Principals at Ores and Company, Ltd.

Dick Ores, Founder and President

Dick Ores is an experienced management consultant and Certified Public Accountant with more than 25 years public accounting and consulting experience assisting companies in numerous industries with situations ranging from the typical to the unusual and complex. Dick is a United States Marine who began his career as a CPA with Arthur Andersen and Company in auditing, taxation, systems and administration after completing his undergraduate studies at Valparaiso University. He received his M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Illinois CPA Society. Dick is committed to providing personalized service using an approach that stresses creativity and forward thinking to assist businesses in accomplishing their objectives. Dick’s professional experience bridges enterprise-wide functional areas allowing him to drive idea generation, formulate strategies, identify problem areas, and implement focused solutions.

John Stauffer, Jr., Principal

John Stauffer brings extensive experience in operations, analysis, reporting, planning, mergers and acquisitions, accounting, auditing, and information systems. Beginning his career at KPMG, he specialized in the audits of banks and stock life insurance companies. John joined Morton Salt’s internal audit group and advanced through systems applications and implementation to corporate development. John further enhanced his M&A experience at Beatrice Companies – a leading consumer goods organization. He moved to Grant Thornton as a key operative in the financial management of this CPA firm. John transitioned to independent financial consulting with emphasis on complex transactions, turn-around management and forensic inquiry. 

An experienced CPA, John attended the University of Notre Dame and served in the U S Army. John received his B.S. in Accounting from Northern Michigan University and was awarded an M.B.A. with a specialization in Finance from the University of Chicago.

Adair Barta, Principal

Adair Barta is a consultant with accounting and management information systems experience. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois – Chicago with a B.S. in Management and has been with Ores and Company, Ltd. for over 10 years. Adair supports clients using a myriad of accounting systems and assists with developing and streamlining processes, procedures, and reporting.
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