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Broad in-house capabilities combine with strategic, specialized partnerships for a financial advisory team that can’t be beat. We’d love to get to know you!

Our leadership

We founded Swartz & Reeder Advisors on the principle of doing the utmost for each and every one of our clients. Our excellent reputation in the community has been earned through diligence and care. Each client is important no matter how large or small.

Meet the team

Barry Swartz

CPA

For more than five decades, Barry has been the type of adviser that clients trust when it comes to making sound tax and financial decisions.  Having effectively dealt with multiple types of tax controversies on behalf of his clients, Barry continues to provide strong representation in front of the IRS and state taxing authorities.

Affiliations: Illinois CPA Society
Education: BS in Commerce, DePaul University

Michael Reeder

CPA, Managing Shareholder

Michael is the managing shareholder of the firm and is the lead advisor for clients in the business buying process. He is well-versed in all things accounting, tax/tax planning, entity structure, funding, financial projections, resale financial statement due diligence, franchise disclosure document items 5, 6, 7, 19, 21 as it pertains to buying a business, and small business ownership. Michael also helps business clients prepare for their exit and mitigate capital gains tax upon the sale of their business.

Affiliations: Illinois CPA Society, Franchise Brokers Association, The Franchise Consulting Company, The You Network, International Franchise Professionals Group, The Great American Franchise Expo
Education: BS in Accounting, Northeastern Illinois University

Mimi Reeder

Chief Operating Officer

Mimi joined SRA in 2013 as a staff accountant. Since that time, Mimi’s role at the firm has increased significantly, first as a payroll specialist, then as assistant manager and now as Chief Operating Officer and Partner.

Affiliations: Illinois CPA Society
Education: BS in Accounting, University of National & World Economy

Timothy Pace

Senior Staff Accountant

Michelle Watson

Senior Staff Accountant

Robin Mahan

Senior Payroll Accountant

Daniel Lusk

Enrolled Agent

Arnold Jansen

CPA

Thomas Kirk

Enrolled Agent

Teddy Ivanova

Staff Accountant

Jerald Williams

CPA

Jonathan Pace

Director of Franchisor Relations

William Caref

Coordinator of Strategic Partnerships

Radi Dobreva

Marketing Coordinator

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