Vincent M. Panichi, CPA, MBASenior Director
Co-Founder of the Firm / Direct Line - 216-765-6900
Case Western Reserve University, Master of Business Administration
The Ohio State University, Doctoral Studies in Accounting ABD
While involved in many facets of client service, Mr. Panichi’s focus is on mergers and acquisitions and corporate financing. He represents clients from a diverse group of industries and often provides them with guidance on creating and implementing strategic plans including business plans, securing traditional and non-traditional financing, analyzing potential mergers and acquisitions, and other general management consulting functions to create paths for growth. Additionally, Mr. Panichi serves on several corporate advisory boards.
Having been the firm’s first managing partner, Mr. Panichi uses a strong technical and theoretical background gained during his professional career as well as nearly 30 years of academic experience. From 1960 to 1987, Mr. Panichi was a full-time accounting professor at John Carroll University, his alma mater. He also taught accounting for non-financial professionals as part of the school’s Associate and Professional Management Program.
From 1970 to 1978, Mr. Panichi was the Chairman of the University’s Department of Accounting. He also served on many committees of the Faculty Forum including two search committees for Dean of the School of Business. Other accomplishments at the University include initiating a planned giving program and then serving as its Director, where he played a significant role in a $65 million campaign. He retired from John Carroll University with the rank of full professor in 1996 and was granted Professor Emeritus status in 2001. He is listed in Outstanding Educators of America and has published articles in National Tax Journal and Ohio CPA.
Professional and Civic Memberships:
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
Greater Cleveland Growth Association
American Accounting Association
Alpha Kappa Psi, Life Member
Beta Alpha Psi
Member of the Ohio Tax Commissioner’s Advisory Council
Member and President of the Cuyahoga County Community Improvement Corporation
Member of the Cuyahoga County Republican Executive Committee (1981 to present)
Treasurer of the Committee to Re-elect Judge Anthony O. Calabrese, Jr. to the Common Pleas Court
Treasurer of the “Friends of Pilla Committee” for Cuyahoga County Commissioner
Member of the Greater Cleveland Growth Association’s Economic Development Council
Received Founder’s Award, John Carroll University Entrepreneur’s Association