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Mark Hooley

Office Managing Partner, CohnReznick LLP

Mark Hooley, CPA, has more than 18 years of experience providing audit, tax and advisory services to publicly-traded and closely held companies in the renewable energy, software, technology and new media, real estate, and distribution sectors. His client base includes early stage and mature tech and new media clients ranging from pre-revenue companies to companies with as much as $100 million in revenue. His experience includes accounting skills in the areas of revenue recognition, investment accounting and consolidation, and complex equity and debt financing transactions, as well as capitalization of internally developed software. He is the firm’s West Coast Renewable Energy Practice Leader.

ALMA MATER: University of Maryland

TOUGHEST CHALLENGE: Integrating two large firms into one strategic and culturally aligned firm.

BEST ADVICE: “Listen to your clients and staff. Then respond with candor and transparency.”

FUN FACT: Biology major initially, then managed a deli to shape his business acumen.