Since becoming CEO in 1997, Randy has led Cohen & Company to grow more than eight-fold in size and to significantly expand service offerings. Randy’s commitment to working with people and businesses is a key component of the firm’s success. Under his leadership, the firm grooms a solid management team and quality financial business advisors, providing them with a platform to excel.
Integrity, honesty, passion, empathy and truly being the best at what you do are the uncompromising values Randy lives by and drives into the firm’s culture every day. He recognizes that sustainable success comes from personal discipline, empowering others to thrive, understanding that mistakes are an important part of the journey, and always focusing on the client’s best interests.
Randy is always willing to share his firsthand knowledge of what it takes to develop and run a successful business with the firm’s clients and partners. Navigating mergers and acquisitions, offering proven negotiation skills, tapping capital resources, structuring ownership succession plans, and providing strategic and family wealth planning are all key areas of Randy’s expertise. He often speaks at national conferences regarding firm management and governance issues.
Randy is actively involved with various industry and not-for-profit organizations. He currently chairs the AICPA’s Major Firms Group, and is a past member of the AICPA’s Governing Council and the Nominations Committee. He serves on the Advisory Board of The International Accounting Group (TIAG), and is a member of the Ohio Society of CPAs. Within the Northeast Ohio community, he serves on the Advisory Council of The Cleveland Orchestra’s Musical Arts Association and the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s Board of Directors and Government Affairs Council.
Randy received his B.S. in Accounting from Ithaca College. He and his wife, Chris, reside in Bratenahl, Ohio, and are the proud parents of three sons.