles Business Journal
- 2016 DLC Holdings Named to Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies
- 2016 Orange County Business Journal Ranked Beacon Resources in Top 10 Management Consulting Firms
- 2015 Los Angeles Business Journal Ranked DLC Group #66 “Fastest Growing Private Companies”
- 2015 Based on Independent Third-Party Research, DLC Exceeded Previous All Time High Client Satisfaction Scores
- 2015 DLC Achieved All Time Record-Breaking Utilization in Fiscal Year
- 2015 Orange County Business Journal Ranked Beacon Resources #25 “Fastest Growing Private Companies”
- 2013According to Independent Third Party Research, DLC’s Eighth-Year Average Client Satisfaction Score Reached Record Level High
- 2011 Managing Director, Rahul Merani, Appointed to ACG-LA Board of Directors
- 2010DLC Establishes ‘A Firm of Greater Purpose’ Initiative, Giving Back to Local Communities at Large
- 2007 Inc.com “Top 100 Inc 5000 Companies by Industry: Consulting”
- 2006 Inc 500 award Recipient
- 2006San Fernando Valley Business Journal Ranked #6 “Fastest Growing Private Companies”
- 2005 Los Angeles Business Journal Ranked #7 “Fastest Growing Private Companies”
- 2004 San Fernando Valley Business Journal Ranked #2 “Fastest Growing Private Companies
- 2003 Los Angeles Business Journal Ranked #17 “Management Consultant” Top list
- 2003Los Angeles Business Journal Ranked #1 “Fastest Growing Private Companies”
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