Steven D. Handler, CPA, CMC, CGMA, has been a partner with the firm since 1997. Prior to merging into MichaelSilver, he founded Steven D. Handler & Associates, a CPA and management consulting firm. With over a decade of hands-on management experience, Steven previously spent time with a Fortune 500 company as an operational consultant and internal auditor, and also served as vice president of a national real estate development organization.
Steven currently serves as the International leader of the Firm’s affiliation with GMNI (a world-wide association of independent accounting firms). In addition to assisting international companies with their U.S. operations, Steven is a member of the Firm’s consulting practice. A Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Steven has broad expertise in mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions; long-range strategic business planning for closely-held businesses, incentive compensation planning, and commercial lease negotiations.
Steven is on the board of directors of GMNI where he currently serves as International Chairman. He is active in the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago as well as Select Chicago. He is a frequent speaker on international topics such as “How to Conduct Business in the United States.”
Steven D. Handler, CPA, CMC, CGMA
How he spends his time here
How he got here
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Iowa
Master of Science in Business Administration, DePaul University
How he approaches his work
“For my international clients, I explain to them ‘I am your U.S. business tour guide to help you navigate the complicated commercial environment of the United States.’ For all my clients: ‘Meeting and exceeding your goals as your trusted advisor is of the utmost importance in the services we provide.’”
HOW HE SPENDS HIS TIME ELSEWHERE
“I enjoy spending time with my wife, traveling and playing golf–sometimes I am able to do all three at the same time. Seeing and celebrating with friends in the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe is a wonderful experience that I always treasure. I am also active on numerous boards including serving as International Chairman of GMNI, Director of the Illinois Trade Association of Greater Chicago, and Treasurer of the mid-west chapter of the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce.”