Cohen & Company Expands, Renovates, Recommits to Youngstown

Celebrating 31 years of history in Youngstown, Ohio, Cleveland-based Cohen & Company (FY14 net revenue of $42.3 million) has completed a renovation project that expands its downtown Youngstown office and prepares the firm for future growth and commitment to the region.

“We’ve always been dedicated to downtown Youngstown and doing our part to help it thrive,” says Rick Schiraldi, tax partner in the Youngstown office. “This renovation is our way to re-commit to, and re-invent, our downtown space at 201 E. Commerce St. We want to be an integral part of the city’s continuing evolution over the next 30-plus years.”

The renovation expands Cohen & Company’s office to 8,100 square feet featuring a modern, open and inviting space equipped with the latest in technology. With the addition of next-generation wireless access, employees, clients and guests can work from anywhere in the office. Flat screen high-definition televisions and conference room phones have enhanced collaboration and efficiencies. New customizable workstations allow for staff to work in a sitting or standing position. Strategically placed glass internal walls coupled with the large exterior windows provide natural light.

The expanded space also allows for anticipated new hires in the coming years. With nearly 300 employees nationwide, Cohen & Company added four accountants to the Youngstown location in the past year, adding to its growing roster of more than 30 Youngstown-based practitioners.

“Our growth is really a reflection of the growing Youngstown business environment, especially in the areas of energy, manufacturing and service companies,” says Jami Blake, audit partner in the Youngstown location.