Theodore Kautz III grew up in Long Grove, Illinois and graduated from Stevenson High School. He then went on to Madison, WI to earn his Bachelor's degree in Business from the University of Wisconsin, majoring in Accounting. The majority of Ted's career has been in public accounting but he also has experience working in the private sector as well. Based on this array of experience, Ted is able to provide clients with knowledge from the viewpoint of an accountant and a business owner. After a few years in the business world, Ted went on to further his education and received his Masters of Science in Accounting. In 2010 Ted joined Wickliff & Associates and remained there until 2013 when RIII Tax Service was born, which he co-owns with Russell Rosenkild. In Ted's spare time, he kiteboards, participates in triathlons, and spends time with his Rottweiler, Diesel.

Russell Rosenkild has been in the accounting field for the past 23 years and has been registered with the IRS as a certified tax professional since 1999. He first got his start at H&R Block, which is when he decided to put himself through school at The University of Illinois at Chicago. Mr. Rosenkild started to work for Chicago Tax Service in 1996 for 11 years until he joined the team at Wickliff & Associates. In 2013, Mr. Rosenkild started RIII Tax Service, Inc., where he currently serves as co-owner with Theodore Kautz III.