James N. Chakires, CPA, CVA
The ‘A’ Team
James N. Chakires, CPA, CVA
Managing Partner

Possessing the unrelenting passion of an entrepreneur, Jim is a visionary thinker with strong strategic and analytical skills who full commits those skills to helping the growth-minded business owner accomplish 4 very important objectives:

  • Increased profitability
  • Maximizing the value of their company
  • Discovery and implementation of all legal tax-reduction opportunities
  • Unchaining the business owner from their daily business involvement

As President & CEO since Apex’s inception in 1998, his determination to differentiate his business to outperform his competitors has taught him how to help many business owners make more money and live more freely. Quite simply, he guides them to the true American Dream.

He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Valuation Analyst. He has also earned the prestigious certification of Balanced Scorecard Professional possessing specialized skills in strategy planning, execution and measurement. He is a member in good standing with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society. He is a graduate of Northern Illinois University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy in 1992.

He is past Treasurer on the Board of Directors for St Charles Country Club. He currently serves on the Chairman’s advisory Panel for CASA Kane County as well as an Advisory Panelist for the Keller Graduate School of Business. He is a past President of the Geneva Rotary Club and a past Advisory Board member for American Bank & Trust. Jim also serves in his church as an instructor for Financial Peace University. In addition, he founded Shave The Nation in 2010, a fundraising initiative that has received national attention raising over $50,000 for our military service members overseas. He is the Founder of Luggage of Love, a local fundraising initiative serving children in the foster care system.

Jim resides in Geneva with his wife Jessie and his two children, Hendrick and Wilhelmina. In his free time, he likes to golf and spend time at his lake home in Northern Wisconsin. An unknown fact about Jim is that he loves classic American muscle cars and dreams of restoring one with his son.

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