AKRON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bober Markey Fedorovich (BMF, www.bmf.cpa), a national Top 200 CPA and advisory firm has promoted Sara M. Martin, PHR®, to the role of Chief Operating Officer.
After an extensive search of more than 250 candidates, BMF’s executive committee moved to promote from within by appointing Martin to the position, a decision consistent with the firm’s emphasis on internal talent development and its strategic plan core priorities.
“As we went down the long and diligent search process, it became clear that Sara was the obvious choice for this critical role, given her own skills and experience,” said Steve C. Swann, BMF partner and executive committee member. “Sara brings a depth of understanding not only of our firm’s inner workings and people, but also of the key steps we are taking to fulfill our vision as outlined in our strategic plan.”
The COO role is an essential part of BMF’s management structure and its strategic roadmap for operations. This position will unite the firm’s existing administrative, finance, IT, marketing, client experience and HR teams into one Firm Operations department. This realignment is driven by the BMF's recent growth and will allow partners to shift many of the operational components of their work to the COO in order to remain focused on client service and strategic growth priorities.
“I’ve been fortunate to have dedicated and passionate leaders that supported my growth and development over these past eight years,” said Martin. “Having a leadership team that understands and values a people-focused culture cemented my career choice with BMF and is now the cornerstone of my role with ensuring all our professionals feel just as supported and valued in their career journey with us.”
Martin joined BMF in 2015 as an HR and Recruiting staff member and was named to lead the department as its Employee Experience Manager in 2022. She is part of the firm’s Vision Council charged with driving BMF’s Future View initiatives.
A Seven Hills resident, Sara is a graduate of John Carroll University and serves as president of the Alumni Association’s Cleveland Chapter.
Since 1959, Bober Markey Fedorovich has provided clients with quality service and leadership through the dedication and commitment of our most experienced professionals. We specialize in accounting, audit, tax, business advisory services, litigation support, valuation and transaction advisory services, with a focus on privately held businesses, private equity groups and SEC companies.
Serving some of the leading public companies, closely held organizations, and private equity firms in greater Akron, Cleveland and surrounding regions, our experience spans a variety of industries, including those with multi-state and global operations.
A nationally recognized firm, Bober Markey Fedorovich was named a Top 200 Firm by INSIDE Public Accounting in 2022 and was also recognized by that organization as a “2021 Best of the Best Firm.” BMF was among only 50 firms in the nation to receive this distinction.
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