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Gary has practiced public accounting for more than 30 years. His ability to truly listen to his client’s needs and find unique solutions to their concerns has allowed him to develop a wide-ranging and dedicated following of clients.
Gary has truly seen it all in accounting including even a year as an internal auditor for a multi-national corporation. His current emphasis is business and personal taxation, but his background includes many years of experience in a traditional audit/accounting role. He also has conducted numerous fraud and forensic investigations. This experience has lead him to be hired as an expert witness on a variety of civil matters. He has also conducted fraud investigations that ultimately lead to criminal indictments.
Prior to merging with Porte Brown, Gary was a partner with Borhart Spellmeyer and in charge of their tax department. His prior experience also includes 27 years with a top 20 Chicagoland public accounting firm where he served in a variety of capacities including a position on their Executive Committee.
Federal & State Income Tax Planning and Compliance
Accounting and Assisting with Financial Statement Presentation
Cash Flow and Banking Assistance
Consulting on Mergers and Acquisitions (Buy Side or Sell Side)
B.S. Accountancy, Northern Illinois University
Certified Public Accountant
Certified Fraud Examiner
Certified Valuation Analyst
Member & Past Chair of the Illinois CPA Society Ethics Committee
American Institute of Certified Public Account, member
Illinois CPA Society, member
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, member
National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, member
Past President of St. Charles Rotary Club and St. Charles Rotary Foundation
At Porte Brown we know that interesting people make for interesting stories. We pride ourselves on being relatable professionals with family, friends, interesting hobbies, and a deep appreciation for individual growth!
• Plays goalie for a hockey team at Fox Valley Ice Arena
• Took organ lessons as a child (Grandfather played professionally)
• Is married to a Culinary Institute of America (CIA) Chef
• Played Bozo buckets when he was 6 years old (missed on bucket 4)
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