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Rusty Planert Lincolnshire

100 Tri-State International
Lincolnshire, IL 60069



Email: rusty.planert@wipfli.com

Rusty A. Planert, CPA


Rusty Planert is a manager with Wipfli’s financial services group with over nine years of public accounting experience. He is responsible for managing audit and tax services for investment partnerships from engagement to delivery. Rusty is passionate about working with start-up and emerging hedge funds, guiding them through the audit, tax and regulatory requirements faced by the investment partnership industry. Through his experience in the industry, he prides himself on being the resource clients can trust to handle their fund’s audit and tax needs.


  • Certified Public Accountant

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) - Member
  • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) - Member

Areas of Focus

  • Audit and attestation
  • Hedge fund partnership audits
  • Hedge fund tax
  • Registered investment advisors


Northern Illinois University
  • Bachelor of science degree in accountancy
  • Master of accountancy degree in financial reporting