SS&G Begins New Chapter in Chicago With Merger

Cleveland-based SS&G Financial Services, Inc. (FY09 net revenue of $59.4 million) merged in Chicago-based Ahlbeck & Company, two partners, and 22 staff.

SS&G’s new presence in Chicago will help expand the firm’s base of Illinois clients. “This merger is important to our strategic plan,” says Gary Shamis, MP of SS&G. “We see potential for future growth in many of our areas of specialization including restaurants, health care, contractors, manufacturers, and nonprofit organizations.”

The firm also operates office locations in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, and Erlanger, Ky.

Shamis will continue in his current role as MP of SS&G. A&Co. principals, Thomas Ahlbeck and Dirk Ahlbeck assume the roles of co-MPs of SS&G Chicago.


“The decision to merge with SS&G was based largely on our commitment to our clients’ needs,” says Tom Ahlbeck. “We are thrilled to be joining forces with this well respected firm. The relationship provides us the opportunity to offer clients more value in the way of additional services and extended resources.”