Micah Vant Hoff

CK Principal

After nine years on the Cray Kaiser team, Micah became a partner in 2020. Throughout his tenure at CK, Micah has led the completion of client engagements with a focus on closely-held businesses across a wide range of industries including construction, healthcare, logistics, technology, and manufacturing.  His broad experience serves as the foundation for the assurance, accounting and tax services he provides to clients today. As one of the firm’s Certified Valuation Analysts, Micah also advises clients on matters of business valuation and transition.

When you meet Micah, you’ll notice his listening skills and his humor. It’s hard to miss his genuine interest in uncovering his clients’ biggest concerns and issues. It fuels his determination to find solutions that are integrative, creative, and add value. Micah finds it fulfilling to bring knowledge and expertise that impacts his clients’ businesses beyond the basic accounting functions. Throughout that process, he also enjoys involving younger Cray Kaiser team members and helping them progress in their careers.

Throughout college, Micah worked as an Accounting Manager for a small business in the transportation/waste management industry. He knows what it is like for his clients on the other side of the desk and can empathize with their challenges, especially around issues of time management and prioritization.

Community: Micah earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL. He’s a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS), and the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA).

The Lighter Side

Near & Dear: Wife Laine, daughter Emilia, son Theodore.
Hobbies: Anything involving the outdoors, really. Along with traveling.
Future Adventure: Recently, Micah and his wife have traded Caribbean beaches for hiking the Canadian Rockies and Arizona desert. They’re always planning for that next adventure (with a few relaxing beaches added to the mix too, of course!).
Cheese Head: Proud Green Bay Packers fan. Known to trek to Green Bay for as many games as possible, making use of his family’s shared season tickets.
Something to go with that cheese: A grill master who cooks a mean bratwurst.