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Prior to becoming an accountant, I worked on a pig farm. It taught me a lot about hard work and the origins of pork chops.
Derek Weber
Principal, CPA

Experience

I provide tax compliance and planning services for my clients with a focus on multi-generational family businesses and private equity-owned businesses. My core industry specialization is manufacturing and distribution. I help clients navigate complex tax laws, credits, incentives, and assist in structuring transactions on both the buy side and the sell side. My clients appreciate my responsiveness and ability to be creative and thoughtful with tax planning.

I was attracted to this career because I’ve always been curious about the world of business. I enjoy the opportunities to learn about our clients’ operations and provide advice and solutions that help them achieve their goals. They recognize that I respond timely and provide valuable ideas and tax savings strategies.

Occasionally, I speak on the impact of tax reform on clients’ business and the industry. I belong to the AICPA and the Illinois CPA Society. I received a B.S. in accountancy from Northern Illinois University.

Outside of work I like to spend time with my wife, Amy, and our two children, Jackson and Eleanor. I really enjoy spending time outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, or fall football tailgating. Working to be present in the moment is paramount to everything I do personally and professionally.