Brian S. Krauss
After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Brian started his career with Arthur Andersen & Co. He worked in the audit division and specialized in performing operational reviews for manufacturing companies. Brian has held various executive level financial and operational positions including CFO with a public company. Brian has provided broad-based consulting services such as business process reviews, merger and acquisition integration, and served in transformational interim executive roles. These services included partnering with firms in turnaround situations to help them reorganize, streamline operations, and optimize cash flow.
Brian’s most recent corporate experience was with Accenture, L.L.P. He held an
operational role that concentrated on transferring large accounting and purchasing functions to the Accenture platform. Through his operational work Brian developed proprietary methodologies that focused on reducing the transition cycle while improving service levels.
After a successful career in the corporate world Brian decided to take his career in another direction. Although he is still engaged in consulting the “corporate life” was not providing the same satisfaction and challenges as it had in the past. He utilized his financial background and network to tap into the entrepreneurial community. Focusing on managing his own portfolio led Brian to learning more about alternative investments and financial planning education. His ambition is to continue to be more involved in the financing and management of early stage companies and raise financial literacy awareness through expanding his philanthropic efforts.
Brian is currently affiliated with the following organizations:
- Irish Angels, Investment Committee Member
- Chicago ArchAngels, Member
- University of Chicago – Private Wealth Management Program, Participant
- Join Hands (East St. Louis, IL), Board Member
- AICPA, Member
- Illinois CPA Society, Member
Brian received his B.B.A. in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame where he was a pitcher on the varsity baseball team. He is a CPA and has an M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from DePaul University. Brian grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago where he still resides. Brian enjoys baseball, golf, and driving as fast as the law will allow in his Tesla.