As a mother of two active boys and a PwC partner leading Chicago’s Personal Financial Services (PFS) group, it is no wonder that Sheryl Eighner’s motto is “work hard – play hard.”
Eighner is passionate about helping others with personal finance. At PwC, Eighner not only works directly with high-net-worth individuals who have very complex tax and financial planning matters, but also leverages her coaching and mentoring expertise to develop and grow a team that supports the expanding PFS practice.
Eighner’s ability to describe complex issues in a pragmatic and entertaining way aligns well with her passion: to teach kids, teachers and others about financial literacy, which also fits with the goals of PwC’s Earn Your Future initiative. Eighner is the Greater Chicago market Earn Your Future leader, where she leads a team to integrate financial literacy into the public school curriculum in Chicago. Eighner also traveled to Belize to lead a team that taught Belizian children about entrepreneurship.
Eighner attended Northern Illinois University (NIU), where she received her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She frequently returns to NIU to recruit talent to PwC.