Rare Honor for Business to Receive Award Twice
MarksNelson has achieved a rare honor –- being named a Champion of Business two consecutive years by the Kansas City Business Journal. The prestigious award honors Greater Kansas City businesses that set the gold standard for financial performance, innovation and community involvement.
As MarksNelson celebrates its 50th anniversary, the accounting and business advisory firm continues to take bold, innovative steps to spur growth, broaden client services, reward and enhance talent, and perform inventive community outreach.
“Our goal is to continue to fuel growth through innovation, as we move forward our clients, professionals, and community,” says Managing Partner Mark Radetic. “We serve our clients through both traditional and consultative services and work to become their trusted advisor.”
Named to the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing businesses, MarksNelson has been on an upward trajectory for several years as it’s grown organically, acquired niche firms and expertise, added groundbreaking technology services, established cutting-edge educational and mentoring programs, and instituted innovative community service projects.
MarksNelson recently became one of the first accounting firms in the nation to add a high-level technology development division to help businesses use technology to succeed in dynamic new ways. The new technology division crafts custom technology solutions to solve clients’ problems and leverages data to help businesses make smart decisions.
Kansas City’s largest locally owned accounting firm, MarksNelson offers an unprecedented number of niche services for a firm its size.
In addition to adding high level niche expertise in technology, MarksNelson has established a new Entrepreneurial Services practice to serve Small and Medium Enterprises nationwide, acquired a firm with business location and economic development incentives expertise, another with real estate expertise, gained certification for business exit planning, expanded its Foreign Trade Zone expertise, added Enterprise Resource Solutions, and more.
“We are constantly looking for opportunities to add services that allow our clients to be more profitable, efficient and productive,” Radetic says.
The firm also is committed to offering resources that provide staff with quality of life and opportunities for personal growth and success. To ensure that tomorrow’s leaders will be prepared to take on leadership and continue MarksNelson’s growth and profitability, the firm invests in a robust staff and leadership development program. MarksNelson’s innovative Talent Over Tenure culture allowed for the promoting to partnership the youngest managers in the firm’s history.
MarksNelson’s multi-award-winning community outreach program, Marks of Kindness, uses innovative, creative methods to encourage employees to personally get involved in moving the community forward. What really sets Marks of Kindness apart is that it isn’t just about fundraising but about employees getting involved and personally doing something that makes an impact. For instance, its Wrapped in Warmth program provided more than 2,000 scarves, hats, and gloves for the homeless last winter. MarksNelson professionals were joined by clients as they tied the donated items around trees and lamp posts in areas frequented by the homeless.
In addition to being named a Champion of Business, MarksNelson has won numerous awards for its business stewardship, customer service, support of women in the workplace, and community outreach program.