Alexander Narod, CPA
Alexander was born in Kiev, USSR. In 1979 he immigrated with his parents and grandparents to the US, landing in Chicago, IL. He graduated University of Illinois at Chicago in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He passed the CPA exam in 1990. Alexander is a member of the ILLINOIS CPA SOCIETY.
His professional career began in 1986 at Barbakoff Catalano, CPA. Continuing his experience in 1987 he was hired by the firm Gleeson Sklar and Sawyers, CPA, and in 1989 he moved to the firm FGMK. While working for these firms, Alexander was growing his personal practice, and in 1991 opened his own firm. As of today, the firm is a thriving and growing CPA practice concentrating on delivering excellent accounting and tax services to clients in myriad of industries throughout the US and foreign countries.
For over three decades, clients have been relying on Alexander to guide through the countless of personal and business accounting and tax issues. Particularly, in 2020 he was able to secure PPP and Disaster loans for numerous clients of the firm and many others who were left behind. His natural ability to laser focus, analyze and resolve financial issues becomes invaluable to his client’s success.
Marina Antonishin, CPA
Marina Antonishin joined the firm in 2017, bringing 20+ years of highly regarded experience as a Tax Manager. She has extensive experience with Federal, state, and local taxes within a myriad of industries, including - manufacturing, wholesale, distribution, real estate, professional services and not-for-profit organizations. Beyond her substantial technical skills, she has been recognized for her responsive service to clients.
Prior to joining Alexander Narod CPA PC, Marina was a Tax Manager at The Hechtman Group, Tax Supervisor at Miller, Cooper & Co., Ltd. and CliftonLarsonAllen LLP in the Tax Department. Marina is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Illinois CPA Society. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Polytechnic University in Belarus and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Illinois.
Since Marina joined the firm in 2017, our clients have benefited from her vast experience and caring demeanor.
Rachelle Plante, CPA
Accounting and Tax Manager
Rachelle is a CPA with nearly two decades of experience providing accounting, tax and consulting services. She specializes in supporting growth-oriented small businesses. She is recognized for her friendly and organized client support, as well as her role in training junior staff.
Prior to joining Alexander Narod, CPA, PC, Rachelle was working at another local firm, The Hechtman Group. In addition, she has worked at Abbott Laboratories, KMPG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, which included two years in their Moscow office. She holds an MBA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations and Russian Area Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Rachelle is now enjoying her newly empty nest with her husband, Charles.
Rimma was born in Minsk, Belarus, graduating from Vilnius University with a degree in Economics and Finance. In Vilnius Rimma worked as an economist for 7 years (1982-1989) for ELFA, a large electrical engineering company. As an accomplished dancer, she continued with her passion for performance and dance, performing internationally in the Jewish ensembles “Faerlech” 1980-1994, “Maccabi” 1989-1990, and with the Lithuanian-Israeli company “Olizie” 1990-1994.
In 1994 Rimma moved with her husband, daughter, and parents to the US, landing in Chicago, IL. She completed the Accounting program at the ORT Institute, Chicago. In December 1998 Rimma joined Narod and Company and has become an essential member of the firm. Rimma has known many of our clients for over twenty years, creating relationships based on excellent timely service and trust.
Olga was born in Rzhev, Russia, and graduated from Tver State University, with a law degree in 2004. She worked 2004-2005 as a clerk for a judge in Rzhev. In 2010-2016 she worked as a tax specialist in Rostov, Russia.
In 2016 she emigrated to the US with her husband and two sons, and began pursuing her accounting degree in 2017, to attain her CPA designation. Olga joined the firm in July 2019. Her kind demeanor and pursuit of excellent results in her work make her a valuable member of our staff. Olga enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
Insurance / Benefits Consultant
Victoria was born in the USSR and emigrated to the US with her family as a child. The family settled in Chicago and worked hard to achieve success in business. Graduating from University of Illinois with a bachelor’s of science degree in accounting, Victoria began her professional career in accounting working for the CPA firm Blackman Kallick Bartelstein. Having a great example in her father as a businessman, entrepreneurship was calling, and after one year Victoria decided to develop a new arm of Narod and Company - an insurance division.
Throughout her career in the insurance industry, Victoria has helped thousands of businesses and individuals protect the most important parts of their lives - their health, life, and businesses.