Brandt Kucharski

Chief Accounting Officer Grubhub


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My background consists of 15 plus years of consulting experience working for Crowe Horwath/ Crowe Capital Markets and Grubhub. My experiences encompass a wide variety of industries including manufacturing,professional services, hospitality, retail, and financial services. I spent the first half of my career in the firm’s audit practice managing public financial statement audits, and performing Sarbanes Oxley 404 Consulting. I spent the remaining years in the transaction services/investment banking group managing private placements, and buy/sell side transaction services for private equity investors, lenders, and corporations. Most recently I was successful in leading Grubhub's IPO under the NYSE (Grub) During my tenure at Crowe Horwath/Grubhub I have managed and led 50+ successful transaction services totaling over 5 billion in consideration along with 6 executed IPOs. I am passionate about helping kids and supporting our veterans My specific skill set encompasses the following: 1. IPO Preparation/Execution (led 6 successful IPO's) 2. Merger and Acquisitions (Led over 50+ Deals) 3. Business Intelligence implementation 4. Cohort Analysis development 5. Sarbanes 404 Oxley Expert Sample Clients Served: • Public Clients: JP Morgan Chase, CDW,Invesco, U-Store It, Group One Auto, Global Star, Indalex Aluminum Solutions • Franchisees of Marriott, Westin, and Holiday Inn Hotels • Restaurants: Burger King, TGI Fridays, Pizza Hut, Garcia's, Taco Bell, Pepperoni Grill, Arby's, ,Garfields, Lucky Strike, Giordano's, Cosi, and Browns chicken Specialties: 1. Restaurants 2. Manufacturers/Distributors 3. Hotels and Resorts 4. Professional Service Firms 5. Franchise Food Operators 6. Private Equity (Clients served include Sun Capital, Cerberus, H.I.G., Keystone, Milestone Partners, CSW, Prospect Partners, Sterling)

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Work experience

Nov 2018 - Present

Northern Illinois University

Board Member Accounting Department

Feb 2015 - Present

Chicago Leadership Alliance

Board Member

The Chicago Leadership Alliance (CLA) provides a community for Chicago’s most ambitious, benevolent and well-connected young leaders. The CLA offers members an opportunity to interact and build important relationships, while also providing members with the forum to leverage collective influence, resources, experiences, contacts, ideas and fresh perspectives...all in order to benefit others, and accomplish otherwise unobtainable objectives. The success of The CLA stems from our simple, yet powerful and inspiring Action Statement: “Collaborating for the betterment of others, our city, and our members.” Through organized leadership and structure, there are four main components that drive The CLA: Philanthropy, Civic, Business, and Social.


Aug 2014 - Present


Investor/Advisory Board Member

ReaLync is the first real estate focused cloud-based platform to enable live virtual property tours and agent interaction. The company was formed to capitalize on the 90% of buyers and renters that start their property search online, but still physically tour over 15 properties in person on average, according to a study by the National Association of REALTORS©. ReaLync is bridging the gap between still photos online and physically being at a property in person, and doing it by providing an immersive virtual touring experience in real time between agent and client.

May 2013 - Present


Advisory Board connects entrepreneurs with advisors for free advice. Goal is minimize startup mistakes. Meetadvisors provides a network of experienced advisors in a variety of different categories, including business development, marketing, information technology, social media, and many more. Entrepreneurs can search and connect with an individual for whatever kind of advising they need, and are given the chance to rate their advisor based on the effectiveness of their aid.

Jan 2011 - Present

Holiday Heroes Foundation

Board Member- Emeritus Chairman of Board

The Holiday Heroes Foundation was formed to provide children suffering from all types of serious illnesses with an opportunity to have an “everyday life experience that many of us take for granted”, such as a birthday party or holiday gathering. The hospital floor transforms from a gloomy, sickly place into a lively holiday party. We purchase gift cards from various stores that are presented to the children as holiday/birthday gifts at these parties containing decorations, fun activities, and interactive conversation. Our goal is to make these kids smile during a time that should be full of celebration, but is not due to the hospital environment and lack of personal means.

2010 - Present

Chief Accounting Officer

Early stage employee who helped Grubhub grow to current status as public company. Helped manage/raise 5 rounds of investment capital to grow and scale our business. Led effective IPO with SEC under 3 months of time Built and developed entire accounting and finance function. Implemented and built all Sox 404 public company controls, technical accounting policy, and established initial framework. Responsible for leading/implementing diligence and executing integration of 10+ acquired companies Responsible for deal evaluation, and post integration evaluation

2009 - 2010

Sagin LLC


2001 - 2009

Crowe Chizek


2001 - 2009

Crowe Horwath LLP




1997 - 2001

Northern Illinois University

(masters obtained in 2003), Accounting

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