David supports the Director of Finance and Accounting. His responsibilities include issuing invoices to clients and auditing them for accuracy and completeness. Prior to joining the firm in 2022, David was a Tax Specialist at Check Writers. In his free time, David enjoys cooking, exercising, gardening, reading and interior design.
As Director of Finance & Accounting, Dan is critical in further accelerating the firm’s growth by establishing, implementing and leading strategic financial direction, producing measurable results and striving for continuous improvement. Prior to joining the firm in 2022, he was Senior Director of Accounting and Finance at Viskase, Inc. Dan earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance, Master of Science in Accounting and Master of Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In his free time, you can find Dan reading, traveling and spending time with family.
Malak supports the firm’s Legal, Risk and Compliance department. She assists with compliance testing, formulation of compliance policies, updating and maintenance of regulatory filings and other compliance projects. Prior to joining the firm in 2022, Malak served as a compliance officer for Northern Trust Corporation. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Benedictine University. In her free time, Malak enjoys basketball, traveling, cooking, attending sporting events and swimming.
Antonia is responsible for assisting with the firm’s talent acquisition, payroll and HRIS administration, as well as administrative support and coordination. Prior to joining the firm in 2022, she was a Recruitment and Enrollment Manager for Noble Schools. Antonia graduated with an Master of Science in Organization Leadership from Regis University and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Clark Atlanta University. In her free time, Antonia enjoys pursuing her interest in interior design and shopping for home décor.
Julie helps establish, implement and lead strategic operations plans. She works to enhance operational proficiencies and drive effective business initiatives to improve revenue and earnings growth. Prior to joining the firm in 2020, Julie was Partner and Managing Director of Wealth Management at RMB Capital Management, LLC. Previous to that, she was a Senior Managing Director and served on the Management Committee and Board of Directors at Mesirow Financial Holdings. Julie received her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Northern Illinois University and earned her MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Julie serves on the La Rabida Board of Trustees and is a member of The Chicago Network. In her free time, you can find Julie spending time with family, trying new restaurants and traveling.
Brandy is our firm headquarters administrative assistant, providing positive impressions to visitors and callers. She is our first line of acceptance for mail and deliveries and helps organize and preserve the office culture. Brandy also provides guidance for all incoming calls to the office, answers general questions when appropriate and handles other operations tasks. Prior to joining the firm in 2022, Brandy was a Human Resources Assistant for Fedex Ground. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Illinois State University. In her free time, Brandy enjoys traveling and working out.