Sam Oliva - CEO
Samuel Oliva has been the managing partner and CEO of several successful companies
under common ownership for over 35 years. He currently leads four individual companies
including three for which he was the founding member. Mr. Oliva currently acts as
the Managing partner of ECS Financial Services; a Chicago suburban accounting and
financial services firm where he has served since 1981.
He is also the CEO of Beacon Funding Corporation, an equipment leasing company which
he founded in 1990. He also is the President and CEO of www.embroiderydesigns.com an internet ecommerce company which he started in 2002; Finally, he is
the CEO of Liventus Inc; a custom business solution company, which he founded in 2002.
Mr. Oliva holds the professional designations of CPA, CMA, and CLP. He earned his
undergraduate degree in accounting from Western Illinois University
in 1977 and later an earned an MBA from the University of Chicago in 1989, a few of his other achievements include AOC Financial Executive of the Year in 2002, University
of Illinois Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame inductee in 2007, Western Illinois University
Distinguished Alumni in 2008, and Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award (TOYP) presented
by the city of Osaka Japan in 1989.
Mr. Oliva currently serves on the President’s advisory board at Western Illinois University. He previously served on the Board of Directors for Harris Bank Glencoe for 12 years and was also a director and officer of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business