Melissa Gyurcsik

Melissa Gyurcsik is the director of marketing and a managing partner for Marquette Associates. An owner of the firm, Melissa has been with the company since 2014 and has 10 years of experience. She leads the firm’s leads Marquette’s marketing department, ensuring the implementation of the firm’s marketing strategy. She manages the firm’s marketing functions, including new business efforts, internal and external communication, and brand management. Melissa also assists the Chief Compliance Officer in oversight of the compliance program and is a member of the firm’s compliance committee and operations committee.

Melissa holds a B.S. in business administration specializing in marketing from The Ohio State University.

Jeremy Dubin, CPA

Jeremy Dubin is the director of finance and accounting for Marquette Associates and has overall responsibility for accounting and finance functions. Jeremy has 22 years of experience in all aspects of accounting, auditing, and financial operations management. Prior to joining Marquette, Jeremy was the corporate controller and treasurer for a national traffic safety company, where he managed all finance and treasury functions for the national organization. He previously was an auditor at Plante Moran, a public accounting and business advisory firm.

Jeremy holds a B.B.A. in management information systems from the University of Iowa and an M.B.A. from Loyola University in accounting and management. He is currently the president of his neighborhood association where he and his family reside in the Chicago suburbs.

Lydia Willis, PHR

Lydia Willis is the director of human resources for Marquette Associates. With 11 years of experience, Lydia provides human capital expertise that serves our greatest asset – our people. She oversees employee relations, compensation and benefits, training and development, and talent management. She also provides input to strategic plans, leads the review and development of internal processes, and ensures firm compliance. She is a member of the firm’s operations committee and diversity, equity, and inclusion committee.

Prior to joining the firm, Lydia was a human resources manager at Omnicom Media Group. Previously, she worked at Jet Support Services, Inc. as a human resources generalist.

She holds a B.S. from the University of Maine and an M.Ed. from Suffolk University. She also holds the PHR certification.

Ali Neyestani

Ali Neyestani is the director of software development for Marquette Associates and has 17 years of experience with software architecture design and systems integration. Ali joined the firm in 2018 and leads the ongoing development and maintenance of the firm’s software systems, as well as oversight of network infrastructure. He is a member of the firm’s IT committee.

Ali holds an M.S. in computer science with a focus on machine learning and data mining and a B.S. in computer science with a focus on software engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is also a member of the Association for Computer Machinery and a volunteer math tutor at Richard J. Daley College.

Kyle McNicholas, CPA

Kyle McNicholas is the controller for Marquette Associates and has 11 years of accounting experience. He joined the firm in 2017 and is responsible for managing the accounting department and handling the operations and transactions of the firm. Kyle is a member of the firm’s engagement committee.

Prior to joining Marquette, Kyle was a senior accountant at Enlivant. Previously, he worked at Expert Global Solutions as a senior accountant.

Kyle holds a B.A. in accounting and business administration-finance from Augustana College and is a certified public accountant in Illinois.

Christopher Loe, CPA

Christopher Loe is the assistant controller for Marquette Associates and has 10 years of accounting experience. He joined the firm in 2016 and is responsible for handling the operations and transactions of the accounting department.

Prior to joining the firm, he was an accounting intern at Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. Previously, Chris worked for Great American Finance Company and Sassetti LLC.

Chris holds a B.S. in accounting with a minor in finance from DePaul University and is a certified public accountant in Illinois.

 

Mackenzie North

Mackenzie North is the human resources generalist for Marquette Associates and has four years of experience. As part of Marquette’s HR team, Mackenzie acts as a resource for all employees and supports the firm’s ongoing recruiting efforts, new hire onboarding, employee development, and other HR initiatives. Mackenzie is a member of the firm’s engagement committee and leads the Chicago office safety team.

Mackenzie holds an M.S. in human resources from DePaul University and a B.S. in public affairs with a major in human resource management and minors in marketing and law and public policy from Indiana University. She also earned the Business Foundations Certificate from the Kelly School of Business at IU.

Matt Mierzwa

Matt Mierzwa is the IT services lead for Marquette Associates and has 16 years of experience as a network and systems administrator. Matt joined the firm in 2021 and is responsible for the day-to-day management of Marquette’s technology infrastructure. He is a member of the firm’s IT committee and compliance committee.

Matt holds a B.S. in network and communications management from DeVry University and earned the CCNA certification.

Mike Dwyer

Mike Dwyer is a staff software engineer for Marquette Associates and has over 25 years of experience in information technology. He joined the firm in 2024 and supports the ongoing development and maintenance of the firm’s software systems.

Mike holds a B.S. in management information systems from Iowa State University and an A.A.S. in electronics, robotics, and automation from Des Moines Area Community College. He is a volunteer hockey coach at Wheaton West High School.

Fade Abdeljaber

Fade Abdeljaber is a software engineer for Marquette Associates and has three years of experience. He joined the firm in 2022 and supports the ongoing development and maintenance of the firm’s software systems.

Fade holds a B.S. in computer science from the University of Illinois at Chicago.