Gerald L. Zaidman

Partner Emeritus

As partner emeritus in FGMK’s Dispute Consulting & Valuation Services Group, Gerald advises clients on a wide range of audit and accounting issues, specializing in business valuations, business and tax fraud, litigation support and financial crisis management.

His industry expertise includes real estate, manufacturing and distribution, banking, professional services and not-for-profit.

Before joining FGMK in 2011, Gerald was a partner at McGladrey & Pullen and managing director of RSM McGladrey. He also served as the CEO of a publicly owned company and has served on the Board of Directors of two banks and a publicly traded company.

Education And Certifications

  • B.S., Accountancy, Roosevelt University
  • Accreditation in Business Valuation (ABV)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certification in Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)

Professional and Civic

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS)
  • Distinguished Service Award, Recipient
  • Distinguished Member Award, Recipient
  • Ethics Committee, Emeritus member
  • Subcommittee on Behavioral Standards, Former Chairman
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA)