I provide financial statement audits as well as various internal audit and risk management services to our clients with a strong focus on the design and effectiveness of internal controls and financial reporting. I also help lead the financial institutions practice development team in Iowa and other regions.
My clients include community banks, credit unions, and other lending institutions with a range of asset sizes but primarily above $1 billion in total assets. Areas of expertise include the mortgage and secondary market industry; asset and liability and liquidity management activities; as well as model validation.
My clients appreciate that I’m genuine, honest, and easy to work with on challenging, complex matters. They appreciate my commitment to delivering quality and service, including dedicating my direct time and appropriate resources to understand their business, find pragmatic solutions, and meet their needs.
With more than 10 years of experience, I routinely present to client boards and audit committees throughout the year on technical accounting and industry updates. I also speak periodically at industry conferences and webinars, including the Plante Moran Financial Services Symposium. I’m one of the firm’s representatives and members of the Financial Managers Society and Iowa Bankers Associations.
I received my B.A. and M.S. in accounting from Michigan State University. I’m a member of the AICPA and the Illinois CPA Society.
My friends and colleagues will attest that, outside of work, one of my favorite pastimes is following the athletics of my alma mater, Michigan State University. My wife and I enjoy international travel, spending time with friends and family, and exploring new restaurants and activities around our neighborhood in downtown Chicago.