Our Board of Directors

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Jim Mazzella

CEO, Executive Coach, Facilitator, Entrepreneur

Director since 2016

  • Chairman, Vistage International, Executive Groups 320 and 9459, an international executive coaching and peer advisory organization, since 2007
  • CEO & Owner, Potesta & Company, design, manufacture and sourcing of slewing bearings and gears for OEMs throughout North America, since 2013
  • Director, Arisdyne Systems, a developer of patented technologies for fuel, agricultural and water treatment processing, since 2008
  • Owner and Director, Mazzella Companies, producer and distributor of a wide range of lifting products for industrial, commercial and specialty applications, since 1981
  • Director, Catholic Charities Cleveland, from 2005–2013

Mike Rao, CPHDA

Partner, the HR Group - A DS Benefits Company

Director since 2018

  • Partner, The HR Group, specializing in corporate benefits, HR administration, organizational development, and group benefits since 2013
  • CEO, Rao Business Coaching, a talent management organization, from 2011–2014
  • Emerging Business Manager, BASF Construction Chemicals, producer of advanced chemicals for the construction industry, from 1997–2010

Rick Sippola

CFO, Precision Capital

Director since 2016

  • CFO, Precision Capital, a wealth management company, since 2017
  • President, Chautauqua Consulting, an M&A transaction and financial real estate advisory company, from 2010–2017
  • President, Carnegie Body, a manufacturer and distributor of trucking equipment, from 2003–2010
  • President, Bond, Sippola, DeJoy, & Co., a public accounting firm, from 1993–2003

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