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Baker Tilly Expands Financial Services Specialization in Chicago and the Midwest

Anna Kooi, partner, and Kaelan Ward, director of business development, join the firm’s Chicago office serving the national financial services practice.

CHICAGO (November 6, 2017) – Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is pleased to announce the expansion of its financial services practice in Chicago.

“We are excited to expand the breadth and depth of our financial services expertise with the addition of Anna and Kaelan,” Christine Anderson, managing partner of growth and specialization and firm leader of the financial services practice, said. “Their experience and capabilities will help us meet the expanding needs of clients in the Midwest as well as within our national footprint.”

Anna Kooi, CPA, partner, joins the practice with more than 18 years of experience serving insurance, depository and lending, and asset management organizations through attest and consulting solutions.

Kaelan Ward, director of business development, joins the firm with more than 10 years of experience connecting financial services organizations including asset management, private equity and depository and lending organizations with professional services to facilitate growth and solve complex challenges.

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