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Douglas Berry - CPA, CGMA - Principal

Douglas Berry

Douglas is a Principal at SVA Certified Public Accountants. He works for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations operating in and around the broad real estate industry. Douglas serves as the Designated Audit Quality Partner for SVA’s membership in the Governmental Audit Quality Center of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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The following is a partial list of the topics Douglas covers:

  • Accounting, Tax and Governance For Nonprofits
  • Risk Management and Fraud Prevention Through Internal Controls
    • The role of internal controls in protecting your company’s assets
    • Exploring the tools to reduce risk of fraud
    • Protecting your company from data loss and theft

Douglas has spoken to audiences at:

  • A Home For Everyone Conference
  • Connect Information Technology Conference
  • National Business Institute (NBI)
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
  • SVA educational seminars and webinars

Andrew DeMarco - Principal

Andrew DeMarco

Andrew is a Principal with SVA Consulting, LLC, a member of the SVA family of companies. With over 20 years of business and consulting experience, Andrew has a well-honed ability to help leaders and their teams make sense of complex problems, identify solutions and drive meaningful change.

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The following is a partial list of the topics Andrew covers:

  • Strategy and Planning People Actually Buy Into
    • Traditional planning methods don't produce the expected results
    • There's a reason for the planning to performance gap and its people
    • The why and the solutions you can use to get results
  • The Inside Scoop on Working with your Business Consultant
    • As with lawyers, consultants can have a negative reputation
    • Working effectively with your business consultant is a shared responsibility
    • Understand how consulting works and the methods you can use to actively manage your relationships with your service providers
  • Think Like Your Customer to Grow Your Business
    • Think about your business from the customer's perspective
    • Methods and techniques for evaluating your business from a customer's perspective
    • How to make customers choose your product or service over your competitors

Andrew has spoken to audiences at:

  • FutureLink Chicago
  • Wisconsin Technology Council
  • SVA educational events

Holly Eisenhauer - CPA - Principal

Holly Eisenhauer

Holly is a Principal with SVA Certified Public Accountants and specializes in individual taxation with a focus on proactive tax planning and developing strategies to minimize current and future tax liabilities.

Learn More About Holly

The following is a partial list of the topics Holly covers:

  • Understanding Your Personal Income Tax
    • What tax planning opportunities are available
    • Breaking down the tax law affect for you
    • Why tax planning is important before year end

Holly has spoken to audiences at:

  • SVA educational events

Chris Fearn - CPA - Principal

Chris Fearn

Chris is a Principal with SVA Certified Public Accountants with expertise in the real estate and nonprofit industries. In his role, he manages and performs audits for owners of affordable multifamily housing projects receiving Section 42 Low-Income Housing Tax Credits.

Learn More About Chris

The following is a partial list of the topics Chris covers:

  • The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program
    • How to apply for tax credits
    • Tax compliance within the Program
    • Exit strategies from the Program
  • Real Estate Financing Options
    • TIF fuding
    • HOME and AHP loan funding
    • HUD-Insured Loan Programs

Chris has spoken to audiences at:

  • SVA educational events

Daniel Glomski - CPA, ABV, CVA, MST - Principal

Daniel Glomski

Dan is a Principal with SVA Certified Public Accountants and helps clients understand financial information to improve their company’s profitability and protect their interests.  He does this by taking the time to understand the client, external influences, and personal objectives of the owners. He works closely and proactively with the clients, emphasizing customer service and being available for his clients. This approach results in supporting clients with timely information and strategies to move them and their businesses forward to help them reach continued success.

Learn More About Dan

The following is a partial list of the topics Dan covers:

  • Business Valuations: Information for Your Business Strategies
    • Valuation approaches
    • Value drivers
    • Selecting the value drivers to focus on to work with your business strategies
  • Changing Landscape of Sales tax – Supreme Court Wayfair
    • Supreme Court Wayfair Decision
    • How this will change how businesses handled sales tax
    • What changes all business should be making as a result of Wayfair

Dan has spoken to audiences at:

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries (MBBI)
  • Milwaukee Business Journal
  • SVA educational seminars and webinars

Nicole Gralapp - CPA, CExP™ - Principal

Nicole Gralapp

Nicole is a Principal at SVA Certified Public Accountants and leads the Hospitality group, with expertise in the restaurant and hospitality industries. Nicole performs a variety of tax, assurance, and business consulting functions.

