Awards and Recipients

Financial Executives International (FEI) is the premier association for CFO’s and other

senior financial executives in the United States and Canada.

Tanya Yakhnis

Tandem Family of Companies

Tanya Yakhnis, CPA, is the Chief Financial Officer for the Tandem Family of Companies (TFC). TFC consists of 22 entities across four industries, including Tandem HR – the largest privately-held PEO in the Midwest.

Tanya began her career at TFC in 2010, where she led the transformation and evolution of the finance and operation teams for the past nine years. Her role was an integral part of an overall strategic company evolution which led to significant growth and many accolades over the years for that growth including Chicago Crain’s Largest Privately Held Companies, Crain’s Chicago Fast Fifty and Inc. 5000.

Her involvement in the development of a shared services department and overhaul of the organization’s operations positioned the company for this significant growth, in addition to creating efficiencies and streamlining processes. Under her direction, gross revenue increased from $200M to over $800M, and the business expanded to a total of 49 states and U.S. territories.

Tanya is an active member of the NAPEO Accounting Practices Committee and a member of the Kohl Children’s Museum Development Board of Directors. In 2019, she received an award for Chicago’s Most Notable Women in Finance.

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