Sikich Expands Technology Specialties with Most Recent Merger

NAPERVILLE, Ill. February 4, 2013 — Sikich LLP, a leading accounting, advisory, investment banking, technology and managed services firm, has merged with S2 Consulting, Inc., a technology advisory firm based in Plainfield, Ill. With this merger, effective January 31, Sikich will enhance its current technology offerings to clients to include specialized experience in customizing technology solutions with a focus on electronic data interchange (EDI).

“Since S2 is adept in various technology services—from software development to network infrastructure—bringing their team on board marks a significant step forward for our entire technology practice,” said Jeff Rudolph, partner-in-charge of technology at Sikich. “Uniting their expertise with our seasoned professionals will open many doors for our clients. In particular, S2’s deep EDI experience is an area in which our clients will find extremely beneficial for their bottom lines.”

Specifically, this merger will grant Sikich’s clients access to a broader range of technology solutions that will help improve organizational operations, including those focused on logistics, inventory control, barcode scanning, UPS system integration, e-commerce and EDI interfaces.

S2 brings with it more than 50 years of combined experience on both the enterprise resource planning and IT infrastructure sides. Owners Mel Heckman and Ryan Clark will join Sikich, both of whom specialize in operational and technical advisory services. Heckman has worked with all the major EDI mass retailers, including Sears, Walmart, Target and more. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in operations management from Northern Illinois University. Clark earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Western Illinois University.

“We have been doing business with Sikich for the last few years and have always been impressed with their capabilities and expertise in the technology arena—especially the fact that they manage their own data center,” said Heckman. “Our clients will be well-served by the entire Sikich team, including our own expert technicians, and we will have the resources to offer our clients new talents and services—outside of technology—that will improve their businesses.”

The professionals from S2 are now located at Sikich’s corporate headquarters in Naperville. Heckman and Clark are in the process of contacting clients to inform them of the recent change and address any questions they may have about the transition or Sikich. For more information, visit the Sikich website.

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Rebecca Miller
Marketing Communications Specialist
630.566.8482
rmiller@sikich.com

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Sikich LLP, a leading accounting, advisory, investment banking, technology and managed services firm, has more than 400 employees throughout the country. Founded in 1982, Sikich now ranks as one of the country’s Top 50 Certified Public Accounting firms and is among the top 1% of all enterprise resource planning solution partners in the world. From corporations and non-profits to state and local governments, Sikich clients can use a broad spectrum of services and products that help them reach long-term, strategic goals. Visit www.sikich.com to discover how you can elevate performance in your organization.

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Sikich LLP is a nationally-ranked top 50 accounting and advisory firm providing accounting services, operations and management consulting, IT services and business software and managed services. With more than 375 employees and offices in Naperville, Chicago, Decatur, Rockford, and Springfield, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; St. Louis, Missouri; and Denver, Colorado, Sikich serves middle market companies, governmental entities and not-for-profit organizations. Visit www.sikich.com to learn more.

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