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Sikich can trace its roots back to 1927, with the formation of a small CPA firm in Champaign, Illinois. Steady growth of this practice brought about the addition of two branch offices, one in Springfield and one in Aurora. In 1982, when the Champaign office merged with a national CPA firm, the remaining two offices adopted Sikich Gardner & Co as their corporate name. Over the next decade, Sikich Gardner experienced substantial growth, and became a leading provider of accounting services, which were primarily audit, tax, and management consulting.

In 1996, Sikich Gardner leveraged its business consulting expertise to transform itself and adapt to changing times. It achieved this by aggressively recruiting talented individuals with non-traditional skill sets for CPA firms, and also by seeking out successful companies with proven track records in specific service areas as merger candidates. Over the next few years, several mergers broadened the Firm's ability to provide comprehensive financial , operational and management solutions for its clients. Today's Sikich provides accounting and consulting, asset management, entrepreneurial, information technology, human resource consulting and marketing.

Like most successful enterprises, Sikich continues to evolve. In order to maintain its ability to provide innovative solutions for its clients, Sikich constantly seeks out additional talent and expertise to complement and strengthen its current mix of services

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Andy Lascody, Certified Public Accountants & Advisors Division in Springfield, IL and Ryan Overtoom, Technology Division in Indianapolis, IN

Aurora, IL January 23, 2007: Sikich LLP, a professional services firm, announces Andy Lascody, CPA, and Ryan Overtoom have been admitted as partners. Lascody is located in Sikich’s Springfield, IL office and Overtoom will continue to direct the firm’s Indianapolis, IN office.

Lascody has more than fifteen years of accounting and tax experience. He has been with the firm for ten years and was a manager in the Springfield office for six years. He serves as a tax specialist serving individuals and small businesses. Lascody is involved in business start-ups, tax return preparation and compliance, IRS representation, and tax planning and research. He also has significant experience performing assurance and advisory services for not-for-profit and government clients. In addition, Lascody teaches continuing education classes internally to the staff and externally to clients and professional organizations. He resides in Springfield, IL.

Overtoom has more than nine years of experience with Sikich’s Technology Division, formerly ICS, and has been in charge of the Indianapolis office since its inception in 2005. He managed the Technology Division in Springfield and will now be responsible for dealing directly with the client’s infrastructure needs including strategic planning, disaster recovery, and system reliability in Indianapolis, St. Louis, and Springfield. Leading the Indianapolis team of networking engineers, Overtoom performs day to day networking needs and introduces and implements technology solutions that solve business issues. He is a Certified Microsoft Systems Engineer (MCSE) and has certification in Citrix, Cisco and SonicWall. Overtoom resides in Indianapolis, IN.


Sikich provides professional services, technical resources, and on-going support to business and public sector clients throughout the Midwest. We develop and assist in implementing strategic, operational, financial, and management solutions to the most complex questions and problems posed in today's global economy. Whether you need integrated support or a single service, we have the expertise, the experience and the people ready to provide you the resources and the results you need to succeed.

Sikich services include:

  • Accounting & Consulting
  • Technology
  • Tax Services
  • Marketing Consulting & Services
  • Accounting Software Consulting
  • Mergers and Acquisitions: Buy-Side / Sell Side
  • Human Resource Consulting
  • Customized Retirement Solutions
  • Entrepreneurial Services
  • Wealth Management