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The following is a partial list of the topics Nicole covers:

  • Succession Planning: The Recipe For a Successful Transition
    • Benefits/drawbacks of each exit planning path
    • Realistic tax reduction for the transaction
    • Minimizing risk before, during and after the transaction
  • Understanding the Value of Personal Financial Statements
    • What is a personal financial statement
    • Effective use of the statement to benchmark your goals
  • Preparing Your Business and Family for a Successful Transition
    • Realities of family business transfers
    • A business transition that is fair to all children
    • Planning for financial security and independence in retirement

Nicole has spoken to audiences at:

  • MERGE 
  • National Association of The Remodeling Industry (NARI)
  • SVA educational seminars and webinar
  • Business Enterprise Institute, Inc. (BEI)
  • UW Family Business Center

Jenny Herritz - Principal

Jenny Herritz

Jenny is a Principal with SVA Consulting, LLC, a member of the SVA family of companies. In her role as a business and technology advisor, Jenny specializes in helping companies achieve their goals by effectively leveraging their business systems and information.  Her background in leading both business systems and business intelligence implementations gives her a unique perspective and ability to leverage the strengths of both, helping companies gain a competitive advantage from their investments.

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The following is a partial list of the topics Jenny covers:

  • Using Data to Drive Strategic Business Results
    • Information is the new currency of business
    • Information can be monetized and produce measurable results
    • How to make your information work for your business
  • Data/Information Management Strategy
    • Building an effective strategy for managing data vs. data managing you
    • How data can be used as your greatest asset and a competitive advantage
    • Ensuring your data doesn't become a liability
  • Using Facts to Communicate With Confidence
    • Effective ways to communicate and be heard
    • Use data and other techniques to make your point
    • Practical and actionable tips for more effective communication, leading to the results you are after

Jenny has spoken to audiences at:

  • Harvard Business School – Program for Leadership Development
  • Women's Entrepreneurship Day (WED) Wisconsin
  • Women in Construction
  • Connect 2004 - 2007
  • North Central Group GM Summit
  • Microsoft Business Intelligence Professionals - Wisconsin Seminar
  • SVA educational seminars and webinars
  • SQL Saturday 

Ryan High - EA - Senior Manager

Ryan High

Ryan is a Senior Manager with SVA Certified Public Accountants and focuses on the dental, veterinary, and healthcare industries. He provides a variety of accounting, tax, and consulting services for his individual and business clients. These services include profitability analyses, business and individual tax planning as well as tax return preparation.

Learn More About Ryan

The following is a partial list of the topics Ryan Covers:

  • Improving Profitability in Your Dental Practice
    • Understanding your bottom-line potential
    • How to “right size” overhead
    • Identify when to add an associate
    • Strategies to maximize hygiene profitability
  • Dental Practice Growth Strategies
    • Learn the importance of measuring hygiene and doctor productivity
    • Don’t underestimate the power of referrals
    • Make sure your fee schedules are at market rates

Kirsten Houghton - CPA, MBA - Principal

Kirsten Houghton

Kirsten is a Principal at SVA Certified Public Accountants and focuses her expertise on the nonprofit and real estate industries. In addition to providing audit, accounting, and tax services specific to the real estate and nonprofit industries, Kirsten also provides review, compilation, and management advisory services.

