Chief Operating Officer
Bernie joined Topel Forman in January 2019 as its first Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining the firm, Bernie was the Firm Administrator for four years at ORBA, a Chicago CPA firm, and was also Firm Administrator & Chief Operating Officer for nine and a half years at CDH, P.C., an accounting and consulting firm with offices in Itasca, IL and Chicago.
For the past 25 years, he has worked with professional services organizations in the Chicago area to help them plan and budget for the future, report on key performance metrics, make process improvements, hire and retain employees, improve performance management processes, perform controllership and accounting functions, establish policies and procedures, implement new technologies and manage their facilities and office administration.
Bernie enjoys working closely with ownership as a key resource to implement an organization’s most important initiatives.
Bernie lives in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife and two teenage children. He enjoys live music and traveling, and has recently visited Thailand, Iceland and Italy for the first time.