Jon Klausa is the Practice Director for Brilliant Management Resources, leading the project-based consulting practice for the organization. Brilliant Management Resources is a unique accounting and finance consultancy practice that specializes in placing experienced accounting and finance professionals in professional services engagements.
Prior to joining Brilliant, Jon was a Business Development Director for a local, boutique staffing firm where he worked as a connector for high-level accounting and finance professionals with client projects. Jon’s success in this industry has come from valuing long-term relationships over short-term transactions, and his genuine desire to help people.
Before joining the project-based consulting industry, Jon spent 15 years in accounting and finance positions, including six years with a large, public accounting firm. Jon’s most recent finance position was CFO of a for profit college corporation where he led financial strategy, reporting, financial planning & analysis, accounting, and tax of this 5-campus organization. Prior career highlights include Controller and CFO of several mid-sized industrial and nonprofit organizations.
Jon received his MBA from Northern Illinois University and his bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics from University of Wisconsin at La Crosse. He currently serves on a startup advisory board and as a director of a privately held company’s advisory board. Jon has regularly volunteered with community organizations such as Year Up, Chicago Lights, Midtown Educational Foundation, Chicago Cares, DuPage PADS, and Feed My Starving Children. Jon currently lives in the Chicago suburb of Downers Grove with his wife and three young children.