Who We Are

Drew Sikula created Negotiation Matters Inc to help organizations generate cash savings by reducing excessive administrative costs. He understands the challenges and opportunities faced by business owners, having served in CFO, VP, GM, Director, and Controller roles for private and public corporations (including standalone P&L responsibility) over the last decade. As a foundation, Drew started his career in San Jose, CA at Ernst & Young where he served clients for twelve years in advisory and assurance services and external audit, working with companies across the size spectrum. He was one of the founders of EY’s Contract Risk Services practice group charged with maximizing the value of clients' contractual relationships. Drew's industry experience includes Technology, Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Distribution, Real Estate, Professional Services, and Consumer Products.

Born and raised in Chicagoland, Drew graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a BS in Accountancy and is a Certified Public Accountant. His continuing education includes having earned the Project Management Professional credential, completed advanced negotiation training at Northwestern University, and active membership in the Chicago chapter of Financial Executives International

 Why Orange & Navy Blue?

Drew graduated as an Oak Park and River Forest Husky and UIUC Fighting Illini, and is a lifetime Chicago Bears fan, so it was an easy call! 

  

Drew's current contributions to his local community include serving on the Maercker District 60 Board Equity Committee, the D60 District Leadership Team, and advocating for the permanent closure of dangerous carcinogen-emitting sterilization plants (e.g. Sterigenics) that do not belong anywhere near densely populated residential communities. In his spare time, Drew enjoys traveling with his wife and two children, an occasional round of golf, and spending time with his seven siblings. 

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