Learn More About Kirsten

The following is a partial list of the topics Kirsten covers:

  • Assurance Services Required Under OMB Uniform Guidance
    • Understanding the requirements
    • Clarifying cost allocations for grants and contracts
    • Complying with the guidance
  • Red Flags in Board Governance
    • What powers a successful board?
    • Legal responsibilities of board members
    • How to identify governance issues and strategize solutions

Kirsten has spoken to audiences at:

  • SVA Nonprofit Business Briefings
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals Chapter Meetings
  • WICPA Not-for-Profit Conference
  • United Way of Dane County
  • Numbers 4 Nonprofits

Adam Kleinmaus - CPA - Principal

Adam Kleinmaus

Adam is a Principal with SVA Certified Public Accountants in our Colorado Springs, CO location, with expertise in the real estate and nonprofit industries. In his role, Adam consults with real estate developers and property managers on proposed developments, developments in the construction phase, and property management issues. He advises on income tax, deal structuring, and operational issues. Adam’s experience also includes working with entities receiving Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and Certified Historic Structure (CHS) Tax Credits.

Learn More About Adam

The following is a partial list of the topics Adam covers:

  • What You Should Know About Affordable Housing and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits
    • Low-Income Housing Tax Credit allocation process and compliance
    • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) insured loan programs
  • Making Sure You Are Prepared for Changes in Accounting Standards
    • Presentation of financial statements of not-for-profit entities
    • Revenue recognition
    • Lease accounting

Adam has spoken to audiences at:

  • SVA educational seminars

Richard Kollauf - JD, CPA, CFP®, AEP® - Principal

Richard Kollauf

Richard is a Principal at SVA Certified Public Accountants and has more than 35 years of experience working in financial, accounting, and legal operations.

Richard’s expertise in the multi-faceted financial environment includes business succession planning, tax, investments, finance, mergers and acquisitions, estate planning, and trust administration. He also has experience in estate planning and distribution for complex operational and investment multi-state businesses. Richard provides income tax consulting services to closely-held and family-owned businesses, as well as high net worth individuals.

Richard is an attorney, CPA, Certified Financial Planner®, and Accredited Estate Planner®.

Learn More About Richard

The following is a partial list of the topics Rick covers:

  • Succession Planning
    • Determining your goals and objectives
    • Understanding the value of your business
    • Developing a continuity/transition plan
    • Preserving personal and family wealth
    • Family governance and the after (business) life
  • Estate Planning
    • The importance for anyone and getting started – the basics
    • Leaving a legacy for heirs and/or philanthropy
    • Sophisticated gift and estate planning techniques to minimize income and wealth

Rick has spoken to audiences at:

  • Local and national market radio
  • National Associations
  • Milwaukee Business Journal
  • Milwaukee Estate Planning Forum and the Mid-Winter Estate Planning Clinic
  • Wealth management company webinars
  • Banking company webinars
  • SVA educational seminars and webinars

Bonnie Lilley - CPA, CGMA®, MBA - Principal

Bonnie Lilley

Bonnie is a Principal at SVA Certified Public Accountants and leads our Assurance group. with focused experience performing and managing audits, reviews, and compilations. She works with clients on understanding their business, the challenges they are facing, and helping them with a proactive strategic approach to growing their business. She brings a solid base of knowledge specific to closely-held businesses, allowing her to assist clients not only with their accounting and financial needs, but also with basic management, process improvement, governance, and tax matters.

Learn More About Bonnie

The following is a partial list of the topics Bonnie covers:

  • How Your Organization Can Benefit from an SOC Audit
    • Types of SOC Audits
    • Business Benefits for Third-Party Service Providers
    • Reduce Audits By Providing Your SOC Report
  • Risk Management and Fraud Prevention Through Internal Controls
    • The role of internal controls in protecting your company’s assets
    • Exploring the tools to reduce risk of fraud
    • Protecting your company from data loss and theft

Nancy Mehlberg - CVB, EA - Principal

Nancy Mehlberg

Nancy is a Principal with SVA Certified Public Accountants and leads our Management Advisory Service group, and helps clients improve their company profitability and protects their interests by clearly understanding their future goals. She works closely and proactively with clients with an emphasis on business and income tax planning and financial reporting.

