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George Persekian Chicago

1 N. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606




George Persekian

Senior Manager, Business Development

George always starts with “why”, and his passion is to build new relationships and inspire people to be their best.

As a proud supporter of Wipfli’s national nonprofit practice, 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 practitioner for many years, and now serves as a consultant and business developer in the Chicago market.

George understands that for organizations 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

Areas of Focus

  • Nonprofits
  • Process improvement
  • Growth and organizational development
  • Financial systems and cloud solutions
  • Best practice policies and procedures
  • Strategic planning
  • Training on specialized topics for nonprofits
  • Audits of all types of nonprofit organizations, grant-funded agencies, municipalities, and local units of government
  • CSBG Organizational Standards
  • 2 CFR Part 200, OMB’s Uniform Guidance


Nonprofits Governments


Northern Illinois University
  • Bachelor of science degree in accountancy

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