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Tom Tran

Associate, Executive Search

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Tom Tran is an Associate on the Executive Search team in the Glendale Office. In that role, he uses his background in accounting to identify and recruit professionals, while working with companies to build and expand their teams.

 

Prior to joining Century Group, Tom was an accountant for more than three years with notable investment firms, including State Street Corp., Colony Capital and Wedgewood, LLC in Sacramento and Los Angeles. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento.

Raymond Madden

Associate, Executive Search

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Raymond Madden is an Associate on the Executive Search team in the Westlake Village Office. In that role, he uses his background in accounting, finance and audit to help clients identify their needs and build their teams.

 

Raymond most recently placed finance and accounting professionals with a national staffing firm. Prior to that, he was a Senior Assurance Associate in the Healthcare Practice for EY; a Senior Audit Associate in the Financial Services, Not-for-Profit and Higher Education Practices for Grant Thornton; and a Financial Analyst in the SEC Reporting Group with Citigroup in the New York area. He earned his Bachelor’s degrees in business administration and accounting from Villanova University.

Matthew Dyer

Matthew Dyer

Associate, Executive Search

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Matthew Dyer is an Associate on the Executive Search team in the Orange County Office. In that role, he uses his background in accounting to identify and recruit professionals for companies looking to build and expand their accounting, finance, tax and audit teams.

 

A Certified Public Accountant, Matthew was a Tax Associate with the local CPA firms of RJI International and LTSP, Inc. prior to joining Century Group. During his tenure, he prepared corporate, partnership, fiduciary, individual, sale and property tax returns and related materials; made important client discoveries that resulted in significant returns; contributed to meeting the firms’ goals by developing business opportunities through relationships with potential clients; and developed tools and trainings for increased efficiency. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Southern California.

Kathleen Hsu

Associate, Executive Search

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Kathleen Hsu is an Associate on the Executive Search team in the Orange County Office. In that role, she uses her background in accounting, finance and audit to identify and recruit professionals, and helps companies build and expand their teams.

 

A Certified Public Accountant, Kathleen most recently served clients with Gursey ǀ Schneider, LLP. Prior to that, she focused on financial analysis and reporting with Thomas Properties Group. Kathleen began her career as an Assurance Associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, after earning her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Southern California.

Sonia Aouriri

Sonia Aouriri

Associate, Executive Search

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Sonia Aouriri is an Associate on the Executive Search team in the Los Angeles office. In that role, she uses her background in accounting, finance, staffing and client development to help professionals find their next career opportunity and works with clients to build their teams.

 

Sonia previously matched finance and accounting professionals with career opportunities at a national staffing firm. Prior to that, she managed the daily finance and accounting operations as Director of Finance/Accounting for 24hr HomeCare LLC, a company she initially joined as an account manager, working with both clients and healthcare professionals in fulfilling home healthcare needs. Sonia began her career as a Management Assistant with Enterprise Rent A Car after earning her B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Oregan, Linquist College of Business.

Sample Searches

  • Controller
  • Financial Reporting Director
  • Financial Reporting Manager
  • Manager, FP&A
  • Senior Accountant
  • Senior Financial Analyst
  • Senior Business Analyst
  • Senior Internal Auditor
  • Senior Analyst

Daniel Van Hill

Senior Associate, Executive Search

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Daniel Van Hill is a Senior Associate on the Executive Search team in the Orange County office. In that role, he uses his extensive expertise as both a Certified Public Accountant and Executive Recruiter to help clients identify needs and build teams.

 

Prior to joining Century Group, Daniel worked with middle market firms to fill finance and accounting roles for a national staffing firm. After earning his Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Southern California, he honed his audit and accounting skills in roles with PricewaterhouseCoopers, BNY Mellon, Windes & McClaughry, and RBZ LLP.

Allyce Lawrence

Allyce Lawrence

Associate, Executive Search

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Allyce Lawrence is an Associate on the Executive Search team in the Glendale office, specializing in the recruitment of accounting and finance professionals for a variety of industries.

 

She has nearly ten years of experience in both accounting/finance and recruiting. She most recently served as a Recruiting Manager for a national recruiting firm, focusing on a variety of functional roles in accounting and finance. Prior to that, Allyce served as an Accountant and Financial Analyst for a multi-billion dollar privately-held global technology firm based out of New York. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Accounting, from the University of Colorado – Leeds School of Business.

