As we celebrate 25 years, the Century Group team is looking to the future. The first step in that direction: further enhancing our connections within the Southern California finance industry.
Century Group already has a history of expertise in accounting, finance, tax and audit – our niche focus from the beginning – as well as strong ties and an unrivaled network nurtured through our long-standing involvement in Southern California. Looking to enhance our already-strong reach into the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, we’ve welcomed Phil Bruno to the company’s executive team and Jake Barbee as a Senior Associate.
Staffing Industry Veteran Phil Bruno
“I help prepare people to run their own businesses,” Bruno shared. “That means developing managers, not managing people. I allow my team to develop and manage their own process by letting them be accountable to themselves. If I let them do their job, giving guidance as needed, they learn a lot by doing. And I, in turn, learn from them.”
“We were looking for someone with exactly Phil’s background and abilities to complement our continued growth in the region,” said CEO Ron Proul. “His philosophy and business acumen are a great fit with the executive team and the company as a whole.”
Nathalie Hollants, Director of Client Services, worked with Bruno in a prior role in the industry; she speaks highly of his management style and its effectiveness. “He has a way of working with people with varying personalities – he always makes it work,” she said. “He is an expert leader, able to build and maintain strong teams, and well-respected by clients and employees alike.”
Experienced Recruiter and Team-Builder Jake Barbee
By enhancing the focus in the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, we remain true to the vision of our founders – being the leader in the Southern California finance profession. As a testament to that, we will be the presenting sponsor at this year’s CFO of the Year Awards presented by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal this June.