Skip Vermilya | CFO

Skip has more than 30 years diverse business, finance, administration, and accounting experience providing CFO services for mid-sized companies to larger, global organizations. He has also had extensive involvement in matters ranging from day-to-day operating decisions with full P&L responsibility, business development, strategic planning, investor relations and mergers/acquisitions.

Before FocusCFO

Skip’s experience and expertise in manufacturing organizations, primarily in the automotive industry, led to several senior management and leadership roles with companies such as NSG / Pilkington, Hayes Lemmerz, and Tenneco Automotive. His expertise includes financial and trend analysis, development of operating and financial metrics, product line profitability, budgeting/forecasting, cash planning, organizational development and cost accounting.

Skip received his BSBA in Accounting from the University of Akron, in Akron, Ohio.


Other Interests

  • Spending time with my wife, our four kids, their spouses, extended family and friends
  • Favorite Activities: Watching Buckeye football, biking, golf
  • Favorite Vacations: Costa Rica, hiking National Parks in Southern Utah, Wyoming, and Alaska
  • Favorite Food Fixes: Burgers on the grill, banana cake
  • Favorite Musical Genre:  80s rock
  • Favorite Movies: Armageddon, Remember the Titans
  • Non-Profits: Served in various roles within our church and community. Currently a church Elder and a member of the Executive and Finance Committees. Also on the Board and Finance Committee of Cherry Street Mission and Life Revitalization Center, Toledo, Ohio.
  • Other: Passionate about basketball … from coaching to spectating to now officiating junior high and senior high games.


What do you like best about working with FocusCFO?

I like lots of things about working at FocusCFO. First, I like the ability to continue to learn from these small business entrepreneurs. Yes, they are smaller businesses, but they still encounter real world business problems. Learning their specific businesses and industries, and then being able to apply my experience to help solve these issues, is very rewarding. I also enjoy the ability to set my own schedule and work as much or as little as I’d like. Focus has been a great transition from a full 60- to 70-hour per week work load toward retirement. And, as stated above, I’m still learning along the way.

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