Anna Gasparova Coumans

Anna Gasparova Coumans

Associate, Executive Search

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Anna Gasparova Coumans is an Associate on the Executive Search team in the Glendale office. In her role, she handles search assignments in accounting, finance, audit and tax, where she uses her comprehensive expertise in these areas to help companies build and expand top level teams.

 

A licensed CPA, she comes to Century Group after serving in various finance roles over the last decade. She was most recently the Director of Financial Reporting for United Online, Inc., a leading content and communication services provider. In that role, she managed the financial reporting process, reviewed earning materials and monitored assets, among other responsibilities. She has also served as an SEC Reporting Manager, Audit Manager and Staff Auditor for several high-profile companies, including ReachLocal, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Walt Disney Company. She earned her Bachelor’s Degrees in Accountancy and Business Administration, with a finance concentration, from California State University, Northridge.

Brad Horton

Brad Horton

Director, Client Services

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Brad Horton is Director of Client Services in Century Group’s Westlake Village office, where he works with clients on finance, accounting, tax and audit roles on both direct hire and interim-based placements.

 

He comes to Century Group with over a decade of recruiting and client development experience, most recently as Vice President of a national recruiting firm’s San Fernando Valley region. In that role, he lead a team that provided temp, temp-to-perm and direct hire positions for accounting, finance, IT and administrative functions in the Conejo Valley and Ventura County markets. Prior to being named Vice President, he served as the Branch Manager for the company’s Westlake Village location. He also spent nearly 10 years as COO of two successful companies in the entertainment and technology industries.

 

Brad is a member and has served on the boards of the Ventura County Chapter of the American Payroll Association, Ventura County Executive Financial Forum, and the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from San Diego State University and his Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica.

Jake Barbee

Jake Barbee

Senior Associate, Executive Search

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Jake Barbee has nearly 10 years of experience in the staffing industry, having worked as both an Account Manager and a Senior Executive Recruiter at two large, national staffing agencies’ offices in North Carolina and Burbank. In both roles, he assisted in launching and expanding search divisions, recruiting and mentoring associates within various divisions, and serving as a top producer in placements for accounting and finance, as well as advertising, marketing and public relations.

 

Prior to joining Century Group, Jake served as President and Managing General Partner of Omega Energy/Omega Development Fund, an independent energy company engaged in oil and gas exploration, development and production in the Illinois Basin. He earned his bachelor degrees in Philosophy and Media Communications from the University of Miami.

Aaron Rubaloff

Aaron Rubaloff

Senior Associate, Executive Search

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Aaron Rubaloff is a Senior Associate in Century Group’s Los Angeles office. In that role, he works with venture-backed and high-growth publicly traded companies in entertainment, technology, media, life sciences, defense, information technology, capital markets and legal, and is a valued consultant for companies in transition that are looking to build top-tier teams.

 

Prior to Century Group, Aaron served as a Business Development Executive with Growthink, a Los Angeles-based consulting and investment banking firm, where he assisted clients with the development of long range/annual sales and marketing plans, budgets, market research and client management. He was also National Sales Manager for Marcus Evans, a provider of Business Intelligence services. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also an active member of PETA, Heal the Bay and Stop Hermosa Beach Oil.

Sample Searches

  • Controller
  • Accounting Manager
  • Senior Financial Analyst
  • Investment Analyst
  • Accounting Supervisor
Brian Harkavy

Brian Harkavy

Director, Executive Search

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Brian brings more than 10 years of executive search experience to his role at Century Group. He began his career in the placement field at a multimillion dollar accounting and finance recruiting firm in New York City and quickly became a top producer. Upon joining Century Group, he immediately replicated his success and became a top producer with the firm, working with Financial Services, Hedge Fund, Real Estate and Entertainment clients.

 

Brian has successfully completed searches in accounting, finance and audit at the CFO, Vice President, Controller and management levels and works with the Entertainment, Financial Services, Technology and Service industries. Prior to his career in executive search, he worked as a trader for Broadway Trading in New York City. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology and Management from Syracuse University.

