DSWD Leadership

John Sciaccotta, CPA

The managing partner and founding member of DeMarco Sciaccotta Wilkens & Dunleavy. He was formally a partner with a large regional CPA firm. John has been in the public accounting industry since beginning his career in 1987.

He focuses on consulting with privately held businesses and specializes in various industries including manufacturing and distribution and financial and professional services.

John graduated from DePaul University as a Strobel Scholar and is an active member of the AICPA and Illinois CPA Society.

Contact John:
js@dscpagroup.com
708.629.7984

Joseph DeMarco, CPA

A partner and founding member of DeMarco Sciaccotta Wilkens & Dunleavy. He was formally associated with a large CPA firm. Joe has been in the public accounting industry since beginning his career in 1995.

His areas of concentration include the financial and professional services as well as the manufacturing and distribution industries.

He specializes in broker-dealers, investment companies and registered investment advisors. He graduated from University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and is an active member of the AICPA and Illinois CPA Society.

Contact Joe:
jd@dscpagroup.com
708.629.7985

Rick Wilkens, CPA, CVA

A partner of DeMarco Sciaccotta Wilkens & Dunleavy. Rick was the CFO of a family owned $400 million importer / distributor. Prior to being a CFO, Rick was a partner in a large regional accounting firm.

He focuses on privately held businesses and specializes in various industries including distribution and professional services.

Rick specializes in broker-dealer, investment companies and registered investment advisors. He is also a specialist in casino internal control compliance and certified in business valuations.

Rick graduated from DePaul University as a Strobel Scholar and is an active member of the AICPA, Illinois CPA Society and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.

Contact Rick:
rw@dscpagroup.com
708.629.7986

Robert Dunleavy, CPA

A partner of DeMarco Sciaccotta Wilkens & Dunleavy. He was formerly a partner with Dunleavy & Company, P.C for over twenty years.

Rob has spent his career specializing in the securities industry specifically focusing on accounting practices and regulatory reporting requirement of broker-dealers.

Rob graduated from Arizona State University and is an active member of the AICPA and Illinois CPA Society.

Contact Robert:
rdunleavy@dscpagroup.com
708.489.1558

Gregory J. Pierce, CPA

Greg is committed to providing a high level of professional service, bringing to his clients over thirty years of accounting and business experience. He combines his taxation expertise with additional specialized professional level coursework and training in business valuation.

Greg specializes in family businesses and small business taxation and succession. Included in his areas of concentration are estate and gift tax planning, individual taxes and business structure.

Greg has substantial work experience with non-profit organizations, manufacturers, the trucking industry, wholesalers, and professional service corporations.

He has performed Peer Reviews of other accounting firms for over 15 years, currently serves on one of the ILCPA Society Peer Review Acceptance Body Committees and served as Chairman of The ILCPA Society’s Peer Review Executive Committee.

During 2011 Greg was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Illinois CPA Society for his volunteer service to the Society.

Contact Greg:
gpierce@dscpagroup.com
708.631.0189

Jeffery Dertz, CPA

Jeff is a Director at DeMarco Sciaccotta Wilkens & Dunleavy. He was formerly a partner with a large regional CPA firm. Jeff brings nearly 25 years of experience to lead our Insurance Industry Group.

He has and continues to serve on local as well as national board positions within the insurance industry. He has presented and written articles on insurance industry topics on a local, national and international level.

Topics have ranged from internal controls, fraud, reinsurance, loss reserves and taxes to name a few. Jeff has also been responsible for developing and organizing various Insurance Conferences throughout his career after the Illinois CPA Society decided to drop the conference from its list of programs.

In addition to his duties as Insurance Industry Group leader he will also be working with the managing partner in our quality control department and working closely with peer reviewers and PCAOB inspectors.

Contact Jeff:
jdertz@dscpagroup.com
708.631.0192

David Leonhardt, CPA

David is a Senior Manager with DeMarco Sciaccotta Wilkens & Dunleavy. He has nearly 30 years of public accounting experience and was formally associated with a national CPA firm.

David heads our tax practice serving clients in the broker-dealer, construction, manufacturing, insurance, investment company and not for profit industries.

David is also a member of the Illinois CPA Society’s Taxation – Practices and Procedures Committee.

Contact David:
dleonhardt@dscpagroup.com
708.631.0186

Kevin Modrich, CPA

Kevin is a Senior Manager with DeMarco Sciaccotta Wilkens & Dunleavy. He has over fifteen years of public accounting experience and was formally associated with a national CPA firm.

His areas of concentration include manufacturing and distribution and financial and professional services industries.

He also specializes in broker-dealers, investment companies and employee benefit plans.

He graduated from Saint Xavier University and is an active member of the AICPA and Illinois CPA Society.

Contact Kevin:
kmodrich@dscpagroup.com
708.629.7088