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.

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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