Dallas-Based Biz Advisory Launches New York City Office, Names Former Deloitte CEO As Board Member

The move continues Embark's expansion. Founded in 2010, the firm has opened 16 new offices over the last five years alone, including Miami, Atlanta, San Diego, and Raleigh in 2023.

Dallas-based consulting firm Embark has opened an office in New York City that will provide a physical presence for the firm’s rapidly growing roster of over 50 clients in The Big Apple.

The company said the move continues its expansion as Embark has opened 16 new offices over the last five years alone, including Miami, Atlanta, San Diego, and Raleigh in 2023.

“We have a stellar expansion track record, especially in top-tier markets,” CEO Clancy Fossum said in a statement. “So, given our concentration of clients already in New York City, this move fits perfectly into our expansion strategy. Embark’s ready for the spotlight in the world’s number one market.”

The office, off Park Avenue on the East Side of Manhattan, will accelerate Embark’s expansion in key practice areas like private equity, financial services, and mergers and acquisitions, the company said.

Embark also recently welcomed former Global CEO of Deloitte and NYC native Barry Salzberg as its newest board member. Along with a new strategic alliance with Coventure, an NYC-based investment firm with an extensive network in the Northeast, Salzberg’s decades of professional relationships from across New York will be an invaluable springboard for Embark.

The firm is noted for hiring industry experts and consultants including ex-“Big 4” CPAs. 

Zac Smith, Embark’s national head of markets and the leader for the New York City market, expressed excitement about introducing Embark’s unique business model to the premier global market.

“This is an opportunity to showcase Embark’s unique model in the world’s premier market,” Smith said in a statement. “Embark has consistently thrived, even when professional services has struggled as an industry. Now, we get to demonstrate our ability to flourish on the biggest stage possible.”

Smith, a veteran of several successful market expansions, will lead the firm’s charge into the region, Embark said.

In addition to New York City, Embark said it plans to expand into other key markets in the region later this year, including Washington, D.C., and Boston.

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