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Since 1993, Jim has been the managing partner and CFO at The Hechtman Group Ltd, where he specializes in the PRISM CFO/Controller Services, advisor-client relationships, and staff development within an entrepreneurial culture.
Karin joined The Hechtman Group in 2002, and has been a partner with the firm since 2012. Karin’s specializes in Individual and Trust taxation and is also the firm’s COO.
Paul Benjamin has been a partner at The Hechtman Group since 2021. Prior, Paul was a partner at Echales, Benjamin & Simkin, L.L.P.
Paul M. Benjamin
Robert Echales has been a partner at The Hechtman Group since 2021. He brings over 40 years expertise in public accounting and the private sector.
Robert K. Echales
Richard a Partner at the Hechtman Group with 25 years expertise in tax planning and preparation for small businesses across real estate, wholesale, retail, and professional services industries.
Brian is a Senior Manager specializing in business and individual tax planning, payroll, and financial management. He holds CPA licenses in Kentucky and Illinois.
As compliance manager, Chris guides internal teams and clients with tax preparation and review. As a trusted advisor, she brings an extensive background in accounting and bookkeeping.
Debbie is an accounting manager specializing in real estate partnerships and small businesses. She excels in tax work, refinancing, sales, 1031 exchanges, and general accounting.
Accounting Mgr./Director of Fun
Kari is a senior tax manager with The Hechtman Group, overseeing client tax responsibilities to ensure adherence to state and federal accounting regulations.
Senior Tax Manager
Sandra is a CPA and Senior Accounting Manager in accounting, tax, and Client Advisory Services with over 20 years in private industry and public accounting for real estate, small and mid-sized businesses as well as high net worth individuals.
Senior C.A.S. Manager
Steve is a tax manager specializing in partnerships, S corporations and individual taxation with a focus on real estate, small businesses, and high net worth individuals.
Tim is a tax manager specializing in business and individual taxation with an emphasis on real estate, the professional service industries, and high-net-worth individuals.
Kamil is a Tax Supervisor who specializes in financial analyses of transactions and tax implications, review and preparing tax returns and other critical documents for his clients.
Marlene is a Tax Supervisor specializing in income tax preparation for individuals, businesses, and trusts. She has been with THG since 2017.
Ari is a Senior Accountant with The Hechtman Group. A Certified Public Accountant, Ari specializes in business accounting and taxes, and personal taxes.
Lisa is a CPA and Senior Accountant with expertise in accounting and taxation for individuals, partnerships, S-Corps, C-Corps, and Trusts.
Esther is a Senior Accountant with expertise in tax compliance, bookkeeping, payroll, and other accounting services. She is a subject matter expert on legislation related to COVID-19 loans and grants.
D.A. is a CPA and Senior Accountant with The Hechtman Group. He joined the team in 2021 and brings with him almost a decade of experience in a myriad of Tax and Audit areas, including individual, corporate, non-profit, trusts and estates.
Dani Gutierrez is a Senior Tax Accountant, assisting in the preparation and review of complex tax returns for the firm’s client. She assists clients in gathering tax documents, comparing year-over-year financial changes, and answering tax questions.
Isaac is a Staff Accountant with The Hechtman Group. A former intern and now full-time employee, Isaac earned his bachelor’s in finance from Lake Forest College.
Connie is a Staff Accountant with expertise in tax preparation and general accounting. A native of Illinois, she has over 15 years’ experience in public accounting.
Anastasiia is a Staff Accountant with The Hechtman Group, where she assists with client tax returns and other aspects of general accounting.
Ashley Lopez is a Staff Accountant with The Hechtman Group, where she specializes in bookkeeping and supporting senior staff accountants in the preparation of client tax returns.
Daniel is a Staff Accountant with The Hechtman Group, where he specializes in tax accounting, and the preparation of workpapers, returns, and bookkeeping.
Aracely is a C.A.S Lead with 18 years of experience in bookkeeping and accounting. She has worked with a diverse range of small businesses across different industries.
Carissa is CAS Lead, working directly with clients to help their businesses report accurate financial statements and records. Her focus is improving client accounting operations and processes as well as internal client processes.
Native Chicagoan Daniela is a Client Advisory Services (CAS) specialist with over 16 years of experience in accounting. Optimize your CAS strategy with a conversation with Daniela and The Hechtman Group.
Meg joined The Hechtman Group Ltd in 2020 as Client Advisory Services (CAS) Specialist providing outsourced accounting services to small businesses.
Karen is a Client Advisory Services (CAS) specialist who provides family practice clients with personalized accounting support based on the client’s individual needs.
Oksana is a CAS Specialist with The Hechtman Group, where she specializes in assisting clients who are utilizing the firm’s accounting, CFO, and Controller outsourcing services.
Cathy is the internal bookkeeper and Client Advisory Services (CAS) specialist with The Hecthman Group. In addition to supporting daily internal activities, she assists clients with questions regarding billing and payments.
Julie is a tax administrator, assisting clients with tax preparation forms and e-filing of tax returns for processing with the IRS. Contact Julie for guidance on e-filing your return.
Senior Administrative Assistant
Katie is an administrative assistant, providing critical support to The Hechtman Group partners, while working with clients during tax season to ensure a flawless execution from start to filing.
Maggie joined The Hechtman Group in 2019 as the executive assistant to managing partner Jim Hechtman and has recently transitioned to Office Manager.
Nicole is an executive assistant at The Hechtman Group. She supports managing partner Jim Hechtman with day-to-day activities, clients calls, and proposals.
As Administrative Assistant, Liam O’Donovan works with the firm’s software and database to ensure new and existing client profiles are current, supports the team with data entry management, IT assistance, as well as mail distribution.