Robert Derbabian joins Marcum LLP as director of new business development

Marcum, LLP, recently announced the addition of Robert Derbabian as director of new business development for the firm. Derbabian's primary focus will be to support Marcum's Assurance Services division and will be responsible for the firm's business building efforts within the New York region.

"We are excited to have Robert spearhead business development efforts in our New York region. The experience he gained in understanding the needs of business owners as a banker will translate well into understanding their needs as it relates to accounting, tax, and advisory services," said David Bukzin, partner-in-charge of Marcum's Assurance Services for its New York City office.

Most recently, Derbabian was the vice president of new business development at Wells Fargo Capital Finance where he worked closely with temporary staffing companies throughout the Northeast seeking financing. Previously, he spent two years as vice president at Signature Bank where he was responsible for expanding business with professional services firms. Earlier in his career, Derbabian was instrumental in growing the temporary staffing portfolio and assisted in the purchase of a staffing funding company at Sterling National Bank.

Derbabian is a founding member of N3, a New York City-based networking organization comprised of privately-held business owners. He was recently elected to the boards of directors for the New Jersey Staffing Alliance (NJSA) and the New York Staffing Association (NYSA). As co-chair of the NYSA's Industry Partner group, Derbabian has been instrumental in increasing the organization's membership. In addition, he is a member of the Commercial Finance Association and the Turnaround Management Association.

Derbabian frequently lends his expertise as a speaker on financing and social networking topics to staffing and security industry organizations including the American Staffing Association, TechServe Alliance, StaffDigest, NYSA, NJSA and the ASIS.

Derbabian received a Master of Business Administration in finance from the New York University Stern School of Business and earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Union College.

About Marcum LLP:

Marcum LLP is one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the nation. Ranked 17th among the "Top 100 Firms" by Accounting Today, Marcum offers the resources of more than 950 professionals, including 117 partners, in 15 offices throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, Massachusetts and Grand Cayman. Marcum LLP is a member of the Marcum Group, the gateway to a group of organizations that provide a variety of professional services including accounting and advisory, technology solutions, recruiting and wealth management. These organizations include Marcum LLP; MarcumBuchanan Associates LLC; MarcumRachlin, a division of Marcum LLP; Marcum Financial Services LLC; Marcum Search LLC; and Marcum Technology LLC. 

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