Cox Family Enterprise Center names Tatum Partners as exclusive professional services sponsor

Tatum Partners has become the exclusive professional services provider for the Family Business…

Georgia (Sep 5, 2003) — Cox Family Enterprise Center names Tatum Partners as exclusive professional services sponsor

Terri Thornton

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Contact: Terri Thornton‚ 404−932−4347 or territhornton@mindspring.com

Tatum Partners has become the exclusive professional services provider for the Family Business Forum sponsored by the Cox Family Enterprise Center at the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University.

“Tatum Partners provides a service that is invaluable to family businesses seeking to professionalize‚” says Cox Family Enterprise Center Director Joe Astrachan. “Its customer−focused approach helps find Chief Financial Officers and Chief Information Officers for full−time positions as well as for individual projects‚” adds Astrachan‚ who holds the Wachovia Eminent Scholar Chair of Family Business.

The Family Business Forum is a series of seminars that helps center members develop knowledge and expertise on topics crucial to success. It attracts experts to speak on a variety of topics‚ and offers a relaxed environment for a free exchange of ideas. The next Forum‚ entitled “The Role of Finance and Operational Imperatives in Strategic Planning” will be held Wednesday‚ October 22 at the KSU Center.

“Tatum Partners has been serving family−owned businesses for ten years‚ helping them master financial and information technology leadership challenges‚” says Managing Partner Dave Gilmore. “We are dedicated to seeing family owned businesses succeed‚” he adds.

Tatum Partners is focused on assisting family−owned businesses deal with the constantly changing landscape of finance and information technology decisions. Additionally‚ Tatum Partners is the largest professional services partnership totally comprised of financial and information technology executives in the country. Operating through Tatum CFO Partners‚ LLP and Tatum CIO Partners‚ LLP‚ the firm currently has over 400 partners in 30 offices nationwide. For more information about Tatum Partners‚ contact Managing Partner Dave Gilmore at (404) 442−2400 or visit www.tatumpartners.com.

The Cox Family Enterprise Center has been recognized as a leader in the Family Business field since 1987. More than 120 colleges and universities emulate its research and educational programs. Its programs promote effective family business management and secure the growth of healthy family relationships. For more information on the Cox Family Enterprise Center‚ call 770−423−6045 or visit www.kennesaw.edu/fec.

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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of nearly 18‚000 from 123 countries. The fourth largest state university out of 34 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.





A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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