Martha Trotter

Martha Trotter, CPA, specializes in supporting the needs of Sikich’s governmental clients in all areas of governmental accounting, auditing, financial reporting, budget development, revenue and expenditure forecasting, and cash and debt management. Since beginning her career with Sikich in 2011, Martha has participated in hundreds of audits of municipalities and other governmental entities. In addition …

Lara Stanton

Lara Stanton, CPA, is a partner in audit and assurance services with nearly 30 years of experience. Lara is a valued resource to her clients, having extensive expertise in employee benefit plans and SOC examinations. Her experience includes serving as a partner on audits, performing quality control inspections of employee benefit plan audit files, preparing …

Matthew Denton

Matthew Denton, CPA, MBA, is a partner at Sikich and has been with the firm since 2013. He is one of the youngest associates to be elected partner. Matthew delivers assurance and advisory services to a variety of middle-market businesses, with a passion for serving privately-held companies. With a history of building long-standing relationships, he …

Sylesh Babu

Sylesh Babu, CPA, CFE, ACA, DipIFR, is a partner in the company’s audit and assurance practice. Sylesh has nearly 30 years of experience providing accounting and audit solutions, with extensive knowledge in addressing challenges facing clients in manufacturing & distribution, business and professional services industries such as engineering, law, staffing and IT consulting services. In …

Scott Sanders

Scott Sanders is the Chief Information Officer at Sikich LLP. Scott is responsible for internal technology strategy and innovation for the firm’s global offices and 1,000+ professionals throughout the country. His key responsibilities include leadership of the internal technology team, driving the firm’s technology initiatives and strategic direction, information security, and integration of acquisitions. Scott …

Anthony Cervini

Anthony M. Cervini, CPA, CFE, is the partner-in-charge of Government Services at Sikich. Anthony is responsible for providing technical services to Sikich’s governmental clients in all areas of governmental accounting, auditing, financial reporting, budget development, internal controls, revenue and expenditure forecasting, and cash and debt management. Anthony has participated in hundreds of audits of municipalities …

Tom Perez

Thomas P. Perez, CPA, MSA, is a partner on Sikich’s accounting and tax team. Tom has been in the industry since 2003 providing income tax and consulting services to closely held businesses and their owners. He is a member of the manufacturing and distribution services team, and also serves clients in a variety of industries …

Tom Leach

Thomas K. Leach, CPA, is the market lead for the Decatur office. He has more than 30 years of experience serving clients in a variety of industries. He has extensive experience working with not-for-profit organizations and local governmental and commercial audit clients. In addition, his expertise includes supervising audits of large State of Illinois agencies, …

Scott Wegner

As a member of the firm’s technology leadership team and a firm partner for over 20 years, Scott is responsible for leading the firm’s IT Solutions and Cybersecurity practice area. This team delivers solutions and support for everything from the Endpoint to the Cloud and all in between. The team provides Managed Services for both …

Ryan Overtoom

Ryan Overtoom is a partner and the national managed services practice leader in Sikich’s technology practice. With over 20 years of experience, Ryan effectively leads the managed cloud and managed service areas, including the Network Operation Center (NOC) and Virtual CIO (vCIO) teams that deliver managed services to clients. In addition to these leadership roles, …

Ron Skalski

Ron Skalski has 24 years of experience in the development of custom software applications. He is a Certified Microsoft Dynamics NAV Developer with a strong knowledge base of programming languages, web applications, and operating systems.  Ron has extensive experience in Distribution, Manufacturing and RF Data Collection. With a track record of success leading projects, Ron …

Ray Krouse

Raymond E. Krouse, Jr., CPA, is a partner on Sikich’s not-for-profit and higher education practices team. Ray has more than 25 years of public accounting experience. He has extensive experience in providing audit and consulting services to a wide variety of not-for-profit clients, including colleges and universities, voluntary health and welfare organizations, fraternal and other …

Ray Beste

Ray Beste is a partner and technology officer in the firm’s technology practice. With over 30 years of development, training, project management, database and system architecture experience, he helps guide the current and future technology direction for our clients as well as internally for Sikich’s vast array of technical practice areas. When not solving complex …

Mary O’Connor

Mary O’Connor, ASA, CFE, is the partner-in-charge of Forensic and Valuation services. She specializes in business valuation and the appraisal of tangible and intangible assets for litigation and financial statement reporting with special focus in intangible assets in property tax appeal, securities, and transaction matters. She also possesses extensive experience with fairness and solvency opinions. …

Lisa Lutz

Lisa A. Lutz, CPA, MST, is a partner with Sikich and has more than 30 years of public accounting experience. She has spent over 25 years providing income tax and consulting services for individuals, fiduciaries and closely held businesses. She is a member of the construction services team and also serves clients in a variety …

Karen Sanchez

Karen S. Sanchez, CPA, QPA, is the partner-in-charge of Sikich’s employee benefit plan services. Karen leads a team of professionals, who provide employee benefit plan audits, third-party administration services for retirement plans, welfare plan Form 5500 preparation, payroll tax compliance services and Affordable Care Act reporting. Since 1990, she has provided retirement plan compliance and …

Joe Connell

Joe has dedicated the past 15 years to helping organizations improve and enhance their retirement programs. His long-term track record of success is a result of working with hundreds of employers in implementing prudent processes designed to reduce fiduciary liability and plan expenses, meet specific plan objectives and significantly improve participant outcomes. Joe is a …

Jim Savio

James R. Savio, CPA, MAS, is responsible for providing technical services to Sikich’s governmental clients in all areas of governmental accounting, auditing, financial reporting, revenue and expenditure forecasting and cash and debt management. Jim has participated in hundreds of audits of municipalities and other governmental units since he began his career with Sikich in 1995. …

Jim Drumm

Jim leads the overall strategy and growth for Sikich’s technology practice. His results-driven and multi-faceted approach is individualized for each client and seen through the lens of multiple roles within an organization. This translates into companies unlocking opportunities and bottom line growth through customized solutions by using technology. Due to his background working in cross-functional roles …

Jerry Murphy

Jerald M. Murphy, CPA, CMA, CGMA, has more than 32 years of experience and is the partner-in-charge of Sikich’s Manufacturing and Distribution Services team. Jerry is a Certified Management Accountant, Certified Public Accountant as well as a Certified Global Management Accountant. He specializes in assurance services and provides business advisory services in areas such as …