Sample Client Industries

  • Financial Services
  • Hedge Fund/Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Entertainment
  • Technology
  • Service

Sample Searches

  • CFO
  • Vice President
  • Controller
  • Management
Matt Wethington

Matt Wethington

Director, Executive Search

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Matt Wethington brings more than 17 years of executive search experience to his client engagements. He joined Century Group as an Associate in 2000 and quickly established himself in the field, achieving successive promotions to his current role as Director. Since transitioning into executive search, he has consistently been a top producer, successfully executing numerous finance and accounting searches in a variety of industries, including entertainment, pharmaceuticals, technology, automotive, financial services and consumer products.

 

Prior to joining Century Group, Matt worked in corporate financial planning and analysis for two Fortune 500 companies, IBM and Hewlett-Packard. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in international business from Pepperdine University and his MBA in finance from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Sample Client Industries

  • Entertainment
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Technology
  • Automotive
  • Financial Services
  • Consumer Products

Sample Searches

  • CFO
  • Controller
  • Treasurer
  • VP of Financial Planning
  • Director of SEC Reporting
  • Accounting Manager
  • Tax Compliance Manager
  • Manager of Internal Audit

 

David Liebman

David Liebman

Associate Director, Executive Search

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David began his career in Executive Search in 2002 and joined Century Group in 2003. A Certified Search Consultant®, he has completed searches in the healthcare, consumer products, entertainment, defense, financial services, manufacturing and technology industries up to the CFO, Controller and management levels.

 

Prior to Executive Search, David worked for a Fortune 500 technology firm, where he was rapidly promoted into sales management. He  went on to hold positions with other Fortune Global 500 companies, including serving as Vice President of Business Development at a firm specializing in outsourced consulting services. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree with a dual concentration in Business Administration and Management.

Sample Client Industries

  • Manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Real Estate
  • Consumer Products
  • Defense
  • Energy

Sample Searches

  • Controller
  • CFO
  • Audit Manager
  • Financial Analysis Manager
  • VP, Finance & Accounting

 

Deanna Gutman

Deanna Gutman

Director, Executive Search

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Deanna Gutman has more than 10 years of recruiting experience in the Accounting/Finance arena. She has been a top producer for many years and has made hundreds of successful matches within Fortune 100/500 companies. Prior to recruiting, she worked as an Auditor at Arthur Andersen. She earned her Bachelor’s degrees in Business-Economics with an emphasis in Accounting, and Slavic Languages and Literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

 

Sample Client Industries

  • Consumer Products
  • Entertainment
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate
  • Technology/Pre-IPO

Sample Searches

  • CFO
  • VP of Finance
  • Controller
  • Director of SEC Reporting
  • Director of Treasury
  • Manager of Internal Audit
  • Tax Manager
  • Accounting Manager
  • Senior Accountant
  • Senior Financial Analyst
Peter Nelson

Peter Nelson

Director, Executive Search

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As Director of Executive Search, Peter Nelson has managed and successfully completed searches in the entertainment, engineering, technology, real estate, legal and service industries, placing professionals at the CEO, CFO, Vice President, Controller, and Management levels within Finance, Accounting, Tax, and Audit. He joined Century Group in 1999 as an Associate, where he focused on developing relationships with talented professionals in public accounting to help with their transition into industry. He was later promoted to Senior Associate, where he focused on managing a diverse client list in both public and private companies, ranging from start-up to Fortune 500. His success in completing searches and providing a valuable consultative service to his clients has resulted in repeat business from his clients, accounting for 62% of his placements.

 

Peter holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Texas Tech University and was previously a top producer in retail sales with a Fortune 500 company. He still focuses on business development and research, recruiting and marketing for retained and contingency searches, and expanding his overall network within the greater Southern California marketplace.

Sample Client Industries

  • Consumer Products
  • Entertainment
  • Financial Services
  • Legal Services
  • Real Estate
  • Technology

Sample Searches

  • CFO
  • Vice President
  • Controller
  • Finance & Accounting Management

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Barnaby Wang

Barnaby Wang

Director, Executive Search

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Barnaby Wang is a Director on the Executive Search team for the Orange County office. A Certified Search Consultant®, he has more than 10 years of experience in executive search, direct hire, temporary and consultant services, specializing in finance and accounting.

 

Prior to joining Century Group, Barnaby worked at two international publicly-traded staffing firms in three major metropolitan markets: Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. He has been actively involved with the Orange County Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) since 2011, including serving as Programs Chairman. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and is actively involved with the local alumni group, OC Bruins, currently serving as President.