The PBG Approach

Whether your business is well-established, just being launched, or somewhere in between—we will help you find the right long-term solution. We believe each stage of development is an opportunity to work with you in overcoming obstacles, improving day-to-day operations, and making major business decisions with unwavering confidence. By offering a strategic mix of services with your company’s growth in mind, we are positioned to fulfill your needs today, tomorrow, and beyond.

Tied to community

PBG has strong ties to the community and client relationships that go back decades. As we continue to invest in our experienced staff of advisors, we meet the demands of doing business in the 21st century with the utmost care and compassion.

CPA Certified

Our CPAs are members of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Illinois CPA Society. We are proud that our firm has successfully completed the AICPA Quality Review Program administered by the Illinois CPA Society.

 

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Our Team

Teamwork is at the core of everything we do, and through collaboration and full participation, we are able to meet your goals and serve you better.

 

We believe that our employees are the heart of our company. Through resources and incentives, we are committed to helping our personnel grow personally and professionally.

Leadership

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Howard Gamer CPA, CGMA
Managing Partner
847-770-6556
Image of Christopher Portera
Christopher Portera CPA, CGMA
Senior Partner in Charge of Operations
312-724-6753
Image of Bryan Engel
Bryan Engel CPA, MS
Consulting Principal
312-724-6752
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David Horwitz CPA, CVA, MST
Tax Partner
847-770-6582
Image of Stanley Feather
Stanley Feather EA
Principal
847-770-6560
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Steve Silberman CPA
Partner
847-770-6562

CPAs

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Steven Omori CPA
Principal
847-770-6564
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Amanda Paton CPA
Principal
847-770-6570
Image of Martin Singer
Martin Singer CPA, ABV
Tax Principal
847-770-6566
Image of Stephen Zwiebel
Stephen Zwiebel CPA
Principal
847-770-6565
Image of Sylvia An
Sylvia An CPA
Tax Professional
(847) 770-6567
Image of John Balzanto
John Balzanto CPA
Audit Manager
847-770-6563
Image of Mary Berndt
Mary Berndt CPA
Audit Manager
847-770-6573
Image of Casey Epton
Casey Epton CPA
Consulting Professional
312-721-6754
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Kenneth Hafft CPA
QB Advanced Certified ProAdvisor
847-770-6557
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Harold Katz CPA
Audit Manager
847-770-6579
Image of Vicki Malina
Vicki Malina CPA, JD
Tax Professional - State and Local Taxes
847-770-6578
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Matthew Miedona CPA
Accounting Manager
312-724-6755
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Andrew Munger
Accounting Manager
847-770-6559
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James Neumann CPA
Audit Manager
847-770-6571
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Michael Raisanen CPA
Accounting Manager
847-770-6575
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Marilyn Sawicki CPA, MBA
Audit Manager
847-770-6580
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Michelle Siegel CPA
Tax Professional
847-770-6592
Image of Julie Urow
Julie Urow CPA
Audit Manager
847-770-6588

Administrative

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Lana Copeland
Administrative Professional
847-291-1400 x310
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Shari Gamer
Office Administrator
847-770-6581
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Denise Kiss
Administrative Professional
847-770-6590
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Sofiya Levina
Administrative Professional
847-291-1400 x328
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Elmy Ramos
Administrative Professional
847-770-6569

Our Story

In 1983, when gasoline averaged $1.16 per gallon, average monthly rent was $320, and the top tax bracket was 50%, the accounting firm of Pestine, Brinati, Gamer, Ltd. was founded.

Since then, the firm has expanded significantly, having created two affiliated entities to offer payroll processing and investment advisory services to its clients. In 2005, to express the company’s vision, the firm was rebranded PBG Financial Services Ltd.

The firm now has 36 employees with offices in downtown Chicago and Northbrook, Illinois. PBG takes great pride in the longevity of its client and staff relationships, which in some cases extend beyond twenty years.

Founded
1983
Founders
Howard Gamer, 1983-Present
Harvey Pestine, 1983-2004
Tom Brinati, 1983-1998