Sikich LLP

January 08, 2010 08:30 ET

Sikich Merges With Two Chicago IT Service Firms

AURORA, IL--(Marketwire - January 8, 2010) - Jim Sikich, CEO of Sikich LLP, announces that Sikich has entered into a merger agreement with Hal Weinberger Consulting (HWC) and MAS Consulting, two Chicago-based providers of business software and IT infrastructure services. The merger is effective January 1. Under the terms of the merger, the combined companies will operate under the Sikich LLP name. Current owners of MAS Consulting, Michael Suglich and Dennis Suglich will be joining Sikich as partners in the Sikich Chicago office as will HWC owner Hal Weinberger. All HWC and MAS Consulting employees will be joining the Sikich team.

The merger of Sikich, HWC and MAS Consulting bring together complementary IT services with an emphasis on the implementation and support of Microsoft Dynamics Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) business applications, IT infrastructure services and telecom solutions.

HWC and MAS Consulting are in the process of contacting clients to inform them of the change and answer any questions they may have about the transition or about Sikich. "I am excited both personally and professionally for the opportunities this merger will offer," said Jeff Rudolph, Partner-in-Charge of Technology, Sikich. "We are very excited about the opportunities this acquisition will open for us in Chicago and Northern Illinois. Growth in this area is a strategic objective of ours and this helps us towards that goal. "I also feel strongly that the clients of all three firms will be better served with the increase in the available resources and services such as expanding our Microsoft Dynamics SL practice and the introduction of telephony services."

"We are all very excited about our merger with Sikich and the expanded resources, services and solutions that we can offer to our customers. Our merger will allow us to collaborate on best practices and service areas, providing a win-win for both our customers and our businesses. The combination of our similar backgrounds, cultures, and expertise, make this merger a natural fit for our clients, our partners, and our employees," said Mike Suglich, President, MAS Consulting.

"Since 1987, HWC has delivered quality services to our Microsoft Dynamics GP clients. Our merger with Sikich allows us to continue serving our clients and expands our offerings. We are looking forward to the new opportunities we can offer our clients and employees," said Hal Weinberger, President, HWC.

About Sikich LLP

Sikich LLP is a public accounting and consulting firm providing public accounting and tax services, operations and management consulting, entrepreneurial services, information technology products and services, investment banking, human resource services, marketing and design services, retirement plan services, and wealth management. With more than 350 employees and ten offices located in Aurora, Buffalo Grove, Chicago, Decatur, Naperville, Rockford, Springfield, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; St. Louis, Missouri; and New York, New York, Sikich serves individuals and small and middle market companies, as well as governmental and not-for-profit organizations. Visit to learn more.

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Securities in the United States are offered through Sikich Corporate Finance LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sikich LLP.

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