Ellis Orlan is a Partner at Fuller Landau, and co-leader of our Outsourced Business Services team, which provides traditional accounting and outsourced CFO services to small and mid-sized businesses and their owners. Clients appreciate Ellis’ detail-oriented, proactive, and timely approach to service, and his unfailing ability to meet revolving year-end and tax-related deadlines.
With over 35 years in public accounting, Ellis has a wealth of experience in providing audit and assurance services, as well as strategic business advisory and tax services across a diverse client base, including food and beverage, distribution, real estate, health care, entertainment, and professional service companies.
Ellis is a co-chair of Fuller Landau’s Food & Beverage Committee, and a member of the firm’s International Business Committee. He also mentors a number of staff, internally, ensuring that they are continually challenged and progressing within their careers.
Through the firm, Ellis is an active member of Food & Beverage Ontario and the Canadian Franchise Association. He sits on the Executive Board of the Reena Foundation, and has served as a contributing author for both Futurpreneur Canada and FranchiseCanada magazine. In his spare time, Ellis enjoys hockey, travelling, listening to timeless music, and making people laugh. He has a fond interest in Volvo cars, and in case you think he’s just a boring accountant, be sure to ask him about his past accomplishments as a weightlifter!
Academic Achievements, Memberships and Professional Designations
- Board Member of Distinction, Reena Foundation, 2011 & 2016
- CGMA Designation, 2012
- CPA Designation (Illinois), 1992
- Silver Medal – Weightlifting, Ontario Junior Olympics, 1977
Community Initiatives/Community Organizations
- Board Member/Treasurer/Executive, Reena Foundation
- Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Member, Illinois CPA Society
- Mentor and Blogger, Futurpreneur
- Member, Fuller Landau Food & Beverage Committee
- Member, Fuller Landau International Business Committee
- The Most Important Lesson Learned From a Mentor, Futurpreneur Canada, Jan 27, 2015
- Is Success Only Measured By Profits?, Futurpreneur Canada, Jan 12, 2015
- Why Start a Business?, Futurpreneur Canada, Nov 27, 2014
- Promoting Entrepreneurship in Europe, Futurpreneur Canada, Oct 31, 2014
- Knowing what you don’t know, Futurpreneur Canada, Oct 1, 2014
- Measuring the Impact of Social/Environmental Initiatives, Futurpreneur Canada, July 24, 2014
- Nurturing an Entrepreneur: My Mentoring Experience, Futurpreneur Canada, Mar 25, 2014
- The key to a start-up is to be active, Futurpreneur Canada, Aug 27, 2013
- Three characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, Futurpreneur Canada, Sept 9, 2013
- Incentives to philanthropic activity, Futurpreneur Canada, Nov 29, 2012
- Managers and leaders, Futurpreneur Canada, April 12, 2012
- Don’t tax your accountant, Futurpreneur Canada, Feb 7, 2012
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