Markus Richter

Markus RichterHe | HimChief Operating Officer

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Markus Richter joins ORBA as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer. He is skilled in building and leading teams to support all aspects of the firm’s organizational structure and processes. His duties include the oversight, development and implementation of the firm’s strategies and initiatives. These include key performance indicators, such as future growth and expansion, as well as the coordination of tactical action plans for managing the firm’s operations.

Prior to joining ORBA, Markus held similar positions at a financial planning firm and a CPA firm providing compliance, cybersecurity, cyber risk and privacy services. He brings more than ten years of experience helping professional service firms develop and manage performance models, business operations and human capital needs.

Markus is currently a member of ORBA’s Community Outreach Committee.

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Firm News


ORBA’s Stephanie Zaleski-Braatz Appointed to Illinois CPA Society’s Board of Directors
CHICAGO — ORBA, one of Chicago ’s largest independent accounting, tax and consulting firms, is pleased to announce that Stephanie Zaleski-Braatz, CPA has been named to the Illinois CPA Society's (ICPAS) Board of Directors. She will serve in this role for a three-year term through March 2027.

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  • Tax Pocket Guide
  • Tax Planning Guide
  • Records Retention Schedule
  • Auto, Travel & Business Log

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