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PKF Mueller Welcomes Two New Directors and Congratulates Two Newly Promoted Directors

July 1, 2020 – PKF Mueller is proud to welcome Aaron O’Connor as an Audit Managing Director and Robin Linklater as a Tax Director. Along with welcoming the two new Directors, PKF Mueller is also proud to congratulate and announce two newly promoted Audit Directors, Alex Krog and Joshua Bream.

"We are extremely excited to welcome the two new Directors to our team as well as congratulate the two newly promoted Directors. They all bring extensive experience in key growth areas for our expanding practice. Each individual’s wealth of experience will provide valuable perspective while serving our clients" said David J. Nissen, PKF Mueller CEO/President.


Aaron J. O’Connor, CPA – PKF Mueller Audit Managing Director






Aaron J. O’Connor, CPA has recently joined PKF Mueller as an Audit Managing  Director.  He brings over 24 years of public accounting experience. He has  expertise in providing   high level assurance and advisory services with large  international public accounting   firms and brings deep GAAP and significant SEC  reporting experience. Aaron’s experience includes significant capital raising  transactions both debt and equity including private equity sponsors as well as  assisting seven companies through the IPO process.

Aaron has substantial experience in all aspects of accounting, auditing, risk  management, and financial management for the financial services industry. He  also has provided guidance to C-suite executives and Board of Directors involving complex transactions and the related financial analysis and financial reporting requirements for those transactions.

Aaron graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Accounting from Carthage College and is a Licensed Certified Public Accountant in Illinois.

Aaron can be reached at (847) 717-8338 or at aoconnor@pkfmueller.com


Robin D. Linklater, CPA, MST – PKF Mueller Tax Director






Robin D. Linklater, CPA, MST has recently joined PKF Mueller as a Tax Director. She has focused her 21 plus year career on working with closely held businesses and their owners, providing invaluable tax consulting, research, planning and compliance services. She works in partnership with her clients to reach their business goals while minimizing their tax liability.

Robin’s experience includes working with C corporations, S corporations, partnerships, high net worth individuals, and trust.  In addition, Robin is a specialist in the Construction and Real Estate industries with other significant industry experience including Technology, Private Equity, Manufacturing and Distribution, Hospitality, Healthcare, Transportation and Professional Services.

Robin graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from DeVry University, received a Master of Science and Taxation from University of Illinois, and is a Licensed Certified Public Accountant in Illinois.

Robin can be reached at (312) 888-4629 or at rlinklater@pkfmueller.com


Alexander Krog, CPA– PKF Mueller Audit Director

Alexander Krog, CPA has been with PKF Mueller since 2012 and has recently been  promoted to Audit Director. His experience includes providing audits, reviews, and   compilations of financial statements for clients in the manufacturing, technology,   professional services industries. As of recent, his focus is in the private equity arena,   having performed extensive work on both buy and sell side due diligence for   transaction engagements. Additionally, he is a leader in PKF Mueller’s Employee Benefit  Plan Group, providing client services and education.

Alex graduated Winona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and is a Licensed Certified Public Accountant in Illinois.

Alex can be reached at (847) 717-8301 or at akrog@pkfmueller.com


Joshua Bream, MBA, MSA, CPA, CFE – PKF Mueller Audit Director







Joshua Bream, MBA, MSA, CPA, CFE joined PKF Mueller in 2014 and has recently   been promoted to Audit Director. Some of his experience involves internal audit,   inventory management, internal control reviews, cash management and more. Joshua is an integral part of PKF Mueller’s assurance practice, where he leads   attestation engagements primarily for construction, manufacturing and not-for-profit   clients. Joshua also performs consulting engagements related to internal controls and  forensic assessments. As a member of PKF Mueller’s Quality Control Group, Joshua plays a key role in the design and monitoring of effective internal controls over compliance for the firm. Joshua serves on the Firm’s accounting and audit, risk advisory services, and not-for-profit committees.

 Joshua is passionate about not-for-profit organizations and is a lead member of PKF Mueller’s Not-For-Profit Group. The group is focused on being at the forefront of emerging issues facing not-for-profits and ensures the success of PKF Mueller’s not-for-profit clients.

Joshua graduated University of Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, he then received his M.B.A. in Finance at Benedictine University and his M.S. Accounting at University of Connecticut. Joshua is a Licensed Certified Public Accountant in Illinois and is also a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Joshua can be reached at (312) 888-4630 or at jbream@pkfmueller.com


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