SOURCE: Sikich LLP

May 12, 2008 10:11 ET

Sikich Hires Christopher Geier as New Partner-in-Charge of Investment Banking Division

AURORA, IL--(Marketwire - May 12, 2008) - Sikich LLP, a multi-discipline professional services firm, announces that Christopher L. Geier has joined the Investment Banking Division as Partner-in-Charge. Geier is a transactions professional whose extensive experience providing merger and acquisition services includes buy-side and sell-side advisory, financial and commercial due diligence, valuations, and financial analysis.

Geier is replacing retiring Sikich partner Allen Gray, who led the Investment Banking Division for six years.

James A. Sikich, CEO of Sikich LLP, said, "We are very fortunate to have Chris Geier join our firm as the new partner-in-charge of our Investment Banking Division. Chris brings to our mergers and acquisitions practice a strong and successful background in transaction-related services and practice management. Chris founded and directed his own management consulting firm, was a principal in another, and has international management experience, all of which will help us better serve our clients."

Geier was principal or advisor on more than 30 transactions valued at over $750 million. His experience also includes equity and debt financing, integration services and managing turnaround situations in distressed environments. He serves on the board of directors of three private firms and one non-profit. Geier holds a Master of Business Administration from the University Of Chicago Graduate School Of Business. He resides in Lake Barrington, IL.

Background

Sikich LLP is a multi-discipline professional services firm providing public accounting and tax services, operations and management consulting, investment banking, information technology products and services, entrepreneurial services, human resources services, marketing services, retirement plan services, and asset management. With more than 250 employees and five offices in Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri, Sikich serves small to mid-sized businesses and their owners, and governmental and not-for-profit organizations throughout the Midwest. Visit www.sikich.com to learn more.

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