Guillermo Arauz

The finance star

Age: 38

Title: President

Name of Organization: Arauz & Company


Bio: When you become a client of Guillermo Arauz, you become a part of his family. Arauz is the son of Mexican immigrant parents and has worked for more than two decades at the accounting firm founded by his father.

Arauz & Company concentrates on small businesses and takes pride in being a Hispanic accounting firm that helps predominantly Hispanic-owned businesses. Arauz cares deeply about helping and serving the Latino community. He serves his clients by working with them as part of a team. He teaches them about taxation and takes a personal approach to help ensure the economic success of each client.

Two years ago, Arauz took over the leadership of his family’s business. He is the firm’s primary accountant and has led its growth and direction. He has overseen technology updates, client outreach and relationship-building to take the firm to the next level.

Arauz attended Northeastern Illinois University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of Tax Professionals.

He grew up in Humboldt Park and resides just outside Chicago. He is married with four children and a dog.