Our Partners

Message from the Managing Partner

Bruce Jones, Managing Partner

For over 70 years, Porte Brown has earned the trust of our clients by paying close attention to their financial affairs. Our personalized service and continual client communication has set us apart from firms of any size.

Our professionals focus in on specific practice groups by specialty and industry. We benefit, along with our clients, from accelerated expertise that yields operating efficiencies. Proven procedures are established and easily replicated. Cases that require innovative solutions are developed within each practice group, which are creative, yet practical strategies for clients.

I encourage you to explore Porte Brown’s website and discover all that Porte Brown can offer you.

Bruce G. Jones, CPA
Porte Brown LLC

Partner Team

Derek Adamczyk

DEREK ADAMCZYK*

Partner in Charge—Porte Brown, Elgin Office

Email: Derek Adamczyk, CPA

— Practice Group: Accounting Services
— Practice Group: Manufacturing & Distribution
Joe Cane

JOSEPH G. CANE*

Firm's Administrative Partner

Email: Joe Cane

— Practice Group: Administration
Steve Garrels

STEVEN D. GARRELS*

Email: Steven Garrels, CPA, CM&AA

— Practice Group: Accounting Services
— Practice Group: Manufacturing & Distribution
Joe Gleba

JOSEPH A. GLEBA*

Partner in Charge—Porte Brown, McHenry Office

Email: Joe Gleba, CPA, CCIFP

— Practice Group: Construction
Kelley Hare

KELLEY HARE*

Email: Kelley Hare, CPA, MST

— Practice Group: Tax Services
Bruce Jones

BRUCE G. JONES*

Managing Partner—Porte Brown LLC

Email: Bruce Jones, CPA

— Practice Group: Business Consulting Services
— Practice Group: Porte Brown Wealth Management
Scott Kaplan

SCOTT KAPLAN*

Email: Scott Kaplan, CPA

— Practice Group: Accounting Services
— Practice Group: Assurance Services
Gary Kemnitz

GARY E. KEMNITZ

Email: Gary Kemnitz, CPA, CFE, CVA

— Practice Group: Tax Services
— Practice Group: Valuation & Transition Services
Genevra Knight

GENEVRA D. KNIGHT*

Email: Genevra Knight, CPA, CCIFP

— Practice Group: Not-for-Profit
— Practice Group: Audit Services
— Practice Group: Construction
Ron Manso

RONALD A. MANSO*

Director of Financial Service—Porte Brown Wealth Management

Email: Ron Manso, CFP®

— Practice Group: Porte Brown Wealth Management
Mike Massaro

MICHAEL M. MASSARO*

Partner in Charge—Porte Brown, Tinley Park Office

Email: Mike Massaro, CPA, CGMA

— Practice Group: Manufacturing & Distribution
— Practice Group: Retirement & Benefit Services
Pat Schaeffer

PAT SCHAEFFER

Email: Pat Schaeffer, CPA

— Practice Group: Trust & Estate Services
— Practice Group: Tax Services
Bill Sebastiano

WILLIAM A. SEBASTIANO

Email: Bill Sebastiano

— Practice Group: Compliance Services
— Practice Group: State & Local Tax Services
Jeff Smiejek

JEFFREY R. SMIEJEK*

Partner in Charge—Porte Brown, Evanston Office

Email: Jeff Smiejek, CPA, CEPA

Pauline Staab

PAULINE STAAB*

Email: Pauline Staab, CPA

— Practice Group: Audit Services
— Practice Group: Construction
Kelly Switt

KELLY SWITT

Email: Kelly Switt, CPA

— Practice Group: Compliance Services
— Practice Group: State & Local Tax Services
Gerry Thompson

GERRY THOMPSON

Email: Gerry Thompson, CPA

— Practice Group: Accounting Services
— Practice Group: Professional Services
Russell Wilson

RUSSELL J. WILSON*

Email: Russell Wilson, CPA, CCIFP

— Practice Group: Tax Services
— Practice Group: Construction

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