CSR’s interdisciplinary team has strong academic credentials in diverse fields that include public administration, public health, education, criminal justice, psychology, sociology, economics, gerontology, genetics, social work, statistics, communications, the fine arts, and information science.
We have real—world experience in communities and neighborhoods, working in program settings that include health care clinics, schools, courts, police departments, childcare centers, and substance abuse prevention and treatment programs.
President and CEO
Cynthia Marsden served on the company’s Board of Directors before assuming the role of President/CEO. Prior to accepting this, Ms. Marsden served as President of GTI Federal, where her focus on strategy, leadership, innovation, and the customer has resulted in aggressive growth for this innovative, technology-focused, employee-focused company. Before joining GTI Federal, she was a managing director for Carl Marks Advisory Services, LLC, where she proactively worked with company management to develop and implement business plans to create profitable growth and increase enterprise value. She also represented secured creditors in restructuring cases and is known for helping develop solutions to maximize client recoveries. Ms. Marsden’s engagements included turnarounds, operational and financial restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, cash management, operational and financial assessments, due diligence and examinations, Ch. 11 reorganization, and §363 sales. In addition, Ms. Marsden was president of The Minerva Group, Inc., a woman-owned small business she founded in 2010. Minerva helped clients set short- and long-term corporate and business strategy and offered interim CFO services as well as M&A analysis, including post-merger integration planning and execution.
Ms. Marsden is a member of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG), and Women in Technology, as well as a past member of the Rochester (NY) Chamber of Commerce and the Detroit Economic Club.
Ms. Marsden earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science and economics from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from Wayne State University.
J. Paul Hoppenjans, M.B.A.
Vice President of Finance & Administration/CFO and Treasurer
J. Paul Hoppenjans joined CSR in 2012. He has more than 25 years of experience in corporate finance and accounting. He previously served as controller at 6K Systems, Inc. and TATC Consulting, Inc.; and as acting CFO, controller, and treasurer at Prestwick Pharmaceuticals, Inc. After beginning his career in public accounting, Mr. Hoppenjans has held lead finance and accounting roles at companies in several industries, including government contracting, biopharmaceuticals, energy, and high tech. At CSR, Mr. Hoppenjans is responsible for managing the firm’s accounting, treasury, contracts, financial planning and analysis, and human resources functions.
Mr. Hoppenjans earned an M.B.A. in finance and investments from the George Washington University and a B.S. in accounting (magna cum laude) from the University of Maryland at College Park. He passed the CPA examination in 1986.
Vice President of Operations/COO
Sherry Tate—Yeager is CSR’s Vice President of Operations/COO and has more than 20 years of experience in the consulting industry. Her responsibilities at CSR include organizing, planning, and managing various activities of corporate operations, including budgeting and cost analysis, general office administration, production, purchasing, and facilities management. In addition to these responsibilities, Ms. Tate—Yeager works closely with CSR’s corporate officers to ensure the firm’s smooth and efficient operation.
Ms. Tate—Yeager specifically supports the CEO in marketing, new business development, and contract—related matters. She offers similar support to the CFO in finance and accounting, human resources, facilities, and contract—related matters. Ms. Tate—Yeager studied accounting at the University of Maryland at College Park.