Dirk Sodestrom, Managing Partner
Dirk Sodestrom has been promoted from Chief Financial Officer of M Squared to Managing Partner with SolomonEdwards expanding his responsibilities to include oversight of the daily operations of the San Francisco office and tasking him with guiding the direction of market development on the West Coast. Prior to joining M Squared he spent 3 years as the Corporate Controller for Actel Corporation, a publicly traded semiconductor manufacturer in Mountain View, California. From 1991 to 2006 he served as the Controller and then Chief Financial Officer of Westaff, Inc., a publicly traded temporary staffing firm headquartered in Walnut Creek, California. Dirk began his career as an auditor with PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He is a certified public accountant (inactive) and holds a bachelors degree in Business Administration and Accounting.
Peter Wright, Delivery Partner
Peter Wright serves as the Delivery Partner of the M Squared Consulting practice in our San Francisco office. In this role, Peter is responsible for managing the delivery of business solutions to M Squared clients in the Bay Area. He manages the end-to-end process to provide superior consulting services to clients and oversees the delivery team consisting of Principals, Directors and project consultants. Peter brings nearly 30 years of strategic thought leadership, program management, operations and consultative experience to the SolomonEdwards family of companies. He previously served as the Partner and Managing Director of Oracle's Applications & Technology Practice for Accenture. He holds a BS in Economics & Business Administration from Saint Mary's College of California and an MBA from the University of California, Berkley.
Edward S. Baumstein, CPA, President, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Ed Baumstein is the President, Founder and CEO of SolomonEdwards, parent company of M Squared, a $125 million privately held national professional services firm focused on strategy execution. Founded in 1999, SolomonEdwards delivers the right combination of experience and expertise to each client’s critical initiative through our services in business transformation, project management, accounting and finance, mergers and acquisitions, governance and regulatory advisory, banking and communications. In his more than 30 years in the professional services industry, Ed has also served as the President and COO of Acsys Inc., a $160 million accounting, finance and IT staffing company. Acsys Inc. was created and taken public through the roll-up of multiple staffing companies, including Acsys Resources ($25 million) where he was the President and CEO. Ed began his career with PriceWaterhouse and is a Certified Public Accountant. Ed received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.