Vanessa D’Cunha, CPA


“The Sprau Advocate Group is a group of intelligent and compassionate people who help make their clients’ lives more manageable while providing them peace of mind. Working behind the scenes, I am proud to be part of a company that truly takes the needs of others to heart.”

Vanessa joined The Sprau Advocate Group in early 2016. She is currently also the Controller at Lantern Partners, a Chicago-based senior executive recruiting firm. Vanessa provides management and support for the day-to-day financial activities of The Sprau Advocate Group.

Her background includes:

Education: BS in Commerce, Accountancy from DePaul University

Work: Vice President and Controller for CapX Partners, a specialty finance company that focuses on private equity and venture-backed portfolio companies; Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at Commerz Futures LLC, a broker-dealer and subsidiary of Commerzbank AG, where she was responsible for the firm’s overall treasury management and financial reporting to offices in New York, London and Frankfurt. Vanessa also worked in the Assurance and Business Advisory Services practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC

Volunteer Activities: First and foremost, I am a full time mom to two wonderful children, which keeps me busy enough! I am a Girl Scout leader for my daughter’s brownie troop; and am active with various school events & sporting activities for my kids.

Passions: Spending time with family and friends, travel.

How she makes a difference: “Kathy and the client advocates are the ones making an impact and working to make a difference in the lives of others. I am here to support them so they can focus on what’s most important – the client.”