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Dave Behnke
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Dave Behnke is a financial executive with 20 years of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) experience, serving as a member of senior management by providing counsel to the Senior Management Group and Boards of Directors regarding financial and operational matters, mergers and acquisitions, financing alternatives, business development, and financially troubled situations.

Dave is a CPA with over 30 years of corporate and consulting experience. Dave began his career in public accounting at one of the now current Big Four public accounting firms. As a member of the audit practice, he managed various audit engagements, including entities engaged in the banking, distribution, insurance, manufacturing, and not-for-profit industries. While continuing to manage audit engagements, he transferred to a business development office and developed a referral network resulting in new clients.

After leaving public accounting, Dave was the CFO of a number of organizations and, later in his career, returned to the public accounting sector in a consulting role at a Big Four public accounting firm where he was one of two individuals that started a regulatory consulting practice. Dave participated in various litigation support engagements, managed numerous diverse consulting engagements, assisted a troubled enterprise develop and implement a restructuring plan, and developed numerous proposal opportunities resulting in new clients. He was recruited from public accounting to serve as an organization’s CFO and, has subsequently served as the CFO for a number of organizations. Dave currently serves as the Director of Finance for the Better Business Bureau of Chicago.

Dave earned a Masters of Management, from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois and a Bachelor of Science, Accounting, degree from Saint Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, Indiana. While a student at Saint Joseph’s College, he was a member of the intercollegiate baseball team. He has also served as an adjunct professor at a local university. Dave is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and has served as a compensated Board of Director of an insurance company. Dave has also formed his own consulting company, providing financial and other consulting services to various organizations.

A native of Illinois, Dave and his wife Carol, live in the Chicago suburbs and have a daughter, Laura '11 who graduated from St. Francis High School. They are active in their church and community. Dave volunteers as a member of the finance committee of his parish and served as a trustee of their community’s youth baseball and softball organization. He managed Laura’s travel softball team for 10 years. Dave was recently elected to the Schaumburg Business Association’s Board of Directors.
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Mr. Ed Jensen
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Mr. Thomas Bednar
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Mr. Brad Ament
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Mr. Dave Behnke
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Mr. Tom Boler
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Mr. Michael Carbery
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Mr. Larry Carroll
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Mr. Kevin Flood

Mrs. Sue Harsa
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Mr. Charles McKenna
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Mr. Paul Mifsud
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Mr. Max Miller
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Mr. Bart Murphy
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Fr. Jim Murphy
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Mr. Alex Rechenmacher
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Mrs. Yvonne Scholl
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