Naperville, Ill.-based IPA 100 firm Sikich LLP (FY20 net revenue of $184.2 million) has admitted Melanie Barnes as an audit partner in the assurance practice.
Barnes comes to Sikich from Navistar Inc., where she served initially as a senior manager of technical accounting and was named director in 2020. Before that, she spent more than a decade at Grant Thornton, working in various roles supporting a diverse mix of companies – from private equity-owned organizations to family-run businesses.
“Melanie is an excellent fit for Sikich because she understands the needs of privately held and private equity-owned businesses,” says Antony Nettleton, PIC of the firm’s assurance team and Northern Illinois offices. “She has always gone the extra mile to exceed expectations and add value to help companies meet their business goals.”