Joe Operacz | Area President

“It takes a lot of effort to make something look effortless.”

Joe has been a results-driven Senior Financial Leader with multi-industry success in accounting and financial management, audit, compliance, strategic business planning, and mergers and acquisitions. Much of his 30-plus years of experiencing has been concentrated working with small and mid-sized companies, working with sole-proprietors and family-owned businesses.  He has a successful track record in leveraging opportunities for continuous improvement in established entities and evolving organizations impacted by acquisition, divestiture or new management. Joe is a roll-up-your-sleeves leader with excellent collaboration and training skills that support a solid record of contributions in human resources and information systems. His colleagues know him as a trusted business partner with strengths in relationship building, communication and inclusion, who interacts comfortably with ownership, management and associates at all levels.  Joe lives with his children in Perrysburg, Ohio.

Before FocusCFO

Joe previously worked as a CFO, Treasurer, Director of Finance and other senior level positions in locally-owned and internationally scoped businesses with A-Gas, Vitakraft, First Choice Packaging and ACME Specialty Manufacturing. He was owner of his own consulting business with a target of helping small local companies whose owners needed assistance and guidance in a variety of back-office operational requirements. Joe is an alum of Ernst & Young (formerly Ernst & Whinney)

Joe received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from the University of Toledo, with a focus in Accounting.

Other Interests

• Spending time with family at their chosen activity, including coaching my son’s baseball team and watching my daughter’s competitive dance shows
• Favorite books: Revenge of the Umpire by Ron Luciano
• Favorite movie: The Shawshank Redemption
• Favorite vacation: Hawaii
• Favorite thing about being with FocusCFO: Giving back to a business community that is hungry to learn, grow and be successful