Pawel Szynalik

Vice President of Finance and Administration

Pawel, a CPA licensed in the State of Illinois, oversees the Club’s Finance, Administration, HR, and IT functions. Pawel works closely with each department to develop the annual budget and ensures the Club’s financials are prepared accurately in a timely manner.

Pawel joins the Chicago Fire from KPMG, one of the big four public accounting firms, where he most recently served as an Audit Manager for a variety of clients across multiple industries. Since joining the Club as a Controller in September of 2011, Pawel has developed policies and procedures across various functions and helped strengthen the Club’s internal controls. Pawel was named Vice President of Finance and Administration in November of 2012.

Pawel is originally from Poland and came to the U.S. with his family when he was 11 years old. He has been living in Chicago since, attending Lane Tech High School and obtaining his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Pawel and his wife Aneta recently welcomed their first child in to the world, a son by the name of Kristian.