Evan C. Ogrodnik
Evan is a shareholder in the Tax Advisory Services Department with 16 years of experience in all areas of tax compliance, accounting and financial reporting matters. Evan serves clients in a number of industries including manufacturing, distribution and professional services. His expertise includes the review of corporate, partnership and individual income tax returns, tax planning, and the development and communication of tax strategies to management.
Evan works with the Schneider Downs Business Advisory Department in tax due diligence procedures related to business acquisitions. He also works with the Schneider Downs Internal Audit Department in assisting clients’ review of internal controls as they relate to income taxes and ensuring compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley.
B.S.B.A. - Accounting, John Carroll University
Professional & Community Involvement
Member - American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants
Member of the Schneider Downs Manufacturing Industry Group
Board Member - Advantage Credit Counseling Service
What was the best advice you’ve ever received?
You only have one chance to make a first impression – which was told to me by Carl Monastra, my tax professor at John Carroll University.
Who was your role model?
My father, who worked multiple jobs to provide every opportunity for our family.
What was your childhood dream?
I wasn’t a big dreamer – but I fully expected to be the front man in a hair-metal band playing stadium shows. I guess being a tax advisor isn’t a bad alternative.
What is the best or most interesting thing about your career?
I spend most of my day helping people. I help clients with tax matters and planning opportunities. I help our staff work through issues and coach them in their personal development. I help a non-profit organization to address challenges during tough economic conditions. It gives me great satisfaction to help people.
Do you have advice for young professionals?
You’ve got 40 years of working life ahead of you. Find something that you are passionate about and a place that will provide you with opportunities to succeed.