About Us:

Finance, IT, Human Resources

CTS Impact originated in 2002 in response to a market demand for high-quality business consulting services that could understand and navigate the complexities of large organizations, and apply our real-word, first-hand experience by rolling up our sleeves to implement practical solutions. In other words, we do the work.

We Live at the Intersection of Finance, IT and HR

Our team’s impact on your business begins with our diverse depth of backgrounds and experience, as well as our proven business acumen in a variety of fields industries and functions.

Every member of our highly collaborative team staff brings more than 10 years of real-world experience across a range of industries, offering multi-disciplinary expertise in business integration, finance, IT and human resources. From the big-picture approach to implementation details, we’ll work with you, on-site, to see your strategy all the way through.

We Roll Up Our Sleeves

We are not “career consultants,” but a staff of collaborative professionals with a unique blend of real-world expertise in Finance & Accounting, Information Technology, and Human Resources. Our difference is our people and the way we approach your business.

Flexible and Responsive Approach

Based in Chicago, our unique approach to consulting is a hybrid of hands-on business consulting services coupled with staff augmentation resources. Our clients have the flexibility to leverage outside expertise, but only when you need it, to help manage costs.

Using a boutique business model, we provide a responsive, highly-tailored service approach to our clients, grounded in our ability to understand the unique needs of your environment.

Practical Tools based on Industry Best Practices

Using CTS Impact standard tools and templates derived from best practices, the CTS Impact team works side-by-side with our clients to solve business issues.

Commitment to Excellence in Client Service

In our commitment to excellence in client service, for each project, a CTS Impact Engagement Manager is assigned to work alongside the project team. This Engagement Manager oversees the quality of the work, performs technical review and ensures that deadlines and deliverables are being achieved according to the stated objectives, in addition to overall client satisfaction.

Local Team, Global Reach

Based on the diverse industry depth of our staff, CTS Impact assists Fortune 1000, middle market and emerging growth companies with global reach.

Since the firm was founded in 2002, we have helped companies around the world achieve their business goals. To date, CTS Impact has assisted clients throughout the US, along with 15 countries abroad across Europe, Latin America, Middle East and China.

Business Diversity Supplier

As a WBE-certified Women’s Business Enterprise, CTS Impact is a woman-owned and operated firm that can help you demonstrate your commitment to supplier diversity.


Team Impact

Our team’s passion for our work and collaborative approach translates into practical solutions for our clients.

Social Impact

As champions for social change,
helping those in our community is an integral part of our business model.


“CTS Impact is committed to do whatever it takes to complete the project. They independently identify issues, develop solutions, execute action plans and update me without a lot of hand-holding or oversight. This enabled me and my team to efficiently monitor project status and to quickly gain approval for decision points along the way.”

Kevin Burns, Sr. Manager Consolidations & Financial Systems—Groupon


“The area that stands out for me most when thinking of CTS Impact, is the people.  I rely on and trust the deep industry experience CTS Impact offers; while also appreciating their professionalism, thoughtful approach and cultural fit. Having worked in our industry, it is easy for them to jump into a project and quickly add value as an extension of our team.”

Michael Podboy, EVP and CFO--InvenTrust (formerly Inland American)


“I have worked with the CTS Impact staff on several engagements, what sets them apart from other Consultants is that they are willing to get into the weeds on a project and work as a member of the team.  They do deep dives into the project, make recommendations from their findings, and are able to execute with minimal direction which allows me to focus on other things.”

Amy Platis, Accounts Payable Manager--Northwestern Medicine


“CTS Impact has provided key resources for me across multiple industries including technology, manufacturing, and a public REIT, and I have been so impressed with the ability of their consultants to advise and help us efficiently implement a myriad of key process changes and system upgrades.“

Virginia Seggerman, Former VP and Controller--CDW


“Based on successful past experiences, CTS Impact was a natural fit when we needed help with both acquisition integration assistance and interim finance and accounting assistance. Their responsiveness and continuity of resources across subsequent projects has been superior, which has resulted in hard-dollar cost savings for us by eliminating ramp-up time.”

Miles McHugh, SVP and Chief Accounting Officer -- Horizon Pharma