Service “Beyond the Numbers” is written into our DNA.

Get to know our proven, forward-thinking accounting, planning and business consulting experts. Once you do, you’ll see how they’ll serve you “beyond the numbers” to facilitate change and exceptional results for your business.

Partners & Principals

  • Kevin Cain, CPA Second Generation Owner & Managing Partner

    Kevin’s father, John Cain, started CECO in 1968. Today, as our managing partner, Kevin is responsible for the execution of the firm’s vision and strategy. He plays a vital role in the development of our talent, policies, and ultimately, our growth and profitability. Kevin currently serves as the president of the Sheldon Community Development Corporation (SCDC) and is a member of the Knights of Columbus.

  • Mikal Claar, CPA, JD Principal

    Mikal has provided remarkable expertise to Cain Ellsworth clients in the areas of tax planning and compliance, estate planning, IRS representation and litigation support services. With over 35 years of experience, Mike is a frequent presenter at seminars on topics ranging from succession and estate tax planning to alternative minimum tax and income tax planning strategies.

  • Abby De Zeeuw, CPA, MBA Partner

    Abby is passionate about the insurance industry. She joined Cain Ellsworth in 2001 and has worked with insurance companies ever since. Her days are spent helping our clients find effective solutions to solve their business issues. Abby’s area of expertise and focus includes, assurance, regulatory, tax compliance, and business consulting services.

  • Matthew Heemstra, CPA Partner, Director of Growth & Profit Solutions, Accredited Mindshop Facilitator+

    A recovering auditor and director of Growth & Profit Solutions, Matt supports business leaders as they implement change in their organizations. Using his unique gifts and talents, Matt helps leaders assess where they are now, where they want to be in the future, and how they can get there. More importantly he provides coaching and accountability to ensure that real changes occur.

  • Shane Jager, CPA Partner

    Shane knows and understands community banking and manufacturing. Starting as an intern in 1998, today Shane leads our bank and tax teams. He has concentrated expertise working with farmers, financial institutions, manufacturers, and closely held businesses providing income tax, assurance, and business consulting services.

Leadership Team

  • Stacie Dykstra Director of Business Development

    Stacie is a member of the firm’s management team and acts as the lead for our business development activities. Stacie is passionate about the role of certified public accountants and their mission to help clients grow, prosper, and profit.

  • Ann Maggert Firm Administrator

    Ann’s expertise in compliance, regulation, asset analysis as well as legal administration gives her a solid and diverse business foundation for her role as the firm administrator. She supervises our administrative functions and keeps everything running smoothly.

  • Julie Noble, SHRM-PC, PHR Director of Human Resources

    Julie, who joined the firm in 2011, is excited about Human Resources and the important and ever changing role this function plays in all organizations. She offers realistic and practical solutions through coaching, empowering team members, and caring about each person.

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