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Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Rob Pasquesi founded NextIntro.com, a networking site for professionals, and experienced first-hand the joys and challenges of running your own business in 2012. That experience inspired him to start Pasquesi Partners LLC, an accounting firm that gives other entrepreneurs the financial tools and advice they need to grow. He started his career at Deloitte and later worked at Grant Thornton. He worked closely with business owners, addressing their tax, accounting, and financial needs. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Boston College, and a Masters of Business Administration from DePaul University’s Kellstadt School of Business. Rob is a licensed CPA in Illinois and he is also a member of the Illinois CPA Society and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He mentors start-ups at the Founder Institute, 1871 and other Chicago incubators. He also volunteers his time at several Chicago organizations including Misericordia, Cristo Rey High School, and Junior Achievement.