Our Team

With one of the lowest principal-to-staff ratios in public accounting, our principals provide custom solutions and personal attention to all our clients. We are proactive in identifying issues that may impact your business. We strive to build long-term, enduring partnerships, provide superior service and become trusted advisors.

The principals of Miller Cooper offer a wide range of services, plus expertise across nearly a dozen industries.

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Daphne McCoy

Daphne McCoy, CPA, MST, Principal Daphne McCoy is a Tax Principal for Miller Cooper, working primarily with middle market, closely held businesses and their owners. Her areas of concentration include corporations, partnerships, high net worth

Ignacio Mendez

Ignacio Mendez, CPA, Principal Ignacio Mendez is a tax principal for Miller Cooper & Co., Ltd and Director of the Tax Department. He draws upon more than 20 years of experience servicing exclusively the entrepreneurial

Carrie A. Merickel

Carrie A. Merickel, JD, Principal Carrie Merickel is a Tax Principal in the State and Local Tax Group. Prior to joining Miller Cooper, she was a Director in the State and Local Tax Group at

Joseph H. Morad

Joseph H. Morad, CPA, Principal Joe Morad is a Miller Cooper Audit Principal and leads the Audit and Accounting Department and its 150 team members who conduct a range of accounting and audit services for

Dan Niforatos

Dan Niforatos, CPA, Principal Dan Niforatos is an audit principal at Miller Cooper. He brings more than 20 years of public accounting experience to diverse business clients in the areas of accounting, auditing and business

Glenn Paddack

Glenn W. Paddack, CPA, Principal, Transaction Advisory Services Glenn Paddack is a Principal in the Transaction Advisory Services group at Miller Cooper and a member of the firm’s Assurance and Accounting department. He is responsible

Ross Pearlstein

Ross S. Pearlstein, CPA, Chairman Ross Pearlstein is the Chairman of Miller Cooper. In addition to his management responsibilities, he services clients that are predominantly in the Chicago area. He oversees the accounting and audit

Todd Perlman

Todd Perlman, CPA, Principal Todd is a principal with exclusive responsibility for Miller Cooper’s wholly owned technology division, Business Technology Partners, LLP. He has worked in public accounting and has served as Controller and Operations

Marianne Phalin

Marianne E. Phalin, CPA, MST, Principal Ms. Phalin is a Miller Cooper principal and member of the tax department. She provides comprehensive tax guidance for diverse business entities and coordinates the various tax needs of

Theresa Piotrowski

Theresa E. Piotrowski, Principal Theresa E. Piotrowski is a Principal of Miller Cooper and practices with Alliance Pension Consultants, LLC. Joining Alliance in 1989, Ms. Piotrowski has dedicated herself to developing expertise in consulting and

Joel Polakow

Joel Polakow, CPA, Principal Joel Polakow is a principal in Miller Cooper’s tax department. He brings more than 30 years of experience providing middle market companies with expert tax and business planning. Prior to joining

James Rediger

James G. Rediger, CPA, Principal Mr. Rediger is a Miller Cooper Principal and a member of the firm’s accounting and auditing department. In addition to handling the accounting and audit needs of his clients, Jim