Mark Herbick — Founder and CEO
Mark has spent more than 25 years starting, buying, building, operating and selling businesses in numerous business sectors. His businesses have employed as few as 5 people and as many as 1500 people in 20 states. To Pursant, he brings both experiential knowledge as well as an academic background that provides a foundation for the often business-critical strategic initiatives with which clients entrust the firm. Mark is a Certified M&A Advisor through the AM&AA, has attended Harvard Business School, the University of Chicago and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business.
Serah Cicek — Executive Search Specialist
Serah is a business sector lead at Pursant and also handles special executive search projects nationwide for roles in facilities services related industries. Prior to joining Pursant, Serah was a recruiter with Career Education Corporation/American InterContinental University (AIU). Serah received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rutgers University and holds a Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Carrie Van Daff — Executive Search Specialist
A specialist with the Pursant executive search practice, Carrie has more than twelve years of full life cycle recruiting experience. She has also consulted on special executive search projects nationwide as well as recruitment of roles in facilities, technical and industrial settings. Prior to joining Pursant, Carrie was a Corporate Recruiter with Bally Total Fitness Corporation. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University.
Barbara Bertucci — Executive Search Specialist
A specialist with the Pursant executive search practice, Barbara has more than ten years of full life cycle recruiting experience. She has also consulted on special executive search projects nationwide in numerous industries.
Elizabeth Fish — Associate
A specialist with Pursant supporting both the Executive Search and M&A practice, Elizabeth serves as an Associate. Her professional experience includes a strong recruiting background in multiple business sectors including business services, healthcare, manufacturing, non-profit organizations and the hospitality industry. Prior to joining Pursant, Elizabeth was working as Human Resources Assistant for an independent recruiter. Elizabeth also brings experience in Journalism and has worked as a Columnist for the Deerfield Patch, an online newspaper as well as FanIQ, a sports website. Elizabeth received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University and holds a Master of Arts degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota.
Merger & Acquisition Advisory
Trisch Garthoeffner — Vice President
A deal team leader on both buy and sell side, Trisch has more than ten years of financial services experience. She has managed transactions ranging in size from $2 million to $300 million in the facility services sector, healthcare, industrials, rail, retail and other verticals. Prior to joining Pursant, Trisch spent a number of years at a middle-market boutique M&A firm. Her background also includes working on Wall Street in equity research at Trellus Management, LLC, as a conflicts officer for the M&A Investment Banking Division at Lehman Brothers and as an Investment Advisor for Merrill Lynch. Trisch earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and French from Franklin and Marshall College and holds a Professional Certificate in Accounting from New York University. She has also completed post graduate courses at Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University and is currently working towards her MBA. She holds her Series 62, 63 and 79 equivalent securities licenses and is a previous holder of the Series 7.
Marci Butler — Analyst
Marci handles financial analysis and is involved in due diligence. She has over 20 years of experience in both auditing and accounting, servicing clients in a variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution, professional services, technology and real estate. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and is a CPA.