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Renato Zanichelli




Executive summary


Renato Zanichelli is a principal in the Tax practice at Grant Thornton Advisors LLC. He joined Grant Thornton in 1994 and has more than 30 years of public accounting and industry experience.

He previously served as Grant Thornton’s national managing principal of Tax Services and was a member of the firm’s Senior Leadership Team. Zanichelli has also served as national managing partner of Tax Reporting & Advisory, where he helped large multinational organizations manage global tax risk, meet regulatory requirements and achieve operational and strategic tax objectives. Areas of expertise include strategic tax function optimization and transformation, tax controls advisory, and income tax compliance and tax accounting matters (ASC 740).

Zanichelli is a certified public accountant in Illinois and is a member of the Illinois CPA Society and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He received a master’s degree in taxation from Northern Illinois University and a bachelor’s degree from DePaul University.



Professional qualifications and memberships

  • Investor Board member of the Gift of Adoption Fund
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member Illinois Certified Public Accountants Society


Community involvement

  • Gift of Adoption Fund, National Board Member
  • DePaul University Ledger & Quill Alumni Organization, Past Executive Committee Member



  • MS, Taxation, Northern Illinois University
  • BS, DePaul University

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