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Our Leadership Team

Jerrold P. Jacks

Jerry Jacks is the Senior Partner and Managing Member of the firm since 1977. Jerry specializes in closely held corporations together with the entrepreneurs that own these businesses. He has over 40 years in all facets of accounting, tax, review and auditing services.

Jerry graduated from the University of Denver and continued his graduate studies at DePaul University and Northwestern University in Chicago. He is a licensed certified public accountant in Illinois and North Carolina and an Illinois licensed real estate managing broker.

Jerry is a multi-engine instrument rated pilot with over 5,000 hours of pilot in command experience. He is an avid golfer and he currently holds the position of Treasurer for the Children’s Brittle Bone Foundation.

Manish Garg

Manish is in-charge of our assurance (Audits, Reviews and Compilations) practice. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Valuation Analyst. He has over twenty years of experience in reviewing financial reporting processes and internal accounting controls, and provides sound judgment to improve financial reporting capabilities in conformity with GAAP and other regulatory standards.

His goal is to help clients in minimizing risks, reducing financial misstatements, and consistently ensuring reliable financial statements through a detailed examination of books, records and supporting documents.

Manish is married and has two daughters. Manish is an avid Hollywood and Bollywood movies fan and likes to read fiction (his favorite author is John Grisham) and he plays Golf in his spare time.

Vickie L. Downes

Vickie has been with the firm for over 20 years. She is a graduate of Loyola University in Chicago in 1981 with a degree in accounting, and is a member of the Illinois CPA Society and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Vickie makes sure that each client receives professional attention in all facets of tax, accounting, review and audit services. She is a long time Curler and Treasurer of the Wilmette Curling Club. She has her private pilot’s license, is an avid golfer, and enjoys spending time with her family.