About Sharyl

Sharyl Ross is a director in the Firm’s Tax & Business Services Group. With more than 25 years of public accounting experience, Sharyl specializes in the implementation of tax strategies to minimize both income and estate taxes and help her clients achieve their financial, professional, and personal goals.

As a trusted advisor and strategic partner, Sharyl listens to her clients to determine their key financial objectives and then assists in developing, implementing, and managing a comprehensive strategy to realize them.

Sharyl works with high net worth individuals and privately held businesses in a variety of industries, including professional services, real estate and development, food and beverage, and healthcare. She advises clients on entity structure, income tax planning, succession matters, exit strategies, financial growth, and estate planning.

Prior to joining Marcum, Sharyl spent eight years at other global and “Big 4” accounting firms.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Illinois CPA Society
  • Libenu, Board President
  • Jewish Neighborhood Development Council of Chicago, Treasurer and Board Member
Practice Focus

Business & Tax Planning
Estate & Succession Planning
Entity Structure

Industry Focus

High Net Worth Individuals
Privately Held Businesses
Professional Service Firms
Real Estate
Restaurants / Hospitality


Bachelors of Accounting
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign