Rich Mazzola

Manager

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Rich leads the firm’s Emerging Companies Practice and is responsible for assisting early-stage companies through capital fundraising and accelerated growth opportunities. He is also a member of the firm’s Exit Planning and Transaction Advisory niche practices, where he assists companies and their owners in their transition planning.

He provides accounting, finance, tax and business advisory services to his clients throughout the year. Prior to re-joining the firm, Rich worked as the Director of Finance for a technology SaaS startup where he focused on accelerating growth in operations and finance. Rich has also invested significant time in strengthening relationships with investors, strategic partners and banks.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
  • John Carroll University, Bachelor of Science in business administration in accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant, Ohio
  • Certified Business Advisor
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Exit Planning Institute
  • Member of the Ohio Captive Insurance Association
  • Board of Advisors Member for BackDraft
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  • Board member of the Art Therapy Studio
  • Member of the Speakers Bureau of the Young Entrepreneurs Institute
  • Leadership Council member for Engage! Cleveland
ASK ME ABOUT
  • Start-ups
  • Tesla
  • SpaceX
  • Shark Tank
  • Cleveland Sports

"The access to senior-level talent and responsiveness of the senior manager give us confidence that our issues and questions can easily and quickly be handled. The Skoda team is always "on" with the answer in hand, or with the right resources within reach."

- John Dearborn, COO

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