Gottschalk Hardesty Launches Executive and Board Services Firm and Strategic Affiliation with Hardesty, LLC

New Pacific Northwest Practice Leverages Combined Capabilities for National Reach

Seattle, WA, January 10, 2012 – Chuck Gottschalk and Bob Cranmer, veterans in the executive services industry, today announced the formation of Gottschalk Hardesty, an executive and board services firm headquartered in Seattle. The firm concurrently announced a strategic affiliation with national executive services firm Hardesty, LLC, based in southern California and led by former Tatum executive and professional services veteran Karl Hardesty, jointly establishing a regional practice with national reach under the Gottschalk Hardesty banner.

Gottschalk Hardesty delivers a broad range of C-suite financial and operational management and board expertise with team members who are deeply experienced in managing challenging, mission-critical initiatives and circumstances.  Clients benefit from customized, on-demand solutions on an interim management, project leadership, or advisory basis in support of executive teams and boards.

“Our alliance with Hardesty LLC benefits clients through our ability to provide the two firms’ combined resources and capabilities seamlessly, as if dealing with a single national firm,” said Chuck Gottschalk, CEO, Gottschalk Hardesty.  “With our own regional market history and this strategic affiliation, the Gottschalk Hardesty firm is well positioned to meet the needs of clients who are national or global in scope.”

Gottschalk Hardesty serves clients ranging from venture-backed emerging growth businesses, to middle market private equity portfolio companies, to large private and publicly traded corporations.  The firm is currently seeking qualified partner and principal candidates, as well as executives and board members looking to serve on a contractor basis.

“We are committed to expanding Hardesty’s national reach as a leader in the professional services arena and already have grown the company’s to eight offices across the U.S.,” said Karl Hardesty, founder and CEO, Hardesty LLC.  “Partnering with seasoned industry executives, Chuck Gottschalk and his co-founder Bob Cranmer, who we closely collaborated with for years at Tatum, gives us a unique competitive advantage and greatly expands our talent pool and ability to deliver effective, on-demand solutions to our clients.

About Hardesty, LLC
Hardesty, LLC is a national executive services firm focused on the office of the CFO, providing practical solutions for interim assignments, special projects and permanent positions.  Headquartered in Irvine, California, the company also has offices in New York, Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, Seattle and Los Angeles.  More information on Hardesty, LLC can be found by visiting:

About Gottschalk Hardesty
Gottschalk Hardesty is a regional executive and board services firm headquartered at 1420 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2200, Seattle, WA  98101.  More information on Gottschalk Hardesty can be found by visiting:


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