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CBM Hires First Chief Operating Officer, Continuing Trajectory of Growth and Expansion

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. (CBM) has hired its first chief operating officer. Marc Charon, CPA, MBA, formerly chief financial operating officer at a DC-area not-for-profit, brings proven, senior-level expertise in executing growth-driven business strategy, optimizing team performance, and shaping organizational mission, talent management and culture.

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Marc Charon, CBM’s New Chief Operating Officer

“We are thrilled to welcome Marc to our growing firm,” said Peter B. Reilly, CPA, CVA, President and Managing Partner of CBM. “As our team size has more than doubled in less than a decade, our operations must also expand with a sophistication that allows us to remain productive and attractive to clients in a competitive business environment. We look forward to applying Marc’s knowledge to increase performance, drive growth initiatives, continue our diversity and inclusion strategy and improve client satisfaction.”

Charon will collaborate with management particularly in the areas of finance, human resources and business development. He joins CBM as the firm celebrates its 100th anniversary and equips itself for future success.

Since acquiring Drolet & Associates, a Washington, DC-based accounting firm in 2014, CBM has merged in several other practices including May & Barnhard, a Bethesda, Maryland-based tax and consulting firm, May Barnhard Investments, a financial advisory practice, and Chaconas & Wilson, a DC-based tax and accounting firm. The rapid evolution of CBM over a short period of time has been the subject of a series of presentations Reilly has given for industry groups such as AICPA, the Upstream Academy, Rainmaker Companies, the National Alliance of Auto Dealer Advisors and the Association for Accounting Marketing.

“2021 is a landmark anniversary for CBM and I am proud to become a contributing member to its success,” said Charon. “I look forward to identifying improvements in our operations while delivering a message to DC-area individuals and businesses that CBM has the reputation and success record to become the firm that serves your accounting, tax and advisory needs.”

Charon has served various executive-level operational roles for not-for-profit and for-profit entities for more than 30 years. He began his career fulfilling financial roles in public accounting and business until his expertise expanded to include organizational development and growth.

He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in management and finance from Villanova University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Emory University.