Team

Ben Sevcik CPA, PFS, CFP®

Partner
p: 630.873.8521
f: 630.566.0988
send an email
Read about Ben

Ben Sevcik is a Partner with Forum Tax and Accounting Services, LLC, and Forum CPA Group, LLC. Ben specializes in individual and small business taxation and QuickBooks® consulting and training. Ben also has a strong background in advisory services, financial statement preparation, and IRS correspondence. Ben believes that strong client relationships, open communication, and structured organization lead to attaining the tax and accounting goals of his clients.

Ben is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Ben holds memberships in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and QuickBooks ProAdvisor® Program.

Mary Pat Wesche CPA, PFS, CFP®

Partner
p: 630.873.8540
f: 630.566.0988
send an email
Read about Mary Pat

Mary Pat Wesche is a partner in Forum Tax and Accounting Services, LLC and Forum CPA Group, LLC. Mary Pat specializes in tax and investment planning for closely held companies and their owners as well as high net worth individuals. She also consults in the business acquisition and divestiture areas. She was named one of 2008’s Influential Women in Business by The Business Ledger and The National Association of Women Business Owners Chicago Area Chapter.

Mary Pat began her career in tax and accounting services over 25 years ago as a college intern for Ernst and Young. After graduation, she spent time in public accounting and at The Quaker Oats Company, concentrating in financial and strategic planning within Quaker’s corporate and international areas.

Upon leaving Quaker, she taught a number of college-level accounting courses while returning to the public accounting arena, in August 2005, Mary Pat joined the partners of Forum Tax and Accounting Services, LLC and Forum CPA Group, LLC.

Mary Pat received her Master of Management degree from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from St. Joseph’s College. Mary Pat is a member of the Illinois CPA Society, AICPA Personal Financing Section and the Financial Planning Association. She was previously the President of the Board of Directors of DuPage PADS, Inc and continues as a board member.

John J. Adam EA, CFP®

Partner
p: 630.873.8545
f: 630.566.0988
send an email
Read about John

John J. Adam is a partner in Forum Tax and Accounting Services, LLC. John works closely with private businesses, affluent individuals, families and other professionals.

John began his career more than 25 years ago as an accountant and medical management consultant. This association gave him the knowledge needed to grow his clientele to include many Chicagoland medical professionals. In addition to providing traditional accounting and tax services for businesses and individuals, John has successfully merged his accounting and financial expertise to provide unique comprehensive planning for his clients.

John is a graduate of St. Joseph’s College in Rensselear, Indiana, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting-Finance. He is a member of the Financial Planning Association and National Association of Enrolled Agents.

Marina Kladis, CPA

p: 630.426.3887
f: 630.566.0988
send an email
Read about Marina

Marina has been with Forum Tax and Accounting Services, LLC since September 2014. She has been working in public accounting since 2007 and earned her CPA in 2010. Marina specializes in business and individual tax return preparation, accounting, and consulting.

Marina is a graduate of DePaul University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She received her Master of Science in Accounting from the Keller Graduate School of Management. She lives with her husband, John, and two kids, Paul and Anastasia, in Palos Heights.

Ann Marie Behrendt, EA

p: 630.873.8509
f: 630.566.0988
send an email
Read about Ann Marie

Ann Marie joined Forum Tax & Accounting Services, LLC in January, 2020. She began her career working as a regional controller for a corporate entertainment and production firm. She shifted her career to public accounting in 2003 and earned her Enrolled Agent designation in 2013. Ann Marie specializes in small business accounting, consulting, and tax preparation and planning for small businesses and their owners.

Ann Marie earned her BA in Accounting from North Central College in Naperville, IL. She and her husband, John, live in Lombard where they raised two boys. In her free time, she enjoys live music and spending time with family and friends.

Karen Bolt

p: 630.873.8504
f: 630.566.0988
send an email
Read about Karen

Karen has been working with Forum Tax and Accounting Services, LLC since January 2012. She has worked the last 7 years part time doing tax assembly and payroll work. She has 20 years’ experience with small businesses providing bookkeeping, payroll and accounting services. As of September 2019 she is now happy to be full time at Forum Tax and Accounting.

Karen and her fiancé Rick are outdoor enthusiasts, and love hiking, yoga and attending sporting events. She enjoys spending time with her three children Stephan, Christopher and Rachel.