Meet Our Team


Jeremy Dubow, CPA, MST

(312) 461-0877 |

Jeremy Dubow, an NDH Group founding partner, co-leads NDH's tax department and is the firm's Chief Executive Officer.  Jeremy provides sophisticated tax planning and preparation services to businesses, individuals, and family groups, as well as outsourced accounting solutions to forward looking businesses seeking better financial intelligence.  Jeremy received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis and his Master of Science in Tax Law from John Marshall Law School.

EXPERTISE: Partnership Tax Consulting, Individual and Business Tax Preparation, Stock Option Planning, Accounting Solutions

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Josh Harris, CPA

(312) 461-0878 |

CPA 2002.  NDH Group 2003.  Josh Harris, co-founder of NDH Group, advises emerging growth and technology companies, professional service organizations, and individuals on accounting and tax matters.  Josh is a doer, and strives to help position clients for success through hard work and attention to detail.  Josh received his B.B.A. from the University of Iowa.

EXPERTISE: Accounting Systems, Business Advisory, Income Tax, Financial Accounting Outsource

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Seth Pomeroy, CPA, MIS

(312) 461-0505 |

Seth is the Partner-in-Charge of CFO and Accounting Technology services. His responsibilities include developing expertise and content in these practice areas, and actively managing technology implementations and CFO engagements. His prior professional experience in capital markets helps guide his real-time approach to decision-making and system analytics.

EXPERTISE: Financial Strategy/Operations, Accounting Technology, Financial Reporting & Metrics

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Jeff Thomas, CPA, MST

(312) 461-0828 |

Jeff Thomas, an NDH Group Partner, has worked in public accounting since 2005 and specializes in tax compliance and consulting for individuals, partnerships and S-corporations. Jeff works with business owners and individuals to identify and implement tax saving strategies. His industry focus includes the manufacturing, retail and family partnership arenas. Specializing in these areas allows Jeff to provide sophisticated advice and tax planning opportunities to a diverse group of clients.

EXPERTISE: Personal & Business Tax, Tax Saving Strategies & Compliance, Tax Planning

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Deyan Denev, CPA

(312) 533-2638 |

Deyan joined NDH in February 2014 as a Tax Associate. He is a tax generalist who works with individuals and businesses, and specializes in tax compliance and consulting. Deyan provides his clients with high-level advice, guides them through complex tax issues and presents them with tax-planning opportunities and strategies. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from DePaul University and is currently pursuing his Masters in Taxation from the same university. Prior to making the switch to public accounting, Deyan spent several years in the banking industry as an assistant retail branch manager, and later as a commercial loan officer.

EXPERTISE: Individual & Business Tax, Compliance, Planning and Tax Saving Strategies

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Kathleen Kustra, EA

(312) 929-3812 |

Kathleen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Indiana University and an Enrolled Agent designation. She joined NDH in December 2007 as the Office Administrator and is now an Individual Tax Manager. Kathleen specializes in personal and business treasury services. In addition, she provides income tax preparation services for both individual and business clients.

EXPERTISE: Personal & Business Treasury Services, Personal & Business Tax, Financial Reporting & Analysis

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Lisa Pallen

(312) 461-0513 |

After five years of working with NDH as a client, Lisa joined the firm in December 2011 as a Senior Accounting Associate. She is now an Accounting Manager and leads Human Resources initiatives for the firm. Lisa is passionate about entrepreneurship and currently splits her time between NDH and running her business, Mikerphone Brewing. Prior to NDH, Lisa worked for a rapidly-growing music-technology services firm where she operated as the CEO’s “right arm” and managed the back-office administrative functions of Accounting and HR. Lisa specializes in Start-up Business Services, Financial Reporting & Analysis, and Human Resources. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing with a concentration in Industrial Organization Psychology from DePaul University.

EXPERTISE: Start-Up Business Services, Back-Office Accounting Solutions, Human Resources

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Steffanie Spear, CPA

(312) 265-1568 |

Steffanie joined NDH in March 2013 and is currently an Accounting Manager, specializing in Back-Office Accounting Solutions, Financial Reporting & Analysis, and Personal Finance Services. Steffanie heads up the firm's new Santa Monica office and looks forward to expanding NDH’s presence in the Southern California market. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from UCLA and a Masters in Accounting from University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to joining NDH, Steffanie worked at a startup biotech research firm and in education.

EXPERTISE: Start-Up Business Services, Back-Office Accounting Solutions, Financial Reporting & Analysis

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Ellen Stutz, CPA

(312) 846-1261 |

Ellen joined NDH Group in August of 2015 as a Tax Manager. Ellen has over 20 years of experience in accounting, tax planning and tax compliance with individual, trust, estate and pass-through entities. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from St. Xavier University. Prior to joining NDH, Ellen worked at a family office and in public accounting.

