The Founder’s CPA (formerly Startup Accounting Advisors) is a Chicago Small Business Accounting firm operated by Curt Mastio, CPA.

Curt previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of Storage Squad and is an Adjunct Instructor at Northwestern University’s Farley Center for Entrepreneurship teaching ENTRE 395- Accounting for Startups.  In addition, Curt works with startups and small businesses with over $20 million in recurring revenues annually to help them with all of their accounting needs.

Curt is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Illinois, and has been working alongside hyper-growth startups for 6+ years.

Chris joined Founder’s CPA in the Fall of 2017.  The past five years as an IT consultant he helped large multi-national consumer products and life sciences companies with process improvement, IT system implementation, and software selection.  He worked within the finance, quality, and supply chain departments at his client engagements, reporting to C-suite and Senior VP level management.  Chris also is currently President of his own startup company, hoping to bring a new food product to market.  He graduated from Cornell University with a bachelors in Biology and a minor in Applied Economics and Management.

Grant joined the team in mid 2017 with a background working at startups as well as larger financial institutions. He has prior experience in the logistics department at one of the nations fastest growing sandwich chains and also a private contractor for a summer storage company. He brings banking experience from the corporate investment bank of a large multi-national bank as well as their middle market; serving underwriting and banking needs to clients with annual revenues between $20 – $500 million. Grant received his bachelors degree in finance from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

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