Dean R. Holland – President, CPA

Holland & Company President Dean R. Holland is a Certified Public Accountant registered in the State of Illinois, and is a member in good standing with the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

During the past 32 years of his accounting career, some of Dean’s accomplishments have included past president of Advocate Software Company; past board member for the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the College of DuPage (COD) in Glen Ellyn, Illinois; winner of the prestigious SBA’s Illinois Accountant of the Year Award; advisory board member of the BusinessWorks software division of Sage Software; and past Chairman of the Young Friends for LaGrange Community Memorial Hospital, a not-for-profit organization that raised funds for community health programs.

Dean also worked with COD’s Business Professional Institute as an instructor for more than fourteen years, serving as a facilitator for accounting and tax-related seminars. He has also taught master level accounting classes as an adjunct instructor for Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois.

He also is a frequent speaker for numerous trade and non-for-profit organizations, and has published articles in several trade journals.

Dean received his B.S. in Accounting from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and his Masters in Accounting from Benedictine University, Lisle, Illinois.

Jim Pikula- Accounting Manager, CPA

Jim specializes in Small Business Accounting and Financial Forensics.  He has over 25 years of Accounting and Finance experience in Public Accounting, Non-Profit and Private Sector Accounting, and Small Business Ownership.

He has also held various accounting positions at Continental Bank and Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

Jim is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Forensic and Valuation Services Section within the AICPA,  and the Illinois CPA Society, where he serves on the CPA Exam Award Committee.

Jim earned an MBA and Masters of Accounting from DePaul University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Terri Minardi – Senior Accountant

Terri has been employed with Holland & Company for 25 years as an Accountant and Tax Preparer.

Prior to joining Holland & Company Terri worked for First National Bank of Chicago as an Assistant Vice President and as a Financial Analyst.

Terri earned both her B.S. in Accounting and M.B.A. in Finance from DePaul University, Chicago, IL.

Jinnie Allan – Staff Accountant

Jinnie joined Holland & Company in October of 2018 as a staff accountant.  Jinnie has experience with both Quickbooks Online and Quickbooks Desktop. 

Prior to joining Holland & Company, she worked in the field of Medical Office Administration for over 20 years, managing the day-to-day operations for a busy ophthalmology practice.  She also worked for a small boutique private equity firm for over 15 years and is a licensed real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty Infinity in Plainfield.

Jinnie is a graduate of DeVry University where she earned a B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting.    

Sally Cuff – QuickBooks Bookkeeper

After graduating from Northern Illinois University with a degree in Finance, Sally spent ten years trading commodities on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Upon leaving the exchange, Sally managed the day-to-day operations of a family-owned home building company. After raising her children, Sally found her way back into the accounting industry, working with various accounting/bookkeeping firms.

Lynne Smith – QuickBooks Bookkeeper

Lynne joined Holland & Company in 2018 as a Bookkeeper. She is knowledgeable on both QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online.

Prior to joining Holland & Company Lynne spent 25 years in various financial roles running the office for a Massachusetts-based competitive intelligence training company.

Lynne is a graduate of Hartwick College in Upper New York. She has lived in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates working for Boston University, and has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East and Europe.

Liz Baumgart – Office Manager

Liz joined Holland & Company in February of 2019 as the firm’s Office Manager.

Prior to joining Holland & Company she held Sales and Administrative positions with various local companies. She spent several years in Sales and Customer Support at Coca-Cola USA and Helene Curtis USA.  Liz has also worked at Internal Audit Bureau, Inc. as the Midwest Regional Vice President for Client Support and Business Development.

Liz earned her B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.