In 2007, GBQ formed GBQ Redbank Advisors to provide management consulting services to closely-held companies in the Midwest and beyond. It has consistently been our goal to provide clients with high-quality services motivated by our mission and core values. As we contemplated our plan for the future, it became clear that a management consulting practice offering loaned executives was constrained by a public accounting firm’s operating style. Therefore, we are pleased to announce the next step in our evolution.
Effective February 28, 2014, GBQ Redbank Advisors, our management consulting division, will become part of Redbank Advisors, a firm focused on assisting Fortune listed and high growth businesses to grow profitably. The transformation will put greater focus behind this service line, and will provide for more flexibility in structuring client service arrangements where Redbank might serve in a decision making management role. Jim Lane, GBQ Redbank Advisors’ current Director, will assume leadership of the company and will operate this autonomous business under the new name Redbank Advisors. Of course, Redbank Advisors will continue to work collaboratively with GBQ and its personnel as client needs arise.
“We are confident that clients will get the same outstanding service they have come to expect from GBQ. Jim provides significant value to his clients. This is the next natural step in the evolution of the Redbank Advisors practice,” said Darci Congrove, GBQ’s Managing Director.