Mark Schikowski

Mark Schikowski, CPA Chief Operating Officer

Anyone who knows Mark knows he is a fun guy in and out of the office. His passion and deep expertise allow him to help Cohen & Company find practical ways to continually improve.

Location: Cleveland Email: Phone: 216.774.1143

Credentials & Education

  • Certified Public Accountant (Ohio, Florida and Wisconsin)
  • B.S.B.A. in accounting, John Carroll University

Mark currently serves as Cohen & Company’s chief operating officer, providing strategic oversight regarding the firm’s most critical infrastructure departments. This includes finance, human resources and information technology, as well as leading a variety of other risk management and operational initiatives.

Prior to serving as COO, Mark spent 30 years in Cohen & Company’s Assurance Practice, where he accumulated experience in a range of industries and audit types — from mutual funds and hedge funds in the investment industry, to a variety of industries related to private companies. With a diverse client base of varying complexities and issues related to valuation, Mark also served as a consultant to investment advisors on business issues throughout the private enterprise lifecycle and advised on the Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) Custody Rule.

  • Cohen & Company Board Member; team lead for the firm’s Cleveland office
  • Developed and facilitates Cohen Institute of Leadership training program
  • Former board member and/or officer of Habitat for Humanity of Summit County, Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and Foundation, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greenleaf Family Center and Akron Industrial Incubator
  • Ohio Society of CPAs
  • American Institute of CPAs


Mark’s an avid runner, surprising to those who know him and know that he hated running for years! Something he has always been a fan of though is Disney World, a place he and his family have traveled time and time again. Mark, his wife and their two children live in Richfield, Ohio.