Press Releases ORBA Welcomes New Hires to Cloud CFO and Tax Groups


ORBA, one of Chicago’s largest public accounting firms, is pleased to announce that Dave Gnatek, MBA, CPA, Muzammil Chaudhry, CPA, Michael Loesevitz, CPA, JD, LLM and Katherine St. Clair have joined the firm.

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CHICAGOORBA, one of Chicago’s largest public accounting firms, is pleased to announce that Dave Gnatek, MBA, CPA, Muzammil Chaudhry, CPA, Michael Loesevitz, CPA, JD, LLM and Katherine St. Clair and have joined the firm.

Dave Gnatek

Dave Gnatek, CPA, joins Cloud CFO. He has more than 30 years of experience managing the accounting, finance, tax, insurance and human resources functions for manufacturing, real estate, technology and wealth management clients. Dave specializes in improving internal controls and accounting processes and overseeing accounting system implementations. He graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Illinois, and his MBA in Finance and Accounting from DePaul University. 



Muzammil Chaudhry

Muzammil Chaudry, CPA, joins the Tax Group. He is experienced in preparing individual, corporate, trust and estate income tax returns and related filings, providing tax planning services and conducting tax research. Muzammil is also knowledgeable in recording payroll, filing invoices and managing inventory for clients in a variety of industry sectors. He graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Benedictine University. 




Michael Loesevitz

Michael Loesevitz, CPA, JD, LLM, joins the Tax Group. He specializes in researching and handling complex federal and state and local tax issues involving individuals, businesses, not-for-profit entities, estates and trusts. He also has extensive experience in business contract analysis, conducting legal services and representing clients in federal and state tax audits. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Leadership from Southern Virginia University and a degree in law from University of Louisville.



Katherine St. Clair

Katherine St. Clair joins the Tax Group. She has experience working with clients on tax planning strategies to support their overall business goals. Her background includes reviewing partnership returns and researching and consulting on tax matters for private equity, alternative investments, hedge funds and high net worth individuals. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in both Accounting and Finance Concentration Financial Planning from University of Arkansas at Little Rock.




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