Our Team

Alexander Narod, CPA

Founder


Alexander graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago, attained his CPA license, and is a member of the Illinois CPA Society. 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 and his team to guide through the countless of personal and business accounting and tax issues. Recently, in 2020, he was able 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.

Mark B. Michael, CPA

Director


Mark is Director in Narod & Company’s Tax and Accounting Practice.

Mark has substantial experience in Tax with a primary focus on real estate and service businesses. Mark's focus on detail, coupled with his extensive business understanding, makes for a unique combination that is invaluable to his client’s success.

Mark joined Narod & Company as Director in 2023. He has been in public accounting for over forty years, the majority of this time as a founding partner of his own firm Michael & Brown CPA’s.

Mark's professional career began as a staff accountant at Sternberg, Waller & Schiffman, later joining FGMK as Tax Manager.

Mark graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and is a licensed CPA in the State of Illinois.

Marina Antonishin, CPA

Senior Manager


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.

Phil Katzberg, CPA

Senior Manager


Phil has an accomplished career in public accounting - including audits, reviews, compilations, and income tax returns for businesses ranging from $100,000 to $100,000,000 in revenue. His expertise in multi-state and foreign income tax preparation adds true value to our clients.

Graduating from Northern Illinois University with a MAS in Accountancy, he became a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Valuation Analyst.

In his free time, Phil enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

Olga Fedorchenko

Senior Associate


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.

Aaron Narod

Senior Associate


Aaron is a Senior Associate & operations manager at Narod & Company. He is focused on understanding the clients vision, allowing them to offload their accounting and tax stressors so they can concentrate on what they do best.

Aaron specializes in corporate, partnership, individual tax preparation, and financial statements. Aaron works with clients to resolve business tax issues with federal and state agencies, preparing financials for SBA and consult businesses in the application of tax-saving strategies.

Aaron joined Narod & Company in 2019 and is an alumni of DePaul University.

Carlos Celada

Senior Associate


Carlos is a Senior Associate with extensive experience in compilations, reviews, and audits, as well as in the preparation of personal, corporate, and partnership income tax returns.

Prior to joining Narod & Company, Carlos worked for Rockoff, Harlan, and Rasof for over 20 years. He has worked in the accounting field for his entire long professional career.

Carlos is a graduate of from Northeastern Illinois University with a degree in Accounting.

In his spare time, Carlos likes to read, eat, and travel but his favorite passtime is watching soccer. Go Chicago Fire!!!

Ieva Ivanauskas, EA

Senior Associate


Ieva has thirteen plus years of experience in accounting and finance, three years in taxation, and holds an Enrolled Agent license with the IRS.

Prior to joining Narod & Company, Ieva worked in different spheres of accounting and finance - as a Tax Preparer/Enrolled Agent in public accounting, as Director of Business Development and Finance at Pacific Microchip Corp., and Financial Consultant at Devry University.

Ieva is a member of National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA). She holds Master of Science degree in Financial and Accounting Management from Keller Graduate School of Management and Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Northeastern Illinois University.

In her free time Ieva enjoys traveling with her family and one of her biggest hobbies is photography.

Nermina Salkanovic, EA

Senior Associate


Nermina is a Senior Associate, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and an EA license.

Nermina’s educational background and professional experience has prepared her for the fast paced and challenging environment that comes with being a highly skilled public accountant.

Prior to joining Narod & Company, she worked for E&M PLLC, a CPA firm in Iowa, as a Tax Manager. Her previous experience includes providing tax and accounting services for small businesses at Midwest Financial Consultants Inc as a Senior Tax Accountant. She also worked for Principal Financial Group and Record Automatic Doors in accounting.

Nermina works remotely from West Des Moines.

In her free time, Nermina enjoys spending time with her children, friends and family. Their favorite pastime is travel and spending time outdoors.

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