EXPERTISE: Personal and Business Tax Compliance and Planning

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Justin Shelman, CPA

(312) 461-0876 |

Justin Shelman has worked in public accounting since graduating college in 2010 and specializes in tax compliance and consulting for individuals, flow-through entities, and corporations. In addition to closely working with business owners and individuals for Federal taxation matters, Justin focuses heavily on State and Local Taxation compliance and consulting to ensure maximum tax savings for his clients. His industry focus includes technology and other startups as well as family office and high net worth individuals.

EXPERTISE: Personal & Business Tax, State & Local Taxation, and Tax Planning

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Rebekah Carr

(312) 548-8501 |

Rebekah obtained her Bachelors and Masters in Accounting from University of Illinois at Chicago. Currently, she is pursuing her CPA designation. Rebekah offers accounting and tax services and she specializes in back office accounting. Prior to her position at NDH, Rebekah held several accounting internships and worked as a Customer Service Manager for a large retailer.

EXPERTISE: Back Office Accounting and Tax Solutions

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Alyvia Clark, CPA

(312) 281-6749 |

Alyvia graduated Cum Laude from Loyola University Chicago with a BBA in accounting and a minor in marketing. In May 2016, she received her MBA from Loyola University Chicago with a focus in accounting. While at Loyola, Alyvia acted as a graduate assistant coach for cross country and track, where she competed as an undergraduate. Alyvia joined NDH in the summer of 2014 and focuses on personal finance accounting, small business accounting and tax.

EXPERTISE: Personal financial accounting, Small business accounting, and Tax.

Kristin Derby

Kristin Derby

(312) 461-0846 |

Kristin attended the University of Chicago where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Sciences. Kristin joined NDH in June 2012 as the Office Manager and Accounting Assistant where she specialized in client billing and administration. Kristin is now an associate and is certified as an Intacct Accountant Partner. She has completed the Intacct Advanced Implementation and Configuration course and is looking forward to continuing her education in Intacct and consulting with clients on their accounting technology needs.

EXPERTISE: Accounting Technology, Intacct Implementation


Kamille Fajardo

(312) 929-3802 |

Kamille received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She joined NDH in June 2018 as a full-time associate. She is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and is currently pursuing her CPA. Kamille has worked in public accounting while in college and specializes in tax compliance and small business accounting.

EXPERTISE: Tax Compliance and Small Business Accounting

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Anthony Fontana

(312) 579-3227 |

Anthony graduated from the University of Alabama in May of 2015 with a Bachelor’s in Accounting and earned his Masters’ from Northern Illinois the following year. Anthony joined NDH in August of 2018 as a tax associate and focuses primarily on individual and business tax compliance. Prior to joining NDH, Anthony prepared monthly financial statements and year-end tax services for flow-through entities. He is currently pursuing his CPA.

EXPERTISE: Individual and Business Tax, Compliance, and Planning

Samantha Gordon

Samantha Gordon

(312) 344-1450 |

Samantha attended the University of Illinois at Chicago where she received both her Bachelor of Science and Masters in Accounting. She joined NDH in May 2015 and is currently pursuing her CPA. She specializes in financial reporting and personal and business treasury services.

EXPERTISE: Financial Reporting & Analysis, Back-Office Accounting Solutions

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Shilpa Ramachandran

(424) 322-2586 |

Shilpa holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Accounts degree and is an Indian Chartered Accountant. She joined NDH in June 2018 after finishing her CPA exams and is currently a Senior Associate. Shilpa's main focus is on financial reporting and analysis, personal finance accounting, and small business accounting. Prior to joining NDH, Shilpa worked for six years in Accounting and Equity Research in India.

EXPERTISE: Financial Reporting and Analysis, Personal Finance Accounting, Small Business Accounting

Allison Reinke

Allison Reinke

(312) 461-0514 |

Allison joined NDH in November 2015 and is currently the Office Manager and Accounting Assistant. She handles the general administration aspects of the office and client billing. She attended Bradley University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Theatre Performance. Prior to NDH, Allison was the Office Manager and internal Bookkeeper for a group of restaurants in the South Loop.

EXPERTISE: Administration and Billing

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Kristen Schrader

(312) 929-2183 |

Kristen joined the NDH team in February of 2019 as the Assistant Office Administrator. She helps with the day-to-day operations of the office. Kristen attended Loyola University Chicago, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors with a major in Theatre and a minor in Sociology. Prior to joining NDH, Kristen was the Assistant General Manager of the Apollo Theater in Chicago for six years.

EXPERTISE: Administration, Organization, and Customer Service


Jake Zurkowski

(312) 548-8502 |

Jake joined NDH in January 2018 as an Accounting Technology Intern and soon transitioned into a full-time Associate role with the Accounting Technology team. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Management from DePauw University. Jake is certified as an Intacct Implementation Specialist and looks forward to continuing his education in Intacct. Jake will be pursuing his Master’s in Accountancy at DePaul University this fall.

EXPERTISE: Intacct Implementation, Accounting Technology, Financial Reporting & Analysis