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Sikich Celebrates 30 Years of Service & Entrepreneurship

(May 01, 2012)

NAPERVILLE, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 05/01/12 -- Today, Sikich LLP, a leading accounting, advisory, technology, and managed services firm, is proud to celebrate 30 years servicing its clients. The roots of this modern firm go back to 1928 with a small CPA firm in Champaign, IL. James Sikich, chief operating officer, began his career at this CPA firm in 1971. However, it was in 1982, through the merger one location from this small CPA firm with a national CPA firm, when Sikich Gardner & Co was formed. The firm was later rebranded as Sikich LLP.

Since 1982, Sikich has seen steady growth that can largely be attributed to its more than 400 talent employees who work in eight offices. In fact, in the past five years, Sikich has become the 47th largest accounting firm in the country, jumping from 74th in 2007.

"Thirty years ago, we started out as a small accounting firm," said Sikich. "Today, we are not only one of the top 50 accounting firms in the nation but also one of the fastest growing accounting firms, with an annual growth rate of 16 percent. However, we are much more than an accounting firm."

Much of Sikich's success, though, stems from the entrepreneurial culture that allows it to expand into new areas of expertise. In the 1990s, Sikich decided to move from a traditional accounting firm to a business services firm so it could provide a holistic set of services to help its clients perform better. Since that move, the firm has continued to strive to become the best firm for the middle market by only adding services that the firm believes will truly add value for clients. Services such as IT infrastructure, human capital consulting, wealth management, investment banking, graphic design and marketing services, and dispute advisory services have been added because client needs were uncovered.

In fact, Sikich's technology practice has consistently been recognized as a leader. It has been named one of the top 15 value-added resellers (VARs) in the country and holds a Microsoft Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) Gold competency, which means Sikich is among the top 1 percent of all Microsoft Dynamics partners worldwide. This success in IT services and business software all started with seeing a client need and finding an entrepreneurial business partner with subject matter expertise, Intelligent Computer Solutions, to merge with Sikich and develop a new offering.

"The success of Sikich comes from our unwavering dedication to becoming exceptional, high-touch service to clients while also providing value to each and every business with which we come into contact," said Sikich. "However, we truly have to thank all those who have worked with us, for us, or who have acknowledged the work we do as they have helped us get where we are today."

To thank its clients for 30 years of success, Sikich is holding a 30th Anniversary Cocktail Reception on May 17, 2012, at its new corporate headquarters at 1415 West Diehl Road in Naperville, IL.

"We want to share our success with our clients and show off the spirit that has made us a leader in an ever-changing marketplace," said Sikich.

About Sikich LLP

Sikich LLP is a nationally-ranked top 50 public accounting and advisory firm providing accounting, advisory, technology, and managed services. With more than 400 employees and offices in Naperville, Chicago, Decatur, Rockford, and Springfield, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; St. Louis, Missouri; and Greenwood Village, Colorado, Sikich serves middle-market companies, governmental entities, and not-for-profit organizations.

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Securities are offered through Sikich Corporate Finance LLC, a registered broker dealer with the Securities Exchange Commission and a member of FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered through Sikich Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor. General securities offered through Triad Advisors, Member FINRA/SIPC.

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