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George Persekian Chicago

1 N. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606



Email: gpersekian@wipfli.com

George Persekian

Partner, Business Development

George Persekian is a partner in Wipfli’s nonprofit, government, and education practice who always starts with “why.” His passion is to build new relationships and inspire people to be their best. George is always ready to help clients identify areas they can streamline for improvement to maximize their success. He has been with Wipfli since 2006 and has served as an auditor and consultant for over 10 years. He now focuses on growth and development as an industry leader in the Chicago market. George understands that for an organization to meet their mission, they need talented people, efficient processes, and exceptional technology. A quote from Simon Sinek describes his commitment to his work, “Our passion comes from who we are, not what we sell.”


  • Six Sigma Green Belt
  • AICPA Nonprofit Certificate

Professional memberships and activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) - Member
  • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) - Member
  • Illinois Association of Museums - Board treasurer (2015-2019)
  • Union League Boys & Girls Club of Chicago Associate Board – Member


Assurance services Business consulting services

Areas of Focus

  • Nonprofits, including training on specialized topics for nonprofits
  • Associations
  • Process improvement
  • Organizational development
  • Leadership coaching and development
  • Digital Transformation (CRM, ERP, data and analytics)
  • Cybersecurity
  • Outsourced CFO and IT
  • Best practice policies and procedures
  • Strategic planning
  • Audits of nonprofits, public/private educational organizations, grant-funded agencies, municipalities and associations


Nonprofits Governments


Northern Illinois University
  • Bachelor of science degree in accountancy