Kevin Besikof


In his 18 years in the industry, Kevin has developed a proactive team-based approach to help entrepreneurs achieve their business and personal goals. He delivers a wide breadth of accounting, tax and consulting services. Kevin has experience in a variety of industries including advertising, legal services, apparel, licensing, recycling, consulting, manufacturing and distribution. Kevin leads Lurie’s Entrepreneurial Services Group and YourBooks™ team. Kevin also practices in a niche service providing expert testimony and analysis of economic damages for cases involving patents, trade secrets, business interruption, contracts and other matters.

He began his career at a Big 4 accounting firm and later served as the Chief Financial Officer of a manufacturing company. Kevin is focused on supporting his clients and helping guide them toward making the right decisions for their business.

  • Certified Public Accountant, licensed by the Minnesota Board of Accountancy
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and member of the Institute of Management Accountants
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and member of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
  • Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) and member of the Licensing Executive Society
  • Quickbooks Certified ProAdvisor
  • Bill.com certified

Professional and community involvement

  • American Institute of Certified PublicAccountants – Former Member Relationship with the Judiciary Committee
  • Minneapolis-based sports management firm - Board Member
  • Cycle Health - Treasurer
  • Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis – former VP Finance and Board Member
  • 2010 Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal 40 Under 40 recipient

Education

Master of Accountancy – University of Wisconsin,
Madison

Bachelor of Business Administration in
Accounting – University of Wisconsin, Madison