Learn More About Nancy

The following is a partial list of the topics Nancy covers:

  • Succession Planning: The Recipe For a Successful Transition
    • Benefits and drawbacks of each exit planning path
    • Realistic tax reduction for the transaction
    • Minimizing risk before, during and after the transaction
  • Making the Most of Your Financial Reporting
    • Choosing the right financial reporting software
    • Customized reporting to fit your needs
    • Using reports to drive business profitability strategies
  • Building Company Value With the Value Builder System
    • Defining the eight key drivers to build value
    • Discovering your company’s hidden assets
    • Gain insights on your company’s silent killers

Nancy has spoken to audiences at:

  • BizStarts Milwaukee
  • Biz Times Family And Closely Held Business Summit
  • Action Coach educational events
  • SVA educational seminars and webinars
  • Midwest Business Brokers Intermediaries (MBBI)

Jake Peters - CPA, MST - Principal

Jake Peters

Jake is a Principal at SVA Certified Public Accountants and uses his experience to provide clients with guidance and consulting in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, federal and state income tax planning, debt forgiveness, Roth IRA conversions, energy-efficiency tax incentives, research and development tax credits, and seller-side representation in business transactions. He is experienced in working with businesses in the professional services, manufacturing & distribution, construction, retail and real estate industries provide the ability to consult with clients in a variety of areas.

Learn More About Jake

The following is a partial list of the topics Jake covers:

  • Tax Planning for Professional Services Firms
    • Entity structure (S-Corp vs C-Corp)
    • Tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions
    • Multi-State tax planning
    • Impact of tax reform on your business
  • Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives
    • Utilizing available tax incentives
    • Analyzing energy efficiency costs vs returns
  • Is Your Company Ready For the Future?
    • Creating an innovative environment
    • Mentoring your leadership for future success

Jake has spoken to audiences at:

  • Wisconsin Green Building Alliance
  • Roth IRA Conversion Webinars
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • SE2 Conference
  • Various Bank and Financial Institutions
  • SVA educational seminars and webinars

Matt Vanderloo - CPA - CEO & Principal

Matt Vanderloo
Matt is the CEO of SVA, A Professional Services Company and a Principal with SVA Certified Public Accountants. He focuses on the healthcare, dental, and veterinary industries assisting individual and business clients by providing tax preparation, planning and consulting, and financial statement preparation services.
 
 

The following is a partial list of the topics Matt covers:

  • Practice Transitions & Mergers: Lessons Learned
    • Pre-transaction planning
    • Common deal breakers
    • Key elements of a merger agreement
  • Understanding Dental Membership Plans
    • How dental membership plans can drive growth
    • Benefits to your practice and your patients
    • Establishing a plan
  • Dental Practice Profitability
    • Top ways to drive growth
    • Maximize hygiene profit
    • Identify when to add an associate
    • Reach bottom-line potential

Matt has spoken to audiences at:

  • Brown Door Kewanee Dental Society (Green Bay, WI)
  • 2014 Wisconsin Dental Society InSession (Milwaukee, WI)
  • University of Wisconsin – (Eau Claire, WI)
  • Hospitals and physician groups in Wisconsin
  • Law firms in Wisconsin
  • SVA educational seminars and webinars

Laura Zach - CPA - Principal

Laura Zach

Laura is a Principal with SVA Certified Public Accountants and focuses on the dentalhealthcare, and veterinary industries.  Laura provides a variety of accounting, tax, and consulting services for her clients. Her passion is to help others achieve their goals and be successful. Using her business expertise, Laura advises her clients through all stages of business including exploration, start-upgrowth, and beyond.

Learn More About Laura

The following is a partial list of the topics Laura covers:

  • Key Considerations in Transitioning your Dental/Veterinary Practice
  • Strategies for Growing your Dental Practice
    • Learn the importance of measuring hygiene and doctor productivity
    • Don’t underestimate the power of referrals
    • Make sure your fee schedules are at market rates
  • Dental Membership Plans 101
    • Understand how Dental Membership Plans work
    • Discover how they benefit your practice
    • Gain insights on the benefits for your patients
    • Learn how Dental Membership Plan pricing is established

Laura has spoken to audiences at:

  • SVA educational seminars and webinars

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