Eric Baumbach


Eric is a new member of the Fort Dearborn team, having joined the firm in November 2022.  Eric brings a particularly well-rounded background, having worked in the assurance services side of public accounting.

During his public accounting career, Eric specialized in the Business Professional Services industry, taking on the role of lead, as only a second-year associate, for 4 busy season engagements.  As a Supervisor, Eric managed an intern class of 48 professionals, including designing and assisting with a mock audit program.  Eric was the In-Charge for a variety of engagements, all while serving as Supervisor of the new associates and senior associates.

Eric’s experience includes professional services, commercial and manufacturing entities, as well as the automotive and construction fields.  Eric worked closely with clients, often serving as the liaison between the firm partners and the clients.  He oversaw the entire process from engagement letter through report issuance, all while managing engagement economics.

Eric is a critical thinker, skilled in navigating fast-paced environments, prioritizing projects, utilizing partnerships, analyzing data, and formulating conclusions to deliver impactful results.

Eric started his career as an assurance associate with RSM and was promoted to assurance supervisor less than four years later.  His deep technical skills along with his outstanding communication skills allowed him to advance quickly and are key to his success.

Contact Information

Direct: (312) 683-3651

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  • Financial Advisory
  • Value Creation & Turnaround Consulting

Industry Experience

  • Automotive
  • Distribution
  • Wholesale
  • Professional Services
  • Manufacturing


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BS in Finance and Accountancy

Certifications and Memberships

  • CPA




Marketing Director

Direct: (312) 683-3746

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