Josh Markou is a senior financial leader and strategic thought leader with more than fourteen years of industry experience ranging from an entrepreneurial startup to multi-national companies. Josh is adept at building and managing high performing teams by prioritizing meaningful work aligned companies’ most strategic initiatives. Josh has played key roles designing and implementing new enterprise-wide reporting, analytics and business intelligence capabilities that has resulted in actionable insights and cost savings.
Over the course of his career, Josh has built an accomplished track record of strategic planning, financial modeling, P&L management, revenue/profit optimization, process improvements, ERP implementation, key metric development and tracking, legal and regulatory compliance, and financial planning and analysis (FP&A).
Josh earned a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and a Master of Science in Accounting from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business. Josh is an active Certified Public Accounting (CPA) in the State of Illinois.
Josh is an active member of the East Prairie Stewards who are restoring a remnant prairie at the Morton Arboretum. Josh has also served as Board Treasurer for the Chicago Fringe Festival, a nonprofit performing arts festival that brought established and emerging artists together to perform in under-served communities.
Outside of work Josh is an avid reader, chef, cyclist and runner. He loves going on adventures with his wife and two boys.
Josh can be reached via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or through his LinkedIn profile.
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