Apex CPAs & Consultants Admits First Partner, VanDeWoestyne

Apex CPAs & Consultants of St. Charles, Ill., has admitted Lucas VanDeWoestyne, director and COO, as a partner in the firm.

“This is the first time in our 20-year history that we’ve brought in a partner. Lucas has exemplified the leadership skills and business acumen required to serve our clients, grow our culture, and be an owner in the company,” says James Chakires, president and CEO.

VanDeWoestyne attributes his work as director and COO as keys to taking on added responsibility. “Those roles made me more confident about my decision-making and were stepping stones to becoming a partner,” he says. “A couple of years ago, Jim said, ‘Think and act like you are a partner,’ and I’ve challenged myself to do that. I look forward to the full experience of being a business owner.”

VanDeWoestyne specializes in audits, reviews and compilations, as well as a multitude of other services including monthly and quarterly accounting, budgeting and forecasting.