Joseph V. Pease, Jr., CPA

Joe draws on more than 35 years of experience as a business advisor. Under his leadership, the firm was showcased for success at CPAmerica, Inc. , one of the largest associations of independent accounting firms in the world.

FOCUS

With a thorough understanding of the needs of the firm’s clients, Joe works closely with business owners, advising them on the acquisition and sale of businesses, succession planning, business valuation, corporate tax planning, executive pay plans, and other matters. His clients represent industries including manufacturing, distribution, construction, automobile dealers, and service businesses. In addition, Joe sits on the advisory board of four locally based companies. Joe is also a co-author of “Mergers and Acquisitions for Distributors, Expert Advice for Buyers and Sellers” published in 2015 by the National Association of Wholesale Distributors.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Joe is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Ohio Society of CPAs. At 29, he was the youngest chairman of the Tax Division of CPAmerica, Inc. International and currently serves as an advisory member of its board. He has authored and co-authored articles for industry publications. Joe has also served as the President of Columbia Hills Country Club and was a member of its board for seven years.   Joe is currently on the board and Treasurer of the Shoreby Club.

CIVIC INVOLVEMENT

Joe is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Ohio Society of CPAs. He has authored and co-authored articles for industry publications. Joe has also served as the President of Columbia Hills Country Club and was a member of its board for seven years.   Joe is currently on the board and Treasurer of the Shoreby Club.

EDUCATION

Joe attended Cleveland State University and graduated in 1979 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He became a certified public accountant in 1980. Joe is a past president of the Cleveland State University Alumni Association. Before founding Pease CPAs, Joe was a partner with a large Cleveland-based accounting firm.

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