About Our Team

Richard Stanger

Richard Stanger

CEO

Richard is our CEO and a recognized expert on driving growth and profitability at accounting and advisory firms. He specializes in mergers & acquisitions, succession planning, business strategy, leading partner retreats and advising Managing Partners. Prior to founding StangerCarlson, Richard had 20 years of experience as a Managing Partner at PwC where he founded and grew the firm’s human resources consulting business globally. During this period, he played a key role in developing PwC’s business strategy. Following his years at PwC, Richard worked at IBM on a senior executive task force established by IBM’s CEO that refocused IBM’s go-to-market strategy for its 192,000 client-facing professionals. Early in his career, Richard worked for the Joint Congressional Committee of Taxation where he was the primary author of section 401(k) of the tax code.

Mark Levenfus

Mark Levenfus

Executive Consultant

Mark focuses on helping clients find merger and acquisition partners, assisting firms to develop their business strategies and coaching and advising Managing Partners. Prior to joining StangerCarlson, Mark was Managing Partner of Marks Paneth LLP. Under his leadership, the firm expanded its offerings to become an established provider of sophisticated advisory services, transformed its organization model to align with the industries of its clients, opened new offices significantly expanding the firm’s geographic footprint, successfully acquired and integrated eight firms adding impactful new expertise to the firm’s industry groups and drove the development of a groundbreaking strategy for the firm’s future.

Perry Papp

Perry Papp

Executive Consultant

Perry’s focus is helping clients with their strategic planning and finding merger and acquisition partners in the advisory services area, leveraging his contacts in the consulting industry that he has built over several decades. Perry has over 30 years of experience in the consulting profession with PwC, Deloitte and IBM as well as with smaller organizations. His focus during his consulting career was on people, process and technology transformation, often on a global scale, enabled by ERP and Cloud platforms including Oracle, Workday and SAP. He has extensive experience in the implementation and use of service centers and shared services – both in-house and outsourced – to deliver IT, Finance, CRM, HR and other services to customers.

Frederick-Scholl

Frederick Scholl

Executive Consultant

Dr. Scholl assists clients with finding merger and acquisition candidates in the cyber security area. He is a cyber security thought leader who helps business clients manage information risks. He has been an adjunct professor at Lipscomb University, Vanderbilt University and NYU Polytechnic. These roles have enabled Fred to develop an extensive network within the cyber security community. He is able to leverage this network to identify cyber security firms as merger and acquisition candidates for our clients. Because of his personal credibility in the field, when Fred approaches a potential M&A candidate, his recommendations are taken seriously and there is a high likelihood that he will be able to arrange a warm introduction to our clients. In addition, his cutting-edge knowledge in the field allows him to ensure that the team members at a potential M&A candidate are current in their knowledge and capable of developing well designed offerings that keep pace with market needs.