MARVIN SIEGEL, CPA, is an experienced, articulate, and insightful financial consultant serving professional service firms, closely held businesses, and family enterprises. As the Founder and President of Premier Professionals International,
LLC, he brings a wealth of specialized knowledge in Intellectual Property Law, finance, mergers and acquisitions, and administrative management, and has positioned himself as a trusted advisor for small to mid-sized businesses seeking profitability and growth. Marv is a dedicated student of the corporate culture, having resolved a wide range of operational and financial issues in a career punctuated by executive achievement.
Marv has been a fixture in the C-Suite of top accounting and law firms. Known for his thorough, hands-on approach in managing people and processes, he boasts a stellar history in enhancing organizational performance, increasing profitability while reducing costs, and solidifying key business relationships. He has gained a deep understanding of the factors that go into a client’s decision-making process. “My worth to a firm,” Marv explains, “is the experience I bring in addressing key issues in the day-to-day operations and developing the solution model.”
Marv has a deep understanding of Intellectual Property Law and has served this area with great focus. He commands an excellent working knowledge of patent and trademark prosecution, foreign considerations, expenses a firm can incur, and its involvement with patent and trademark renewals. Marv seamlessly coordinates all functions attendant to running professional service practices.
Marv advances his value proposition through his consultancy. “Most small- to mid-size firms,” he acknowledges, “whether growing or looking to grow, exhibit the same problem types that can be readily categorized. I can provide practical guidance for transition and stability and allow key people to concentrate on what’s important.”
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MARVIN SIEGEL Specialties:
- Strategic Leadership
- Finance & Accounting
- Intellectual Property Law
- Merger Evaluation & Review
- Cost Reduction
- Pricing Policies
- Client Intake / Conflict Procedures
- Profitability Enhancement
- Organizational Restructuring
- Internal & External Communications
- Policy Development & Implementation
- Conflict Resolution (Arbitration / Mediation)
- Professional Service Firms
MARVIN SIEGEL’s Experience
Founder & President
Premier Professionals International, LLC
1991 — Present
Marvin laid the foundation for the consultation arm of his practice with the formation of this company. He marketed and delivered consulting services, including serving as an arbitrator in legal disputes, on behalf of a broad range of clients.
PREMIER PROFESSIONALS INTERNATIONAL, LLC is a Chicago, Illinois-based, arbitrator-certified professional services consulting firm that has aligned with many other resources and affiliates in the financial and operational arenas. The consultancy was established in response to the economic concerns of progressive firms who are reluctant to incur the costs of a full-time executive, and wish to derive value from a comprehensive suite of services on a discrete, as-needed basis, or according to project demands.
On an assignment basis, companies wishing to leverage Marvin Siegel’s extensive C-Suite experience, analytical skills, and business acumen will be well-served on all organizational levels.
Chief Administrative Officer, Chicago & National Intellectual Property Group
Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP
2008 — 2009
Marvin provided strategic leadership to the firm and was responsible for all administrative functions, including IT, accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, occupancy and legal administrative staff. Highlights of his tenure include the orchestration of a seamless integration with Welsh & Katz through the handling of all financial, technological, and operational issues inherent in the due diligence process.
Husch Blackwell Sanders is a multi-practice law firm that consists of 625 attorneys that maintains offices in 13 cities including Kansas City and St. Louis, MO, Chicago, IL, Washington, DC and London, England. The Firm was combined with Chicago-based Welsh & Katz, Ltd., an IP boutique in 2008 and continues to operate an international IP practice by leveraging the Welsh & Katz reputation.
Chief Executive Officer
Welsh & Katz, Ltd.
1994 — 2008
Marv provided strategic leadership to the firm and was responsible for all administrative functions, including IT, accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, occupancy and legal administrative staff. Marv also personally coordinated all operational, tax and legal matters arising in the normal course of business.
Prior to 2008 Welsh & Katz was an IP boutique consisting of approximately 50 attorneys that had built an international reputation for both patent and trademark prosecution and litigation.
Chief Financial Officer
McDermott Will & Emery
1992 — 1993
Marv executed all duties usual and customary to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). These included accounting, financial and management reporting, accounts receivable and payable, tax planning and filing, cash management, budgeting, and short-term investing. Highlights of his tenure included the implementation of financial strategies that resulted in an increase in investment income and a resultant spike in cash flow.
In 1993 McDermott, Will & Emery was a Chicago-based, multi-practice law firm that consisted of 500 attorneys and maintained offices in New York, Washington, DC, Boston, Los Angeles, Miami and Newport Beach, CA.
Senior Audit Partner, Chicago Office
Laventhol & Horwath
1979 — 1990
Marv managed a staff of 200 accountants ranging from entry level through Senior Partner. Trusted with providing a broad spectrum of accounting and auditing services to the firm's most sensitive clients, both domestic and abroad, Marv's responsibilities encompassed recruiting, training, mentoring, scheduling, relationship management, and business development.
Marv also served as a representative to Horwath & Horwath International, the firm's global network.
In 1990 Laventhol & Horwath was the 9th largest full service accounting and consulting firm in the U.S. The Firm employed more than 4,500 people and maintained 47 offices in key commercial/financial centers throughout the country.
National Office Technical Partner, Chicago, IL, and Audit & Review Partner, Miami, FL
Alexander Grant & Company (Known today as Grant Thornton)
1969 — 1979
1975-1979: Marv served as Technical Partner in the National Office, having been transferred from Miami in order to spearhead a revenue-generating business initiative around the authorship, publication, and sales of accounting and auditing technical training and reference manuals.
1969-1975: Marv served as Technical Partner in the Miami Office where his responsibilities included human resources, management, quality reviews, and client service.
MARVIN SIEGEL’s Education
University of Miami
BBA , Accounting
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Marvin completed post-graduate work in Strategic Planning.
MARVIN SIEGEL'S CURRENT MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES
- Managing Director, Mastermind Advisory Board
- Member, Law Firm Consultants Network of Chicago