Each CEO Advisor has experience with both mid-size/major corporations and small entrepreneurial businesses. Our experience includes years at McGraw-Hill Corporation, The Walt Disney Company, eToys.com, Digital River, Accenture, Thomson Corporation, Saban Entertainment/Fox and others. Our education includes Masters Degrees in Business (MBA) from top 10 business schools, as well as, Certification in Mergers and Acquisitions from Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, and over 70 years of mergers and acquisitions, experience and expertise.
Meet the Founder Mark Hartsell, MBA, President
Mark Hartsell attended the University of Maryland for undergraduate studies, has a Masters Degree in Business (MBA) from Loyola University, and achieved a Certification in Mergers & Acquisitions from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. Mark is an Accredited CEO Advisor, a member of Octane and the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG) and is an expert in growing, acquiring and selling software companies, as well as technology and media companies.
Meet the Team
Joe McCarthy CEO Advisor
Prior to becoming a business advisor and fractional CFO, Joe McCarthy was the Sr. VP/CFO of Sunrise Growers, Inc., EVP/CFO of Trojan Battery, EVP/CFO of Case-Swayne Company, Director at Ashton-Tate Software Company, KPMG and other positions.
Joe McCarthy achieved a Bachelors in Science, Business & Accounting from Pennsylvania State University. He achieved both CPA and CMA designations during his career.
Craig Cooke CEO Advisor
Craig has deep expertise across a wide array of industries to design and build web applications of all types for both growth and cost-efficiencies, as well as, a full range of digital marketing expertise for accelerated growth.
Prior to becoming a business advisor and CEO of Rhythm, Craig Cooke was the Interactive Co-Chair for the American Advertising Federation, Co-Founder of My Empowered World, Chief Technology Officer of Triax Media Group and other positions.
Craig Cooke achieved a Bachelors in Science in Business Administration from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona.
Theresa Caruso VP/CEO Advisor
Theresa Caruso attended the University of Delaware for undergraduate studies and has a Masters Degree in Business (MBA) from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), a top ten business school.
Scott Sparks CEO Advisor
Scott achieved his MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and has a BS in Engineering from the University of California, San Diego.