Mr. Slabas is currently a Senior Advisor for Verit Advisors an independent investment banking advisory firm specializing in ownership succession / employee ownership solutions. He is a member of the Board of Directors of S&C Electric Company, a Chicago based global provider of equipment and services specializing in electric power switching, protection and control. Mr. Slabas retired from S&C in 2013 after a 40 year career. He was S&C's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the last 25 years and was instrumental in resolving challenging ownership succession issues, culminating in the establishment of an ESOP in 2007. He concluded a secondary ESOP transaction in 2012 to bring the ESOP's ownership of S&C to 100%, after which S&C elected to become an S-Corporation.
Mr. Slabas holds a BSC in Accounting from DePaul University, Chicago, and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of Illinois CPA Society, the National Center for Employee Ownership, the ESOP Association and ESCA (Employee owned S-Corporations of America).